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Re: Verizon Business - LTE?
From: Joe Greco <jgreco () ns sol net>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 09:39:03 -0500 (CDT)

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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 magic=
ally
fixed at max 1.5mbps

Last month's usage was about 200gb.

cmon verizon seriously :(
=20
they've been fairly public about 'unlimited' !=3D "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?

So if he's used 200GB, and made his carrier ticked off at him that he
went over 5GB, they ... capped him at a speed which allows him maybe
as much as 452GB/month?

% expr 1500000 / 8 \* 30 / 1024 \* 86400 / 1048576
452

I must be doing the math wrong or maybe I messed up reordering the
expr to avoid integer overflows...

1500000 bits per second / 8 bits per byte * 30 days per month /
1024 bytes per KB * 86400 seconds per day / 1048576 KB per GB....

looks fine to me.

I don't get why they'd cap you at 1.5Mbps if they want your usage
to remain within 5GB/month.  :-)

... JG
-- 
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.


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