Verizon's New Unlimited Data Plan First Impressions

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  1. KaHOnas

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    Agreed. Regardless of how it may be working to your benefit (for now), I hate that they have to remind you that you're theirs to do with as they please. I love being reminded that I'm just another number.

    I would never have been affected by the 100GB removal from the UDP, but I still hated that they were doing it and was very vocal about it.

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    What's up guys. It's been a long time.

    Still skeptical about switching to the NEW Unlimited Plan.

    I plan on holding on to my Grandfathered UDP for as long as possible. This is mostly because I don't have a say in upgrading the house hold Internet connection (6Mbps Down, 1.5Mbps Up DSL). The connection is shared between 4 heavy users and is in reliable for what I want to do, so I tether from my phone instead for a stable connection.

    Even though my usage has dropped a ton over the past few years, down from an average of 180GB to about 60-70GB per month. I still use almost 25GB per month in tether. There rest is almost 20GB in YouTube, 8GB Google Play Music subscription, 5GB browsing and some additional scattered data. Also being up throttled is kind of nice.

    I have even contemplated leaving Verizon for Tmobile. But 3G tether speeds are ridiculous.

    I am still on the fence, about switching. But I might if things continue the way they are, no mention of people getting throttled after exceeding the 22 gigabyte data limit.

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    I'm on 24GB with 6 days to go ...no slow downs so far


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    I bit the bullet. I jumped into this unlimited data plan. I had the old grandfather data plan but I needed to put my son on one too. So far, no regrets. We are paying just about the same we were before but now I have 4 lines with unlimited everything. Before I only had 2. My daughter (believe it or not) used 99gb last month. Not one slow down. My son used 30gb. I used 25. My wife used 38. It's great

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    My daughter used over 60 GB last month and didn't notice any throttling

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    I do not have a source, but I read somewhere that they will not throttle unless the mobile traffic is heavy in the area. that could be why some are lucky and some are not so.
     
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    Correct, that is their rule. It's on their website, on the phones My Verizon widget, all over the place. Some folks were concerned initially that the throttling would be heavily imposed at 22GB, which doesn't seem to be the case. So we are sharing our experiences here to see who has / has not been throttled and how the new plan seems to be working

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    I may have to think about parting with UDP, perhaps when I find a phone that I want to upgrade to.

    Even if VZW does throttle - mind you, after you've hit 22GB - it would still depend on how low they limit you. 3.0 mbps wouldn't really be noticeable for casual surfing, app data and music (streaming services top out at 320kbps for premium audio).

    You would probably only feel it transferring large files to Dropbox and the like (if you're in some kind of hurry waiting for that to happen)....but mainly only on 1080p video. Gaming, too, I suppose.

    I know throttling normally says 3G speeds, and maybe that's an easy implementation. But with other advanced bandwidth management/optimization tools available(?), they certainly should be capable to throttle you to 3.0 mbps rather than 3G speeds. Although I think I used to hit nearly 2.0 mbps on 3G if I had a good signal. And presumably that band has very little congestion these days, so speeds might be even better.

    I don't watch video on my phone, or play online games. I do tether a lot when traveling, and might do that to watch a video or tv on my laptop or tablet....but maybe there's no real reason to hang on to my UDP plan.
     
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    That's what I heard as well. I was told by the employee. I was at a concert about 3 weeks ago or so, in Pasadena Ca and couldn't get reception. But I think it was the area.

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    From the My Verizon widget. Speeds "may be" reduced...

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    good, I wasn't imagining things again :)
     
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    I wonder if they prioritize based on data use - would a 40GB user be treated equal with someone who burned thru 1TB?

    The one thing that gives me pause is, as this plan gains in popularity, VZW will end-up needing to throttle more and more. The current UDP cannot be throttled.

    And then we have to wait and see what happens with 5G, which probably won't being rolling out for 2-3 more years.
     
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