Virgin Mobile to Implement Throttling in October
Virgin Mobile USA today announced that starting in October, it will throttle the data speeds of customers who exceed 2.5GB of data in a given monthly billing cycle. Virgin won't charge overage fees, but users who go over the limit will see data speeds slowed down to 256Kbps or less for the remainder of the billing cycle. Virgin says that fewer than 3% of its customers will be affected by this new policy. "We are all facing the same situation and this is the best way for Virgin Mobile to maintain the best network experience as data usage explodes," said David Trimble, vice president for Virgin Mobile USA. "Our no-contract and postpaid competitors have either implemented more stringent constraints and/or don’t disclose slower speeds and data caps. We believe this adjustment gives the most value to the largest group of consumers." Virgin Mobile published a FAQ page on its web site explaining the changes and how customers can measure their data usage.
Nov 16, 2018
Recently published research suggests the four major wireless carriers are throttling video traffic and three Senate Democrats want to know what's going on. Senators Edward Markey (Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), and Ron Wyden (Ore.) sent letters to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless about the allegations with a demand for a formal explanation from each.
Aug 25, 2018
Members of Congress want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Verizon's data-throttling practices after it was revealed that the company slowed down the data of California firefighters fighting blazes in Mendocino. One fire company said its unlimited plan was throttled down to dial-up speeds after it surpassed its monthly high-speed allotment.
Nov 3, 2017
Cricket Wireless today improved its service plans with more data. Beginning November 5, the $30 monthly plan will include 2 GB of data (up from 1 GB), and the $40 plan will include 5 GB of data (up from 4 GB).
Sep 24, 2018
YouTube recently updated the YouTube Music app for both Android and iOS and gave users new controls over how their music sounds. Moving forward, listeners can select to download mixtapes with low quality (48kbps), normal quality (128kbps), or high quality (256kbps) files.
Virgin Mobile Still Exists!?
What kinda ghetto internet do they have? Do they bill your EBT card directly? ;-)
I think you have them mistaken with MetroPCS lol Virgin is ghetto but not that ghetto lmao
Better yet, why even use the term "ghetto" in the first place?
Apparently that is where that comment came from.
Why don't you take a trip to the "ghetto"?
I would pay good money just to see you squeal like a stuck pig while your A$$ gets beat to a bloody pulp. :lol...
VM uses the Sprint network, so data speeds are OK. Not amazing, not dial-up, but OK, and better than AT&T was where I live.
When I was with AT&T I was paying $65+/mo for 350 min, no text plan, and 2GB of data (plu...
Why come out with better phones & apps? People will eventually forego data altogether...
Because people will pay for it. Data use is right up there with cigarettes, alco...
Obviously this will happen at Boost, what about Sprint?
Caps, tiers, throttling and overages
just ways for the providers to limit our freedoms and bleed us dry
I have to disagree.
They aren't limiting your freedom to switch to their parent networks unlimited use network. Swap to Sprint, check your employer disco...