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I don't see why so many people think that Verizon should have to hold up their end of the agreement, even if the user doesn't hold up theirs. A contract works two ways, you know. You don't to conveniently ignore your end of the bargain while you reap all the rewards (unless the company either doesn't catch you or doesn't care, but it's not surprising that a flag goes off if you consume 30,000% more data than the average user).
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So essentially you just want there to a connection to the internet, no seperation what so ever.

That's nice, and I don't necessarily disagree. But IMO you have to have some kind of breakdown on services or I the little man just checking e-mails could run my own Google.

You either need to break things down somehow, whether it be by data usage or by other means.

It just bugs me that unlimited is obviously limited. If they don't want you to go over X data then that's what the contract should read. If they offer an unlimited package then it should be acceptable to use data up to the advertised data rate x seconds x minutes x hours x days each month.
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It just bugs me that unlimited is obviously limited. If they don't want you to go over X data then that's what the contract should read. If they offer an unlimited package then it should be acceptable to use data up to the advertised data rate x seconds x minutes x hours x days each month.

The amount of data wasn't the problem, at least in his case. It just was what caused them to notice and look into it.

They aren't even disconnecting him, just making him go back to business connections.
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It just bugs me that unlimited is obviously limited. If they don't want you to go over X data then that's what the contract should read. If they offer an unlimited package then it should be acceptable to use data up to the advertised data rate x seconds x minutes x hours x days each month.

Yeah, it pretty much is. They didn't say that he wasn't allowed to more bandwidth. They said it was a lot but didn't sound like that was their issue. The issue arrose when he admitted to breaking several aspects of the ToS.

It just happens to correlate that excessively high bandwidth to server usage in this case.

If you follow their ToS, feel free to use all the data you want.
 
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You gotta think half of that is on porn.
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Craaaazy, I'm with everyone else though... Electric bill POST IT UP! haha
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So if only the top 5% of users get throttled, and this guy basically is the top 5% of usage...

He just got everybody fullspeed internet for the rest of the month. That's mighty pimpin of him.
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post #129 of 174
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Yea but it wouldn't matter as long as they didn't use a crazy amount of bandwidth.

Well according to all these people quoting the TOS. a server is a server is a server, so bandwidth usage is irrelevant. It's the mechanism
which is in violation. Additionally, the package was sold with unlimited bandwidth so the bandwidth usage is most certainly irrelevant.
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So if only the top 5% of users get throttled, and this guy basically is the top 5% of usage...

He just got everybody fullspeed internet for the rest of the month. That's mighty pimpin of him.

As mentioned in previous pages there were few who were using more than him.
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