Verizon Business - LTE?
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=
> > > fixed at max 1.5mbps
> > >
> > > Last month's usage was about 200gb.
> > >
> > > cmon verizon seriously :(
> > 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.
> 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
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. :-)
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
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