I just filed. I am one of the 5% I use from 100 to 150 gigs a month. BUT I PAY FOR THAT BUY BUYING A PHONE AT FULL PRICE! When I'm sleeping my internet speeds on my hotspot are amazing!!!!!!!! But when I get up I'm throttled to 35 kb/s down and 1000 kb/s up, I can upload my ass off but I just want to watch Netflix! It's a dick move, at least drop me down to a speed I can stream with. like 300 kb/s so I don't notice you're throttling me. Yeah I know it's about the $$$$$$$ well I'm never going to switch to a family plan!
I remember when I had unlimited...sigh. My agreement stated that any abnormal use such as higher than average use compared to other unlimited data customers, or any tethering that was detected were examples of why my service could be terminated without notice. Also, I was month to month and therefore not under contract. I guess Verizon wasn't thinking 4G when they stated unlimited data/3G.
You are in more like the one-half of 1% top group. And do you have proof of throttling vs. tower congestion? If just a couple people around you do the same thing you do, the tower will be overburdened and slow everyone down.
You use 10 to 15 times more data than the average More Everything family plan. No one is going to feel sorry for someone who is the worst case of abuse of the unlimited plan, and admits it.
I am also in the boat of them throttling me. My download speeds are still great, but my upload speed has been pushed down to 1 mbps for the last week or two. What exactly do I have to do to get my upload speed back up to at least 5mbps?
That sounds odd that your download speeds are still "great" but upload speeds are slowed. That doesn't sound like a "throttling" issue to me. Sounds like you may have a device issue. Try clearing out your cache and stopping any unnecessary apps running in the background, etc. Power down your device and then turn it back on after a minute. Hope that helps.
Let's rephrase that. Verizon "used" to not throttle. I've have tested this on all my devices. I have one with unlimited data and two iPhones without unlimited. All my devices on my account are being throttled, mainly just the upload speed.