Verizon, the carrier who has long worked to put an end to unlimited data, has just made the decision to cancel its network “optimization” plans that would include throttling for heavy unlimited 4G LTE data users when the network is congested. A couple of months ago, Verizon announced that it would begin network optimization to ... Read More »
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Data throttling has become increasingly common among US carriers in recent years as unlimited data plans disappear and adoption of smartphones and tablets grows. Recently we learned that Sprint MVNOs Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will soon begin throttling heavy data users even more than they have in the past, and today it’s ... Read More »
A few days back, we told you the story of an AT&T customer whose data was throttled once he used a little more than 2GB on his unlimited plan. It’s no secret that AT&T has been throttling data for the top five percent of consumers since last year, but none of us were expecting that the ... Read More »
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I have some bad news for all you AT&T (and possibly T-Mobile) customers out there. According to some rumors, Ma Bell will soon start to throttle the top 5% customers who use the most data. Supposedly, you can expect this bandwidth throttling to go into effect this October.
Details are scarce on this ... Read More »