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    move from data bucket to unlimited?

    Any reason not to switch from our data bucket to unlimited? I have 2 abusers on my 4-line shared account that literally went though 24 GB this month and we're on safety now and complaining about it.

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    with unlimited you may be subject to slower speeds if the tower is crowded.

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    None that I can think of,might cost you a little more.

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    If you can afford it, it's amazing to be able to use your phone how you want to without have to "data watch."

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    Yes, you will love the liberty of using data if you can afford.

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    Thanks guys.
    Anyone with GoUnlimited have issues with data provisioning during periods of "congestion?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin_AZ View Post
    Thanks guys.
    Anyone with GoUnlimited have issues with data provisioning during periods of "congestion?"
    Completely depends on where you are and the time. My wife has not had any issues.

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    Been on the lowest cost unlimited data plan since January , so far I have not gone over 10gb in a month, if they ever did slow it down I sure never noticed it. The way I understand it they are not supposed to be able to slow my data down unless I go over 15gb. At my home location verizon is my only option for internet other than satellite. Since I travel a lot Verizon data seems like my best option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    with unlimited you may be subject to slower speeds if the tower is crowded.
    Ive heard this many times and to me it seems insignificant. I live in the New York City metropolitan area. In the few years I have had the go unlimited plan on 4 phones I don't even know if I'm throttled. I've been in Manhattan during the day with millions of other users and have never had a problem or been unable to stream anything

    As other posters have said its nice just to use your phone and not have to worry about a data limit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin_AZ View Post
    Thanks guys.
    Anyone with GoUnlimited have issues with data provisioning during periods of "congestion?"
    I do have Go Unlimited to serve three lines. One of the three lines generally shows very heavy use, it's my eldest son and he doesn't have access to the internet or wifi, so his phone is his connection to the world. With less than 1/3 of my billing period expended, he has already used 19 GB and I don't hear any complaints from him. In the past three months, we have used 61.3 GB, 53 GB and 70.4 GB. If we have been restricted, i don't know about it.

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    Line 1 (My line) 31.45 GB used; 2 GB HotSpot with 3 days left
    Line 2 (Wife's) 9 GB used; 4 GB HotSpot with 3 days left
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    Line 4 - 4 GB data used with 3 days left

    No complaints from lines 1 or 3.
    We have "The New Verizon Plan Unlimited"
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    Thanks. I'll probably move over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin_AZ View Post
    Thanks. I'll probably move over.
    Do you use the hotspot feature,if so I believe that is throttled at 600kbps. I could be wrong.

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    Rarely. If we're out and need to sync something to a tablet.

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    First off, you have 0 data abusers on your account. The few people around here using that term decided they personally use under 1GB a month, therefore anyone using more than 1GB is abusing their line. Yeah. Having a few of those large games that like to update frequently, streaming music, and videos (including youtube-length) are all excellent ways to have those GBs catch up on you. With that off my chest...

    Anyone with GoUnlimited have issues with data provisioning during periods of "congestion?"
    I am not on GoUnlimited, I'm on the "new verizon unlimited" (which at this point is their old unlimited...yeah), deprioritization at 22GB. Assuming reasonable signal strength (getting like 1mbps because you are on the edge of coverage is a whole nother kettle of fish...)... I found no sign of deprioritization if speeds in an area are above like 6mbps (makes sense, Verizon Wireless' expected 4G speed is listed as 5-12mbps, so no reason to deprioritize anyone yet.) Between like 1-6mbps or so, I could see a deprioritized phone was slowed down by maybe 1-2mbps compared to non-deprioritized; so, if one phone is getting 6mbps the other might get 4-5mbps. No problem yet. If service is down near 1mbps, then the deprioritized phone's speed is pretty bad; I didn't have it stall or drop to near-zero, but it would dip down to 100-200kbps sometimes.

    Personally, I see possible signs of depioritization (4-6mbps speeds) from like 4-6PM when people who should be paying attention to driving are clogging up the phone system instead (speed is slowed a bit but not too badly.) Speeds for both normal and deprioritized services get pretty bad when a football or basketball game is in town (50,000+ extra people tailgating, loading into Kinnick Stadium, then post-game tailgating...)

    So, based on speeds you see now in your area, that should give you some idea of how deprioritization will treat you.

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