Thursday February 23, 2012

Study: Throttling Unlimited Data Plans Is Pointless

You guys don't need some study to tell you what you already know....but it is kinda nice to have this ammo the next time you are chatting with your cell phone provider. wink

"When we look at the top 5% of data users, there is virtually no difference in data consumption between those on unlimited and those on tiered plansآ—and yet the unlimited consumers are the ones at risk of getting their service turned off," Validas wrote in its report. "So it’s curious that anyone would think the throttling here represents a serious effort at alleviating network bandwidth issues. After all, Sprint does seemingly fine maintaining non-throttled unlimited data for its customers."