Well, well, well... looks like Data Throttling (or Optimization if you like VZW's words) has caused some uproar - some good, some bad. I happily woke up to a bit more information today that seems to make it a bit more clear. First off, thanks to Anonymous and I will try and break it down for everyone here:
Throttling will only occur if you go over 200 MB while roaming. Okay, really, reread that a few times and put the pitchforks down. This is nice in two ways. This means throttling won't be constant.... kind of like Verizon and "optimizing" only when on congested towers, ours only happens on other companies towers. Let's be honest, if you're roaming that much to be throttled... not good. But, if you are roaming that much - USCC used to tell customers using 200 MB of data while roaming consistently that they needed to find a new carrier - no more of that, just throttling now.
No throttling on home network. EVER. Sorta. This applies to the NEWEST Belief Plans. As USCC has stated, you will just pay $10/gb if you go over. You will however, be throttled on the OLD Belief Plans until your bill cycle. Weird and I'd hate to be the tech figuring out all this, but it does make sense. Data was cheaper and bundled on the older Belief Plans so they need to control it a bit more.
This new info seems a lot better than what we were hearing before. No word on date that this is starting or if already started. What do you think of the new info? Will you be affected? Let us know!