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  1. Almeuit's Avatar
    Well it wasn't recording it all this time since the February Unlimited plans but it looks like they have fixed whatever it was so now it will be enforced at the 15 GB threshold then hard throttle the hotspot down. This will begin on 9/6.
    Attached Thumbnails Verizon Hotspot Limit -- Enforcement to begin on Sept. 6th-vzw_hotspot_enforce.png  
    08-31-2017 05:29 PM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Well it wasn't recording it all this time since the February Unlimited plans but it looks like they have fixed whatever it was so now it will be enforced at the 15 GB threshold then hard throttle the hotspot down. This will begin on 9/6.
    I can’t see your screenshot but we shall see! I’ve noticed some slower speeds a few times but nothing too bad.
    08-31-2017 05:42 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    I can’t see your screenshot but we shall see! I’ve noticed some slower speeds a few times but nothing too bad.
    Well this is for hotspot only. Since the start of unlimited people basically had unlimited hotspot. It never counted against the hard cap. They're basically just fixing that glitch and making it count now.
    08-31-2017 05:48 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Well this is for hotspot only. Since the start of unlimited people basically had unlimited hotspot. It never counted against the hard cap. They're basically just fixing that glitch and making it count now.
    Here's your image. It appeared broken on TapaTalk.
    09-01-2017 06:10 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm not concerned with this. I don't use Hotspots much at all. 15 gb sounds better than 10. If 10 hasn't been enforced, it would have been at some point. If you get throttled, maybe it won't be as bad as you think.
    09-01-2017 06:21 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm not concerned with this. I don't use Hotspots much at all. 15 gb sounds better than 10. If 10 hasn't been enforced, it would have been at some point. If you get throttled, maybe it won't be as bad as you think.
    Yeah I'm fine with 15. The throttle though is really bad. It basically makes it useless.
    09-01-2017 08:05 AM
  7. Quis89's Avatar
    I hardy, if ever, used my hotspot. On occasion I'd tether my daughters Kindle Fire to my hotspot. That's literally the only thing I use it for since I've got cellular service on my iPad Pro. This enhancement is cool though.
    09-01-2017 09:22 AM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Well this is for hotspot only. Since the start of unlimited people basically had unlimited hotspot. It never counted against the hard cap. They're basically just fixing that glitch and making it count now.
    That's what I was speaking of. Not sure if the throttling will be any worse but we'll see next week.

    Here's your image. It appeared broken on TapaTalk.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...58a4955305.png
    Thank you!!
    09-01-2017 10:31 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    That's what I was speaking of. Not sure if the throttling will be any worse but we'll see next week.
    Oh if you go over 15 GB on hotspot now it will definitely be worse. Way way way worse then any minor slow down you may have seen so far. The only slow downs you would see now or before Sept 6th would be due to congestion. After Sept 6th using 15 GB means a hard throttle for the whole cycle of 600 kbps on the hotspot (not KB/sec but kbps). It will be very noticeable.
    09-01-2017 10:46 AM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    I hardy, if ever, used my hotspot. On occasion I'd tether my daughters Kindle Fire to my hotspot. That's literally the only thing I use it for since I've got cellular service on my iPad Pro. This enhancement is cool though.
    Well it really isn't an enhancement -- more of a bug fix to enforce the 15 GB cap. Before they decided to fix it everyone basically had unlimited tether.

    I simply made the post to let people know. I know a few people who have been using their tether a bunch so just getting the word out that they're fixing this glitch so unlimited hotspot won't be a thing anymore :P.
    09-01-2017 10:47 AM
  11. Quis89's Avatar
    Well it really isn't an enhancement -- more of a bug fix to enforce the 15 GB cap. Before they decided to fix it everyone basically had unlimited tether.

    I simply made the post to let people know. I know a few people who have been using their tether a bunch so just getting the word out that they're fixing this glitch so unlimited hotspot won't be a thing anymore :P.
    It is an enhancement because by design we were only supposed to get 10 GB. The bug didn't allow everyone unlimited hotspot as my brother uses hotspot and definitely noticed reduced speeds when he went past his 10 GB. But it's an enhancement because now he's getting 15 GB rather than the 10 GB that the plan previously included.
    09-01-2017 10:51 AM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    It is an enhancement because by design we were only supposed to get 10 GB. The bug didn't allow everyone unlimited hotspot as my brother uses hotspot and definitely noticed reduced speeds when he went past his 10 GB. But it's an enhancement because now he's getting 15 GB rather than the 10 GB that the plan previously included.
    The 15 GB was done before this was ever posted. That isn't part of the "enhancement" .
    09-01-2017 10:52 AM
  13. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Oh if you go over 15 GB on hotspot now it will definitely be worse. Way way way worse then any minor slow down you may have seen so far. The only slow downs you would see now or before Sept 6th would be due to congestion. After Sept 6th using 15 GB means a hard throttle for the whole cycle of 600 kbps on the hotspot (not KB/sec but kbps). It will be very noticeable.
    I get that but we still won't know for sure until after Sept. 6. I'll report back once I've tested it out.
    09-01-2017 10:54 AM
  14. Quis89's Avatar
    The 15 GB was done before this was ever posted. That isn't part of the "enhancement" .
    I think you're reading this wrong. This isn't saying that people were getting unlimited hotspot. The plan is called Verizon Unlimited. This is saying that those of us on the Verizon Unlimited plan will get our 15 GB of hotspot on the 6th. Until then, we are stuck with the 10 GB that our plan included. Anyone who signs up for Verizons Beyond plan is already getting the 15 GB. That is the "enhancement". The Verizon Unlimited Mobile Hotspot cap enforcement is moving up to 15 GB on the 6th. Until then, it remains at 10 GB.
    09-01-2017 10:58 AM
  15. Quis89's Avatar
    The note you post literally says "Mobile Hotspot Enhancements". Thats not how a bug fix would be titled, lol.
    09-01-2017 11:00 AM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    I think you're reading this wrong. This isn't saying that people were getting unlimited hotspot. The plan is called Verizon Unlimited. This is saying that those of us on the Verizon Unlimited plan will get our 15 GB of hotspot on the 6th. Until then, we are stuck with the 10 GB that our plan included. Anyone who signs up for Verizons Beyond plan is already getting the 15 GB. That is the "enhancement". The Verizon Unlimited Mobile Hotspot cap enforcement is moving up to 15 GB on the 6th. Until then, it remains at 10 GB.
    And I think you're reading what I said as wrong lol. I didn't mean for this to be a huge argument .. Just trying to help people out.

    I have Verizon Unlimited. The 15 GB was already given to everyone on that plan. Don't believe me? Log in to your Verizon account on the Website and go to usage. Select a line and you will see a 15 GB hotspot limit versus 10 GB. Hence me saying this was implemented already and doesn't have anything to do with the Sept. 6th thing.

    As for people on the Verizon Unlimited -- A LOT of people have been getting unlimited tethering. I follow carriers very closely and plenty of people on reddit have used 30,40,60,80 + GB on hotspot without the hard throttle kicking in (this is when it was 10 GB and with the 15 GB as it is now).

    This "enhancement" fixes those people that were getting that "unlimited" hotspot without the hard throttle. The 5 GB bonus for us on the February Unlimited plan was already granted to us the day they announced the "Beyond Unlimited" plan. Hence why I said what I said.

    I hope that helps clear it up.
    09-01-2017 11:03 AM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    The note you post literally says "Mobile Hotspot Enhancements". Thats not how a bug fix would be titled, lol.
    Then how can they enhance something on Sept 6th when they already gave it out the day they changed the plans? . They're just fixing so that red text about throttle actually kicks in. Example of my account below.
    Attached Thumbnails Verizon Hotspot Limit -- Enforcement to begin on Sept. 6th-vzwusage.png  
    09-01-2017 11:05 AM
  18. Quis89's Avatar
    And I think you're reading what I said as wrong lol. I didn't mean for this to be a huge argument .. Just trying to help people out.

    I have Verizon Unlimited. The 15 GB was already given to everyone on that plan. Don't believe me? Log in to your Verizon account on the Website and go to usage. Select a line and you will see a 15 GB hotspot limit versus 10 GB. Hence me saying this was implemented already and doesn't have anything to do with the Sept. 6th thing.

    As for people on the Verizon Unlimited -- A LOT of people have been getting unlimited tethering. I follow carriers very closely and plenty of people on reddit have used 30,40,60,80 + GB on hotspot without the hard throttle kicking in (this is when it was 10 GB and with the 15 GB as it is now).

    This "enhancement" fixes those people that were getting that "unlimited" hotspot without the hard throttle. The 5 GB bonus for us on the February Unlimited plan was already granted to us the day they announced the "Beyond Unlimited" plan. Hence why I said what I said.

    I hope that helps clear it up.
    Ok gotcha. The wording of Verizon's announcement and the title of it just seems odd and confusing.
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    09-01-2017 11:05 AM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    Ok gotcha. The wording of Verizon's announcement and the title of it just seems odd and confusing.
    I am glad that helped. I knew we were just mis-understanding each other .

    Verizon doesn't like to admit bug fixes, issues, etc. so they try and spin it off. Just like if you open your "My Verizon" app you will see on the front page they say "We have upgraded your hotspot" and talk about the 5 GB extra they gave per line. If you notice they never mention the 720 P max for HD video limit. They don't like to talk about bad things. If they do they try and spin it off to not sound as bad.

    That said I still love their service and to be fair most carriers like to spin "bad" things into something that doesn't sound so harmful. Just have to dig in and see what they truly mean.
    09-01-2017 11:09 AM
  20. Quis89's Avatar
    I am glad that helped. I knew we were just mis-understanding each other .

    Verizon doesn't like to admit bug fixes, issues, etc. so they try and spin it off. Just like if you open your "My Verizon" app you will see on the front page they say "We have upgraded your hotspot" and talk about the 5 GB extra they gave per line. If you notice they never mention the 720 P max for HD video limit. They don't like to talk about bad things. If they do they try and spin it off to not sound as bad.

    That said I still love their service and to be fair most carriers like to spin "bad" things into something that doesn't sound so harmful. Just have to dig in and see what they truly mean.
    As with all carriers. They always brush the negatives under the rug lol.

    And yes, all a misunderstanding. Sorry about that!
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    09-01-2017 11:10 AM
  21. gernerttl's Avatar
    The speed reduction really only kicks in of there is heavy network traffic. If network traffic isn't heavy, then you probably won't notice.
    09-02-2017 07:10 PM
  22. nikkisharif's Avatar
    The speed reduction really only kicks in of there is heavy network traffic. If network traffic isn't heavy, then you probably won't notice.
    Apparently, that's not the case with the hotspot after Sept. 6. Depending on the plan you're on, you'll get reduced speeds automatically once you hit that 15GB allotment.
    09-03-2017 07:36 AM
  23. gernerttl's Avatar
    Apparently, that's not the case with the hotspot after Sept. 6. Depending on the plan you're on, you'll get reduced speeds automatically once you hit that 15GB allotment.
    Here's what my plan says. I'm not too concerned. I've only hit 18.8GB total and have four days left in my cycle.
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    09-04-2017 10:31 PM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Here's what my plan says. I'm not too concerned. I've only hit 18.8GB total and have four days left in my cycle.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b21f0de5b2.jpg
    Unless you live in an area that may experience congestion, you shouldn't notice any change with data speeds. And even if you do get prioritized, it won't be a big deal. It'll be temporary and you might not even notice it. As for the Hotspot, it is what it is. You get throttled after 15 gb. I don't use Hotspots. So no idea what it does. But I've used over 50 gb of data in a cycle, but never noticed any prioritizing, except once when I was downtown. No big deal though.
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    09-05-2017 06:20 AM
  25. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Unless you live in an area that may experience congestion, you shouldn't notice any change with data speeds. And even if you do get prioritized, it won't be a big deal. It'll be temporary and you might not even notice it. As for the Hotspot, it is what it is. You get throttled after 15 gb. I don't use Hotspots. So no idea what it does. But I've used over 50 gb of data in a cycle, but never noticed any prioritizing, except once when I was downtown. No big deal though.
    I use hotspots during my travel sometimes, but I doubt if I go over 15GB. Now as far as my mobile data goes, I've used 190 on my primary & 90 on the other & have only noticed a decrease in speed once. My son used about 150 but he's in another city, so I'm not sure if he's experienced anything.
    09-05-2017 06:56 AM
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