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>when you pay 105$ a month for a cellphone plan with unlimited data and they throttle you to 30 kbs
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I know your pain. Don't have home internet currently. Phone plan has only 500mb faster internet (5ish mbit) and then throttles to 56k
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I have 21MB 3G on my plan with 20Gb data.
Now for some reason it changet to 4G max speed and still says on management that I have only 3G.
I wont complain.
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My gf has unlimited data and her internet was being slow at the time so i used her phone as a hotspot for my ps3, it worked but after a minute it disconnected and said that she does not own a hotspot subscription or some shit. Do unlimitedfags not get to use hotspot without paying?
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>>52655216
Is this even legal?
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>>52655340
Unless you get something to bypass it, the hotspot isnt included on the unlimited plan and is priced full retard, they want 10 dollars a gig
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usa pls
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Jesus christ, where do you live? I pay $60/month for unlimited high speed LTE to boost mobile. One month I used like 40GB of data.

And I live in burgerland.
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>>52655340
nope. you need to pay up for every gig nigga. Unless you root it like I did and bypass that shit.

>unlimited internet on hotspot and I use it so much I got rid of internet provider.
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>>52655393
Boost mobile will give give 2GB of mobile hotspot for $10.
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>>52655152
Here in New Zealand, my carrier throttles to an unknown limit, until they realize you're speedtesting, and they unlimit the data rate.
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>>52655444
>boost mobile
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>>52655484
>releasing the throttle when you connect to speedtest.net

They expect people to fall for this?
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>>52655513
I don't get it.
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>>52655152
When you meme supreme
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>>52655558
It's more that they balance the network queues and prioritize speedtest packets to make their network look fast.
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Just ran a speed test, OP here
0.27 mbps
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Anyone here hear about that tech that ( long story short ) used existing cellwaves to form the data being transferred? They said the more cell traffic the faster the stream per cell.

>implying current restrictions exist because there is an actual bandwith bottleneck
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> Verizon increased price of unlimited data by $20

Fucking Jews. That shits bullshit. I'm paying $180 a month now for this. I waste a ton of data though.
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>>52655631
105 for me
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>>52655152
Canadian here on wind. Unlimited data, talk and text for $36/month
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>>52655631
Family, you should really consider switching over to something like t-mobile or boost mobile.
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>>52655652
In total?
>>52655662
Well the bill is $180 , for my family I'm jsut pissed at the price increase. And T mobile throttles your shit, I waste about 300 GB a month. I need the speed.
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>>52655576
Boost has a reputation for shit customer service, spotty phone service, and being for niggers.
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>>52655348
our politicians are busy scapegoating societal woes on the modern-day equivalent of the nigger stereotype.

ignoring problems past the first 3 second spurt of brain activity is a legitimate business strategy now.

of course it's legal
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>>52655576
Godamn you have a shitty phone too.

How much is your bill?
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>>52655695
>Boost has a reputation for shit customer service, spotty phone service, and being for niggers.
I guess they got their shit together. Phone service is always reliable and the amount of spark lte zones is growing. Boost is offering cheap data plans compared to verizon and at&t, of course niggers will flock over to boost mobile. And other races that don't want to get cucked to death by phone companies.
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>>52655152
>105$ a month for a cellphone plan
hahahahahahaha
holy shit
>tfw 20 euros/month
>2 phones get a 3GB data each
>30mbit/s
feels good m8. i barely use 1GB data with spotify and social media
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>>52655731
I literally mentioned it a few posts above.
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>>52655782
Now many GB do you use up every month.

I download tons of shit all the time.
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tfw you pay 10$ for unlimited 4G, never had a throttle (wasted more than 50GB month) and get stable speeds
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>>52655782
I'm sure they have, but the stigma is there. It took T-Mobile years to become acceptable among my in groups because way back when, they used to slap hidden fees out the ass onto bills and had shit coverage.

That still leaves one other problem with Boost though. The only unlocked phones that work on it are iPhones. I'd consider switching to Boost, but I have to buy a new phone out of pocket to do so. Said phone is likely going to be shit unless I spent at least $200 on a used flagship.
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>>52655820
Around 20-30GB

I've had to work far away from home so I haven't been able to use much data this month.
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>>52655883
lg volt is literally 60 bucks on amazon. Though you should check for spark lte coverage in your area (aka enhanced lte) if you ever seriously want to switch.
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>>52655994
>2016
>not buying a used flagship
wow
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>>52655883
Fuck. So I can't bring my Verizon Galaxy s5 to boost ?
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>>52655655
don't be some moron that parrots ads,
its unlimited but they will throttle your speed down to near dial up levels if you push it.
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>>52655994
Literally worse than the Xperia M4 Aqua that I already have. Why the fuck would I downgrade just to change carriers and leave my options for devices eternally limited? That's the exact reason I dropped Verizon.

>>52656051
No. You can't. Welcome to CDMA phone networks, enjoy your shit phone selection and the iPhone being the only device capable of carrier hopping.
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>>52656039
You don't need a flagship to do most things. LG Volt actually has really decent specs for the price. The fm radio and ir blaster is pretty cool too.

But if you seriously want to waste money for no other reason than looking cool then you should just get another flagship every two years and stay cucked by verizon/whatever shitty company you're on for the rest of your life.
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>>52656121
I guess boost mobile isn't for you then.
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>>52656225
>getting cucked
>200 euros every year for a used flagship is getting cucked
ayy lmao
might get oneplus 2 very soon though
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>my face when I have no cellphone
Oh /gee/, you consumerist whores you~
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>>52656292
>used flagship
>not cucked
topkek
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>tfw cancel my cumcast service because they now enforce 250gb data cap
>tfw using t-mobile as a hotspot through a proxy server
>tfw use over 700gb a month
Life is good.
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You sound like a verizon cuck. Switch over to t-mobile unless you enjoy being cucked.
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>>52657145
I'm not the OP or whoever you were talking to, but I'm in rural areas pretty frequently and T-Mobile doesn't get very good coverage. If I lived in Chicago or somewhere in the Northeastern megalopolis I would switch in a second. Even worse for me because I am a manlet and like small phones. The iphone 6s is the only newer phone verizon sells that doesn't stretch out my work pants (I have to wear suits).
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>When you pay 15 euro a month for a cellphone plan with unlimited everything and they don't throttle you
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>>52657332
How much high speed LTE? Can I just use 1,000 GB of data at 4-8 mbps without a problem?
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>>52655655
That network is shit and you know it. No point in shilling it.
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>>52655340
How this is possible? What is this shit? It's feature on phone, shouldn't it be free to use.
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>>52657381
Depends on the region. I live in a small town and my LTE speed is fluctuating between 1-7 mbps, usually around 4.
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>>52657332
>1mb/s
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>>52655393
this must be an american thing, I've never heard of it.
I've used all my phones as hotspots.
Seriously though, american phone companies are the jewest of all jews
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Why did Marv turn into a skeleton?
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>>52655340
You must bypass it. Normally those greedy bastards will make you pay for a hotspot but, it can be easilly bypassed if you possess the correct knowledge.
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>>52656247
I'm just pointing out that Boost Mobile is hardly what I'd call the best deal in mobile right now for those reasons.

Having to buy a new phone at out-of-pocket prices? Not being able to bring over your old phone? $200 phones that are far worse than the "$200" phone that their contract helped pay for? A bad reputation from a long history of poor quality service across the board? All of this comes together to sour Boost Mobile as a whole. Especially when companies like T-Mobile offer prepaid plans of similar value, and MVNOs like MetroPCS and Cricket both offer comparable plans (though Cricket is admittedly throttled). I'd argue T-Mobile is the better value right now because of their controversial shit like Binge On.

I mean think about it. As a customer, what do I care if T-Mobile gives me a smaller data pool than Boost when T-Mobile doesn't count things like Spotify and Netflix against your data cap. For most normies that's a superior deal despite the numbers on paper.
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>>52657539
The psycho kid zapped him with an arc welder or some shit
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>>52657516
i mean i get 25mbps for 15e unlimited,
thats better than the shit ive seen on the top of the thread :3
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Feels good man. T-mobile says they throttle after 22gb but I have hit 60gb in the past and they didn't even give me a heads up let alone throttle.

On my unlimited plan I get 5gb of hotspot data.

Pay $89 a month in burgerland. Pic is my largest month in quite a while. Not most recent.
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>>52657620
Wait T-Mobile doesnt count those against your data cap? What in the fuck
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>>52655152
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy8v-AAT0GY&feature=youtu.be
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>>52657705
Have you not been reading the news? Music Freedom has been a thing for a while where several music services aren't counted against the data cap, even on prepaid plans. Then they put out BingeOn that doesn't count stuff like Netflix, HBO, etc.

BingeOn got a lot of controversy when it was revealed that barring prepaid customers, everybody was automatically enrolled in the service despite said service throttling sites like Youtube that weren't on the list.

But again, normies don't care about that, they care that their Spotify and Netflix eat up their data that they'd rather be wasting on cat videos, instagram, and snapchat.
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>>52657699
>pay for unlimited
>only has 5gb of hotspot

american phone companies :DD
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>>52657332
Obviously not Germany
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>>52657763
It's an honest improvement over paying for unlimited and getting throttled after 5 GB.
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>>52655340
>does not own a hotspot subscription
U fucking wot m8??
Do carriers actually do this stuff?
The duck
It's a fucking toggle on the phone
How the fucking fuck
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>>52657776
>they are giving you shit
>well atleast the shit tastes better than before
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>>52655340
This is why I have no problem at all with people rooting their phones and fucking over phone companies every way possible. Literally every other country in the world has actual competition among carriers and provides actual value.

In the US? The government basically says "Okay you four companies play nice now, have fun!" and they can do whatever the fuck they want and there are no alternatives. Fuck telecomm companies. Fuck all of them.
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>>52657752
I had seen those advertised but assumed it was some sort of shitty proprietary service they were offering. I usually don't really pay much attention to telecom companies, pretty much the same thing as cable companies to me. All serving the same shit sandwich. I'm also not a regular lurker or poster here, and don't really keep up with tech-related stuff.
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>>52657620
Well that binge on thing doesn't cover youtube which I would argue is a more frequently used service by normies.

At the end of the day boost mobile still has one of the cheapest unlimited high speed lte plan out there ($60) at least in burgerland. T-mobile wants 95 fucking dollars for that same plan.

But with all the stigma attached to boost mobile, not many people may jump onboard I guess yeah. Probably a good thing to be honest. I get 20-30 Mbps on spark lte most of the time and if floods of normies joined, then those speeds would probably be greatly reduced to accommodate the influx of subscribers.
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Paying $125/mo for two phones in 'Murrica

Phone 1: T-Mobile Simple Choice Unlimited Everything - $80/mo - personal phone

Phone 2: Straight Talk (at&t) - $45/mo - work/money phone

I'm thinking about switching to Cricket for phone 2. Is this a good idea?
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>>52657956
paying 15e for unlimited everything
:>
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>>52657562
you sound autistic as fuck

mostly this comes down to editing the build.prop on your device, or using apps that mask the traffic. proper ways require root
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>>52657901
You would think Youtube is the big user, but it really isn't. Compare Youtube to Netflix and consider the amounts of data being used. Most people aren't watching videos longer than 10 minutes on Youtube, and even then that doesn't guarantee 1080p. Netflix on the other hand is a 90+ minute film that likely will be in 1080p. Netflix chews through a lot more data a lot faster.

Also comparing the price of the unlimited plans isn't the best comparison when you take these services into account. It's something like $40 for 2.5 GB of data on T-Mobile, but then you consider being able to use unlocked phones (read: bring your phone over from another GSM carrier or being able to more easily get and use a used phone) and the Music Freedom and BingeOn services. Suddenly having a data cap simply isn't a big deal to the vast majority of people.
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>>52655152
>105$ a month for a cellphone plan
Vote with your wallet faggot
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>>52657956
NOOOO, stay the fuck away from cricket. That shit is radioactive garbage. Those dumbasses use AT&T networks and the data service is just fucking awful.

My aunt has them and her internet is always slow as fuck (~1mbps) even though she hasn't used up her data and is on lte.

I've heard of many other people having shitty data service with cricket so I don't think it's just that my aunt lives in a place with too many cricket cucks using the networks at once.
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>>52657699
>5GB mobile hotspot
You're getting hosed, breh
I get 7GB and pay just as much as you do.
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do Americans not have prepaid options?
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>>52658031
>Also comparing the price of the unlimited plans isn't the best comparison when you take these services into account. It's something like $40 for 2.5 GB of data on T-Mobile, but then you consider being able to use unlocked phones (read: bring your phone over from another GSM carrier or being able to more easily get and use a used phone) and the Music Freedom and BingeOn services. Suddenly having a data cap simply isn't a big deal to the vast majority of people.
I guess it's a good deal for normies but I really don't like it.

A.) Doesn't this shit break net neutrality laws?

B.) This means a huge invasion of privacy. Now T-Mobile will know exactly what their customers watch and like. They could mine this data and sell it to corporations or the NSA.

>inb4 hurr if you have nothing to hide then don't worry about it durrr
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>>52658225
We do and they're based (least for us).

See >>52655444
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Thinking about switching to boost/metro pcs, its like kricket for the west coast.
Ive got a note 5 from verizon, but has a sim card. I thought verizon was cdma?
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>>52655152
1, Sasktel?

2.
>tfw you have a 4 year old contract that has unlimited data for 80$ a month and your provider cannot force you to change it ever
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>>52655152
Kek
I pay £20 for unlimited data and I am in bongistan where internet is shit.
Speed varies from 5-10 during day to 20mbps at night
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>>52658036
Really?

All these faggots on Reddit are saying that Cricket's data service is one of the best for prepaid.

My speeds on Straight Talk are garbage as well, but I absolutely need At&t's coverage. ST doesn't have usage data or Visual Voicemail as well, so I'm thinking about trying something different after nearly four years.

Do you know of a good MVNO that uses at&t's towers?
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>>52658247
What net neutrality laws? And yeah they can sell whatever, I would imagine. I'd have to look at the user agreement. I am fairly sure my verizon one says they can sell my shit (in implicit terms). Whether they do sell it probably depends on what it costs to mine and package it, how much they can get for it, how or if the sale of the data has to be disclosed to anyone, etc.

May not be right, but that's the way things are man. Public attitudes about data privacy and such aren't going to change until some huge, terrible thing happens.
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>>52658437
None, they're all garbage. I dropped at&t a year ago because my lte would frequently choke and just not give me internet at all. There's something seriously wrong with at&t networks and they don't want to admit it. When my lte did work it would vary between 2-4 mbps which isn't really that great.
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>>52658437
>reddit

Anyway I'm not sure what a good MVNO for att is. Sure as hell ain't cricket though.
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>>52655507
>29gb of music
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>>52658306
The SIM is for LTE, that's it. The phone is still CDMA based and can't be used on GSM carriers. This has rare exceptions like the Verizon Prepaid Moto E, but most of the time it holds true.

>>52658437
Cricket is literally throttled to 8Mbit speeds at all times. Reddit only says they're good because it's AT&T's level of coverage, but it's still shit speeds.

Do you really think that AT&T would just let people use their towers at full capacity despite paying 1/4 to 1/2 what they normally would for such service?
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>>52658847
So I guess I should just stick with Straight Talk for now?
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>>52659180
Honestly I'd recommend staying where you are, moving to Boost if you can afford one of their Android phones with 2GB of RAM, or moving to T-Mobile if you don't care that much about the recent net neutrality debates they're involved in.
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>>52658847
Would a tmobile sim card work on the lte of the note 5 thats cdma?
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>>52659198
Yeah, my personal phone is on T-Mobile and I have no problems with it outside of coverage. I use it with my HTC M8 GPE, so it's excellent for getting work done.

I use Straight Talk with my iPhone 5s, and I've never had any serious issues with it. I get great coverage and domestic roaming, and it works great with iMessage and Facetime. I guess I'm just curious of other options.
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>>52655335
I used to have something like 1 gb/month and my provider used to send me a sms when i was over then it throttled to 32 kb/s
But, there was something up with their system, for 4 month, both me and my friend(same plan) had luck not to be limited. Last month when i was sure about it, i used 27 gb-s with my 1 gb plan.
Thank you Hungarian telekom (t-mobile)
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>>52659252
Probably not. T-Mobile and Verizon use different LTE bands, and I sincerely doubt that if Verizon doesn't have a special version with different antennae (they usually do), then the other LTE bands are likely locked.

>>52659279
My personal phone is T-Mobile as well. Abandoned Verizon over their shit phone selection and policies.
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How the fuck are you guys using so much data?

All I do on my phone is browse 4chan an read stuff on various news websites.

Do you guys have a poor connection at home?
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>>52655152
I remember doing this when I was 15. That first paycheck. I couldn't get a phone in my hands fast enough.

Now, I pay $35 for unlimited because I am more careful with my purchases.
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>>52659554
I watch 480p youtube videos every now and then on my phone. I also download movies sometimes. I could probably use more than 100GB a month but works keeps me pretty busy so I don't have a lot of time to use my phone.
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>>52655152

>people with unlimited data plans think they don't get throttled.

I always get a good chuckle out of these idiots.
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>>52656225
Nexus 6 here. My old Zmax is a shit pile by comparison. App loading on this thing is instant, gaming is completely changed and multitasking is incredible. I write for a living and can literally work from my phone. Also, flagships get updates. Jus sayin.
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>>52656350
>SD801 phones going for under $200 online
>HTC One M9 with SD810 under $300
>Even expensive Samshit is under $400
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>>52660250
Price isn't the problem Einstein, it's getting cucked by another owner. You're literally paying to take care of a smartphone abandoned by another owner. It's been used.

It's like going out with a hooker.
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>>52660224
Obviously needs vary. The typical normie just plays angry birds/candy crush, browses facebook, and watches youtube. None of that requires a flagship to do.
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>>52660364
All true, but the normie stuff runs faster, looks better and in most cases, runs longer without a charge, on a flagship.
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>>52660329
>implying all used phones are damaged
>implying there's any benefit to brand new beyond warranty
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>>52660557
cuck
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