Verizon Unlimited Throttling Begins This Wed

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  1. skywalkerr69 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi All,

    Just a friendly reminder it begins this Wed 10/1. For unlimited customers like myself, report here if your throttling or "network optimization" is really bad. Hope not though.
     
  2. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

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    Get under contract now to prevent it !
     
  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    I don't believe being under contract prevented AT&T from throttling people had unlimited data when they made their policy change.

    They simply said:
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  4. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

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    Verizon has already said if you are under contract they will not throttle
     
  5. Hal~9000, Sep 29, 2014
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    Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Under Verizons "Network Optimization Disclosure" I searched for the term 'contract' and came up empty. Any idea or link where you read that?

    Edit: nevermind, found this other disclosure by searching around which says:
     
  6. blcfla macrumors regular

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    I'm def in the top 2% bracket yadda yadda so I'll be on guard!
     
  7. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

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    It was under Network Optimization about a month ago and also mentioned in my august bill
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That is false.
     
  9. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

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    It's not false it came from pretty high up the food chain:)
     
  10. aneftp macrumors 601

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    "Have fulfilled their minimum contract term"

    What the heck does that mean with throttling LTE?
     
  11. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

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    Means the 2 year contract
     
  12. Gincoma macrumors 6502

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    Thank god netfliX still works on 3G. Im on 2 year contract with unlimited data.
     
  13. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    You still have a 3G only phone? (4/4s)
     
  14. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    verizon is just sugar coating with 'have fulfilled their minimum' the fact that they will screw everyone with throttling big nose red....
     
  15. Gincoma macrumors 6502

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    Sig says 5s...Im talking about the network
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats weird.
    But if you do sign up for a 2 year contract don't they make you get rid of unlimited data?

    That's what I was thinking too.
    They will throttle all unlimited data users most likely.

    It might not depending on how slow their throttled speeds are.
     
  17. bentgate macrumors member

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    I just sacrificed my unlimited data today when I changed the plan to the more everything and ordered my upgrade. There was no way I was going to live with being throttled all month.

    It was nice, but I'll adjust to the 10 GB shared. Because my family doesn't use a lot of data, it might actually work out in my favor.
     
  18. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    From what I'm reading on that page, they're only going to throttle you back when you've exceeded 4.7GB and the tower you're connected to is congested. That's not that bad -- much better than how AT&T does it, which has a hard cutoff of 5GB no matter how many people are on the tower.
     
  19. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    I'm under contract so I'm good. However with att current promo of double the data, I'm curious to see how Verizon responds.
     
  20. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    When it's confirmed contract users aren't being throttled, yes. Until then I'll wait and see. Original text included that info but newer clauses do not. My last bill excluded that text in the warning.
     
  21. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Check your August bill. They are only required to notify you once. If they do throttle then you can get out EFT free. It would be a breach of contract. Now they can revise the terms in the future, but they means you can also be out of contract eft free. Take advantage of the loophole while you can.
     
  22. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    You can only get out ETF free if they increase fee's, not for throttling.

    If that were true then when ATT enacted their throttling policy there would have been a HUGE thread on the forum about "Get out ETF free!" but there wasn't...
     
  23. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Incorrect. If they change your policy then you're allowed eft waiver. We will know for sure over the next month or so.
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    False.
    It's still unlimited data.
    The slowdown doesn't let you get out etf free.
    If that was the case thousands of AT&T users would be using that loophole too.
     
  25. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    You will be disappointed as you will be throttled, just wait and see.
     

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