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Meanwhile in Canada we pay $50 without tax and extra fees for 500mb of data...
Sent from my HTC EVO 3D X515a

^This
And they get all butthurt when we decide to swap over to an independent provider that offers unlimited bandwidth.
post #22 of 39
In Canada:

Unlimited Picture/Video/Text
Unlimited Social Networking
6.5 GB of data
400 Anytime minutes
Unlimited nights and weekends 7PM-8AM
100 Canada-wide Long Distance Minutes
Voicemail with Voice-to-text
Caller ID
Call Forwarding
Call Waiting

$87/month puke.gif
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Its not difficult to use 10gb or more on verizon lte network trust me. I dont think that they throttle 4g either. When im on a 3g spot i dont use nearly as much data because i wont watch videos or do any big downloads on it. But as long as someone is not using their phone as a modem for thair house i dont see any issue with people that take avantage of their data plans.
    
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I have used 7.5gb in the last 6 days this month on Verizon... when I travel I can use over 30gb in a month, no problem. I don't have an LTE phone, just using the standard 3g network. However, I only use this much data when traveling as I tether and use it to work 4-5 hrs a day online. I don't think I've ever felt the effects of throttling. When I am home I use maybe 1-2gb a month. I guess that definitely makes me part of the 1%
post #25 of 39
I don't understand this mindset that users "abuse" what they're paying for. I have a grandfathered unlimited Verizon plan, and I will use as much data as I feel like. I'm paying for unlimited data and I am not "abusing" it no matter how much data I pull.

If companies other than Verizon would have stepped up to the plate and kept their backbone proportionate to their subscribers while upgrading beyond putrid 3G, this would be a non-issue. The service that cellular providers provide is data, and it's their customers' right to use every byte of data they are paying for.
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post #26 of 39
AND that is what the wireless providers underestimated. Depending on your habits smartphones pull down as much data as a desktop. Till they stomped on it.
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I have used 7.5gb in the last 6 days this month on Verizon... when I travel I can use over 30gb in a month, no problem. I don't have an LTE phone, just using the standard 3g network. However, I only use this much data when traveling as I tether and use it to work 4-5 hrs a day online. I don't think I've ever felt the effects of throttling. When I am home I use maybe 1-2gb a month. I guess that definitely makes me part of the 1%

Surely if you pay for unlimited data with a tethering option then that's not abusing it but using the service that you paid for?

I understand if they have a download limit or if their terms and conditions prohibit tethering but if they offer an unlimited service they ought to be able to delivery it.

Reminds me of BT's unlimited data here for wired broadband . You can use up to 40-80GB fine but then they throttle you to somewhere around 1/10 of the speed you pay for...
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True, some do abuse it (I mean really, 10gb+ of wireless data?), but the 2gb plans that most providers have is not enough for watching a few Netflix movies a month plus other "reasonable" use. I am usually at 2.5-3.5 gb month, and I have unlimited.
Main reason I am that high is I watch Netflix or DL other shows a few times a week during my lunch and my work has no wireless available for personal use. I also use Pandora for about an hour a day while walking.

I would argue who's to say what I do is "reasonable" use or not, if I pay for unlimited how is it "abuse" to use it as such.
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I have Clear 4g internet at home, and wile I pay for the unlimited data and speeds there tos states even with the unlimited plan it is not for heavy use EX; streaming movies and downloading, and they will throttle the connection. so I'm asking my self what am I paying $50 a month for unlimited if I cant use it?
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I have Clear 4g internet at home, and wile I pay for the unlimited data and speeds there tos states even with the unlimited plan it is not for heavy use EX; streaming movies and downloading, and they will throttle the connection. so I'm asking my self what am I paying $50 a month for unlimited if I cant use it?

To avoid the costly overage fees?

I agree, all of these "unlimited" data plans (if you can find them) is meaningless if your speed is throttled beyond a certain amount of data. I'd ask, is everyone's data access speed really crappy for the first half of the month, when everyone is trying to DL stuff on their non-throttled data plans, and then when everyone hits their soft cap, does the user experience change for everyone else? Likely not.
    
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