iR1O

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  1. I doubt the 4 lines for 160 will last longer than maybe 2-3 weeks. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  2. That's my understanding, too. When streaming video, and video only, would it potentially throttle. It didn't throttle when I manually picked HD, it defaults to SD, but speeds were identical HD or SD unlimited - so...Idk Music still streams at you're preference - low/med/high (128/256/320) for Google music. My conclusion is that it isn't throttled at all - on either plan, just that one defaults the stream to max 480p (but plays 1080p if you ask it to) vs defaulting to 1080p and you don't have to touch it. The speeds were absolutely the same either way. For reference I tested this on 2 phones on the same account, one got SD, one got HD for +$20, both tested very similar speeds both before and after changing the plan. Only thing I noticed was that the S7 on SD defaults to 144p on YT and 480p on Netflix, whereas the Nexus 6P defaulted to 1080p right away - but both played 1080p no problem, no buffering. The S7 also played "high" quality Google play music without issue, or at least I didn't hear about it for the rest of the day (owner uses it all day in the shop) Hadn't thought to test that, but didn't figure they would involve that... Good idea. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  3. COE is the same price. You just don't have retail installments. The only "discount" is military or auto pay. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  4. Yes. 4x 40 = 160 3x 20 = 60 160+60=220 At least in normal math - common core might say different. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  5. ^^ The man with the plan - that's actually way better thought out than what the store would likely have done for ya. (imo) Kudos BorNX, that is seriously an amazing post.
  6. There's a discount right now, the first 4 lines are $40 each instead of the 70/55/45 that it will be after the promo is over. so 3 unlimited would be 40 + 40 + 40 = 120 3x 2GB 20 + 20 + 20 = 60 $180 for 6 lines. Plus tax/fees (using BornX's fees) 26.59 Total 206.59 IF theyll let you use that plan... idk - it would be worth asking since you have 6? I would push for it. My family has 5 lines, all unlimited, 3 with device payments, and device protection, after everything it was $290.75 Breakdown was just that - lines 1-4 were $40, and line 5 was also $40, +fees, -$10 auto pay
  7. I tried and they straight up dodged the question - the store manager (known him for years) said that they kinda sidestepped him when he asked exactly that. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  8. I just tested it and it let me choose the quality. It defaulted to 144p, but i chose 1080p and it played just fine, no lag or buffering. idk, seems to work just fine at 1080p on YT. Maybe it would be a more dramatic difference on Netflix or the like? Or maybe the default 144p is what people likely wont change (or know how to change) - but imo, 480p/720p/1080p arent going to look THAT different on a 5" screen. I mean, to a younger person, like me or you guys, we would likely be able to tell 720 from 1080, but my 60 year old folks cant/wont and 144p is just horrible so it was very noticeable.
  9. Ok ladies and gents - got my fam switched to the STANDARD unlimited - which, may/may not be permanently throttled to low quality speeds. Here's the results - It actually surprised me: BEFORE the switch to unlimited (shared 10GB plan) AFTER switching to unlimited "standard definition" plan: Results (as far as I can tell) - the "standard" unlimited had the exact same speeds as the plan where there was no "definition" applied to it and was (afaik) unthrottled entirely. So... idk. The "Plus" plan costs $20/line more and i havent yet tested a device to see if it gets faster than that? I have a hard time believing it would be faster than a plan where it wasnt even part of the unlimited deal, even my Fi phone on uscc was getting the same speeds. I'll let you guys decide. I see no definitive difference.
  10. Well, my family (not me, but my parents) are switching to unlimited from a shared 10G plan - I'll so 5 speed tests BEFORE the switch to get an average, then I'll do 5 more AFTER the switch to the "standard" unlimited plan. We shall see just what kind of noose these things put on users. I should have that all done by noon today.
  11. They're not throttled in any way. They're whatever they are without artificial caps. So current plans aren't throttled other than the tower having X bandwidth and X is free you get whatever it can deliver at that time. In this instance on the new unlimited plans you would be capped to a certain amount regardless of the congestion of Any Given Tower. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  12. I have first hand info - and I saw the plan docs - they do plainly say there's no contract at all if you arent getting a new phone.
  13. Mbps, they always go by bits when it comes to transfer of data for some reason. Also - further info on it: Standard Unlimited = 4G speed (NOT LTE - limited to ~10mbps) Plus Unlimited - LTE speed (limited to ~20mbps) So... keep that in mind. Youre still throttled 100% of the time either way. Personally, I highly doubt on a day to day basis this would be a huge deal for browsing FB and twitter - but watching YT or netflix or whatever - it would suck. Educational info for those interested: Mbps = megabits per seconds MBps = megabytes per second There are 8 bits in 1 byte 8Mbps = 1MBps (approx) SO - the standard unlimited can only stream fast enough to play 480p streams - the Plus plan can stream 720p (but is still permanently throttled to that artificial speed (that they wont disclose))
  14. OK - talked to my store - NO CONTRACT at all unless you get a new phone. if you already have a plan and change it - NO new contract - or COE - NO contract. HOWEVER - the "standard definition" plan = 5-6mbps down (capped) - so your data is slowed down - the "high definition" plan ($20 more per line) is 8-15mbps capped - you dont get full unrestricted speed access on either one. It's always throttled regardless of usage.
  15. No - no contracts, either from my understanding - I will go back and confirm and report, but the paper he had said that.