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Throttled All Customers Already


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 ...

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

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 🙄

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.

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.

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.

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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