So it's limited after all.
no, you can still consume an unlimited amount of data.
i bet all of these companies contracts allow unlimited data transfer, but *not* unlimited data speed. you are misconstruing the two.
but like the US road system, you can drive as far as you want, but in areas of congestion, the speed may be dropped.
That is a Lot of data. The most mobile data I've ever used in a month was about 9.5GB. And that was when I was traveling extensively for a month.
This really makes me consider jumping ship from Verizon.
really? making this political?
large urban areas in the US have a large concentration of cell phone antennas.
large urban areas are overwhelmingly Democratic in terms of voting.
Heck, Philadelphia hasn't had a Republican mayor since the 1940s, and we installed an outdoor distributed antenna system on street light poles that is leased to cell phone companies.
melgross wrote: »
Sure. It depends on your plan. We have a family plan with Verizon. We don't have unlimited, but 15GB per month. We also have LTE on our iPads. It doesn't happen every month, but there are months where we need to be careful the last several days. I can see us using 23GB if we're freer with our usage. My wife is the one who uses little. It's my daughter and I who use 80% of the data. So if my wife used more, then we'd easily be pushing past 20GB.
But still, for most Accounts with a single user, 23GB is an awful lot. They'd need to be watching a lot of video.
Still, AT&T used to throttle at about 4GB, if people here remember, so this is vastly better.
Sorry wiz ou are dead wrong and pkabir is correct. A cord cutter refers to cutting subscription content services (cable/sat) and going with web based content. (google it)
ummm....that is what Sprint says they are doing, but only for the absolute highest users:
"Prioritization windows are calculated every 20 milliseconds, and throttled users will see services restored to normal operating speeds once traffic conditions at a particular cell site clear."
if your tower is empty, you won't see any change.
jack mac wrote: »
It doesn't matter how much an individual with a "unlimited plan" downloads. He/she bought a contract that required them to pay in exchange for an advertised product of unlimited data at an advertised speed.
If Sprint wants to change the contract the customer should have the right to have a reduced price BUT also the right to maintain the status quo.
It is a slippery slope when Sprint etc can unilaterally change their agreement. This will lead to further misrepresentation of offers only to be changed when the customer is too fully committed to switch or there is no longer a competitive offer available.
And to those idiots out there who think that Sprint would not do something that would alienate their client base, have you heard of UNITED, DELTA, SPIRIT, AMERICAN, etc?
If you are not under contract, and pay month-to-month, your payment will be your acceptance of Sprint's terms.
"Quality of Service Practices (QoS): To help protect against the possibility that customers may occupy an unfair share of network resources, unlimited data plan customers who use more than 23GB of data during a billing cycle will be prioritized below other customers for the remainder of their billing cycle, in times and locations where the availability of network resources is constrained. Affected unlimited data plan customers may notice temporary changes in the performance of certain applications when they are on constrained sites as compared to other users especially if such affected users are engaged in data-intensive activities. Performance will return to normal when the cell site is no longer constrained or the customer moves to a non-constrained location. Affected unlimited customers will still be able to enjoy unlimited quantities of data without overage charges or data caps even if their usage exceeds the threshold for Sprint’s QoS practices. In addition, Sprint may adjust periodically the applicable threshold for Sprint’s QoS practices. See sprint.com/networkmanagement for additional details."
There are soft and often hard limits imposed in basically all services. Landlines moved to unlimited calling plans to compete with mobile phones a bit longer, but certain caps still exist. To go above them without service cancellation, you need a business account. Cable based internet service is the same way. Usually they allot something around 200GB/month for a single family residence, but it varies by provider. If you go over you'll probably receive a warning of some kind.
As long as you are paying your monthly fees you are still entitled to the deal. Contracts were established only for the purpose of purchasing the phone. I have been out of contract for three years and maintain my unlimited plan and pay full price for a new phone inorder to maintain my current plan.