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Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE 274

PC Magazine (along with Forbes, Reuters, and others) reports that those on the rightmost edge of the graph for Verizon's "unlimited" 4G LTE service are about to hit a limit: [T]hose in the top five percent of Verizon's unlimited data users (which requires one to pull down an average of just around 4.7 gigabytes of monthly data or so) who are enrolled on an unlimited data plan and have fulfilled their minimum contract terms (are now on a month-to-month plan) will be subject to network throttling if they're trying to connect up to a cellular tower that's experiencing high demand." As the article goes on to point out, though, [A] user would have to hit all of these criteria in order to have his or her connection slowed down. There are a lot of hoops to jump through, giving even more weight to the fact that Verizon's throttling — while annoying on paper — won't affect a considerable majority of those still holding on to their unlimited data plans.
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Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

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  • throttling (Score:4, Funny)

    by PopeRatzo (965947) on Saturday July 26, 2014 @05:44PM (#47540351) Journal

    I believe throttling is an appropriate response to this situation, so if you see any Verizon corporate officers, please let me know.

  • by PopeRatzo (965947) on Saturday July 26, 2014 @05:53PM (#47540393) Journal

    Oh, plus the fact that I've successfully convinced tens of people in the past, who already have a suitable wireline connection at home, to subscribe to Verizon limited data plans because they actually do offer more data for less money than their competitors, and the service reliability and availability is second to none.

    You cruel, cynical bastard. How often do you have to change your name?

  • by PopeRatzo (965947) on Saturday July 26, 2014 @06:10PM (#47540463) Journal

    Verizon market-tested the new corporate slogan of "Fuck You, That's Why". It tested very badly, but they decided to go ahead and use it because, you guessed it, "Fuck You, That's Why".

  • by Zero__Kelvin (151819) on Sunday July 27, 2014 @12:31PM (#47544043) Homepage
    Thank you! I totally appreciate your helping me to understand the English language! Up until now I thought that, when people said there is no speed limit on the Autobahn [], it meant that one could go as fast as the car would go. Now, thanks to the combination of your brilliance and eloquence, I now understand that the laws of physics cesase to exist on the Autobahn! I now also understand that every phone company is commiting fraud by claiming that their networks are capable of infinite frigging bandwidth! Either that, or you are an idiot.

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