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Phone Data Plans: Conditional throttling is fair.

Virgin Mobile jumped on the bandwagon. The fine print is clear; it is fair.


As long as the rules around when you trigger bandwidth throttling are clear and the trigger point is set at a reasonably farout location, 2.5GB is probably good for most, it is a great solution for most consumers. The average consumer gets the security of having month long access to data, with no risk of overage charges. The existence of conditional throttling allows the carrier to provide this “unlimited” access at a more reasonable rate.

For those who turn their phones into a wi-fy hotspots (I do it when I go to central park…) it was great while it lasted but as long as throttling is reset at the start of each month and only triggered when you go over a published cap it is hard cry foul.

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