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The illusion of "unlimited data"
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All the plans I see throttle speed at 22-24GB.

I asked my son how data went through his phone on WiFi in the last month- 115GB. So "unlimited data" wouldn't even last him a week.
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#2
That is a crazy amount of data over cellular network.

That is what fixed line wireless is designed for not the regular cellular system.
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(03-13-2017, 08:44 AM)dmcowen674 Wrote: That is a crazy amount of data over cellular network.

That is what fixed line wireless is designed for not the regular cellular system.

That is his wifi, he uses 8-10 a month on cell network.
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(03-13-2017, 06:06 AM)RolloTheGreat Wrote: All the plans I see throttle speed at 22-24GB.

I asked my son how data went through his phone on WiFi in the last month- 115GB. So "unlimited data" wouldn't even last him a week.

The telco's can't sell you wi-fi, they can sell you cellular data and with Ajit Pai heading up the FCC expect them to do everything they possibly can to discourage wi-fi use and encourage cellular, up to and including paying stadiums to turn their wi-fi off during the superbowl.

otherwise how will the poor money-starved hard done by telco's rake in even more obscene profits?! (and Mr Pai is chairman of the FCC to make that happen).
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(03-13-2017, 12:51 PM)gstanford Wrote:
(03-13-2017, 06:06 AM)RolloTheGreat Wrote: All the plans I see throttle speed at 22-24GB.

I asked my son how data went through his phone on WiFi in the last month- 115GB. So "unlimited data" wouldn't even last him a week.

The telco's can't sell you wi-fi, they can sell you cellular data and with Ajit Pai heading up the FCC expect them to do everything they possibly can to discourage wi-fi use and encourage cellular, up to and including paying stadiums to turn their wi-fi off during the superbowl.

otherwise how will the poor money-starved hard done by telco's rake in even more obscene profits?!  (and Mr Pai is chairman of the FCC to make that happen).

The "unlimited" plans are a better deal, just not revolutionary. 22-24GB is still a lot of data and throttled free might be better than paid overages on a big plan.
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#6
My cable internet is pretty splotchy. The "60 MB" package is is all over the place.

I dont know how these internet providers get away with it. The higher the speed, the higher the variance.
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