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Verizon to throttle 4G LTE users with unlimited plans starting October .

http://www.androidauthority.com/veri...ober-1-409934/

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I wonder if this affects current on contract unlimited data.
 
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I wonder if this affects current on contract unlimited data.
At this point there aren't many if any on contract Unlimited data plans, as they stopped offering unlimited 3 years ago.
 
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At this point there aren't many if any on contract Unlimited data plans, as they stopped offering unlimited 3 years ago.
That's not true. There's a fairly well-known loophole of using alternate upgrades to keep unlimited data and extend your contract. I've successfully done it three times now. The last time was in April when I got my M8. I have unlimited data and my contract expiration date is 04/07/2016.
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That's not true. There's a fairly well-known loophole of using alternate upgrades to keep unlimited data and extend your contract. I've successfully done it three times now. The last time was in April when I got my M8. I have unlimited data and my contract expiration date is 04/07/2016.
This... So we shouldn't get affected then ?
 
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This... So we shouldn't get affected then ?
Technically, according to the conditions of the list, we should be fine. One of the conditions is "Have fulfilled their minimum contract term". This is Big Red we're talking about here, though, so you never know. I hope T-Mobile steps up their coverage game in my area soon. I'm sure they will welcome me with open arms when Big Red forces me to get rid of my old voice plan and unlimited data.
 
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Technically, according to the conditions of the list, we should be fine. One of the conditions is "Have fulfilled their minimum contract term". This is Big Red we're talking about here, though, so you never know. I hope T-Mobile steps up their coverage game in my area soon. I'm sure they will welcome me with open arms when Big Red forces me to get rid of my old voice plan and unlimited data.
I was hoping tmobile picks up where I am.. I'd jump in a heart beat.
 
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I'm switching to T-Mobile soon - I tether a lot so having unlimited is nice and there is more development for T-Mobile/AT&T editions. I would get throttled with unlimited on both networks so why not pay less?
 
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Better reception more reliable network... More coverage. For me I travel so its nice to know I have data and my kids are able to tether for games and videos. Just my 2 often worth less to others lol.
 
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The OP left out one important little detail: Only the top 5% of data hogs get throttled. Those that use more than 4.7GB/month.
I'm ok with that.

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