Verizon Business - LTE?

Joe Greco jgreco at ns.sol.net
Tue Aug 16 09:39:03 CDT 2011


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> In a message written on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 11:34:50PM -0400, Christopher =
> Morrow wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 10:28 PM, chris <tknchris at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I've apparently hit some kind of magic bw limit. My 4G LTE is now magic=
> ally
> > > fixed at max 1.5mbps
> > >
> > > Last month's usage was about 200gb.
> > >
> > > cmon verizon seriously :(
> >=20
> > they've been fairly public about 'unlimited' !=3D "unlimited"
> 
> I have no issues with a cap, however I have huge issues when a
> company is allowed to call a capped service "unlimited".  I think
> it's straight up false advertising, and I really wish some state
> AG's would take up the issue.
> 
> But what's more interesting is that Verizon's contract for LTE has
> _the exact same cap as 3G service_, 5Gb.  If Chris is really getting
> 200Gb before being capped, that is impressive.
> 
> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2373767,00.asp
> 
> PCMag did the math, you can use up the 5GB alotment in 32 minutes
> with LTE.  Seems like as the speeds get faster the cap should get
> larger, doesn't it?

So if he's used 200GB, and made his carrier ticked off at him that he
went over 5GB, they ... capped him at a speed which allows him maybe
as much as 452GB/month?

% expr 1500000 / 8 \* 30 / 1024 \* 86400 / 1048576
452

I must be doing the math wrong or maybe I messed up reordering the
expr to avoid integer overflows...

1500000 bits per second / 8 bits per byte * 30 days per month /
1024 bytes per KB * 86400 seconds per day / 1048576 KB per GB....

looks fine to me.

I don't get why they'd cap you at 1.5Mbps if they want your usage
to remain within 5GB/month.  :-)

... JG
-- 
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.




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