Verizon's New Unlimited Data Plan First Impressions

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  1. liftedplane

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    That and the new low band rollout coming from t-mobile, big red better be careful.

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    you gotta be careful and stay informed. to many changes that does not get advertise well.
     
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    I have had this for about 4 months or so. Never been throttled...ever...we have no viable internet provider where we live so we use our hotspot for everything. I got caught up on game of thrones over the summer and one month used over 300 gigs on my line alone, and was never throttled. I live in a town of 10,000 people so that may be why. For me, the switch saved me $65 bucks. It's been great for us so far.

    P.S. Download speeds were consistently at 30-45
    Upload speeds were consistently around 20-30
    That's the norm for my area of coverage.
     
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    I think for now most users will not get throttled. now wait until after the fcc decides what they are going to do with net neutrality and see what happens.
     
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    I'm still waiting to hear from someone who has multiple lines on this plan, to see if when they are throttled , if all lines get slowed down once a single line exceeds the threshold, or does only that single line that exceeds the threshold get the slow down.

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    Only the line that exceeds the limit gets throttled

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    Thanks for that.

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    Throttling is not necessarily a net neutrality issue, and never has been. Treating all video equally is not a net neutrality issue - SELECTIVELY throttling certain providers or blocking certain apps IS, and existing law already handles that under anti-monopoly laws (and VZW and others have been fined heavily when they did that).

    Throttling ALL TRAFFIC beyond a data cap is not net neutrality (where VZW got in trouble for doing that on the classic UDP plans was a specific FCC agreement for that 4G band so, again, handled by existing law). Deciding you will only offer 1080p not 4K video is NOT net neutrality, as long as it applies equally across the board.

    Net Neutrality gets thrown around far too liberally - usually the default response for anything someone doesn't like. But all NN really is about is that the little guy isn't priced out from competing.
     
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    not going to debate so this is all I will say about it, but it could be about net neutrality. that is why I said it depends what the fcc does about it. even you stated it could be when you said as long as it is across the board. there is already content from some service providers that does not count towards data caps. this also means it does not count towards throttling - that does not sound like across the board to me.
     
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    I said it doesn't matter what the FCC does about "net neutrality" because the issues I cited are already handled by existing law. Nothing will change.
     
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    Talk about bad publicity. This will cost them a lot more then those 8500 customers did.
     
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