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[TechnoBuffalo] Verizon To Throttle Data For Heavy Users

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Verizon Wireless is going to start throttling data speeds for its heaviest users. (PDF link) The throttled speeds are only supposed to affect those who use “an extraordinary amount of data,†and is being impemented in order to ensure the carrier is able to provide adequate “seamless†data for all of its smartphone customers.
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Well that sucks. Looks like they are making precautionary measures for the arrival of the iPhone.
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Wow... of course, right after I lock myself into a brand new 2 year contract with my HTC Incredible...
 
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I understand why they would do this, but wouldn't a user that pays for high limits be a little upset if they were throttled?

Why sell high limit plans if you can't deliver?

Edit - It seems reasonable if only the top 5% are the issue, and they are using some absurd amount of bandwidth, but I'm not sure how much that would be, or on what.
    
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Oh Verizon, how I used to idolize you and place you on a pedestal. Eff you.
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Edit - It seems reasonable if only the top 5% are the issue, and they are using some absurd amount of bandwidth, but I'm not sure how much that would be, or on what.
That's where it starts... Then they start throttling other users.

I mean, it's not like they are getting amazing speeds anyways...


Left is Verizon iPhone, Right is AT&T iPhone.
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*Looks at his HTC Incredible with throttling removed*

Can't complain about pulling 2.4mb/s down.
    
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thanks a lot to all the iphone bandwagoners. I think they've been throttling before, cos when I'm watching youtube, my 3G would sometimes randomly switch to 1X.

I smell a huge class action lawsuit coming in for deceptively advertising their data plan as unlimited, but then baiting and switching the product that customers paid for.
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This is for cell phone usage right, not for FiOs?
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This is for cell phone usage right, not for FiOs?
You're correct.
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