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Article: Verizon Begins Enforcing 5% Rule
I wonder if I'm in the top 5% (doubt it)....what's the GB cutoff per month to fall into that classification?
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.
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...
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.
Originally Posted by chokem
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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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.
Originally Posted by delfim
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.