Lets face it, you give me a 4G network, I am going to use more Internet bandwidth. In fact I recently upgraded one of my kids phones to an IPHONE and it came with an additional $30 a month fee. So this idea of Verizon throttling Internet bandwidth on my phone really pisses me off. So lets explore this topic a little bit. First question on the table does Verizon throttle bandwidth. To answer this question, we ran a little experiment.
We took two company phones. They are both under the same plan. The phones are identical, except that each phone user uses the phone differently. The phones are also in the same physical location at the time of the experiment in Boston. So getting access to the 4G network is not a problem. They say a picture is worth a thousands words...
What is clear from this picture, Verizon is Throttling Internet Usage. Yet no one has ever been told they were being limited in there internet usage. We just got these phones, I find it really hard to believe in such a short amount of time we have hit the top 5% of all internet phone users. Perhaps I should explain what I mean by this.
On February 3, 2011 I saw this posted on www.tekgoblin.com
Verizon has enacted a new policy today that allows them to throttle “high” bandwidth users on their network well their words were “extraordinary”. Were not sure exactly what “high” or “extraordinary” means but it is probably over 2GB of data per month. This comes as the iPhone launches on Verizon’s network. The policy is said to only affect the top 5% of data users on the network. When these 5% of users hit the soft limit they will be throttled during peak times of the day.
Verizon Wireless strives to provide customers the best experience when using our network, a shared resource among tens of millions of customers. To help achieve this, if you use an extraordinary amount of data and fall within the top 5% of Verizon Wireless data users we may reduce your data throughput speeds periodically for the remainder of your then current and immediately following billing cycle to ensure high quality network performance for other users at locations and times of peak demand. Our proactive management of the Verizon Wireless network is designed to ensure that the remaining 95% of data customers aren’t negatively affected by the inordinate data consumption of just a few users.
To read the original article here is a link to the site...
So if you fall in the magic 5%, be aware Big Brother is watching you and will be slowing you down.
Anyone else out there notice their internet phone is moving a lot slower lately?
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