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01-18-2013, 09:22 PM #21
I have iph4s on Verizon unlimited and have never noticed any throttling. Last month used 7GB and never saw a speed reduction.
01-18-2013, 11:19 PM #22
I can't believe anyone drank this Kool-Aid to start with. Others of us have been using ST SIM cards for three years and know what "unlimited" is. ST must have targeted iPhone 5 specific SIMs, because most of the users I interact with don't get hit with EDGE until 3GB.
01-19-2013, 06:27 AM #23
This is sort of funny as none of the people who got the Walmart deal bothered to look at their terms of service.
I bet the throttling is clearly outlined in it...
Now people are surprised?
01-19-2013, 12:05 PM #24
01-19-2013, 07:19 PM #25
It isn't really surprising IMO. For $45, you're getting a deal as it is. I pay $70 for my line alone on Verizon (totally worth it for my grandfathered unlimited 4G data) so I'd probably be upset if it got throttled since I pay $70 a month lol. If it only costs me $45 a month I probably wouldn't complain about some throttling.
But regardless, it's still "unlimited" so to speak. Some throttling doesn't make it any less unlimited. You still don't get charged extra for using more than 2GB, you just don't get what you want as fast as you want. I think it's more like an "unlimited with conditions" data plan.
01-20-2013, 10:53 AM #26Data useage
I have 3 iPhones in use, 2 of which use very little data. I was paying $30 for each unlimited data plan. I just changed my plan to unlimited talk and text and 10gb shared data which will give my phone about 9gb a month as the other phones use a few hundred mbs a month. Going to a shared plan costs me about $20 less a month overall and I get full speed data for my phone.
When all my phones are out of contract I will consider changing carriers.
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01-20-2013, 01:31 PM #27
01-20-2013, 01:36 PM #28
Not necessarily. Carriers state unlimited data as a non restriction on how much data you can use. It is still unlimited bc youre not restricted to how much you can use. It is not always meant to be unlimited in a sense that there is no cap on the speed at a certain point, for some carriers. The name of the plan is "unlimited data." So that is exactly what straight talk is providing. There shouldnt be any complaints if we are getting technical. Comolaints should only arise if the plan is called "unlimited high speed data" bc then it is advertising no limits on high speed data.
01-20-2013, 02:03 PM #29
Here's the way I see it. They're slowing you down. It's a type of limit. It's not a cap, but it's reducing your productivity.
I agree with those calling it false advertising. The carriers can wiggle out of it all they want, but I'll never agree with their practices.
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01-20-2013, 02:12 PM #30
Either side has a point. But hey what is the fine print for anyway lol. It's really the consumer's fault for not reading. I myself never read all that fine print when I sign a contract although we all really should. It is what it is but hey for $45 a month, that's cheaper than any actual capped data plan that the major US carriers use.
01-20-2013, 02:18 PM #31
Yeah it's more for less, but I would want to see the downlink and uplink speeds. And if they even have LTE would be another selling point for me.
01-20-2013, 02:26 PM #32
01-23-2013, 10:52 AM #33
Your iPhone needs to be unlocked to be able to use mms with straighttalk