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    Article: Verizon Begins Enforcing 5% Rule

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    I wonder if I'm in the top 5% (doubt it)....what's the GB cutoff per month to fall into that classification?

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    I'd say 5GB and over. If someone is using that much data then their obviously tethering and need a to pay for a tethering plan or be with reduced speed.

    Sure it's a way to get more money but those are the rules.

    Those that use data normally won't see it affect them. Also, anyone using a 4G device will not be affected no matter the data usage. This is just for 3G users.

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    Last month my oldest son, (i4), was streaming music all day at work via Pandora, and used 8 GB Of data. I was not thrilled when I got the bill. Needless to say he's back listening to his mp3s.
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    ... LOL serves you right . Get him a FM radio...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokem View Post
    Last month my oldest son, (i4), was streaming music all day at work via Pandora, and used 8 GB Of data. I was not thrilled when I got the bill. Needless to say he's back listening to his mp3s.
    I have AT&T, not VZW, and I'm on the grandfathered unlimited data plan. I managed to use 6.7 GB of data in one month on a BlackBerry due to streaming.

    A lot of people mistakenly think that BlackBerry compresses all data, but that is not the case. I knew this, but a lot of folks do not. The only compressed data on BlackBerry is that which goes through RIM's NOC. Streaming audio does not.

    Pandora actually uses a lower bitrate for their streams than some other apps. I only used around 50 MB of data streaming Pandora about 3 1/2 hrs yesterday. Had I used TuneInRadio, I probably would have used about 150-200 MB in the same time period, since many of the stations on TuneInRadio use higher bitrates for their streams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delfim View Post
    ... LOL serves you right . Get him a FM radio...
    Some of us have to use streaming services as there is no FM signal that will get to our office, but we do get cell signals.

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    I've never used over 4GB's with this Thunderbolt and that was when in St. Louis a few times testing downloads via 4G....(which is smoking fast) Mostly use wifi when at home and 3G everywhere else til 4G gets here....I'd say I'm fine.

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