Verizon to put some limits on unlimited data
If you've managed to stay on an unlimited data plan on Verizon, you might soon notice that your speeds beginning to slow down if your using a lot of data . A limited set of customers will fall under the umbrella of Verizon's so-called "Network Optimization" policy, which Verizon says is not throttling. The shift impacts customers in a very specific set of circumstances, according to Verizon (opens in new tab):
Are you affected by Verizon's policy shift? Let us know below in the comments.
Source: Verizon (opens in new tab)
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The difference between our Network Optimization practices and throttling is network intelligence. With throttling, your wireless data speed is reduced for your entire cycle, 100% of the time, no matter where you are. Network Optimization is based on the theory that all customers should have the best network possible, and if you’re not causing congestion for others, even if you are using a high amount of data, your connection speed should be as good as possible. So, if you’re in the top 5% of data users, your speed is reduced only when you are connected to a cell site experiencing high demand. Once you are no longer connected to a site experiencing high demand, your speed will return to normal. This could mean a matter of seconds or hours, depending on your location and time of day." Source:http://www.verizon.com/news/article/2014/07/network-optimization.html Also helpful: http://www.verizon.com/support/information/data_disclosure.html You really won't find a way around this. It seriously has been done before, about 3 years ago when unlimited plans started going the way of the Dodo. I would be upset if I were on an unlimited plan, but I'd also understand that the tools to manage my usage so it doesn't affect me are there and it's worth a shot at changing my habits (allow WiFi when safe/available, set apps to update over WiFi only etc...)instead of wasting my time and resources on trying to "lawyer up" against a multi-billion dollar company with possible multi-millions tied up in lawyers themselves. Just trying to help.
All that said I don't like throttling, and regardless of what they say I can't see how this isn't selective/dynamic throttling.
it's like here as well, but i was making fun of the sentence "unlimited with limit"
Quick before the grammar nazis arrive, delete my comment after that ;)
No. EDIT: Never mind I see it...
Edit: Never mind, I see that you see it :-)
Not one person here has been affected by this YET and everyone is outraged. Use your data hut use it more wisely.
Drive as fast as you want on the freeway but don't cause issues for everyone else. I think its a simple request. Remember when the iPhone came out and it brought AT&Ts network to a standstill, and then it affected Verizon's? This is what they are trying to prevent. You still have unlimited. You still pay the same amount. No one is taking that away. Oh, and yes, they want to make money. But they aren't making it off of you anymore than they already were. That's where my paying for tiered data comes in.
I here they are going to be offering a special promotion to any of those users affected that want to change their data plans... They are going to offer a free bottle of lube to make the "transition" easier. ;)
In my case, I am saving money than the unlimited plan on AT&T and I could save even more if I went to 6 or 8 GB. I do understand what those of you are going threw on the unlimited plan, as AT&T tried forever to take mine away. Any excuse they could think of to eliminate it, they tried. I just got sick and tired of fighting it, plus since I wasn't using that much data, it really didn't matter. AT&T did however honor the unlimited plan every time I renewed, but if I wanted to alter the plan, they wanted to say that would take me off the unlimited plan.