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So Ive noticed that my data speeds have taken a dive lately, from 1mbps peak to 400mbps peak with 200kbps average. I think it is because I am in the top 5% of data users even though I signed my unlimited contract over a year ago

Anyone else have throttled Verizon speeds? Or am I the only person that gets throttled
    
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If you're talking about 3g, could just be saturation on the towers you're hitting, My home and work are 30 miles apart and I notice dramatic speed differences between the 2 my working being in a large city, my home not so much. I average 1.5mbps at home but average 500kbps at work on my 3g so it can vary widely depending on location and tower/backhaul saturation.
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Mine has always been around 400kbps with DROID X. I used to work for Verizon, they never told us they would throttle anyone's speeds. That doesn't mean that they don't though. I thought they were throttling my home connection not too long ago.
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Mine slowed down bad last night. Its usually 1mbps here too.
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Mine has always been around 400kbps with DROID X. I used to work for Verizon, they never told us they would throttle anyone's speeds. That doesn't mean that they don't though. I thought they were throttling my home connection not too long ago.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20030514-37.html
    
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Since that article is from February and I quit working for them the September prior I guess they weren't lying at the time. It doesn't surprise me one bit Verizon would do something like this though.

I just got a job with Sprint. Maybe I'll switch
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Since that article is from February and I quit working for them the September prior I guess they weren't lying at the time. It doesn't surprise me one bit Verizon would do something like this though.

I just got a job with Sprint. Maybe I'll switch
sprint has true unlimited data with no throttling, so I might once they get 4G in my area
    
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sprint has true unlimited data with no throttling, so I might once they get 4G in my area
...and it's cheaper too.
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post #9 of 22
it's marketing. att did the same thing with the iphone 3g came out. they crippled to edge speeds in order to swing people into early upgrades to iphone 3g.

verizon is just trying to swing people to 4g by crippling their 3g speeds.
 
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I'm waiting for Sprint's 4G/WiMAX to launch in Phoenix and I'm switching too

Tmobile throttles you after 5GB of downloading... u get like 50kbps
 
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