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RE: Verizon Business - LTE?
From: Eric Wieling <EWieling () nyigc com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:37:05 -0400

As I understand it, data on a smartphone is "unlimited", but data on a non-phone device (called Broadband Access) is 
capped at 5GB.    

At one time if you went over 5GB on a "broadband access" account they simply terminated your account.  This happened to 
me.

Then a class action lawsuit happened.  I got a check from VZ and they stopped terminating people for going over 5GB.  
Instead, they charged some huge overages fees.  IIRC if you used a total of 10 GB (5GB over your allowance) it cost 
around $250.

Last time I checked, Verizon reduced their overage fees to something around $10/GB.  Cellular data service such as 
1xRTT, EVDO, LTE, etc is great when your only other options are dialup or consumer satellite internet service.    

-----Original Message-----
From: Leo Bicknell [mailto:bicknell () ufp org] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:24 AM
To: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: Verizon Business - LTE?

In a message written on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 11:34:50PM -0400, Christopher Morrow wrote:
On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 10:28 PM, chris <tknchris () gmail com> wrote:
I've apparently hit some kind of magic bw limit. My 4G LTE is now 
magically fixed at max 1.5mbps

Last month's usage was about 200gb.

cmon verizon seriously :(

they've been fairly public about 'unlimited' != "unlimited"

I have no issues with a cap, however I have huge issues when a company is allowed to call a capped service "unlimited". 
 I think it's straight up false advertising, and I really wish some state AG's would take up the issue.

But what's more interesting is that Verizon's contract for LTE has _the exact same cap as 3G service_, 5Gb.  If Chris 
is really getting 200Gb before being capped, that is impressive.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2373767,00.asp

PCMag did the math, you can use up the 5GB alotment in 32 minutes with LTE.  Seems like as the speeds get faster the 
cap should get larger, doesn't it?

-- 
       Leo Bicknell - bicknell () ufp org - CCIE 3440
        PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/


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