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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by svtfmook View Post
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.
After that they'll change 4G to a tiered pricing structure with no unlimited anymore.
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post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by svtfmook View Post
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.
that makes little sense, since they have yet to put the architecture in place. It takes a lot more than just select cities to take the load off of the 3G network.
    
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post #13 of 22
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that makes little sense, since they have yet to put the architecture in place. It takes a lot more than just select cities to take the load off of the 3G network.
not really, you'd get people chomping at the bit to get 4g when they feel 3g is crap.
 
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post #14 of 22
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not really, you'd get people chomping at the bit to get 4g when they feel 3g is crap.
I have to agree. A 4G phone will still work on a 3G network. They're not worried about taking the load of the network, they want you to go out and buy 4G phones that will soon be in tiered pricing.
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post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by LastBucsfan View Post
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.
3G? Wow, verizon sucks. I have T-Mobile and I always get 1-3 MBps down.

I don't even have HSPA+ either....

I also pay half what you do.

Sucks for you...
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post #16 of 22
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3G? Wow, verizon sucks. I have T-Mobile and I always get 1-3 MBps down.

I don't even have HSPA+ either....

I also pay half what you do.

Sucks for you...
No it doesn't because I have an employee plan since I used to work for them.
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post #17 of 22
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3G? Wow, verizon sucks. I have T-Mobile and I always get 1-3 MBps down.

I don't even have HSPA+ either....

I also pay half what you do.

Sucks for you...
Good luck with the whole att/tmobile thing
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post #18 of 22
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Good luck with the whole att/tmobile thing
Yeah I'm raging pretty hard at that. I <3 T-Mobile
 
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post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX View Post
sprint has true unlimited data with no throttling, so I might once they get 4G in my area
its not true unlimited... its true unlimited 4g when you have 4g

and 5gb of 3g

so they are cheating you

sprint service sucks big donkey balls though
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post #20 of 22
Now that you mention it.. I think i'm being throttled as well.. Youtube videos often have buffer more..
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