According to Droid-Life, the customer contacted Verizon to find out why he had to suffer through the throttling and the carrier responded that his downloading was considered an "abuse of the network" which means that Verizon has apparently decided to include its LTE network in its throttling of customer speeds. We contacted Verizon and a spokeswoman had no comment and merely referred us back to the carrier's rules on its web site, which does state that only 3G speeds would be affected by throttling.
Another one of Verizon's heavy data users told Droid-Life that he used 120GB in 10 days and has not been throttled, spanked or has received any sort of punishment from the nation's largest carrier. Any other Verizon customer notice that he/she has been throttled on the carrier's LTE pipeline?
They probably think they are using it as a modem
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 11:48 AM 2
Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009
they both should have been throttled..... thats not fair if everyone thinks they can use such ridiculous amounts of data because then everyone will get penalized with slow speeds or bogged network. get a computer cheap @$$
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 11:51 AM 14
Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011
a computer doesnt fit in my pocket i am on the go almost constantly a laptop is too cumbersome for my work. a 4g smartphone is going to be my saving grace it gets rid of the following. GPS duh Laptop yay the need for a wireless adapter or 4g modem yay calculator a paper planner... pen on most occasions posters for advertising my business everything i need can be in my hand or in my pocket without a need to set it up. now i dont use nearly that much data maybe at most 16 gigs a month maybe 20 will be more once i have 4g but i dont want to have a computer till im home and thats just for gaming now *edit* also I use my Wifi at home. now these users are most likely tethering and downloading a ton on their pcs maybe torrents uploading and downloading at the same time. that will kill a network.
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 12:03 PM 3
I would say that yes these guys probably tether I do not tether and use 40+ gb a month so I fall into your realm of abusive data user. I’m currently grandfathered into the unlimited plan and have the Droid Bionic. I use my phone as my gps constantly I cache most of my trips( I use Google maps, cabelas recon, and topo) I also use Pandora about 6 to 7 hrs. a day my rss readers and podcast download are in excess of 500mb a day I use pocket blu, Netflix and zumocast like they are going out of style I have multiple email accounts setup with 1 being an exchange that checks in real time (well as close and android gets) my business twitter and Facebook are on the most constant update intervals also. I use all of these things legitimately on my device without breaking any terms and conditions and by your definition Narley I should be punished I tend to disagree with you. Your saying that I should be restricted on the amount of UNLIMITED DATA I can use in a month from my cell carrier why don’t you move to north Korea my friend I should be able to use my data at the optimum speed anytime I see fit for as long as I see fit people like you are the reason company’s get away with bait a switch stuff like this I pay for a service advertised a certain way am I wrong to expect what is promised to me if a company cant handle the volume well its time to invest some of the money you get from your 90 MILLION customers every month and roll out a stronger network because as technology continues to advance the average American will use more data everyday so climb out of your hole narly and join us in the real world
posted on Oct 10, 2011, 1:18 PM 0
Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009
120GB in 10 days?? What the hell are you doing on your phone?
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 11:52 AM 8
Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011
That's just ridiculous, and people wonder why tiered data caps started
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 11:55 AM 6
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
that is a lot of porn. these are the idiots that ruin it for the rest of us.
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 11:56 AM 11
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posted on Oct 07, 2011, 1:04 PM 3
Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011
I don't think you can stream that much porn unless you were watching it non stop. What is it 5 GB's is 8 hours streaming? I forget. Probably downloading torrents, that will suck up the GB's.
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 1:32 PM 3
Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011
Look it's remixfa the village idiot of phonearena.com. I understand people like remixfa may have some obscure porn in that he is addicted to and that is why he can empathetize with the porn answer. However for the heathly male population, once he gets his release, his interest in porn generally ceases. Additionally, we know remixfa is the village idiot because remixfa lacks the IQ to know that the device can be a mobile hotspot supporting 5 devices and that helps explain the high data usage in a short time. This should be self-evident to those possessing normal to high IQs.
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 4:47 PM 0
Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011
You just earned the first thumbs down I've given on this site. The only things that are self evident here: first, that you don't have enough of a libido to go more than once a day, therefore you cannot be counted in the "healthy" male population. Second, that you could not draw a the connection between tethering and downloading porn torrents on your computer, which is a possibility that remixfa's statement left open. Although, this connection might not have been evident to those with below average to very poor IQs. Don't come on here bashing another individual if you can't keep up with the conversation - you will just come out looking like a fool.
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 8:22 PM 0
Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 16, 2008
I agree but you're just rude. Plain and simple. If you did possess any sort of IQ you would have realized by now that starting fights or "picking" on certain people online is childish and down right disgusting. I can only stand to see so much hate written on these articles and finally cannot stay silent any longer. Don't just think about the differences in views or ideas, but you have to look past that and remember that behind these sometimes creepy and catchy user names, there is a human being. One that needs love, care and compassion not stifled with degrading words. All i ask is that before you post condescending words, take the time to think about the person your hurting. May it be a teenager going through a rough time in their life, or an adult stressing with the everyday wear and tear of raising a family; no one should ever have to deal with the pain and suffering of being "bullied". thank you
posted on Oct 08, 2011, 12:38 AM 0
Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011
120gbs in 10 days? wtf that is 12gbs a day even on my high downloading days i cant even reach that lol.
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 12:01 PM 2
Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011
It's a mobile hotspot handset that can support up to 5 devices. It's not hard to download 12GB of data a day with 5 devices at work at once. Verizon knows about this.
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 4:50 PM 0
Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011
Hey it's the nature of the beast. If they are going to offer UNLIMITED data, then UNLIMITED data the customer should get. They are paying for it so why do that to them? Also if the network can't handle it then why did they offer it then? I guess the network can't handle it because they moved to tiered plans & they are throttling that one customer. I agree with DontHateOnS60, (I like the S60) what the f*ck are they doing getting 60 & 120GB in 13 & 10 days? Sh*t do these people sleep or turn off their phones. If they are using that mush data maybe they should get some landline internet. Roadrunner or Verizon FIOS is vicious! Also like narley said "get a computer cheap @$$" lol
posted on Oct 07, 2011, 12:02 PM 3
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