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Even when Google had the 10-cent app sale (and I purchased about 70 of them) I still didn't exceed 500MB. I don't get how people can use so much data unless they constantly stream HD movies or something.
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post #32 of 39
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Even when Google had the 10-cent app sale (and I purchased about 70 of them) I still didn't exceed 500MB. I don't get how people can use so much data unless they constantly stream HD movies or something.

for me, my home internet is a wireless service prover for home internet. I have 2 computers plus other devices that run on this one wireless 4g connection. it does work ok for netflix most of the time and general internet usage is fine, but man downloading a game from steam takes for ever. it will spike around 200k but for the most part stays around 65k.
Durring steams holiday sales I could see in the steam downloader the connection being throttled. it would dl 1mb then stop for 10-20 seconds and download another 1mb and kept going like that for 2 days.
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Personally, I am tired of hearing wireless networks complain about bandwidth. If there is not enough bandwidth for your current subscribers upgrade your network, it is as simple as that. We pay a exorbitant amount for cellular phones and internet. I pretty sure these companies are pulling down enough cash to upgrade their systems. This just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. These companies are blaming the consumers for actually using their networks.
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Quote:
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Personally, I am tired of hearing wireless networks complain about bandwidth. If there is not enough bandwidth for your current subscribers upgrade your network, it is as simple as that. We pay a absorbent amount for cellular phones and internet. I pretty sure these companies are pulling down enough cash to upgrade their systems. This just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. These companies are blaming the consumers for actually using their networks.


 

Absorbent 

 

Exorbitant

 

 

Regarding this topic: Wireless providers need to shut up and upgrade their networks. Sprint still uses T1 lines to feed cell towers. I have more bandwidth coming into my modem at home!

 
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Upgrade your infrastructure, for christ's sake!!! I don't know how they can even begin to believe that this is going to go away eventually, or that upgrading constantly isn't going to be a norm. The internet is going to do nothing but require more and more bandwidth. Instead of complaining, keep up!
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I think a lot of people in these threads are missing the problem carriers are facing: 700 MHz and AWS spectrum isn't exactly free, or easy to come by. While ATT acquired 1.9bn worth of spectrum from Qualcomm recently, there's a lot of regulatory pressure to stop carriers from acquiring spectrum; the T-Mobile deal was a major spectrum acquisition among other things, but it fell through. Things aren't as simple as wishing you had better network infrastructure, or even just throwing piles of cash at the problem.
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Quote:
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I think a lot of people in these threads are missing the problem carriers are facing: 700 MHz and AWS spectrum isn't exactly free, or easy to come by. While ATT acquired 1.9bn worth of spectrum from Qualcomm recently, there's a lot of regulatory pressure to stop carriers from acquiring spectrum; the T-Mobile deal was a major spectrum acquisition among other things, but it fell through. Things aren't as simple as wishing you had better network infrastructure, or even just throwing piles of cash at the problem.

The spectrum is not the bottleneck, it's their lack of gateways and general lack of sensible infrastructure. They want to monitor traffic very closely, and fewer gateways makes that much easier.

Hell, when I did a traceroute to a server in Texas from my phone a while back, it went all the way to Cincinnati before it started heading towards Texas again.
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I have people watching HBO and sports games on their smartphones, consuming more bandwidth than home LAN line users.

Infrastructure is just outdated trying delay the inevitable.
 
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I think a lot of people in these threads are missing the problem carriers are facing: 700 MHz and AWS spectrum isn't exactly free, or easy to come by. While ATT acquired 1.9bn worth of spectrum from Qualcomm recently, there's a lot of regulatory pressure to stop carriers from acquiring spectrum; the T-Mobile deal was a major spectrum acquisition among other things, but it fell through. Things aren't as simple as wishing you had better network infrastructure, or even just throwing piles of cash at the problem.

I'm not saying that more spectrum isn't nice to have, but I don't see the correlation between service providers throttling "heavy" data users, or imposing data caps because of a spectrum availability issue. If you want to talk about the ability to support more numbers of users on a single network in terms of spectrum availability, that's one thing, but when a user has all the bandwidth speed they can possibly use up until their hard/soft cap, and then get throttled, and then their speed is choked by the provider because they hit their data cap, that's not a spectrum availability issue at all, it's just the provider imposing an arbitrary limit in order to collect overage fees.
    
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