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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by olskool, May 20, 2011.

  1. olskool

    olskool Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    If you are using means to get the most out of your plan do not update any services linked to VZW or skype as this WILL allow them to stop external use.
     



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  2. Care to explain more?
     
  3. olskool

    olskool Well-Known Member
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    First, I didn't know not to post news on this part of forum. Still learning about how to use forum.
    Next, just following up on news posted by phandroid(?)in April.
    Just trying to let Android users know about this. I think it useful.
     
  4. dautley

    dautley Android Expert

    A link to a story backing up this claim would be useful, I could make a post saying Verizon is giving away one year free service to everyone who takes their phone into a Verizon Store and shows them they are rooted and running a custom ROM but that wouldn't make it true;)
     
  5. bloodylipp

    bloodylipp Well-Known Member

    also if your in the top 10% you will get throttled
     
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  6. gvillager

    gvillager Android Enthusiast

    There are probably 200 news articles posted in April. Which one are you referring to?
     
  7. It think he is referring to wireless tether/tethering and wired tether/tethering. I think he is saying that if you update your phone, your wireless tether/tethering and/or wired tether/tethering will stop working, which is kind of pointless, lte has the ability to stop your wire or wireless tethering any time it wants to, rooted or not, updated or not.

    As seen in this post here: http://androidforums.com/verizon/302353-wired-tethering.html#post2712431

    As for not saying, wired or wireless tethering, because verizon is watching this forum and could bring the the wrath of god down on you, for saying the simple words, wireless or wired tether/tethering.

    If you are currently using the wireless or wired tether/tethering, please just pay for the service.

    And for the record, wired and wireless tether/tethering is a great service provided by verizon. I would say that everyone should get wired tether/tethering and wireless tether/tethering.

    If you do not get wireless tether/tethering and/or wired tether/tethering, you are missing out on a great program.


    Tether.
     
  8. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic


    I don't tether why should I purchase a plan I have no intention of using, I've had free hotspot on my TB since I've purchased it and I think I've opened the program once on accident
     
  9. I was trying to say tethering as many times as humanly possible.
     
  10. scorp64va

    scorp64va Member

    And I thought you were just trying to boost Verizon's revenue. After all, tethering is pure revenue for them.
     
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  11. On lte, yes it is. On 3g, not it is not. Tethering on 3g really disrupts the network and causes massive problems for other users.
     
  12. drdoom

    drdoom Android Expert

    Proof? I'm not going to pay Verizon for tethering when I already pay for an expensive enough plan just to use my phone. I'll tether as much as I want to on my unlimited smartphone plan until they kick me off their network.
     
  13. Well good for you. As for proof, do a speed test during peak hours and one during not peak hours. The slower your connection, the worst it will be.

    3g just takes too much frequency per bit.
     
  14. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic


    Lol my speed test is consistantly between 25 and 30 MB/S, last time I had a 3g speed test (when 4g was down) I was around 5 MB/S
     
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  15. What you are posting is impossible, assuming you meant megabits and not megabytes. You can not do with a normal network. What speed test are you using? Your 3g speeds can never go above 3.1mbps. EVER. 3g on verizon will not support anything above 3.1mbps, peroid. Not even a chance to get near 3.1mbps. You 4g speeds are way way way way too high. At most you could do 20mbps, you are only using 5mhz of spectrum. Something is flat out wrong with your testing.
     
  16. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Nope here is today's and my fastest

    Test Date: May 24, 2011 10:10:14 pm
    Connection Type: Lte
    Server: Chester, SC
    Download: 25.30 Mbps
    Upload: 5.56 Mbps
    Ping: 189 ms

    External IP: 166.248.66.2
    Internal IP: 10.184.77.48
    Latitude: 35.33352
    Longitude: -80.72254

    A detailed image for this result can be found here:

    http://www.speedtest.net/android/55709321.png

    Ookla operates Speedtest.net using a massive global infrastructure to minimize the impact of Internet congestion and latency. With millions of tests performed every day across hundreds of servers, Speedtest.net is the ultimate resource for bandwidth testing and related information. Visit it on your computer today to find out why.

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4GLTE smartphone

    Test Date: May 3, 2011 10:56:29 pm
    Connection Type: Lte
    Server: Chester, SC
    Download: 30.01 Mbps
    Upload: 4.35 Mbps
    Ping: 184 ms

    External IP: 166.248.65.50
    Internal IP: 10.171.82.31
    Latitude: 35.33352
    Longitude: -80.72254

    A detailed image for this result can be found here:

    http://www.speedtest.net/android/50852189.png

    Ookla operates Speedtest.net using a massive global infrastructure to minimize the impact of Internet congestion and latency. With millions of tests performed every day across hundreds of servers, Speedtest.net is the ultimate resource for bandwidth testing and related information. Visit it on your computer today to find out why.

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4GLTE smartphone
     
  17. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    And the 3g network the tb uses is not the same as 3g only phones LTE and cdma do not play well together
     
  18. butthead007

    butthead007 Well-Known Member

    not really. I think you need to familiarize yourself with a concept called the tragedy of the commons. Unfortunately, you'll probably hit wikipedia and get a second graders explanation of what it is and just go on and on.

    Bandwidth is a finite resource. Some people use it judiciously, others ruin it for everyone else.

    I'd ask people to educate themselves, but i have realistic expectations so ill stop now.
     
  19. oh you are using speedtest.net, never mind.
     
  20. cybercruiser

    cybercruiser Android Enthusiast

    On the tethering issue, I look at it this way.

    Compare tethering to a meal at a restaurant.

    If I order their "Big Breakfast" (aka, say $29/2Gb) off the menu, they will bring me lots of food, but, it's a finite amount of food. I should be able to share that food with as many other people(aka, shared devices) sitting at my table as I want. After all, I paid for the food, the restaurant got their money, they shouldn't care how I share it.

    However, if I order the breakfast buffet (aka, $?? for unlimited data). Then it's not really right for me to make extra trips, or bigger trips, through the buffet to feed others(aka, other devices) at my table.

    Of course, in reality, I'd love to have one unlimited data plan, that I can use my Droid and my Xoom both on. (eg. Unlimited buffet, pay for one, but everyone eats).

    Really, since this is really for one person though, I suppose it's more like 2 people at the buffet, but only one plate. So, two people are eating, but only one person has the plate at a time.

    Ok, enough food analogy, it's making me hungry....
     
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  21. drdoom

    drdoom Android Expert

    MBps and Mbps are not the same thing. You are getting 30Mbps down; this is really 3.75MBps. Divide Mbps numbers by 8 to convert them.
     
  22. mpciii

    mpciii Member

    Look at the readings, he's not on 3G, he's on 4G. The connection type reads LTE.
     
  23. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    My statement was correct. I am on LTE, there is no buffering for video, I downloaded the 1.5 GBs for spectral souls in less than half an hour, I am using the speedtest.net app the choices are KBps and MBps if you like I will change the reading to KBps so you can gawk and try to tell me I am not receiving the speed I am, or I could post the 40+ I got at 3 AM this morning.


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    http://www.speedtest.net/android/55755700.png
     
  24. drdoom

    drdoom Android Expert

    I never said he was on 3G. I simply said that his previous statement was wrong.
     
  25. drdoom

    drdoom Android Expert

    You are still getting MBps confused with Mbps. They are very different and your speedtest results even show that you are still measuring in Mbps. There is no way in hell you are getting 40 MBps (aka 320 Mbps) on LTE; it isn't even specced for that.
    Verizon LTE test speed: 50 Mbps max - FierceWireless
     
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