Originally Posted by con247
I'm glad it's gone. People who use over 10gb/month should not be paying $30.
I think if you had the unlimited data plan you wouldn't be saying this.
Originally Posted by tekhna
We know your opinion, and frankly it's Verizon's problem, not mine. If they have a problem with me watching an hour of Netflix a day at the gym, they shouldn't have sold me a phone with unlimited data, and sold me on mobile Netflix.
You're right, I don't need to. But I can, so I do. I don't know why you should be glad people are losing something they enjoy. That's childish and small.
Originally Posted by con247
Flat rate $5/GB with a 5GB a month minimum is the way to do it. So a smartphone will still cost $25/month if you use 0mb-5GB. Then $5/GB after that.
Things like Netflix and pandora are what are causing bandwidth problems and everyday use of these needs to stop. Of you have a long car ride one in a blue moon that you need that stuff for 5-10 hours no problem. But if you stream pandora every day that is bs. Buy your music and support the artist.
Yet HD Netflix was promoted as a selling point on the RAZR trololol.
Originally Posted by tonictonic
Assuming Verizon isn't lying, the way they deal with congestion is the smart way to do it. Low users have higher packet priority over data hogs. This works well for low data users as the data hogs will essentially be "invisible" to them, and data hogs at worst will deal with wonky data rates during the day, but not be forcefully throttled so at the very least they can enjoy much faster speeds during off-peak hours.
So if the data management system can consistently keep data hogs last in line for their bandwidth, they are not the ones that are straining the system. It's simply the sheer number of "light users" hitting one tower at any given moment. So if your friend already owns a smartphone, how much data he uses doesn't matter, it's the fact that he just simply owns a smartphone is the real problem.
One cursory glance at what Verizon is doing, in how they actually implement caps and overages, the whole idea that managing shared data is even practical, and the intense push of services that further burden their LTE such as LTE broadbrand for the home, just goes to show that the data crisis is just a manufactured excuse to have ridiculous prices on a much desired service in a market that barely has real competition.
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