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Verizon to begin throttling some 'unlimited' LTE users

updated 03:45 pm EDT, Fri July 25, 2014

'Network optimization' should only hurt 5 percent of LTE userbase

Starting October 1, Verizon will begin throttling some of its "unlimited" LTE users, according to an official announcement. The carrier promises that only five percent of that group -- those using 4.7GB or more per month -- will be affected, and "only in places and at times when the network is experiencing high demand." Unlimited 3G access has been throttled in a similar manner for some time.

Verizon has been attempting to transition most of its subscribers over to tiered data plans, but people with grandfathered unlimited plans have kept full service, throttling notwithstanding. Customers on "More Everything" plans are not currently subject to throttling measures.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Hillbilly Geek

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 08-22-06

    I'd love to begin throttling me some Verizon.

  1. pastusza

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: 11-01-99

    I purposely buy used phones to keep my unlimited data. I guess it's time to jump ship now and go with T-Mobile or Sprint. Bye, bye, Verizon.

  1. sacrums1

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 01-30-10

    Yes, T-mobile and Sprint, here I come!

  1. Flying Meat

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: 01-25-07

    Sure, sure. Just stop saying unlimited!

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