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Download 60GB of Data in 13 Days on 4G LTE and Verizon May Throttle You, Thought Only 3G Customers Were Affected? (Updated)

Verizon has made it clear that they want the majority of their new and current customers to have an enjoyable network experience throughout the life of their contract.  One of the ways they will make sure this happens is through what they are calling “Network Optimization Practices.”  It’s a form of temporary throttling that only happens once a customer meets a full list of requirements.  Well folks, one of our readers may have checked off all of the boxes on that list and then some.  Because as you know, these practices were not supposed to apply to 4G LTE customers.  

As you can see from the shot of his account, he has busted through almost 60GB of data in 13 days. Take a minute to digest that number and then let’s continue.  So what happened?  During peak hours, he is most definitely seeing his data connection drop to “slower than 3G.”  In fact, during times when network use is high, he is apparently only able to browse the web if he toggles down to a 3G connection.

Now, I’ll even admit that seeing someone use 60GB of data (none of which was tethering) in such a short amount of time is leaving me speechless, but Verizon’s own disclosure on their data practices specifically say that “if you have a 4G LTE device you will not be impacted.”  So why is our reader getting throttled?

He was told over the phone that his excessive downloading was an “abuse of the network.”  That “abuse” apparently led to VZW making an exception to their own rules.

Update:  Another of our readers (@IsamarChajon) is reporting in that he has done 120GB in 10 days and has not been capped or throttled at all.  Could be that our original 60GB reader is just extremely unlucky. Here is his 120GB proof. Damn that is a lot of data.

*Note – on a positive note, he’s giving away his Bionic over at RootzWiki to a developer.  If you are a dev and interested, head on over to this post.

Cheers Mavrick987!

  • Ryan Grady

    hey what data plans do these guys have?!?! I didnt think any of the 4g plans were unlimited? Wouldn’t that cost a metric shiton if you downloaded 120gb not on an unlimited plan?!?

  • Asmack101

    120g in 10 days WTF!!!. I thought my 10g was a lot good grief. Time to step it up like 12 notches. Maybe I should download Ps3 games and Xbox360 games too  just like our LTE abuser.

  • The angry inch

    So many of you sound like crabs in a bucket rather than adults, who cares what you use a month and how you can’t understand how someone could use so much data? 

    Don’t feel sorry for him? thanks for wasting space posting your feelings. 

    What do you have smart phone for in the first place? playing angry birds, cut the rope and sending text messages? why don’t you just get a DS and a feature phone?If your ‘Unlimited’ 4g/3g use was being throttled, if verizon suddenly decided that you were the violator what would you do?first they came for the 60gb in 13 days who will they decide next is using too much of ‘Unlimited’? for myself, at home i normally have 150-200 gig a month in traffic for netflix, huluplus, video chatting with friends, working from home via citrix. I have been considering dropping my cable internet  which costs $48 a month for $30 a month tethering, but if this is verizon’s idea of ‘Unlimited’ then I can’t chance it and I really appreciate Kellex letting me and others know that this could happen and render my phone as well as my tethered home internet useless before I found out on my own.the only possible positive is the second user that had 120gb and wasn’t throttled. If this is true perhaps mr 60gb was causing network issues and mr 120gb was not.4g has a bandwidth of 100GB/s and 4 gig a day is no where near excessive when that amount of bandwidth is available. verizon is a backbone provider, data costs to them are immaterial. they charge what they can get away with and you are helping with being outraged at a fellow user who is not impacting you at all on 4g. if he is or other are please show some speed test results that show your 4g speeds suddenly dropping. my 4g speeds never dip below 10-12 and top at 19-21 

    • Guest

      I think the word we’re looking for is…..Anyways. Um, it kind of looks like you wasted more space than all of us put together. Geez. I’m pretty sure this is a public blog that any of us can post whatever type or however long of a response that we want to.

  • Wow, better than my PC. I try to
    download 15 GB data for about 8 days! But this phone can download 60 GB in just
    few days. What a great speed it has. 

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  • Tboltuser

    I agree with Verizon and many of the other posters, it’s abuse.  So the contract states its unlimited, who cares.  It’s more or less not capped for 99% of us.  If capping the top few abusers means the majority of us keep our unlimited plans, that’s cool with me.  If you think you are going to DL close to 180GB in one month, or in the case of the other guy approx 360GB, you should pay more. 

  • Anonymous

    There is a part that should be shown as well — it also comes from the Network Optimization page:

    Does Network Optimization apply to customers using 4G services?
    No.  We reserve the right to include 4G LTE users later, but right now this only applies to the top 5% of users with unlimited data plans using 3G devices. If you have a 4G LTE device you will not be affected at this time.

    OK, I am Android fan, there are things I don’t like about VZW and I am not posting this not as /flamebait. Some people will not find it popular, there are some inconsistencies in the article. 

    Your statement “So why is our getting throttled?” is inaccurate.

    He was not throttled — he was optimized. Throttling = being slowed for your entire cycle, 100% of the time, no matter where you are.
    Optimized = as long are you are connected to a congested site, speed is reduced. Move to a different site, your speed is no longer reduced.

    Also, you left out VZW’s statement that they reserve the right to include 4g LTE customers in their Network Optimization system.

    Thanks for the time that goes into DL — I read it daily and enjoy the level of dedication I see from all of the contributing authors.

  • Mneighbo

    The most I’ve ever used is just over 5GB/month. Holy hell to the 60GB. WOW!! What the hell is anyone doing to rack up that many GB?!? Just curious…

    This is just like when you’re in school and the teacher grades on a curve…  

  • coremetalbrutal

    What the hell could you possibly be doing to use 120GB on a mobile phone? I could turn my phone into a modem and torrent everything i need and still not come close to that. Ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe Netflix? I know it sucks down a lot on the PC in a month, between that and some torrents lol

  • WhyGetAllTheInfo??

    Why not AT LEAST post whether or not they have wireless hotspot or not? Oh that would be the responsible thing to do, to hell with that. 

  • Andro X

    See this is why we can’t have unlimited. People like this just ruin it for everyone. I think if verizon says we have unlimited then that’s what it should be, BUT… We already know now that if people keep abusing it then they’re willing to throttle. Next thing to go will be our unlimited plan altogether.If we want it to stay I think we all need to at least keep our data low enough to stay off Verizon’s radar.

  • Anonymous

    60gigs is ridiculous in that time frame for sure.

  • Its very simple — If you want to replace your home internet service…. that’s all fine and good, but please sign up for the $20 unlimited tethering package!!!

  • Joshua Granville

    The reason there are tiered plans is because of idiots like this using up 60gbs…. that’s ridiculous

  • Jason

    What the F@!$% are you doing to download that much data!?!?! These people are why we are all getting screwed! Get a damn computer and pay for home service if you need that much data from the web!!

    • Lgreg64

      that’s a lot of porn

  • Chefmg

    Ok you guys ask how do you use that much data……I used to work outside and hooked my phone to a speaker to listen to pandora well I used to hit the speaker off when someone talked to me and would forget my phone was running. Did this for a month 12 hours a day… just radio mind you and I had unlimited data no problem……..2 terabytes of data I used that month just on radio so its very easy if using your phone to stream..

    • Db

      I find that hard to believe.. i do 8 hours a day Monday – Friday of Pandora and barley break a gig.

    • Anonymous

      BS there is no freaking way. Pandora at “High Quality” runs 64 kbits/sec, thats 28.125 Mb/hr. Take 30 Days @ 24 hours a day running Pandora and that is 20250 Mb (20.25Gb)

      • Tony Allen

        Pandora + Netflix + Youtube + App downloads/updates + web surfing.. It adds up, and if you’re a power user, it’ll really add up. 

        REGARDLESS, he was on 4G and per Verizon’s own documents 4G LTE customers will not be throttled. They’re breaking their own rules. Which is complete and total bullshit. He wasn’t stealing anything, he wasn’t abusing anything. He was using unlimited data, on his phone, not breaking any stupid tethering rules, because I can guarantee you if he was using LTE via questionable legal tether, which isn’t possible on the Bionic yet btw. They would have taken notice many, many GBs ago. 

        • Austin Brkich

          It has already been posted that they have changed said “document” even though what your looking at was the original article they did explaining what data optimization was and what it wasn’t. They have updated the article with more information and said that they do have the rights to throttle 4G users if they need to. But if everything they post or do is the new set of rules, then every single company would of been sued out of existence by now. The only thing that matters between you and Verizon is the contract that states they have the right to throttle data users and makes no statement about 3G or even 4G.

  • androidman

    What gets me is why they even bother making a faster network when they are going to throttle it.  It’s like going out and buying a Ferrari and only doing under the speed limit pointless. 

  • Genius

    False advertising is FALSE Advertising, no two ways about it. This guy uses more bandwidth in 13 days than I do in an entire year but if they’re going to throttle people down with 4G, they should say it up front. 

    Now all that said I’m all for throttle down the BW hogs to speed up my 2G/month until a time comes when it’s not necessary.

  • LODE

    60 gb is crazy!  Might as well get used to tiered plans since I doubt Verizon will allow “unlimited” forever.  Some of us were lucky enough to be grand fathered in when they switched over, but they could take that away anytime.

    • Tony Allen

      They can take it away, but they can’t take it away from customers who signed contracts with unlimited. I won’t give mine up for anything. They will have to take it kicking and screaming, and when they do, I’ll probably end up on a feature phone again, with my Wifi tablet.

  • Austin Brkich

    I would like to post this since people are complaining about how Verizon doesn’t have the right to do this. They have every right to do this and it doesn’t matter one bit if your using a 4G Device.

    http://support.verizonwireless.com/information/data_disclosure.html
    Does Network Optimization apply to customers using 4G services?
    No. 
    We reserve the right to include 4G LTE users later, but right now this
    only applies to the top 5% of users with unlimited data plans using 3G
    devices. If you have a 4G LTE device you will not be affected at this
    time.

    Says right there on the site that they have the right to add 4G Users to the list to be throttled.

    https://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/globalText?textName=CUSTOMER_AGREEMENT&jspName=footer/customerAgreement.jsp
    Verizon Wireless strives to provide customers the best experience when
    using our network, a shared resource among tens of millions of
    customers. To help achieve this, if you use an extraordinary amount of
    data and fall within the top 5% of Verizon Wireless data users we may
    reduce your data throughput speeds periodically for the remainder of
    your then current and
    immediately following billing cycle to ensure high quality network
    performance for other users at locations and times of peak demand. Our
    proactive management of the Verizon Wireless network is designed to
    ensure that the remaining 95% of data customers aren’t negatively
    affected by the inordinate data consumption of just a few users.

    This is the latest contract pulled from Verizon, so if you fall in the top 5% there going to cap you if they want to. It says nothing in there about this is only for 3G so it applied for 4G users as well. Oh and even if you say you signed a contract that says your not going to get capped when they updated the contract they sent it on your monthly bill as a note on there and if you didn’t respond back to them then you told them you agreed to it.

    • Fyrenzy

      i never recieved this email. thanks for the bs though. made me laugh. my email is the one connected to my droid phone/verizon account. how can i respond to an email that was never sent? and yes i fall under the top 10% of data users. i even have, documented, emails from verizon about how they were throttling me from over a year ago. yet ive never recieved this. hmmmm.

      • Austin Brkich

        If you’re a Postpay customer, please note that many notices we
        send to you will show up as messages on your monthly bill. If you have
        online billing, those notices will be deemed received by you when your
        online bill is available for viewing. If you get a paper bill, those
        notices will be deemed received by you three days after we mail the bill
        to you. If we send other notices to you, they will be considered
        received immediately if we send them to your wireless device, or to any
        email or fax number you’ve given us, or after three days if we mail them
        to your billing address. If you need to send notices to us, please
        send them to the customer service address on your latest bill.

        It was added onto your bill, either on the paper bill you receive or it’s online. They don’t send out an email or a letter every time the agreement is changed saying that they changed it and this are the new terms. They make a message available to you that you have to keep an eye out for. And even then you have to look up the new terms or call in and ask what the new terms are. If they don’t hear back from you then you agreed to it be default.

        • Fyrenzy

          nope. dont pay online, nor by direct deposit. i pay cash with my contract. and isnt it within the contract that i have 10 business day to acknowledge a change in contract? not 3 days? thanks for the bs though. i liked the laugh. hahahaha

          • Austin Brkich

            Since when does “received” equal “acknowledge”? There stating that 3 days after they drop the letter for you in there mailbox it is considered that you have received the notice and you have 10 days from then to comply. I also like how you saying the legal contract that is available online for you to read is BS. They changed the contract on 9-13-2011 so they sent you a notice, it is your responsibility to check the new terms. Since you apparently didn’t check and that you originally agreed that if you don’t respond then you automatically agree to any changes by default, you have now agreed to allow them to throttle your data.

          • Fyrenzy

            are you saying you can change my contract without informing me? cause im looking at my bill right now, and there has been no change from the bill before, or the bill before that? no notice has been recieved. no nothing… my bill is the exact same as 1 month ago, 2 months ago, 3 months ago, 4 months ago… no change. have not recieved anything different from verizon. same bill. only difference is the amount of minutes and data i have used. like i said bs

          • Austin Brkich

            Fine, if your so confident then press for legal actions. I would like to see you try and take on a team of lawyers by yourself. The only lawyers your going to find to help you will take your money and tell you that they can’t help you. You have signed a legal binding contract with Verizon, and they have put it in there that if you use your service after they changed it then you agreed to it. They sent you a notice one way or another, if your claiming they didn’t it doesn’t matter cause it states in there that you agreed to it already.

            Now if you want to take them to court they can bring up the fact that it is your responsibility to keep up with your contract. If the local court sends you a letter and they fucked it up and sent it to the wrong address, and because of that you don’t show up for your court date your still going to get a warrant issued for your arrest and there is nothing you can do. I had that happen to me and it sucks, but it is your responsibility not Verizons.

          • Fyrenzy

            ive gotten past your throttling issue, and i have 4g in a none 4g city. why would i complain? i dont have issues. im defending ppl that have issues. i won my last 2 lawsuit against verizon(my disability)( and when verizon failed to mention the restrictions with the broadband card quite a few years ago) i dont need to defend myself to a wanna be verizon employee.

          • Fyrenzy

            i got a good 100,000 from verizon over them failing to mention the limits of their broadband card in like 2008 or 2007. it been awhile.

          • Fyrenzy

            and thats not even counting what i got for my disability(cant walk). hahahahahaha. i got 2 wins against verizon. im defending other ppl with rights. and i doubt very much your an actual verizon personal. anyone can type some stuff and sound official. show some actual verizon credentials. please. then i might get some more money for reporting you for leaking info! why else would you be on this website? no? then i doubt your anything but a troll. Dont feed the trolls guys! its what makes there meaningless life feel worth living

          • Austin Brkich

            Here is a picture of my badge, go ahead and report me for posting about Verizon’s Terms.

          • Fyrenzy

            Austin Texas? wow small world. im not from austin but im really close. from texas. awesome! if your on a leaked website for droid info, it was smart to not have your name nor any sort of identifing number on it so noone can identify you. you shouldnt have even submitted that really. i dont want you to lose your job. jobs are important especially in this day and age. like i said. ive already won 2 lawsuits versus verizon. theres no reason for me to take your job. really man. i was just messing around with saying i was going to report you. is there some way you can remove your pics? dont lose your job over something as trivial as this bullshit. i never wanted you to really post that. i dont want you to lose your job! jobs are important

          • Fyrenzy

            really. dont lose your job by posting pics man. if there is some way to remove the pics take it if you can. really. dont risk the job. seriously. jobs are important. i may not be able to have one cause of my disability but i dont want anyone to lose theres

          • Joshua Granville

            Entitlement…

          • Fyremzy

            sorry, I am just a delusional weirdo who has no job and thinks I have sued Verizon and won but really just sit home CAUSE I AM DISABLED WAAA and pop painkillers all day and can’t afford home broadband even though I have countless lawsuits against Verizon for a million dollars each.  Now leave me alone with my Bionic, the porn where the dude bangs a horse just finished on my Torrent site!

          • Austin Brkich

            For one, I am not going to lose my job over this so I could care less if people know that I work for Verizon since I am only posting information that is freely available and I am allowed to talk to people about.

          • Fyrenzy

            im not joking man. this site is known for ppl leaking info. if verizon thinks your leaking info you will be terminated. jobs are important

          • Austin Brkich

            I would have to disagree with you on that, as for the process Verizon uses to track down leaked information and all that jazz about getting fired over what not I can’t reveal. But I won’t get fired, plain and simple.

          • Fyrenzy

            im just saying, i may not like you(mainly cause we’ve been arguing) but a job is important. unless you did something to me directly, i dont want anyone to lose their job.

          • Austin Brkich

            I am not a “wanna be”, I have had to call the police to get people escorted out of my store from people threatening legal actions and refusing to leave over this kind of stuff plenty of times. Verizon has changed there contract to allow them to throttle there users bandwidth, if people don’t like the new contract then they should of called them and told them that they didn’t agree. If you like Verizon has the right to not grand father people, and tell them that the new phones aren’t eligible for unlimited data. Since that is also in the contract. They can even change there plans and if you try and switch tell you that you are unable to keep the unlimited data.

          • Fyrenzy

            like i said, a wanna be verizon employee

          • Tony Allen

            What you’re missing here is Verizon legally, CAN NOT change our contracts without going through us first. Just can’t happen, and if it does. Legal action needs to be taken, and it wouldn’t be good for Verizon, regardless of how many lawyers they bring.

          • Fyrenzy

            also have not recieved any change in my contract when i recieved my last bill. so if you change my contract without informiming me, thats another violation. and my next bill wont show up until next month(november). thanks for trying to sound official. you almost had me… until i looked at my bill

      • Fyrenzy

        have been drinking. since i switched to 4g. have not recieved any email about anything from verizon except my BILL!

  • Anonymous

    Wow, both these guys need a life… And no, Droid Life is much more than just watching videos all day long, thats just couch potato life… And don’t they have a bigger screen like a tv and DVD player or xbox?

  • Brucehlee1971

    Sad to see all the Nazis in here.

  • eddieonofre

    120GB in 10 days… daaaaamn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is like a loooot of video and porno movies downloaded

  • Bewara2009

    For a fact they are doing torrents and sharing there network too! 

  • DroidLifeRules

    It may have been discussed but I don’t see it and I am a noob. How do you know if you’ve been throttled?

    • You could do a speed test, I’m sure there’s an app for it, the results will tell you how face your upload/download speed is.

  • hatethanet

    Hmmm…so maybe if enough people go crazy with their data usage, the “Top 5%” will be like 20 GB/month and up, which is great news for people like me using less than 10 GB.

    • hatethanet

      Keep up the good work, people!

  • michael evans

    2 GB/Hour thats crazy. Torrents possibly? 

  • jbonics

    120…..60….everyone clap your a looser still.

  • Fyrenzy

    To all those complaining how much data he uses… HE PAYS FOR UNLIMITED! UNLIMITED MEANS UNLIMITED! he can use his data how he sees fit as long as its within his contract. who cares what hes doing! Its HIS contract! HIS unlimited plan! if he is following his contract, he is legally able to use it!!! simple as that! dont be mad cause you were to dumb to switch to verizon before they removed unlimited plans! thats not his fault! thats verizons! and yours!!! IF YOU PAY FOR UNLIMITED, THEN YOU SHOULD GET UNLIMITED!!! are you ok with paying full price for a hamburger and only getting half a hamburger even though they told you it was a full hamburger? are you ok with going to a all you can eat buffet and getting told your not allowed to have a third plate? VERIZONS POLICY STATES THEY WONT THROTTLE 4G, and they are breaking that policy! simple as that!!! dont defend them for lying to thier customers!!! they should be held accountable!

    • DBK

      Wrong. The amount of data you get to use is unlimited, but there are conditions IN THE CONTRACT that state how the data is allowed to be used. Break those conditions and you get throttled. Which is what these guys most likely did.

      Not to mention, you are only throttled when you go into high traffic areas. You get your speeds back when you go into low traffic areas. Something Kellex forgot to mention.

      You can quit your bichen now.

      • Fyrenzy

        read what i said. “if he is following his contract” or “he can use his data how he sees fit as long as its within his contract” those are exact quotes from what i said!!!! READ WHAT I SAID!!!

        • Fyrenzy

          i love how people want to try to correct me when they dont read what i say.

          • Fyrenzy

            and kellex posted the actual policy from verizon… “if you have 4g lte device you will not be affected” thats a quote from the verizon website. thats verizons policy. verizon is breaking there own policy!!!

          • Fyrenzy

            i really love how nobody actually reads the article, they just skim. you think your the only one ive corrected? ive corrected hundreds of ppl on this website in over a year and a half. BECAUSE NOBODY READS THE ARTICLE!!!

          • DBK

            I did read. You assume he did nothing wrong. Yet obviously he must have since he got throttled. If you bothered to make an effort to properly read my comment you would see that I mention the contract and what’s worded in it, not that particular policy. Just because that particular policy applies to only the 3G customers doesn’t mean 4G customers are completely safe from throttling. You violate the contract, you suffer the consequences.

            Your thinking is too black and white. You need to get out more.

    • Anonymous

      Dude, that’s not a 3rd plate. Thats like 120 plates…

      • Fyrenzy

        if you can eat that much… then yes. but its advertised as, all you can eat, wouldnt you get pissed off if they kicked you out for not being able to eat all you can eat? simple as that. its advertised as unlimited(within the contract)… if you following the contract, then you should have unlimited data. and not be throttled(against thier policy according to the verizon email above). if we let them violating thier own policy by throttling the high usage users(as long as they arent violating thier contract), then whats stopping them from throttling all users?

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, if that floats their boat.

          Legality aside, on the use case note, most ppl don’t have all day to just sit around and eat or watch videos. A job or friends might alleviate the boredom to consume so much data.

          • Fyrenzy

            not legally able to work, its called disabled. i cant walk. thanks for bringing that up. and what does it matter what i do in MY LIFE? does my life affect yours? If i follow my contract to the letter, why cant i use as much data as i want? i pay for unlimited. unlimited means unlimited. as long as i follow my contract that I SIGNED!  What does it matter how i choose to keep the boredom away? its MY LIFE!!!

    • Austin Brkich

      Verizon Wireless strives to provide customers the best experience when
      using our network, a shared resource among tens of millions of
      customers. To help achieve this, if you use an extraordinary amount of
      data and fall within the top 5% of Verizon Wireless data users we may
      reduce your data throughput speeds periodically for the remainder of
      your then current and
      immediately following billing cycle to ensure high quality network
      performance for other users at locations and times of peak demand. Our
      proactive management of the Verizon Wireless network is designed to
      ensure that the remaining 95% of data customers aren’t negatively
      affected by the inordinate data consumption of just a few users.

      His contract states that if he is in the top 5% they have the right to throttle him, nothing in the contract that he agreed to about 3G/4G Devices.

      • Fyrenzy

        there has been no change to my bill since i switched to 4g. srry buddy, but i think your full of it…

        • DBK

          Maybe you need to read your contract more thoroughly (since you have nothing better to do) before you mock people. Maybe then you won’t look like such a fool.

    • Adamnj77

      DAMN FRENZY…every freakin 15 comments…WE GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ethan Leisinger

    Just an fyi I downloaded 200+ GB last month and I too am noticing extremely slow speeds on my thunderbolt this month

  • Here is mine 

    http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7826/mybill.png

    Have a problem? I really could care less. I have unlimted data and that is exactly what I am going to use, ULIMITED DATA.

    I use my connection every single day, even at work. When I am doing paper work it is a joy to be able to stream Trailer Park Boys and things of that nature just so I have a little entertainment while sitting and pencil pushing away. I’m surprised actually that it isn’t double what it says. I bet all the people who are complaining are the people who aren’t grandfathered into the contract LOL. Sucks to be you, should have jumped in when you had a chance.

    • Mack

      You do realize you full phone number is on that image…

      That’s one of those things you should blur out.

      • Yeah I fixed it but it won’t update the thumbnail, oh well. That’s what the blacklist is for.

  • Telephoneteck

    Okay verizon is in the wrong here, he pays for unlimited dataand so do I, although I find it hard to go through more than 3 gigs a month. I live in a 3g town and I install T1s, T3s, and fiber to the cell sites around here. Did you know with just 1 strand of fiber (glass smaller in diameter than a hair on your head) they can get 40 Gbit/s. Think how many users even @ 10 Mbit/s it woud take to clog that pipe? And thats one strand of fiber, that being said none of the cell site here utilize a full OC768 = 40Gbit/s. Hence the 3g 🙁

  • Wow way to ruin it for everyone. 60 Gigs even in a MONTH is ridiculous. 

  • I am still confused as to how you use 120GB in 10 days… how? HOW IS THIS SORCERY POSSIBLE?

  • Holy Sh*t 160GB WTF are you doing streaming porn on the on the son of a b*tch

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  • Fyrenzy

    unlimited! 60gb is a limit. UNLIMITED! if you only use 20gb a month then
    thats what you should pay for. unlimited means unlimited! how can you
    ppl not realize this? if your using your data in a way that is 100%
    legitamite with your contract… then you should have unlimited data. PERIOD! you ppl are saying its ok for verizon to throttle someone if
    they feel its ok to do it! i pay for unlimited and i will use 100gb or
    1000gb if i want to, cause thats what i pay for!!! verizon offers the
    ability of having unlimited data, yet you ppl want everyone to only use
    2gb a month? i pay for UNLIMITED! and i will use as much data as i want
    CAUSE I PAY FOR UNLIMITED DATA!

    • Fyrenzy

      btw, i hacked my phone and started tethering cause they started throttling me when i was following the rules of my contract. they broke my contract when they started throttling me, so i dont care anymore, and hacked my phone and started tethering. there are ways to get around throttling. i have almost no problem now. and i still use over 50gb a month. less than what i was using when i was following my contract. i pay for unlimited, thus i will use what i want!!!

      • Fyrenzy

        they started throttling me before, they announced that was what they were going to do to the top 10%

        • Fyrenzy

          i mentioned them throttling me, as i was 100% legitimate with my contract over a year ago on this site. the main reason i rooted my phone! i will use hwever much data i want cause i pay for UNLIMITED!

          • Anonymous

            Why don’t you try out eharmony, join a book club, take up running, get a job, or you could always just use your phone less. Just throwing it out there.

          • Fyrenzy

            disabled, cant walk. and why does it matter what I DO? does my life affect yours in any way? i dont live in any major city, every person i live near has there droid rooted and use more data than me and i still get amazing speeds.

          • Fyrenzy

            I PAY FOR UNLIMITED!!! I will use however much data i choose to CAUSE THATS WHAT I PAY FOR!!!!

          • Joshua Granville

            You’re def a liberal scumbag who thinks the world owes him something, I can tell.

    • I feel ya.  My connection gets throttled regularly and has for 2 years.  I certainly do not even break 10, or 5 for that matter.  And as I’ve said before I lose 3g every night from 12 am to 1 am.  I really wish any other network reached everywhere I go.

  • Little kids need to go outside a little bit more

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    WTF is he doing?

    • Anonymous

      Apparently not much other than watching videos.

  • Anonymous

    im 16 days into my cycle and not even close to hitting 1GB…120GB in 10 days is craziness

    • Anonymous

      Agree. Must have a lot of down time to rack up that much.

  • mike aim

    Back in March-April I used 193GB of data and never heard a peep from VZW…

  • I don’t care who’s right or who’s wrong in this situation.  There are so many more things I would rather do than sit on my phone and download 60 GB of data…

  • John Riley

    I don’t know, it may sound like a lot but 4.2GB a day, a couple of movies streamed on Netflix. What if this is his only internet connection  WiFi may not an option?

  • Anonymous

    120gb… Are you kidding me? Keep taking advantage of it and see what happens. Way to promote this kind of behavior kellex soon nobody will have unlimited data. Smh

    • Niteperson

      It’s going to turn into a contest to see who can use more data.  Not sure posting this was a good idea.

  • Anonymous

    Wtf… Quit fappin over 4g and use wifi.

  • blackguy

    omfg! how do u use this much date? i barely at 100mb and my billing cycle is in one week!!!

  • 120GB!? Turn off your f***ing phone off!

  • Sure, he _can_ use 120GB because he has an unlimited plan, but just because you _can_ be a jerk doesn’t mean you _should_ be a jerk.

  • Ry4meck

    good to know I’ll never be in the top 5% for throttling with these numbers

    • pj

      Haha! That’s exactly what I was thinking! I’ve never gone over 15 gb and I was kinda worried. Not now! I can prolly crank 20 and not make a ripple! Hells yeah

    • Anonymous

      Agree since these two alone will bring that top 5% up so I will be good lol.

  • Oh my god stop it! You (they) are ******* runing it for all of us. STEP OFF

  • Anonymous

    We should have a “payment optimization practice” when those hoe-bags at verizon pull this shit. Like that payment to those nut-bags is throttled down a bit. 

  • En28so

    This reminds me of those overweight people that eat way too much.

  • Guest

    You might also want to blur out your phone number.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah – I realized after I posted. Then I was like ~meh~ – I emailed Kellex about it. In any case, New Texting buddies heh

  • Guest

    HOLY CRAP…178GB in 17 days, Please tell us how you managed to do that?

    • Anonymous

      I just responded to this question – Basically no home internet for awhile + Many TV Shows and downloading games. Bup.

  • HOW

    • Anonymous

      Well, I just moved. And due to circumstances, we haven’t received a home internet. – And I tend to watch a lot of TV shows…A Lot.  Apparently, 180GB worth in half a month ~.~ Also been downloading a lot of trial games and MMORPGS to test out. First day of the month was 15GB, which is pretty much equivalent to downloading a full World of Warcraft Client (No, I didn’t download that) Heh. But, once we get a home network, obviously this will only be like 1GB at most.

      • Yeah, I will be moving soon and won’t have internet up right away. Two things, I can’t seem to check my tether cap, and how would I get past provisioning so I could use more then two gb of tethered data? Bionic.

        • Anonymous

          I’m unaware of a “tether cap” – as I’m rooted, and use the root Wireless Tether. If you’re rooted, then you can use that as normal. If I can get away with 180GB without feel throttled, either I’m just lucky, or they don’t throttle every person they see. As for Paid Tethered users, I’m unsure as to how their caps work.

          Though, as a general tip, you should only use your phone data for general web-browsing if you’re worried about reaching 2GB. Any big downloading/streaming – you should probably find a WiFi hotspot or possibly ask a neighbor to use for awhile. Where I’m located – it’s hard to find any wireless points unless I’m outside of my house, which isn’t good for my location. With the car gone most of the day due to parents working, and there’s no McDonalds/Starbucks/etc within reasonable walking distance, I use my phone pretty much all day, turning tethering off after it reaches a certain temperature. –

          Hope that helps

  • HOW. 60GB, he deserves a throttle. I use at max, like 5GB.

  • Tony

    You guys are idiots, it’s unlimited… that means it doesn’t matter how much he uses because he has an UNLIMITED amount of data.

    • Sp4rxx

      Throttle doesn’t mean capped moron – throttled means slower speed.

      • Guest

        Exactly…they didn’t tell him no more internet connection because that would violate the “UNLIMITED” portion of his agreement he has with Verizon. All they are doing is throttling his connection in congested areas only. I still want to know how he did this.

  • Guest

    60GB in 13 days…that’s 4.6GB a day…MAYBE he was watching Netflix videos?

  • Anonymous

    did he give you what did he do to make it 60 GB in 13 days. Most I have used in a month is 4 GB (well its on 3G)

  • Anonymous

    Did this guy also send you copies of his cease and desist letters from the movie studios? It is pretty obvious that he is downloading torrent.

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  • Ray

    Wow i dont even use that much data a month and i work from home and i am pretty much on my laptop 14hrs a day thats a lil excessive

  • hatethanet

    Ever since data on phones have become fast enough for people to try to use as their primary home/work internet connection, we all knew that “unlimited data” plans would eventually be swept away. Sad but true.

  • Comment

    If I were that guy I would take Verizon to court over violating their own policies with my contract. I bet that Verizon would settle for a lot of money and then change the official policy notice. I’m so sick of companies taking advantage of consumers.

    • Dlokey22

      How are they violating their policy??  They’re still giving the person unlimited data, it’s just that his/her bandwidth has been capped.  There’s a difference.

      • Fyrenzy

        they are violating there own policy cause thier policy is that 4g will not be throttled! Thats how they are violating thier own policy. the statement you made was as if you didnt even read the article. READ!

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  • Alexander Garcia

    Guys guys guys! He’s still getting his unlimited data. They’re simply just slowin’ down his roll that’s all.

  • Davidshack

    I have used over 70 gb. That includes unlimited mobile hot spot. So what does that mean for me.

  • Anonymous

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    • Alexander Garcia

      HOLY $#!+!!! Not you again!!!

  • So in other words, they broke a contract?

    • Right, which means at the very most, you can leave them. So, go ahead, go over to ATT.

      • Anonymous

        Agree and save us some bandwith geeze.

  • Jmkelly66

    55gb sounds like alot today, I remember when internet host did the same thing when you went over 1gb.

  • Jed

    I’ve gone upwards of 200GB a month with no issue. So hopefully this is a fluke. I don’t get the complaints of folks here: if they offer unlimited data you should not judge folks that take advantage of it. They are not abusing the service, they are using it as offered: Unlimited and no caps. That’s what I signed a contract to pay for, and that’s the level of service I expect them to provide.

  • Anonymous

    and this is why they got rid of unlimited data.

    • Anonymous

      No it isn’t, they started that before 4g came out. They got rid of unlimited because they can make more money selling it in chunks. They also did it because att did it, and more people are getting smartphones, which means more of a load, if they didn’t do it they would have to upgrade their towers and put more towers up, and that means spending some of that 55000 a day the CEO gets.

      • Anonymous

        Actually LTE can handle more and they have plenty of towers.

        • Anonymous

          Then why do they throttle him during peek hours? I am IBEW and have worked on those towers. While on peek hours there is more of a load making the towers work harder shortening the life of those towers. Its kind of like a router, they can only handle so much before they overload and slow down, albeit they can handle a lot more than a router, they still have a limit to what they can handle. Just because its 4g doesn’t mean the towers can handle more traffic.

  • Alexander Garcia

    THROTTLE HIM !!!

  • Turkey Fart

    Tragedy of the commons…

  • I use a thunderbolt and spend 90% of the day on wifi and I alreadly have 3gb of use this month (12 days in). I know if i didn’t live on my work’s/home’s/girlfriend’s wifi I would be in about the same place.

  • Anonymous

    I cannot even understand how this is possible! So throttle the hog.

  • John Mildern

    I’d still like you all to tell me how he is “abusing data use” on an “unlimited” plan?  He pays his $30 a month for unlimited data..  

    Unlimited
    adjective
    1.not limited;  unrestricted; unconfined: unlimited trade.
    2.boundless; infinite; vast: the unlimited skies.
    3.without any qualification or exception; unconditional.

    Now I’m not saying it’s not a ridiculous amount of data to use in 13 days on a phone but still.. he’s only getting what he pays for and signed a contract for… Verizon has no right to throttle him especially when it specifically says in their rules that 4g customers will not be affected.

    • I have unlimited data on my Comcast plan and that doesn’t give me the right to hog more than my fair share of data. A person that is doing normal things on the connection is fine, but when you are stealing stuff from people, that is a different story. But of course, you wouldn’t care because you never owned anything in your life that anyone has stolen from you on purpose. If so I can assure you, you would not be happy and you would want to get that person the punishment he/she deserves.

      • John Mildern

        Again.. please tell me how he is stealing anything???  If he signed a contract for 2gb per month and found a way to circumvent Verizon’s system to use 60gb I’d agree with you but he signed up for UNLIMITED DATA.

        And how can you sit there and assume that I’ve never had anything I owned in my life stolen from me on purpose? lol  I grew up in Detroit, I’ve been robbed at gunpoint for a pager and had my car stolen, take that crap to BGR.

        • Dlokey22

          It’s not that hard to understand.  It’s unlimited DATA, the throttling is for BANDWIDTH.  As long as they don’t cut your data off then you are getting unlimited.  Data and bandwidth are two different things.

        • Anonymous

          HAHAHAHAHA, “take that crap to BGR” Comment of the day!!!

      • shdowman

        You have missed the ENTIRE point of his post.

        Unlimited is just that, UNLIMITED. There is nothing to “steal” when you are paying for UNLIMITED data.

        You went on for over a paragraph, never realizing that you had missed the point entirely.

        I don’t understand how this individual used this much data, but, again….not….the….point.

        • Niteperson

          He’s free to use as much data as he wants.  Verizon is determining how fast he consumes that data.

      • Anonymous

        Your fair share of Data is UNLIMITED, that is why you have an UNLIMITED PLAN. Therefor it is not stealing. Oh and in case you are wondering, I do own things…

        • Carnot

          You missed the point of his comment completely, First off he said someone stealing something you owned. Secondly hes right people like this are eating up the finite resource called bandwidth. Hes literally stealing from all the other users being routed through that tower. The engineers that designed that tower most certainly didn’t design it to have every customer being routed though it eating up over 120/240 GBs a month.

    • jjt

      Unfortunately, they DO have the right to discontinue unlimited data plans; and btw, they do not have to grandfather any plans, they can force you to sign a newer generation contract or take a hike.  I enjoy my Verizon service, I get service damned near everywhere.  I’m just sayin’, this is how we are threatened with the extinction of unlimited data plans.

  • I use my phone extensively and sometimes I use it to tether machines to it for normal surfing when I’m away from my Comcast connection and I have used so far in these past 20 days 315MB. 315MB. And I even use netflix on my phone from time to time. His usage is 2000 times what mine is. He is definitely using bittorrent.

  • Anonymous

    Most 1080p movies run about 8gigs, that’s only 7 HD movies with regular usage on the phone.

    • I hope you are just joking.

      • Anonymous

        No I am no joking. As stated a few minutes ago unlimited means without limits. In the contract it states we have unlimited usage, it doesn’t say you have unlimited up to a certain point. Its not hogging anything, we pay for it, we signed a contract stating we have unlimited usage. If it were us to break the contract we would have to pay them for doing so. What vzw has done is break a contract stating a person has unlimited use, if he is hogging data or not that is his choice being there is a legal document that both he and vzw has signed stating he has unlimited use of data. If he was tethering, then that’s a different story. Maybe he’s at occupy wall street and using it for entertainment. Who cares, unlimited with a signed contract means without limits.

        • Dlokey22

          They are throttling his bandwidth, meaning they are slowing down his connection.  He’s still getting unlimited usage like you said.  But they restricted on his speed.  No where in the contract does it guarantee you a certain speed.   As long as he’s not cut off, he’s technically getting unlimited data. 

          • Anonymous

            When it reads 4g LTE on it and your in a 4g area, you expect to have what you bought. Your right they don’t say anything about trottling, but with the money we pay and they make they should not do anything at all to slow or stop your connection.

    • Anonymous

      You can’t even store more than three of those on the Bionic’s memory though.

      • Anonymous

        When you stream a movie you don’t have to have it in memory.

        • Anonymous

          I thought we were talking downloading bittorrent blu-rays, unless he’s using a server client like Zumocast but why anyone would need to watch full 1080p uncompressed blu-rays on a tiny 960×540 screen is beyond me.

          • Anonymous

            If he’s at home or has a TV with him he can hook the phone up to it through the HDMI out. I watch movies at work on my phone, I get board at times, sure its a small screen, but its visable and you can hear it.

          • Anonymous

            True.

  • If you watch a lot of 480 rez video (or 720 rez output via HDMI) from YouTube or Netflix (whole series of MadMen or Dr. Who reboot?) or NFL/MLB/NHL games over it… or if you have lots of audio streaming, MP3 library synchs over the air from AmazonMP3 or GoogleMusic, or lots of Photography and uploading the full resolution images to Flickr, Picasa, etc… or even lots of RemoteDesktop or VNC to their computer umpteen states away. There are lots of ways you can use that much data.

    That said, yeah, a little excessive unless he was tethering. I _TOTALLY_ can see how it can happen, but it is a lot for a phone to put in.

  • No, I’m sorry this has tethering written all over it. BS if he states that is not the case. Netflix uses compression mechanisms that are uncompressed at the client side. Same for Amazon. Most cloud services also use compression mechanisms to download or stream data to you. This guy is definitely bittorrenting on his 2 or 3 computers while tethering them to his phone and also watching and using Netflix, Youtube, Amazon, Hulu and other mombo jumbo.

  • He should be data capped

  • Anonymous

    While I’m never a fan of a company just doing what ever they want, even when rules are in place, I can’t help but feel like this guy is doing nothing but hurting us.  As has been mentioned, it’s people like this that cause these companies to even think of limiting our “unlimited” data.  There is simply no reason to use 60GB in 13 days and I think literally everyone can agree with that.

  • Taylor Davis

    My Android broke so I activated a dumbphone on my grandfathered unlimited line for a week and went to buy a new Android and they said it would cost me $100 in data alone to keep my usage levels the same. They changed my contract and cancelled data when I activated the dumbphone. SCREW Verizon and their undata plans.

    • Anonymous

      That was stated that would happen if you went to a dumbphone you would lose unlimited data. Blame yourself not verizon.

      • Anonymous

        +1, a week or so before Verizon started its’ tier data pricing I remember seeing tons of articles on here saying NOT to do what Taylor Davis did, switching to a dumbphone. It sucks, but dude… how could you have missed all the warnings?

    • Call Verzion, happened to my friend and he got it reversed cause he never agreed to a new contract and his current contract had unlimited data. Verizon said it was a hiccup in their system and they fixed it and credited his account $30 to get a free month of data.

      • Yeah, they glitched. Call them so they can be given a chance to rectify.

        • Taylor Davis

          Already switched to Sprint

  • Anonymous

    Stop using your phone as your primary internet provider.  It wasn’t supposed to be used for stealing movies over bittorrent.

  • Matt

    Use Netflix, Vehicle, Amazon Video, Cloud Storage, etc. Not hard to reach the 55GB shown IMO.

  • droidfreak

    id really like to know how this was pulled off with out tethering i have the same phone and can only mange to get 20gb by end of month with tethering it to my laptop to download video’s and what not. granted im in a 3g only area right now so can only get so much down at a time

    • Anonymous

      20 GB on Verizon’s slow 3G is pretty ridiculous dude.

  • Kick his ass of the network. Connect to damn WiFi.

  • I’m really starting to hate Verizon…. oh wait I already do

  • Eric

    I think this guy needs to call a lawyer and show him the disclosure. Cuz in my book this is guy is gonna win hands down.

    • Whats he gonna win? They didn’t shut off his data, just slowed it down. What are his losses? Case dismissed.

      • Eric

        Violation of contract. 

        • Anonymous

          first off in the contract it says they have the right to slow data speeds. Go read your contract then come back here=)

          • Ericharris1

            yeah and then as Kellex shows above its ammended for 4g customers which he is one.

          • Anonymous

            It’s clearly Verizon breaking their own rule as stated in the data agreement, they need to amend it to include a set data limit even on 4G if they’re going to do this.  It’s already shady to advertise unlimited while they throttle you to 56k speeds.  I do think this guy is abusing it though.

  • And Aholes like him are why it’s slow for the rest of us.

  • For that amount of data my guess is that he was downloading torrents (games, movies, p0rn, etc.). Movies (blu-ray) and games easily pass 2-5GB each now.

    • Thenew3

      Not necessarily.  I was letting my son watch some cartoons on netflix on a long road trip and we managed to rack up 6GB in one day on my bionic.

      So he could be simply streaming netflix all day and racking up that much data.

      • Anonymous

        Then he has no life.

  • unlimited is unlimited, but damn thats a lot of data.. seriously id like a breakdown of what this guy does on the daily.
    good job donating to rootz though

  • Boblevel

    Since he’s getting rid of the Bionic, maybe he’s switching to Sprint. Hope so..

    • Anonymous

      He’ll be lucky to pull in 4 GB on Sprint.

  • Alexander Garcia

    GAWD DAMN !!! Now that is a lot of f**in’ data to suck down in 13 days! LOL. I couldn’t even achieve that in 13 weeks!

  • Anonymous

    damn 60 gigs in 13 days? how do you even achieve that even with tether? i don’t even think i hit 60gb in a month on my home connection lol

    • John Gaspardo

      not that hard watch a couple of youtube videos at 1080p streming to your tv and youll blow through data 

  • How much data would 24/7 Netflix use?

  • Peter Kelly

    Wow.  That’s a full month’s home usage, with Netflix streaming and the Sonos always pulling in some internet radio station or another.

    Dude gets no sympathy.  

  • Jlags917

    this guys gotta get laid i mean i love my bionic but thats crazy

  • Anonymous

    Who cares what he’s doing with it or if he has a life or not. Unlimited means just that, no limits

    • Eric

      Very well said.

  • HaHaHa OMG.. almost 60GB??  thats crazy…  I cant even hit 2GB a month and I thought I tried pretty hard last month when I was finally in a LTE area.. Guess I didnt try hard enough!

  • Anonymous

    Wow, he must work part time lol.. that sure is heavy video streaming..i hit about 1.8 gigs a month.. one month i had no wifi at home and still made it to 2 gigs on 4g.

  • Ernesto Chavez

    that’s a lot of porn he must be watching.

  • B

    Using 60 GB in 13 days is way too excessive.  I don’t blame Verizon throttling his connection during peak hours so that others can enjoy the network.

    • It’s the equivalent of telling people at a concert, the ticket price includes free water at the drinking fountains., this A-hole pulls up with a hose and fills up a tanker all the while we sit around thirsty.

      • ROFLMFAO

        that is the best analogy i have ever read

  • Anonymous

    I bet he goes through ALOT of boxes of tissues and hand lotion as well….
    I think he’d better lay off of HIS throttle for a while!!

    • Guest

      Haha!  A true hand commander!

  • Anonymous

    How is it possible to use that much data in 13 days?

  • Jikhead

    60GBs?  Dam dude!  I guess that would be deemed excessive, especially since that wasn’t even a full months usage, but merely short of half a month.

  • Keith Sumner

    What the hell is someone doing moving that much data anyway? Face glued to phone, downloading porn or something all day long?

  • Anonymous

    It’s people like this guy why we have capped data plans.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah I don’t feel sorry for him in the least. He SHOULD be throttled in my book.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, but thanks to people like him WE will never be throttled!!!

        • Anonymous

          That’s a good point, my 25GB/month pales by comparison.

          • Wow. My max is only 8GB, but now with LTE and netflix (and free tethering) I will probably be using at least 6GB/month. I thought I was using a ton of data… apparently not. I need to step up my game!

    • Exactly. People that abuse data use like this is ridiculous. I see no reason why anyone should ever use more than 10-15 GB of data, at the most. The most I’ve ever used including tethering was 6 GB and that was during a month that I didn’t have internet.

      • I use 8-10 gigs every month, but I use my phone a lot, I feel that anything over 15 or 20 would be easily justifiable and I would approve of.

        • Carnot

          Difference between 8-10 or 15-20 Gb and 60 in 13 days/or 120 in 10 … somewhere on the order of over 400% between both bounds

          • Yeah I get what you are saying, I just felt that area is what a reasonable amount to start throttling from, and I feel 10 gigs should be the 30$ plan, not that stupid 2 gigs that I feel bad for all that have.

          • Carnot

            Yea well this is part of the reason that tiered data exists. No one in their right mind could say this is kosher. Its blatantly taking advantage of the system.

    • Anonymous

      So they make rules for the masses due to the actions of a few guys like this? If that was the case, they’d make the cap more reasonable, something only guys like this would approach (~5GB). Instead, they capped it at 2GB. I am not a heavy user like him, and I regularly approach 2GB a month.

      No, that logic doesn’t apply here. We have capped data plans because CARRIERS ARE GREEDY. They WANT you to pay extra for data so they can sell more expensive plans. It has nothing to do with 1% of users “abusing” the network.

      • But they can use them as an excuse to do it.

        • Anonymous

          So that justifies it?

          • I never said that makes it right, I am against it. I am just saying that they will make the argument people use too much data, so we limit them to less then the average amount. They are greedy people 

    • Anonymous

      I can’t believe you’re actually supporting Verizon over this customer! He has an unlimited plan and should not be screwed over as he isn’t violating his contract. If he wants to mirror streaming HD video 24/7 Verizon should beef up their network. Bandwidth needs are only going to go way up in the future and these carriers need to prepare.

      • Anonymous

        Your speed is never guaranteed. Ever. They aren’t charging him or capping him. They are keeping him in check so the rest of us can enjoy the service. You’re right bandwidth needs are only going to go up, and this is how they are preparing. There is only SO much load a tower can handle. 

        • Anonymous

          I think the story is outrageous, however, I think you statement that this is how companies are preparing is equally outrageous. To say that the way to prepare for the future is to completely limit our current customer base is completely asinine. They should be preparing by building more towers and expanding the data network, not limiting it.

          • Anonymous

            It’s a two edged sword…you prepared to pay twice as much a month for that build out cause of a couple hogs like this guy? I’m not.  Not to mention as others have mentioned, wireless spectrum in it’s current licensing has limits. Even building out will only go so far and we’ll be all be 2G speeds even faster. Do I think caps are fair? No. And the 2/5/10GB limits and prices are an evil excuse to screw the consumer even further without question, but the premise that this behavior is acceptable, or fair use, is absurd to me. 

          • Anonymous

            Like I said, I think the story is outrageous, and the guy deserves what he gets for using up an absurd amount of data. But that shouldn’t limit the rest of us who don’t use a crazy amount of data every month. A friend of mine was thinking of switching to Verizon but decided against it because he looked at the prices and amounts of data per month and immediately turned away. You want to talk about absurd, lets start there. Now again, i am in no way condoning the use of 60GB a month… that stupid but to charge so much for so little when demand is only going to increase is sheer greed and there cannot be any confusion about it.

          • Dlokey22

            I agree that the tiered data plan sucks, but that has nothing to do with this guy.  This person has an unlimited data plan, and he or she abused it.

          • Fyrenzy

            unlimited! 60gb is a limit. UNLIMITED! if you only use 20gb a month then thats what you should pay for. unlimited means unlimited! how can you ppl not realize this? if your using your data in a way that is 100% legitamite with your contract… then you should have unlimited data. period. you ppl are saying its ok for verizon to throttle someone if they feel its ok to do it! i pay for unlimited and i will use 100gb or 1000gb if i want to, cause thats what i pay for!!! verizon offers the ability of having unlimited data, yet you ppl want everyone to only use 2gb a month? i pay for UNLIMITED! and i will use as much data as i want CAUSE I PAY FOR UNLIMITED DATA!

          • Thaddeusbrown5

            Then you can get throttled…its in your t.o.s. also ur not getting fined your getting slowed…which verizon can do at theyre discretion. Says so in the contract you signed.

          • Jason

            exactly! They didn’t cut him off! They slowed him down. He still has unlimited data he just can’t get as fast as the rest of us! I agree with Verizon on this decision.

          • Loki4Droid

            The thing to realize here is that upgrading the network costs money, and alot of it, considering the amount of coverage they have to upgrade.  I am not only talking about 4G either, they are having to keep increasing the number of towers and equipment just to handle the explosion in smartphone use.  Think of the wireless network as a network of roads and highways.  Then think of the different customers as cars, trucks, and tractor-trailers.  The average persons use would be like a few cars at a time on the roads, with occasional bump up to some tractor-trailers when that person wants to use some data intensive app or d/load.  Now think of the ‘mega-user’ as a very large convoy of tractor-trailers, taking up almost the entire road and clogging traffic for miles as this person d/loads huge amounts of data.  If you have ever been stuck in rush hour traffic you will understand and agree that it is unfair for the average user to have to have his data bogged down because some self important person feels they have the ‘right’ to hog the entire highway just because they can.  Sorry, but I agree with Verizon on this. 

          • LODE

            I’m confused….. are you saying you pay for unlimited?

          • Adamnj77

            It’s people like you that will cause Verizon to no longer offer the “option” to be grandfathered in to unlimited on our contracts.  And yes it is an option.  Don’t think for one minute Verizon won’t eventually take away the grandfathered unlimited data, or change their option at throttling us.  And no matter HOW MUCH you think using that INSANE amount of data is ok because it is “technically unlimited” (and you are right), in the long run it WILL HURT ALL OF US!

          • Bob

            You still have unlimited and it is TRUELY UNLIMITED the only thing is they slow your speed down so if you on a network with a large customer base and your slowing everyone down its not fun. 

        • Anonymous

          Then those towers should be upgraded to be able to handle the load & also upgraded a minimum amount of times a year to account for increases in the future bc data use will only increase (cloud storage, hd streaming, etc) Shit, VZW promotes it in their commercials…..We/VZW customers pay the highest rates & hardware prices, so in my opinion not being able to handle the load is unacceptable….This is coming from some1 who does not condone illegal tethering/excessive torrent downloads

          • Anonymous

            You’re not getting it, it’s wireless communications, there are finite limits on spectrum and spacing. You can have a tower every 10 feet, that’s not going to solve the problem. Encouraging that encourages them jacking up prices on everyone. Now, we’re not anywhere near that limit yet, but with the exponential growth we see, it’s only a matter of time. When 5% of the people cause the problem, I don’t find that fair. sorry.

          • rob

            your assuming there is a problem…there isnt..just the perception to enable more gouging…thats all

          • 5k1ttl4

            I disagree. YOU don’t get it. Yes, there is a finite limit on spectrum and spacing – we haven’t come CLOSE to hitting that limit yet. Just because they’re putting up comparatively old technology doesn’t mean that we’ve hit some sort of natural limit. They’re keeping bandwidth artificially low so they can price gouge. Plain and simple. If they can’t afford “unlimited” at 4g speeds, then throttle everyone back to true unlimited at 3g speeds until they UPGRADE THE GODDAMN INFRASTRUCTURE. Isn’t it a bit strange how they implemented tiered data right as they implemented a system that allows us to hit those tiers faster? Something to think about.

          • Anonymous

            A little reason why there’s a thing called Bandwidth, there is only so much they can work with and its not like simply upgrading equipment to increase it like you can on your home network.

          • 1loudls

            I love how everybody thinks Verizon doesn’t spend a dime on their infrastructure, it seems to me that they are constantly improving there coverage. i’m pretty sure that nobody would pay Big Red the prices they do if there service was so craptactular.  and you better believe that if some jack wagon is sucking down that kind of bandwidth, Veriz sure as hell better throttle him to make sure that i have some to go around.

      • This is like going to an all you can eat buffet and filling your plate over and over just to go to the bathroom to throw up so you can say you ate 60 plates of food.  There’s a point things get unreasonable.

        • Speedyrulz8

          The problem with that analogy is he could be legitimately using the connection, not just wasting bandwidth for no reason.

          • Carnot

            Seriously what are you using that eats up 120 GB in 10 days, I don’t do that pirating on my desktop.

          • Garrett

            I want an answer to this more than anything. He’d have to empty his 

            SD card every day just to make that happen.

          • JSK

            Agreed.  Only break that every couple of months in 30 days on my desktop and rarely do I break 160-180GB over the course of a month. 

          • I don’t even use that much on my FiOS, and both my wife and I work AT HOME!

      • Dlokey22

        You’re speaking as if Verizon can create bandwidth out of thin air.  Mobile is different from land networks.  You can’t just add bandwidth at will.  Radio spectrum is limited. There is only so much Verizon is allowed to use, therefore they have to monitor and regulate usage. 

        • Jnmigr

          So if they cant provide me with the service 100%. Drop the price their 3g cost more then home service. If I feel like I will use my mirror function instead of paying for home service just for netflix and browing I can. Plus bionic is eating data doing his own thing. Last month I used 15g data in one night, I thought it was downloading music on google music, but it wasn’t since my queue list is still and keep getting a network error. Love & Hate my Bionic!

          • Anonymous

            15GB in a night!?! Something is happening there and it’s not bloatware.
            -Find it and stop ot!

        • Anonymous

          Not to mention the fcc controls when spectrum goes on sale and which blocks are sold. People need to educate themselves on how cellular networks operate and are managed before they speculate what VZW should or shouldn’t be doing.

      • Anonymous

        THIRTEEN DAYS! Thirteen days into the billing cycle and the person has already used almost 56gb, IMO they should bump them down to a tiered plan for abusing it like this!  There is no way anyone should hit that amount in a month if using it legitimately, let alone in thirteen days!  I don’t agree with a lot of things Verizon has done recently but I agree with this.

        • Fyrenzy

          netflix? bloatware they put on phones. im not allowed to use netflix on my own phone when i want to? thats what your saying. streaming 3 movies from netflix uses a gig, if you disabled, cant walk to leave the house, and im not allowed to use the bloatware they put on my phone to watch movies to pass the day away? i pay for unlimited, i will use any amount of data i choose to use cause thats what i pay for!!! as long as im following the contract i signed almost 2 years ago. verizon didnt announce they were throttling ppl until a year and a half ago, they broke my contract by inhibiting my data.

          • Anonymous

            why would you want to watch netflix on your phone all day? Isn’t that what they make TV’s for? and anyone that can use that much data needs to find something better to do with their time.

          • Adamnj77

            and as long as you live in the moment and continue your I CAN DO ANYTHING I WANT attitude, Verizon will slowly keep changing their contracts, throttling policies, tiers, charges, etc, until NONE OF US have ANY unlimited options.  You sound like a spoiled kid going GIMME GIMME GIMME, MINE MINE MINE!!!…enjoy YOUR UNLIMITED DATA now, cause trust me, with people like this, it will NOT BE AROUND FOR LONG…and that’s a simple fact

          • mxfox408

            Verizon had plans to do it reguardless. Its called business. Public relations just has an excuse so they dont have to come out and say “we need to up our profits so.we are throttling our unlimited users and telling to avoid getting throttled, purchase a tier plan. You consumers are stupid enough to by into this anywsy, and in the meantime we are raping your wallet”

        • Anonymous

          I’m an absolutest on this argument. I don’t care if he used 56 terabytes. Verizon should change the terms of the contract when they can… NOT violate them.

      • I too support Verizon over this guy.  At the data amounts he is using, he is obviously tethering and that is NOT part of his unlimited Smartphone data plan.  Verizon’s ToS specifically state tethering is in violation of the ToS and he signed the contract.  

        For those of us who actually PAY to have hotspot services, I say screw this guy.  I hope he gets throttled down to 1x speeds. Now if VZW were to throttle my unlimited hotspot data (I used about 5-8GB a month) then I would complain.

    • Bobby Phoenix

      Agree.  60GB is like my yearly use.  haha

      • Jnmigr

        If I was single with no kid, with this 4g bionic. I would had cancel my home internet service, and just use my 4g. SO 60G might just be a 2week. I am on 12g on my 2nd week and I use my home network when I am there.

      • Niteperson

        Ha!  Now that I think about it, I use about 24GB per YEAR.  This guy burned through that in a few days.  I’m trying to understand how that is even possible.

    • Anonymous

      to all those who say “this guy deserves it” i hope one day verizon, at its sole discretion, decides to limit ur services regardless of ur agreement, contract, grandfathered priviledges. who are you to really say whats reasonable amt of data usage or not? you’re all measuring things based on your own usage levels. I could easily find 20 ppl within a nyc block that would think 1GB+ of data usage is outrageous.

      maybe the group of 5GB users should turn around and blame all the low level users for setting the bar so low for using a smartphone like flipphone.

      whether you agree with this guys usage habits or not is besides the point. vzw went against their own policy and promise. Everyone cried ‘shame on you’ when ppl got upset they couldnt tether on their unlimited plans and waved the “use only on your smartphone, its in your TOS” flag, but now here we are. with this guy abiding by the rules and you guys are still hating. Why dont you just come straight out and say it that you dont think anyone should be using more than yourself. why dont u just admit that youre pissed u didnt get to jump onto the unlimited bandwagon. Fact of the matter is he’s been with vzw early enuf to be grandfathered to an unlimited plan that verizon offered to its customers. If thats what was offerred to entice customers, then you cant complained about however outrageous the usage levels are, verizon offered it, vzw takes the blame for not being able to supply it. Why not just say 30GBs of data? less than 5% of their usage pool will ever hit 30GBs, but no, they said unlimited, so as long as he’s using it legitimately, he’s entitled to it. If he were my neighbor, yea, id be pissed i theres not enuf bandwidth to go around, but i cant blame my neighbor for it, i take the issue up w vzw for not providing enuf service.

      • But they won’t because we dont use 60 gb of data!

    • ScottK

      I agree, but the capped data plans are stupid.  Starting at 2 gigs, seriously?  If Verizon started the plans somewhere around 5-7 gigs, then it wouldn’t be so bad.  At least for those of us without LTE.

    • 100% agreed. They can say anything to justify their actions, but FREE doesn’t mean no responsibility on their parts. It’s unimaginable for Verizon to build their network that can sustain every user to use up their bandwidth like these guys. Basically, they are jamming the network all the times w/o consideration of other people.

  • TheAndroid1

    Good, as long as it’s not an obnoxiously low number (like Verizon’s 2gb data plan) I’m fine with it.

    These people just hurt the others on the network.

    PS – thats 3.2mb per MINUTE, 192mb per Hour, 4.61gb per Day

    • And no tethering?  Really?  Just checked and I got through 14.4GB in 18 days WITH tethering.   Four times that WITHOUT tethering?   Howww….

      • Anonymous

        probably downloading porn or youtube/netflix/hulu streaming

  • Anonymous

    thats a lot of NROP!

    unless its in 1080p, ofcourse.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm new way to get out of contract?

  • why even have rules? why not just say “we’ll do what we want, when we want. deal with it.” ?

    • Anonymous

      Well he could probably pursue litigation, but it would end up costing him far more than it’s worth.

    • Anonymous

      They might as well, its what they do anyway.

  • Give that guy an award!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    jesus.. this dude needs to get a life

    he is one of “those guys” you see who always has his phone in his hands screwing with it… even in social settings

    • Nick

      No, you don’t hit those numbers by playing with your phone. This phone was doing incredibly network intensive things, like file transfers almost 24/7.

    • Anonymous

      shit, that’s me..lol

  • Anonymous

    I don’t even use that much data on my home PC, and I use Hulu daily(dropped cable)

  • Billy

    its listed on the bottom of their 4g site they may throttle users during peak hours…

  • Anonymous

    F…ers

  • We talked about this over at Droid Forums about a week or two ago. Verizon can and will throttle you if you use enough 4G data.

  • Anonymous

    Amazing