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Sprint Turns to Throttling to Manage Network Congestion

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Throttled All Customers Already

rwalford79

May 8, 2014, 10:18 AM
With Sprint admitting to me not only verbally, but in writing that they are experiencing capacity issues in San Francisco, I can say, from first hand experience, Sprint is automatically throttling users, and has been, for nearly 4 years.

Due to their own network issues, I fail to see how customers, even the Top 5% like I was, could actually use more data and clog the network, when the entire network is clogged from 6AM to 3AM everyday, giving only 3 real hours of use, when 98% of the population is sleeping.

With this said, it will be hard to determine if Sprint is actually throttling users, or if the network just sucks. Ill give you a hint, its actually both.

With Sprint touting how awesome Spark will be (first hand experience, it ...
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vercetti

May 8, 2014, 12:31 PM
I have watched youtube videos in Chicago of sprint speeds on the street level over 20MB, thats not slow at all
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WhySoBluePandaBear

May 9, 2014, 12:46 AM
vercetti said:
I have watched youtube videos in Chicago of sprint speeds on the street level over 20MB, thats not slow at all

Yes, let us use one city as a blanket statement for the rest of the country - I'm sure Sprint is just as good in every other city Rolling Eyes
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Zpike

May 9, 2014, 10:45 AM
Yes, let's dismiss Sprint's success in one heavily populated city with very tall buildings and pretend it can't be replicated elsewhere.
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willbx718

May 11, 2014, 7:46 AM
I too regularly connect over 20mb/s in NYC and use more than 25gb's a month. I know service levels aren't the same everywhere. But in a city of * million plus with tll buildings everywhere I'd say that's a testament to their service. I don't like throttling like anyone else does. But lets not kid ourselves like every other carrier doesn't do it. I'd rather be throttled than to pay huge overages on data.
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Jellz

May 8, 2014, 5:14 PM
rwalford79 said:
Id rather have TRUE unlimited non-throttled data than be limited to a cap that Sprint deems necessary.

Well of course, everyone would RATHER that. That statement doesn't mean much in itself. A better statement: "I'd rather have a cap with overages but on a faster network, than unlimited data that gets throttled on a slower network" or even "I'd rather stab my eye with this ballpoint pen than use this network."

Generally, "I'd rather than " statements put two statements with drawbacks side by side for more potent comparison. Saying I'd rather live in a perfect world than a slum doesn't mean much at all.
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vercetti

May 9, 2014, 6:02 AM
ok I have personally ran test in 5 cities in east tn, all over NC, eastern half of SC, north east and central FL. Nothing less than 10MB down.....occasianal slower but on average 10-15MB even 9 miles off the coast of Jacksonville FL
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