While at the 2015 Indy 500 I had a lot of problems getting out texts or using any data services. I rebooted my phone a few times and nothing helped until hours after the race when we were out of the city. My issue is 4 other people with me have Verizon and had no issues my son has the same phone (S4) the only difference is they all have a new plan and my plan is unlimited data. One person was able to use the Indy car app during the race update on facebook and so on. Another friend used a MiFi hotspot shortly after the race and was able to steam a baseball game. While he was streaming the game I tried a speedtest.net test using the app after it located a server I had a 564 ms ping time and download of 0.02.
I really think I was being very heavly throttled because of my unlimted data plan because nobody else that was with me had any issues.
I have read that verizon wont throttle unlimited data users by last weekend in my opinion shows they do.
Anybody have any thoughts?