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Sprint Turns to Throttling to Manage Network Congestion

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Throttled All Customers Already

by 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 is just as slow as other networks, if not slower in real world use), I guess there really wont be a reason to come back to Sprint once their network is fully deployed. Id rather have TRUE unlimited non-throttled data than be limited to a cap that Sprint deems necessary. I also think that they are moving more in line with the big two networks, and this should also be seen as anti-competitive and one more reason NOT to merge with T-Mobile.

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