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  1. jjohn7293

    jjohn7293 Well-Known Member

    8682: VMFreeMsg Terms & Conditions and key service items will change in early 2013 due to a system update. This may impact your service. Info at

  2. youaregreat

    youaregreat Well-Known Member

  3. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Well-Known Member

    guyz... trouble in paradise.. this is bad for us...

  4. EHokie

    EHokie Well-Known Member

    I saw those last couple bullet points and also nearly cried.

    What should we do? March on VM headquarters? ;)
  5. xploPR

    xploPR Well-Known Member Contributor

    I thought the speed reduction was already in effect months ago, after you hit the 2.5GB data limit.
  6. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Well-Known Member

    yes... but this will prob apply to 3g speeds
  7. xploPR

    xploPR Well-Known Member Contributor

    Oh, i didn't know 3g was not included.
  8. EHokie

    EHokie Well-Known Member

    Wait... what? I thought 3G is what HAS been throttled. You mean 4G?
  9. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Main point would be the second to last paragraph where it states that there will be a throughput reduction on "all" phones. Pretty sure that means us.
  10. optimusv45

    optimusv45 Well-Known Member

    i guess we will just all turn our phone into 3Ds ? if it starts to suck more, i hope people will just start leaving them.
  11. BackHandLegend

    BackHandLegend Well-Known Member

    What the hell!? As if my 100kb/s wasn't slow enough on 4 bars barely using it -__- For crying out loud, metro PCS's 4G downloads at 600kb/s on 2 bars.
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  12. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Well-Known Member Contributor

    You grabbed the words from my mouth! :D

    I'll hopefully switch to T-Mob later on in a month or three or less because Sprint's network where I live in Jacksonville isn't that great... Even without the throttle. :(
  13. BackHandLegend

    BackHandLegend Well-Known Member

    Well Sprint is upgrading their service where I live and so hopefully they'll make 3G faster.
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  14. Prey521

    Prey521 Well-Known Member

    Sprint/VM should be ashamed of themselves calling these speeds "3G".
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  15. jbach46

    jbach46 Well-Known Member

    doesnt change anything for me thank goodness, I dont use data (off Wi-fi anyway) since Sprint/VM is only 2g around me.. I make calls on mine, thats it
  16. EHokie

    EHokie Well-Known Member

    There's a weird combination in me that's angry at you for rubbing it in, but taking pity upon you for not having 3G to begin with :p
  17. Thedjscr3am

    Thedjscr3am Well-Known Member

    This is outrageous! I mean, I get MAYBE 100kbps on 3g with 2 bars here in Albuquerque. But I really think with Virgin changing all of their terms and conditions, a lot of people are gonna go to other carriers like T-Mobile or whatever (which averages about 3 bars here ;) ) I would much rather have 4g at the ready and accessible
  18. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Well-Known Member

    i think we should start a petition on would that work???
  19. Thedjscr3am

    Thedjscr3am Well-Known Member

    Highly doubt it, unfortunately :( its not like this is a contract plan. Then it would be slightly different. As of now though, its one of those things where all they're gonna say is, "Don't like it? You don't have to stay."
  20. jbach46

    jbach46 Well-Known Member

    lol, i admit it used to suck a few years back when I was with sprint... but after I left and went to Straight Talk, I found I didnt use the 3G (or 3.5G lol) as much as I thought, usually used Wi fi more, was just nice to have the option was all
    Originally only bought the Evo V for the camera..
  21. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Well-Known Member

    yeah but this all means that I have to limit my ingress usage... i can't handle that... they can't do this to me... i think im addicted...

  22. magohn

    magohn Well-Known Member

    Whats all the fuss about? Isnt this exactly what we have known? 10gb on 4g that is then throttled down to 3g when the 4gb limit is reached?

    Its my understanding that they are not enforcing the throttling right now but in 2013 they will - hence the notification.

    Also, they cant sell a phone as '4g' and then just take away the high-speed service. They have to supply some 4g service.
  23. jbach46

    jbach46 Well-Known Member

    lol, I guess I just lucked out that I have wi fi in most places I go, heck even the local wal-mart has usable wi-fi now lol (was using the evo v on wi-fi alone for the first month I had it lol)
  24. fogle7

    fogle7 Well-Known Member

    Everyone be like rage. I rarely use my 3g, I use it for facebook and a game or so while I'm at school, other than that I'm always on wifi.. lol
  25. phw8558

    phw8558 Well-Known Member

    Isn't the throttle after 2.5gb of data? I've yet to reach that in a month.

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