Verizon begins throttling iPhone unlimited 3G customers who use 2GB/month
Verizon posted a “Data Disclosure” page today revealing the company’s “throttling” plans for high bandwidth customers which is currently defined as:
As of August 2011, the top 5% of data users were using 2 GB or more of data each month.
We found it particularly interesting because it is likely to affect Verizon iPhone customers who purchased their 3G iPhone 4 unlimited plan at launch. The policy went into place on September 15th.
Will I be affected by Network Optimization?
Only a small percent of customers will be affected. To be affected, you must be:
A data customer on an unlimited data plan;
Have a 3G Verizon Wireless device (if you have a 4G LTE device you will not be impacted); and
Among the top 5% of data users in a given month.
Then, you will only be affected:
When you are on the 3G network; and
When you are connected to a congested cell site.
Click below for the full article and link to VZ:
Verizon begins throttling iPhone unlimited 3G customers who use 2GB/month | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence
- 09-17-2011, 06:32 PM #2
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- 10-06-2011, 03:59 PM #4iMore Newbie
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As much as I want the new iPhone, if I lock myself into it for two years, then I subject myself to the throttling nonsense...and I'm getting ready to move to an area that I'm sure has a ton of congested sites...Philadelphia. I stream a lot of music and watch YouTube a lot too. So my choices are either the Samsung Nexus or wait for the iPhone 5....arrrrgghhh!!!!!!!!!!
- 10-06-2011, 04:11 PM #5
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- 10-07-2011, 02:08 PM #8iMore Newbie
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Right now i use wifi at work, but currently at home i don't have a router. I'm wary of public wifi cause of the security. as of today i'm at 3.1gb halfway through my bill cycle. I mostly use pandora, di radio, and youtube. i guess netflix over 3g is out... I've been wondering if the better processor helps with buffering too. Part of me wants to get the nexus prime with 4g but i think i'll spend two years regretting it. 32gb black 4s it is!
- 10-08-2011, 09:28 PM #9