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Boost throttle lets remove it!!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SelfElevated2, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. kevindroid

    kevindroid Android Expert

    has anyone been slowed down as of yet. i havent heard of a case yet
     

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  2. Krowbarr

    Krowbarr Well-Known Member

    Alright, so I'm now over 5.5 gigs and still no throttle.
     

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  3. dlanes

    dlanes Member

    Boost only said they were going to throttle 4g not 3g... After 2.5gb they throttle you down to 3g. Unless you're in 4g area probably doesn't apply to you.
     
  4. SelfElevated2

    SelfElevated2 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    The text we got said they would throttle your speed to .5 mbps which is half the speed 3g is on a bad day
     
  5. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    Yeah that text said the throttle to be way below average 3g speed
     
  6. Krowbarr

    Krowbarr Well-Known Member

    Here's my 4G speed today in midtown Manhattan.
     

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  7. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    I like being on WiFi connected to cable internet. Rocking 20Mbps plus
     
  8. FLAWLESSVW

    FLAWLESSVW Well-Known Member

    This was my understanding based on the way the Boost rep explained it to me when I switched to a 4G plan last Oct/Nov - which I was OK with.

    Then we all got that text and everything changed :(

    So - could it be they just sent a mass text to scare everyone into using less data in fear of some illusive throttle that doesn't exist haha?
     
  9. dlanes

    dlanes Member

    Yeah, either way my data has not been throttled at all. That was my understanding. On Boost's website it says it throttles down to 256kbps after 2.5gb. I've been long time boost customer, and I can't say I use that much data to where I would need to worry about throttling. (on average I use about 1gb) My friend on the other hand has verizon goes to 7-13gb a month on the unlimited plan (only internet).
     
  10. tarlcab

    tarlcab Lurker

    Data Usage

    Data Usage: 3992.2236 MB
    Data Threshold: 2560.0 MB
    Throttled: Yes

    I am throttled !!

    I received the texts at 85% usage and at 2.5gb.
    Currently almost at 4gb. My service will reset in a week.
     
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  11. Krowbarr

    Krowbarr Well-Known Member

    Strange how this is working. I'm currently at 6.24 GB and no throttle. My new month starts on Tuesday. Oh well.
     
  12. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    When did the boost message say it would start? I don't have the text. I think it was toware the end of January, and as such I would expect it to take affect on your cycle date after that texts start date. I have also just read some of the fine print on the boost site which states:

    Throughput Speeds: Boost Mobile reserves the right, without notice, to limit throughput speeds when monthly data usage exceeds 2.5 GB. When a Mobile Hotspot plan is purchased, the data usage limit is combination of phone and Mobile Hotspot usage. Connectivity dependent upon compatibility and speeds may vary. Customers will continue to have data access but maximum speeds may be limited to 3G speeds of 256Kbps or below for the remainder of the monthly plan cycle.
     
  13. greg schmeg

    greg schmeg Guest

    I dont have the text anymore either. But I believe doomsday was Jan. 20th
     
  14. Doctordon

    Doctordon Lurker

    Did anyone figure out a way to stop 4g data throttle? I was just throttled after going way way over. Why just now? I followed the remove throttle instructions when I bought the s2. I found a folder under data/system/usagestats that has been keeping track of data sessions. Can boost be downloading this info? It wasn't until I rebooted my phone that I got both messages about 85% and than throttle on a reboot.
     
  15. murphman75

    murphman75 Lurker

    Go to knoxville363's Youtube channel. He posted a link in one of his videos to get rid of the throttling. I tried it out and it seems to be working for me. I reached my limited in no time so I thought it would be worth a try and like I said, it seems to be working so far.
     
  16. SelfElevated2

    SelfElevated2 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I know a few people personally that have been throttled. They both still use the Zte warp. If you get throttled you will get a text saying you've exceeded 2500 mb of data. Your data speeds will now be throttled until your next pay period....

    That isn't exactly what it said but pretty close. I kinda think us being on these sprint ROMs is Letting us get by with out getting throttled. But i have no proof of that
     
  17. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    I might have to camp out in a 4g area and find out. I'll never come close to hitting it here at home.
     
  18. SelfElevated2

    SelfElevated2 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    My friends don't even have 4g. They got throttled from tethering 3g and watching the walking dead seasons through the computer on the TV
     
  19. Krowbarr

    Krowbarr Well-Known Member

    At 3 gigs so far and new month doesn't start until the 19th. No sign of throttling yet.....Shh......lol!
     
  20. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    It's going to cost you to keep us from talking! lol :laugh:
     
  21. Infirno77

    Infirno77 Well-Known Member

    Finally got throttled... horrible speeds
     

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  22. Krowbarr

    Krowbarr Well-Known Member

    Same here. Blows.
     
  23. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    Although at the rate I use mobile data, I probably won't ever hit the 2.5gig limit, but throttling to bottom end of 3g (only about 100kbps faster than 2g) is a poor practice. I can see dropping one down to 3g speed (full 3g speed), not this 256kbps crap.
     
  24. Infirno77

    Infirno77 Well-Known Member

    I agree. It's crap.
     
  25. FLAWLESSVW

    FLAWLESSVW Well-Known Member

    I am thinking we should all email boost customer service and complain about this. No telling if it will make any difference, but in my experience it does pay off to let companies know where you're dissatisfied.

    If x# of people just up and leave, as opposed to telling them WHY they are leaving (or considering leaving) they may rethink their strategy.

    I'm going to shoot off an email (always keep it professional and courteous of course) letting them know that this is not what I signed up for. A few months ago I was a Boost evangelist, now not so much based on the throttle.
     
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