Verizon Wireless Confirms Plans to Throttle Heaviest Users
Top message: Queation for VZW, Do You Hate Your Customers? by MadFatMan
Replying to: Re: Queation for VZW, Do You Hate Your Customers? by Menno
Do not mistake my cynicism or jocularity towards VZW's business and billing model as unitelegent banter.
Of course the throttleing applies to new acts and upgrades only anything else would be a material change to the service agreement and would allow all affected subscribers to bolt on their contracts without penalty of course the change has to be subscriber initiated. But this is the eventual direction the VZW is heading for all subscribers.
LTE is fast, no argument there! But it is inconsistent and unreliable. Spikes and irregularities in signal will push users right over the edge into overages with little to no warning. Not to mention VZW has a tiny slow growing LTE footprint that is dwarfed by the stable WiMax network in size, speed and reliability.
As far as Sprint's profitability, their end user data business model is sustainable to serve existing subcribers, attract new activations and to develop the network for future growth and provide top tier service to all end users.
Sprint could of had the iPhone but Apples terms for the carriers completely unacceptable & one sided. no thanks I have made it no secret as to how I feel about Apple, their devices and their users.
The cellular market has reached a saturation point, new activaltions are a thing of the past, all they are doing now is passing the SAME customers back and fourth so eventually VZW customers will be Sprint and AT&T customers will be VZW and so on.. there is no use arguing as customers will continue to make impulsive decisions based on the INITIAL cost of a device that will hopefully not haunt them for the 2 yrs.
- Re: Queation for VZW, Do You Hate Your Customers? by Menno