Verizon Unlimited Throttling Begins This Wed

skywalkerr69

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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.
 

Hal~9000

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Verizon has already said if you are under contract they will not throttle
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:
Starting in October 2014, Verizon Wireless will extend its network optimization policy to the data users who: fall within the top 5 percent of data users on our network, have fulfilled their minimum contractual commitment, and are on unlimited plans using a 4G LTE device
 
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aneftp

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"Have fulfilled their minimum contract term"

What the heck does that mean with throttling LTE?
 

cnotes2019

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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....
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
It's not false it came from pretty high up the food chain:)
Thats weird.
But if you do sign up for a 2 year contract don't they make you get rid of unlimited data?

verizon is just sugar coating with 'have fulfilled their minimum' the fact that they will screw everyone with throttling big nose red....
That's what I was thinking too.
They will throttle all unlimited data users most likely.

Thank god netfliX still works on 3G. Im on 2 year contract with unlimited data.
It might not depending on how slow their throttled speeds are.
 

bentgate

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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.
 

terraphantm

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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:

Thanks for the heads up ROLLTIDE1, time to get that 2-year contract boys!
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.
 

mac.cali

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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.
 

legioxi

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Get under contract now to prevent it !

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.
 

mac.cali

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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.
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.
 

Hal~9000

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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.
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...
 

mac.cali

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Pretty sure I remember reading you can only get out ETF free if they increase fee's. Doesn't cover data speeds.
Incorrect. If they change your policy then you're allowed eft waiver. We will know for sure over the next month or so.
 
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