Throttling! Coming soon to a VM (USA) phone near you


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  1. marc12868

    marc12868 Well-Known Member Contributor

    "Watch lots of HD videos" lol your lucky you get that fast of speeds where you probably could watch HD videos without much buffering... Me on the other hand trying to watch an HD video it would buffer like every 5 seconds... (exaggeration, but still you know what I mean)

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  2. Prey521

    Prey521 Well-Known Member

    How the heck are people averaging such high 3g speeds on this phone? Is it my phone or just where I live? My 3g speeds are pathetic.
  3. StaticMaal

    StaticMaal Well-Known Member

    Same with me:(
  4. some_azn_dude

    some_azn_dude Active Member

    Yea my 3g speeds suck ass most of the time and I live in a pretty big city.
  5. StaticMaal

    StaticMaal Well-Known Member

    Maybe Boost Mobile 3g speeds are better than VM even though they are both owned by sprint.
  6. idbl_fanatic

    idbl_fanatic Well-Known Member

    My 3G sucks too, plus sometimes I don't get calls, texts, or MMS, I am SERIOUSLY considering buying a Galaxy S, and switching to T-mo for $5 more a month
  7. RobertsDF

    RobertsDF Active Member


    I live in Ogden, utah. Its a decent sized city but not really "big " . I would get about the same speed or slightly slower on my t-mobile 3g phones when i was with them. Sprint does have good coverage here though, the Salt Lake City area was one of the first areas to get their 4g service. Even out in the "boonies " i get decent coverage and speed.
  8. CurtX

    CurtX Member

    Don't hold your breath. If you already get a fraction of the top data speed on your "good days", after throttling you will likely get the same fraction under 250kbps on those same "good days". If you get one-fourth of optimal speed now, you will get one-fourth of 250kpbs after throttling. Plan on it being similar to the old 56k days on computers.
  9. joeycmb

    joeycmb Well-Known Member

    I run speed test i was getting 247k .. after i delete the 2 files was inside data\system\throttle.........i run speedtest i got 1007k!.............reboot my triumph after deleting files
  10. joplus

    joplus New Member

    I am really new to VM - just got my first non-dumbphone ever about 3 weeks ago :) Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but does this refer just to data I send/receive when not connected to wifi?
  11. idbl_fanatic

    idbl_fanatic Well-Known Member


    Trying this now
  12. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles VIP Member

    Yes, data over wifi is dependent on the network you are connecting to and is not included in the 2.5gb throttling cap.
  13. marc12868

    marc12868 Well-Known Member Contributor

    I did it and it did nothing... If VM was throttling data on a phone by sending file OTA to a folder in the sytem of the phone... Then they're stupid thinking that it would work...
  14. joplus

    joplus New Member

    thanks!
  15. joeycmb

    joeycmb Well-Known Member

    data\system\throttle owner permissions only check read ----execute before deleting files......works for me !!.....
  16. soundping

    soundping Well-Known Member

    Here's the email I received.

    Hi Mr.LongPipe, :D

    A Change to Your Virgin Mobile Service

    Here at Virgin Mobile, our mission is to deliver an outstanding customer experience. Sometimes that
    means making difficult choices in order to provide the best possible service to the greatest number of customers.

    To make sure we can keep offering our Beyond Talk Plans at such great prices, we're putting a data speed reduction in place for anyone who uses over 2.5GB of data in a month.

    How will it work?
    Starting March 23, 2012, if you use over 2.5GB of data in a month on your Beyond Talk Plan:
    Data speeds may be reduced to 256Kbps or below for the rest of your month. During this time,
    you may experience slower page loads and file downloads and lags in streaming media.
    If data speeds are reduced, they will return to normal as soon as your next plan month starts.
    If you'd rather not wait for your new month to start, you can restart your plan immediately through
    My Account.

    Will it affect me?
    Based on your activity for your last plan month ending in December, you shouldn't be affected.

    If you continue to use the same amount of data as you did in your last plan month, you should not see
    your data speeds reduced. Just to give you an idea, in order to hit 2.5GB, it's about 400,000 Mobile
    Internet page views, about 90,000(!) emails (without attachments), 91 hours of streaming music
    or 20 hours of video clips*.

    This will not affect your ability to text or make calls with your phone.

    How will I know if my data speeds have been reduced?
    If you reach 2.5GB of data in a month, you will receive a text message letting you know your data speeds
    will be reduced for the rest of your plan month.

    By putting this data speed reduction in place, we're making sure we can deliver the same quality service
    you've come to expect from Virgin Mobile. We hope you understand.

    Thank you.
    Virgin Mobile
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  17. Austrie

    Austrie Well-Known Member

    There could be a lot of factor affecting this besides those two files...
  18. Palafox

    Palafox Well-Known Member

    My 3G is so slow, throttling would be an improvement!!!

    I live in LOS ANGELES < one of the biggest cities in the world, VM has piss poor 3G, I avg 150 kps, surrounded by towers. I don't recommend anyone switching over for data, VM 3G is useless.

    BTW tested my MT, wifi download up to 20mps, it's not the phone.
  19. Clarke845

    Clarke845 Member

    If those stats are accurate about reaching 2.5 GB, then I should be in the clear.
  20. melim

    melim Disabled

    Why do we need two threads on this?
  21. Jimbo droid

    Jimbo droid Well-Known Member

    Virgin now sucks 2.5 gig is nothing 3movies . The only thing virgin had going was there unlimited internet at it was slow at that. Im canceling to hell with virgin there done just like netflix lost cheese after this dirty move.
  22. nfs13epic

    nfs13epic Well-Known Member Contributor

    I get 0.80 mbps to 1.2 mbps in my city but i don't even use that much data, and i use youtube and pandora most of the time. This is not going to effect me so i don't really care.
  23. Jimbo droid

    Jimbo droid Well-Known Member

    Virgin has now joined the suck group. The only good thing they had was the unlimited internet wich was 3g slow and now capped at 2.5 gb wich is nothing 3 movies. Well time to cancel and go back to tmobiles 5gb prepaid plan.
  24. idbl_fanatic

    idbl_fanatic Well-Known Member


    Your right, it did nothing.
  25. idbl_fanatic

    idbl_fanatic Well-Known Member


    I got 32k down this afternoon. now THAT sucks

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