Carrier VZW Deprioritization

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 1981d, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. 1981d macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2013
    I recently switched from AT&T to the unlimited plan on Verizon. My wife just went over the 22GB threshold( I am at about 18GB), and now whenever I run a speed test on our two phones sitting side-by-side, I'm usually pulling down 4 to 5 times the speed that she has. I tried several times since she went over the threshold, and she always seems to consistently get that same ratio, about 4 to 5 times less than me. Our upload speeds however, generally tend to be the same. Has anybody else experienced this on the new plans yet? ( Edit: Using a 6s and 6s+)
  2. BasicGreatGuy, Mar 12, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2017

    BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I just finished my first month on the new plan, and I didn't experience any slowdown. I used just over 30GB.

    The only time you will get de-prioritized, is if you are over 22GB and are attempting to access congested tower(s) at that time. Otherwise, it should be business as usual.

    Speedtests, in and of themselves, are not indicative of forced carrier slowdown (on some carriers) or de-prioritizaztion with Verizon.

    Use your phones as you normally do, and don't get hung up doing multiple speed tests.
  3. coolio93 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2013
    Houston, TX
    No slowdown for me except every now and then when I am in downtown Houston. I've used just under 83GB with 8 days left in this cycle.

    Like the above poster said, you are only slowed down when on a congested tower.

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