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Data Bandwidth Being Throttled
vivitron6
Enthusiast
I have monitored the Data Bandwidth since 03/28 and noted that between the hours of 12:00am and 06:00am bandwidth is 1.5mbps to 2.0mbps.  After that I also noted that the bandwidth drops to appx .08mbps.  These tests have been on at least 3 other phones with the same results in the Phoenix, AZ area.  Is anyone else experiencing this?
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Re: Data Bandwidth Being Throttled
gerio
Specialist
There is no need to believe that 505mb will be considered "bandwidth hogging". Wildman gave you the accurate answer in the 2nd post of this thread.

You may continue to treat this experience as a conspiracy, if you wish. Obviously, you are disregarding the correct explanations offered in the various responses here. It is your time and effort to waste.

Geri O

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Re: Data Bandwidth Being Throttled
Wildman
Super User
Super User

To be honest I would think this is related to network traffic load, I would figure that during the night hours traffic would be lighter because more users are most likely resting and then around 6am the average users work day will start and the network will get hammered with everyone checking emails, appointment and conference calling.

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Re: Data Bandwidth Being Throttled
bearone21
Legend

no problems i've noticed.

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Re: Data Bandwidth Being Throttled
droidsw
Specialist
There were news releases sometime back that said if Verizon did any throttling, it would only affect those in the top (whatever) % of bandwidth usage and not a blanket throttling of everyone.

Your post made me curious and I Googled it. I found a recent Google entry from several hours ago...............it was your post in this forum.

Funny.
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Re: Data Bandwidth Being Throttled
vivitron6
Enthusiast
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Re: Data Bandwidth Being Throttled
Wildman
Super User
Super User

Heres a article in regards to this subject, I havent notice this on my device so far but this is a nice read.....

 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2379296,00.asp

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Re: Data Bandwidth Being Throttled
vivitron6
Enthusiast
I had read that article or similar to it. I find it hard to believe that the use of 505mbs this month and previous months would be classified aa a hog though. I have never went over 1gb month use in 7yrs.
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Re: Data Bandwidth Being Throttled
gerio
Specialist
There is no need to believe that 505mb will be considered "bandwidth hogging". Wildman gave you the accurate answer in the 2nd post of this thread.

You may continue to treat this experience as a conspiracy, if you wish. Obviously, you are disregarding the correct explanations offered in the various responses here. It is your time and effort to waste.

Geri O
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Re: Data Bandwidth Being Throttled
crb79
Specialist

I averaged over 10GB each month for 24 months, some months I was as high as 19GB usage.  I never saw any data throttling.  

 

I had a job where we sat around on call 14 hours a day in a remote area.  So I would watch videos on Hulu etc and listen to streaming music for most of the shift.  I never even got a notice about my data usage or had any Customer Service people mention it.  I even had an issue durring this time frame where the Customer Relations Vice President gave me a $100 device credit.  When it came time for renewing my contract this past July, they begged me 3-4 times a week to renew.

 

So I think it's safe to say that VZW does not throttle data usage.

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Re: Data Bandwidth Being Throttled
gerio
Specialist
Man, I'll bet you were running though batteries at a frenzied rate during that time!..:smileyhappy:)

Geri O
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