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Just called VzW, they said they "dont throttle" is this true?

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i called and asked, do they throttle for their 5gb mobile broadband plans, or throttle my grandfathered in unlimited data on my phone, they said no, i dont believe this?
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Supposedly if you're in the top 5% of data users, you'll get throttled. I highly doubt you fall into that category.

Their page on "Network Optimization": http://support.verizonwireless.com/i...isclosure.html

Really, I'll agree with Verizon that it's not throttling, at least not in the common sense of the word. It's not like you'll suddenly start getting throttled if you use over a certain amount of data per month, at least for everyone. That will only happen for the top 5%.
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The highest data users, the top 5% with 3G devices on unlimited data plans, may experience managed data speeds when connected to a congested 3G cell site after reaching certain data-usage levels in a bill cycle.
They do also say that the top 5% used over 2GB in August. But, if you're on a 5GB plan, you wouldn't get throttled:
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To be affected, you must be:

-A data customer on an unlimited data plan;
-Have a 3G Verizon Wireless device (if you have a 4G LTE device you will not be impacted); and
-Among the top 5% of data users in a given month.
If you do get throttled, you'll get a notice on your bill.

This "throttling" also doesn't always happen. They say it's just when it's required at the time one of the heavy users connects to the network.
Edited by kurt1288 - 10/23/11 at 11:41am
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No, Verizon doesn't throttle unless you use ungodly amounts of data.
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