VZW says No throttling for LTE Customers! An Update on VZW practices from VZW

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PacificBeach, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. PacificBeach macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2011
  2. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Encino, CA
  3. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    So basically they're trying to get people off unlimited 3G plans?
  4. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

    Spectrum Abuser

    Aug 27, 2011
    That is a very weird business practice. But then again the LTE spectrum is not getting taxed near as much as their 3G network so I'd understand that priorities are pointed elsewhere.


    You can just switch to an unlimited LTE plan which as of today is not throttled. EDIT: Here is a direct quote.

    Reps are being told to offer these as solutions to customers who want to avoid throttling:
    Upgrade to a 4G LTE smartphone
    Migrate to a usage-based (tiered) data plan
    Use WiFi more often
  5. Ayman250 macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2011
    They are throttling data speeds on an already slow 3G network. That must suck. :mad:
  6. PacificBeach thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2011
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    Looks like I am going vzw LTE , looks like LTE vzw android customers are not affected.
  7. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    AT&T, Verizon & Sprint are massive companies that comprise the majority of business in the USA.

    They are free to do what they want, when they want. So... don't ever think that what is true today will be tomorrow. Nothing is forever, and nothing is set in stone.

    Sprint just increased their ETF to $350 for the iPhone. Does that make them a bad carrier? No. It's the nature of business. What one company does, will be reflected by the others sooner or later.

    AT&T haters conveniently overlooked the fact that it was Verizon that was the first to raise ETF Fees to $350 while AT&T's ETF was still just $150 many months ago. So naturally within months of the move by Verizon, AT&T followed and increased their ETF to $350.

    The Point? It's the cellar industry people and none are here to make your life easy by keeping your costs to a minimum. They are here to get maximum return on their investment. It's just business. :)
  8. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    It's the business of being an *******. Throttling, ridiculous ETFs, attempts to FORCE people off their grandfathered plans are all pretty douchebag policies. There are plenty of legitimate businesses that don't operate in that fashion.
  9. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Don't think for a second that Verizon won't do the same thing and throttle LTE soon enough...
  10. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Not necessarily. Different network that can handle a lot more traffic. Plus they cap you at 30mb when the network can handled 150+... then again, its Verizon....Ya you are right lol
  11. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    So you mean they're throttling 4G LTE already? Lol

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