- 03-02-2011, 11:34 AM #2
- 03-02-2011, 11:47 AM #3
- 03-02-2011, 12:36 PM #4
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- 03-02-2011, 09:07 PM #12
I have to be getting throttled. My speeds are pathetic. Again just got 0.26 down and 0.25 up. Same location and 4 bars. No excuse for that period. Plus my pre gets 3x those speeds at the very least.
Just spoke with Verizon and they said I'm in a perfectly fine 3G area that should have optimal speeds. They are going to look further into the issue.
- 03-02-2011, 09:23 PM #13
- 03-02-2011, 09:42 PM #14
This is my first month with the iPhone and back on VZW. I have used 6.3GB as I have NO access to wifi or high speed where I live and work. My phone is my everything. I just ran a test outside and got 17.2 kb/s up and 13.7 down on 3G and 4 bars. Without a doubt this has to be throttling.
Looks like I'm headed back to sprint if this is the case bc VZW throttles for 2 billing periods and this is my average use. Which in all honesty is not much compared to the people who use programs to tether. I'm very disappointed. I hope this is just an overloaded tower or something.
- 03-02-2011, 09:56 PM #15
- 03-02-2011, 11:11 PM #16
I want to reiterate this again. VZW said they will throttle top 5% and "statistics" show that most carriers' smartphone users are under 2GB (98%). So that is 3% of users under 2GB that will get throttled based on this formula. This is all theory based on people trusting carriers stats which are most likely false.
Comments? I hope I am DEAD WRONG. Has to be a better formula than just saying top 5%.
- 03-03-2011, 12:14 AM #17iPhone Newbie
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No matter how much or how little data a huge group of people use, unless they are all using darn near the same exact amount, there will always be a "top 5%". Or worse. A top 4, 3, 2 or top 1%. There will always be one.
In other words, Verizon will always, every month, have a group of folks being throttled for the remainder of the billing cycle, and the next. ......And/Or another batch of folks standing by to be throttled, if any member(s) of the last batch falls off the wagon and makes it above that 5% cutoff. There will be somebody else to take his place.
Whenever they recalculate, be it monthly or whenever, there will be a top 5%.
In theory, 1 extra megabyte could land you into the top 5%.
The other problem with it, is they slow you down for the rest of the current billing cycle, and then the next one.
So when you are coming off being throttled going into your third month, somebody else is standing by to take your place to be added to the throttled list.....for the remainder of that month and the next.....because there will always be a top 5%.
That's IF you come out of the penalty box.
Otherwise, it simply means that other people will be joining you in it.
Unless you somehow get "bumped" out of the top 5%.
Which from the usage you describe, it's probably not likely.
Last edited by Iphonefour; 03-03-2011 at 12:23 AM.
- 03-03-2011, 05:04 AM #18
- 03-03-2011, 06:15 AM #19
The problem is the people who hit 20+ GB a month and that is a HUGE amount, believe it or not. The top 1% are the ones who are stealing the bandwidth. I am not even remotely close. Also, even before my crap speeds, I topped out at maybe 0.60 Mbps up and down. I'm sick and tired of the bad practices of wireless providers and their pathetic games. If I'm paying $90 a month with 22% off and can't even use my phone, what is the point? I will stop my ranting but I hope enough complaints flood in that this ends!!
- 03-03-2011, 06:30 AM #20
- 03-03-2011, 06:50 AM #21
Sorry for all my rants friends. Just very disappointed but hopefully jumping the gun on the throttling. I will get some answers from VZW today and report back on the throttling issues.
- 03-03-2011, 08:49 AM #22
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