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Sprint new deprioritazation policy will throttle unlimited users on congested towers if you get a new phone

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If you are on an unlimited plan and upgrade your phone you agree to be throttle after 23gb to 2g speeds.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Sprint/c...ted_users/
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Anything to back this up? It's a reason why I got rid of sprint. I need to move my mom off sprint too...
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There is no way to reach 23gb of data usage on Sprint (even on LTE). Data is always so damn slow!, First t-mobile with the unlimited limit and now sprint.
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If your on a family plan is this per line or for the account as a whole?
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I hate sprint with a passion but the title is a little misleading. it's not a hard cap/throttle, it's more like a deprioritazation that the other carriers are doing.
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Quote from Ivanist View Post :
Anything to back this up? It's a reason why I got rid of sprint. I need to move my mom off sprint too...
https://www.reddit.com/r/Sprint/c...ted_users/

Quote from giannim View Post :
I hate sprint with a passion but the title is a little misleading. it's not a hard cap/throttle, it's more like a deprioritazation that the other carriers are doing.
No, you are right it is a soft cap and it does depend on how congested the tower is. The problem is that we have no idea what counts as congested. The state of sprints towers and how often they are congested.
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Quote from The-Alchemist View Post :
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No, you are right it is a soft cap and it does depend on how congested the tower is. The problem is that we have no idea what counts as congested. The state of sprints towers and how often they are congested.
Basically, you're likely screwed if you live in a big city in a densely populated area. I live a half mile from Wrigley Field. I will for sure get screwed with this because on game days, the tower is ALWAYS congested.
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I'm using an s6 edge plus from samsung promo. I can't believe how fast it is, even with low lte signal. 50-55mb down, 1-3mb up depending on signal. Outside house gets a little better. Blows away my att with good signal which is .5-1mb down and .1-.2mb up. I've already downloaded around 50gb.
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There is no way to reach 23gb of data usage on Sprint (even on LTE). Data is always so damn slow!, First t-mobile with the unlimited limit and now sprint.
Yeah, I was going to say the same thing. Besides, if you're using up to 23gb of data on a phone, you might want to consider getting OFF your phone sometimes! My son uses data like crazy and the most he ever uses in a month is like 5gb. HTF anyone could use 23gb is crazy unless all you do is watch movies. If you're tethering to reach that, then that's different and Sprint has every right to.
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Lol @ reddit as a "source".....
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Lol @ reddit as a "source".....
I always use this for my sources http://www.theonion.com/
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Quote from The-Alchemist View Post :
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No, you are right it is a soft cap and it does depend on how congested the tower is. The problem is that we have no idea what counts as congested. The state of sprints towers and how often they are congested.
There should be a basic meter for every carrier, that shows congestion.

But, like truth-in-advertising, so goes transparency and accurate data reporting (hey, there's plenty of room for trimming the herd, not just global famine and poverty).
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Lol @ reddit as a "source".....
Would you prefer the complicated bias sprint.com source? The one that makes this sound like a good thing?

Quote from TDRacin View Post :
Yeah, I was going to say the same thing. Besides, if you're using up to 23gb of data on a phone, you might want to consider getting OFF your phone sometimes! My son uses data like crazy and the most he ever uses in a month is like 5gb. HTF anyone could use 23gb is crazy unless all you do is watch movies. If you're tethering to reach that, then that's different and Sprint has every right to.
Lots of unlimited users on sprint do not have home internet.

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Basically, you're likely screwed if you live in a big city in a densely populated area. I live a half mile from Wrigley Field. I will for sure get screwed with this because on game days, the tower is ALWAYS congested.
Pretty much.
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Last edited by The-Alchemist October 31, 2015 at 10:40 AM
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Quote from giannim View Post :
I hate sprint with a passion but the title is a little misleading. it's not a hard cap/throttle, it's more like a deprioritazation that the other carriers are doing.
Verizon cannot by the terms of its Block C licenses selectively deprioritize UDP users. The other carriers can.
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