1. ajst222's Avatar
    I still have the grandfathered in unlimited data plan on Verizon and I still will when I get my Z10. I was wondering if they throttle the data speeds. I am sure they do. If so, at what point do they start to slow it down (1GB, 2GB, etc)?
    03-21-13 03:01 PM
  2. Fubaz's Avatar
    03-21-13 03:48 PM
  3. kpxstar9's Avatar
    You'll only get slowed down if the tower you're connected to is experiencing significantly higher traffic levels than normal. Even then, you would still have to be in the top 5% of data users at that specific point in time to get slowed down.

    That article contains so much false information in it it's not even funny
    03-21-13 04:29 PM
  4. ajst222's Avatar
    I don't know who to trust! Haha

    EDIT: So the article says that this will not affect 4G data users (which I will be) so even with unlimited data I won't be throttled? That article is more confusing than helpful lol
    03-21-13 06:04 PM
  5. wazzugrad's Avatar
    i saw somewhere else that they cant throttle 4G something to do with FCC regulations ill see if i can find the post

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    03-22-13 08:58 AM
  6. whiz613's Avatar
    VZW definitely dose throttle but only top 5% and it needs to be an overloaded tower for it to kick in (this is from my own experience was upstate and use tether as my Internet on my storm2)
    Regarding 4G I spoke to a rep awhile back and he said it would be a long time before throttling 4G would even be necessary bec if the sheer bandwidth avaliable and also the load balancing algorithms that they use to protect the towers and your experience on VZW.

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    03-31-13 10:02 AM
  7. ilikebacon's Avatar
    So my question is, if I buy the Z10 outright...full retail, off contract, will I be able to still keep my grandfathered unlimited data plan?

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    03-31-13 12:37 PM
  8. wazzugrad's Avatar
    Yes you will. I bought mine outright and kept my unlimited data.

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    03-31-13 12:44 PM
  9. ilikebacon's Avatar
    Nice, thanks for answering my question.
    Very interesting, I've been wondering this, I'm tempted to buy full retail.
    I would assume that you definitely pay less per month this way, so you save in the long run?

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    03-31-13 12:56 PM
  10. ajst222's Avatar
    Yes you will. I bought mine outright and kept my unlimited data.

    Posted via CB10
    Same situation
    03-31-13 04:39 PM
  11. ilikebacon's Avatar
    Do you guys feel like this is saving you money in the long run?

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    04-01-13 08:28 AM
  12. undone's Avatar
    I bought mine outright for this exact reason. At the very least I can see what my data usage is until Verizon kills unlimited data (supposedly in 2014). Unlimited data and txt. If you end up being a heavy data user (apps and browser) then at the very least you won't get hammered with data charges....

    Back in the day, I was calling from a Verizon phone to a Nextel over the course of a month. Bill came in at 500 bucks for overages. Best I got them to do was knock 50 bucks off it and change my plan...never happened again.
    04-02-13 10:15 AM
  13. wazzugrad's Avatar
    It would be $70 more a month plus tad if I went to shared data, so I figure I cover the cost of buying outright in five months or less.

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    04-02-13 10:03 PM
  14. DrewBarrett's Avatar
    For me, on a family share with a 20% Comcast employee discount (nobody works there, shhhh don't tell)... Sharing 4 GB vs. me having unlimited and the other person having 1 or 2 gb per month allowance... I just gave in and used my upgrade and when we go onto a family share 4 gb plan we'll be saving like $15 - $20 per month. I'm a little upset about getting 4G and losing unlimited data at the same time... but saving money is good and I'll just have to consciously take advantage of wifi when possible. I'm not a crazy data user most of the time, but I do download podcasts and watch youtube and would like to stream music... I'm hoping just saving podcast downloads for at home on wifi will keep me from going over.
    04-03-13 09:04 PM
  15. williamsbh76's Avatar
    I'm beginning to wonder. I bought an iPhone 5 32gb on release day full retail to keep unlimited data. I also have a hotspot with 5gb a month, a dumb phone, and my wife's smartphone with a 2 gb plan. The hotspot always goes over its data allowance but never more than 6gb so I just pay the $10 overage fee and move on. The wife's phone barely ever uses 1.5 gb but I average 5.5 to 7 gb on my phone because I tether to my tablet and computer, especially when I get close to maxing out the mifi hotspot to try and avoid the overage which ends up happening anyway. I want to have a z10 or a q10 for a second phone on my line but since Verizon makes it difficult to switch phones out on a line at a whim, I have considered putting it on the dumb phone line (which is a work phone that I use anyway), switching to a 16 or 18gb family share plan, and I could actually save a few bucks. I just hate to give up unlimited but at least I would have 2 smartphones at my nerdy disposal at any time.
    04-04-13 10:24 AM
  16. metsaiga's Avatar
    I work in downtown Pittsburgh, and I can say they definitely throttle people still on the unlimited plan. I'm always on 4G LTE downtown, and I still get throttled. It usually starts around 8am, so it is based on how heavy the traffic is.
    And as for being in the top 5%, I wonder if this is actually calculated using historical data. Because even when my cycle has just reset, and I have no data usage for the month, I still get throttled.
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    04-19-13 08:05 AM
  17. bunky1971's Avatar
    Well, I had questioned this throttling myself and here's what I've found....

    Posted via CB10
    04-20-13 08:37 PM
  18. orgonebox's Avatar
    Well, I had questioned this throttling myself and here's what I've found....

    Posted via CB10
    Nothing? Or a sentence ending ellipsis?

    Posted via CB10
    04-21-13 04:02 PM
  19. bunky1971's Avatar
    Hahaha, I forgot to post pictures. Lol

    Posted via CB10
    04-21-13 05:33 PM
  20. bunky1971's Avatar
    Did it again. Lol

    Posted via CB10
    04-22-13 03:27 PM
  21. rc3ilynt's Avatar
    As someone grandfathered into Verizon's Unlimited Data plan, I have never experienced any throttling when it comes to data usage(knock on wood). I would consider myself part of the top 5% as I average anywhere between 8 and 30gb a month. Not once have I been throttled.
    04-22-13 10:13 PM
  22. rc3ilynt's Avatar
    Does Verizon throttle unlimited data?-screenshot_2013-04-22-23-19-58.jpg
    Here's proof with last month's cycle. I don't tether either, just happen to stream a lot.
    04-22-13 10:23 PM
  23. bunky1971's Avatar
    Does Verizon throttle unlimited data?-img_00000003.jpgDoes Verizon throttle unlimited data?-img_00000007.jpgNice rc3.... I couldn't figure out why my photos wouldn't post...I locked down sharing . . Doh!

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    Last edited by bunky1971; 04-23-13 at 10:23 AM. Reason: photos
    04-23-13 07:47 AM
  24. dslocumb's Avatar
    I bought mine outright for this exact reason. At the very least I can see what my data usage is until Verizon kills unlimited data (supposedly in 2014). Unlimited data and txt. If you end up being a heavy data user (apps and browser) then at the very least you won't get hammered with data charges....

    Back in the day, I was calling from a Verizon phone to a Nextel over the course of a month. Bill came in at 500 bucks for overages. Best I got them to do was knock 50 bucks off it and change my plan...never happened again.
    Same here! I knew it was coming, so I had my $600 ready!
    04-23-13 07:52 AM
  25. sfcramsey's Avatar
    FREE VZW MSG: You used 75% of your monthly data allowance. Your data may be restricted for the remainder of your bill cycle. Contact the Account Owner.

    I am unlimited and received the above text from verizon
    04-25-13 01:24 PM

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