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Metro speeds n throttles

Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by horsecharles, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. horsecharles

    horsecharles Android Expert
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    Metro employee disclosed the following:

    $40 4g plan throttles after 250mb
    $50 4g plan throttles after 2.5gb
    $60 4g plan throttles after 5gb

    $70 4g plan throttles after 25gb despite claiming its unlimited.
     



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  2. pcgamer

    pcgamer Android Enthusiast

    Who uses 25gb of data??? Oh yeah, I do... but on wifi not 3g
     
  3. horsecharles

    horsecharles Android Expert
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    Well, say at home...in lieu of broadband subscription...no free wifi around.....
     
  4. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    In their terms of service it says they can cut of service if it's causing a strain on their network or degrading the service of other users. I would think 25GB would do that.
     
  5. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    I would set the "unlimited" limit at 25Gb of data. Wifi is your friend :D
     
  6. horsecharles

    horsecharles Android Expert
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    mind you, i'm not complaining....just passing the info along....
     
  7. Khemul

    Khemul Well-Known Member

    Not so sure id trust the source. :D

    But 25gb screams tethering so it wouldn't be a shocker if they set a limit there. Technically the cell phone companies don't like us tethering. It may even be in the TOS. You are supposed to pa extra for it at least.
     
  8. horsecharles

    horsecharles Android Expert
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    so we pay the extra $10 for tether....seems like that cap would still apply....
     
  9. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    Was this someone behind the counter at a corporate store?
     
  10. Khemul

    Khemul Well-Known Member

    You'd have to look at the policy then. There could be a different cap with tethering. Considering how much the average employee knows I wouldn't even trust this information. So not sure where one would get the info then.


    But I wouldn't put it past most of the wireless companies to declare that range abuse of the tethering policy, even if you are paying the $10 extra. That isn't just casually running a few devices here and there. That is running a home's primary internet usage through the phone.
     
  11. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    Every carrier has a termination due to abuse stipulation written in their TOS.
     
  12. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert

    very true im sure we have heard all those teens with nothing to do trying to see how limited their plans were ended up sending over 20,000 txt in one month and ended up having their service terminated some got a huge bill i think all carriers are using the word unlimited too lightly.
     
  13. Khemul

    Khemul Well-Known Member

    It isn't so much misuse of the word. It is more that, legally, the words refer to th average user. Sort of like "all you can eat" doesn't necessarily mean all you can eat for some people. They take a base standard for normal usage. "Unlimited" simply means the average user wouldn't hit the limit.
     
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