Friday, February 4, 2011
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 01:58 PM
"Data customers reacted with outrage at a Verizon Wireless warning that it will throttle back network speeds for the top 5 percent of customers who consume the most data."
Uproar over Verizon throttling back the bandwidth of their top 5% data hogs is spreading. There are also complaints about not getting the same upgrade deal as new customers by some longtime Verizon clients after they switched to Android and found they aren't eligible for the upgrade. Then there is that pesky slower network speed issue. Well, I do agree that if you purchase an unlimited plan, it should be unlimited. Verizon shouldn't offer it if they are concerned about the data usage but since they are indeed offering it, they need to take the hit and not put conditions on it. The upgrade deal is pretty common across the industry, so if you just had to have that Android phone and now want to get an iPhone, pay up and quit crying. It just goes to show you it's not always greener on the other side of the cell signal.