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  1. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    What do you guys think about this new policy they have starting tomorrow to start throttling video? I think it's ridiculous and it makes me want to leave them.

    Link below:
    Verizon muddles its unlimited plan, will begin throttling all video https://www.androidcentral.com/veriz...-its-customers
    08-22-2017 11:58 AM
  2. radgatt's Avatar
    I'm upset. Now a flagship phone with a 1440p display can only show video in quality that is half as what the phone is capable of doing on their network.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    08-22-2017 12:02 PM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    I'm definitely not a fan.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    08-22-2017 12:12 PM
  4. diesteldorf's Avatar
    I have a Grandfathered Unlimited Plan that works out to be just over $60 after my employee discount. This was after the $20 increase for being out of contract.

    Considering it is still cheaper than most plans, I will keep it, but I wonder if any other changes are in the works.

    I am also curious if video will be reduced if the sim is in a phone or jetpack and functioning solely as a hotspot for other devices.
    08-22-2017 12:19 PM
  5. recDNA's Avatar
    This utterly sucks! It's the only reason I pay for unlimited plan! I have the grandfathered plan as well. Not fair at all. Like changing unlimited plan to 2 gb plan and I have received no notification from them. I'm pissed about this
    DMP89145 likes this.
    08-22-2017 12:40 PM
  6. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    Phone makers keep making phones more powerful and faster and carriers keep slowing everything down. Unbelievable
    Aquila and jlarkins08 like this.
    08-22-2017 01:22 PM
  7. Mooncatt's Avatar
    That sucks for sure, but I rarely watch anything above 480p anyway, and only rarely at 720p. I just don't see a noticeable increase in image quality on a phone screen at normal vowing distances. On a tablet or laptop, I can certainly understand having a higher resolution video.
    08-22-2017 01:28 PM
  8. RHChan84's Avatar
    VZW has done a lot of stupid things but this takes the cake.
    08-22-2017 01:47 PM
  9. mobrules's Avatar
    I gotta ask..... What's the point of keeping UDP anymore? Just being able to go over 22gb each month?

    I still have mine but having a hard time justifying keeping it.
    Gav508 likes this.
    08-22-2017 01:47 PM
  10. thecaddyman's Avatar
    not on Verizon and no plans to move to them and this really seals the deal.
    08-22-2017 02:06 PM
  11. LGman072's Avatar
    Not that I don't agree this sux, BUT, there is a logical reason why Verizon is doing this folks.
    The simple truth is, their network simply can NOT handle everyone who has a Verizon unlimited data plan streaming HD video 24/7/365. Otherwise there would be no reason to do this and agitate so many unlimited data users
    Wilson Nightstand likes this.
    08-22-2017 02:36 PM
  12. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Another play copied from T-Mobile.

    Personally I don't care, I can't tell the difference in video quality on a little phone screen anyways. 480p looked fine on my S7 when I used T-Mobile, I don't hold it 3 inches from my face to PIXEL peep.
    huskers15 likes this.
    08-22-2017 02:57 PM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    Not that I don't agree this sux, BUT, there is a logical reason why Verizon is doing this folks.
    The simple truth is, their network simply can NOT handle everyone who has a Verizon unlimited data plan streaming HD video 24/7/365. Otherwise there would be no reason to do this and agitate so many unlimited data users
    You're right, but this is their mistake. So if they introduced throttling with a price decrease, that'd be one thing. Or if they did this only temporarily while they fix their network, that's another thing. This is something else entirely.
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    08-22-2017 03:15 PM
  14. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    I'm beyond livid. When I first signed up for the unlimited plan I was told that the throttling would be at 22 GB per line. The Verizon rep even said don't worry you won't even notice.
    Right.
    My hubby and I have had awful service.
    And now I find out they are coming out with a different plan for 10 dollars more where its 22 GB a line...turns out the one we were on was 22 GB per account! Wait...that's not what they told me!!!! I'm so thinking of switching. They can kiss my GB.
    08-22-2017 03:59 PM
  15. devaa's Avatar
    Why do you in usa or canada even buy phone at providers when the phones are so cheap there ? I mene here at my place the g6 costs 850$ at store... Thats why we buy them at providers but you really don't have to.. I mean when my friend told me how much iphone costs in usa i was like what the f*** here the iphone 7 costs in store like 1200$
    08-22-2017 04:05 PM
  16. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    Has nothing to do with the phone. Its the plan
    08-22-2017 04:21 PM
  17. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Why do you in usa or canada even buy phone at providers when the phones are so cheap there ? I mene here at my place the g6 costs 850$ at store... Thats why we buy them at providers but you really don't have to.. I mean when my friend told me how much iphone costs in usa i was like what the f*** here the iphone 7 costs in store like 1200$
    This really has nothing to do with where we buy the phone. You're going to be throttled regardless of where the phone was purchased.

    Most of the crazy stuff that Verizon has done hasn't made me that mad, but this pisses me off. There's really no reason to have unlimited anymore that I can tell. They're not gonna let you use it the way you want anyway.
    08-22-2017 04:26 PM
  18. Aquila's Avatar
    So dumb. Yes, I get why they're doing it. Makes me hate it more.
    08-22-2017 04:31 PM
  19. Ramon Castillo1's Avatar
    Of course. This is from the company who said they didn't want heavy data users nor that their customers needed unlimited data, remember? Verizon did a clever marketing ploy releasing the "unlimited" with a data cap of 22GB. I saw this coming a mile away. They enticed customers, got them in a contract, and just like that they slowing took away the very thing they offer. It started slowing and then they constantly lied about people being throttled even though they didn't went over 22GB...oh we are just testing, no concern over here dear loyal customer. Yeah, okay. They will lose way more customers now, but like they say they don't want "those customers".
    benjamminh likes this.
    08-22-2017 04:52 PM
  20. benjamminh's Avatar
    I'm not on unlimited, have rollover data every month, but this is clearly to shake people out of unlimited plans while getting a handle on their network traffic.
    08-22-2017 05:06 PM
  21. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    So another words tomorrow there will be a new grandfathered unlimited plan that Verizon will target.
    Aquila likes this.
    08-22-2017 05:32 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    I definitely don't like it. I am glad I have the current / cheaper unlimited plan (compared to the others) and I get to keep at least 720P/15GB hotspot.
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    08-22-2017 05:43 PM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm not on unlimited, have rollover data every month, but this is clearly to shake people out of unlimited plans while getting a handle on their network traffic.
    It messes with people on ALL plans (that includes people on a limited plan). As in your plan is limited to 720P as well. At least from what I have been reading on reddit / articles.
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    08-22-2017 05:44 PM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    And now I find out they are coming out with a different plan for 10 dollars more where its 22 GB a line...turns out the one we were on was 22 GB per account! Wait...that's not what they told me!!!! I'm so thinking of switching. They can kiss my GB.
    The one you're on is 22 GB/Line. It has always been that way. If you have been getting bad service it is for another reason.
    08-22-2017 05:45 PM
  25. Jazzamuffin's Avatar
    The one you're on is 22 GB/Line. It has always been that way. If you have been getting bad service it is for another reason.
    I was told the wrong info yeah you're right...but they had been throttling like its nobody's business.
    08-22-2017 06:04 PM
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