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Virgin Mobile 2.5GB Cap (New Terms)

 
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Matt
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:18 pm    Post subject: Virgin Mobile 2.5GB Cap (New Terms) Reply with quote

Today, Virgin has announced a new pricing structure that involves a rate increase as well as a decrease in monthly data allowance. Virgin customers will now be required to pay $50/mo and only be able to use 2.5GB of data before having their speed throttled. They will then be throttled down to 256kbps or lower according to their new terms.

You can read the full details here - Virgin Mobile Removes $40/mo Plan, Introduces $50/mo Plan with 2.5GB Cap
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Ski
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People who were on the $40 will have 5gb before being throttled, at the $40.00 price still. Not sure how long it will last but just enjoy the ride until it's over.
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0day
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you kidding me!!! >> ???

The american people will not stand for this much longer.

Our internet is being held hostage to big corporations who care nothing for it's customers but making the big buck.
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waynefoutz
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

0day wrote:
Are you kidding me!!! >> ???

The american people will not stand for this much longer.

Our internet is being held hostage to big corporations who care nothing for it's customers but making the big buck.


I think Virgin/Sprint just underestimated the demand.

Also I was looking at their Facebook page, and I could not believe some of the complaints from people who were using it to stream Netflix, Hulu, etc and were angry because now they are going to have to go back to $100 a month cable tv. I think people like that were a big part of the problem, not that it's their fault. Virgin should have anticipated that type of abuse.
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onedavester
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is using an unlimited connection for streaming video abuse?

I think your just pissed at the new cap, which was inevitable in the current market.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

onedavester wrote:
Why is using an unlimited connection for streaming video abuse?

I think your just pissed at the new cap, which was inevitable in the current market.


I'm not pissed at all. I bought my modem AFTER the announcement of the cap, thinking I'd get on the $40 deal before it expired. The point I'm making, is that the wireless companies never intended people to use these things to stream HD content to their 50" LCD screen in place of their cable company. I don't even fault those that did it, they saw a way to save a buck and took advantage of it. Those are the intended targets of all these 5 gig caps, those are the people they are trying to get rid of. I was just stating the obvious.
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mclass55
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its called Capitalism welcome to America
0day wrote:
Are you kidding me!!! >> ???

The american people will not stand for this much longer.

Our internet is being held hostage to big corporations who care nothing for it's customers but making the big buck.
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ddolde
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:45 am    Post subject: Will they have any customers left? Reply with quote

Wow I was paying $40 for unlimited and it was sort of OK. Many problems though: slow speeds (around 1 MBPS sometimes slower), frequent drop outs, and piss poor tech support. But $50 for 2.5 GB is ridiculous.

I've switched to iPhone tethering. At $45 for 4 GB plus $10 per GB overages its a much better deal. And did I mention very fast (2-3 MBPS), super reliable, and nice english speaking people when you call.
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Ski
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if its going over the 5gb cap or virgin mobile sucked this weekend. My monthly renewal was on the 12 so 3 days before the new plans, so I should still be under unlimited until next month. My virgin mobile card keeps going from evdo to 1x, and also while on evdo it doesn't surf at all. I have to keep putting a paperclip in the mifi pin hole. I'm hoping it was virgin mobiles network this past weekend and not my plan.
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waynefoutz
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Will they have any customers left? Reply with quote

ddolde wrote:
Wow I was paying $40 for unlimited and it was sort of OK. Many problems though: slow speeds (around 1 MBPS sometimes slower), frequent drop outs, and piss poor tech support. But $50 for 2.5 GB is ridiculous.

I've switched to iPhone tethering. At $45 for 4 GB plus $10 per GB overages its a much better deal. And did I mention very fast (2-3 MBPS), super reliable, and nice english speaking people when you call.


The people on the $40 plan aren't getting changed other than the throttling after 5 gigs. As for the overall speed, I can't complain. I'm still waiting to see what kind of throttling it will be to decide whether or not I will keep it. I have about 3.5 gigs to go before I hit the threshold.

I checked into the iPhone, I have a dumb phone with AT&T now, and tethering 5-6 gigs, my usual amount, would cost me $120-140 a month. A little steep for me.

Right now, my mission is to get myself throttled to see how they do it, and if I can live with it. For my uses, 256 kbps is plenty fast enough for me. If it's unbearable, I'll figure something else out.

Virgin:


Sprint:


This was taken just north of Toledo, Ohio

When throttling begins, I'll post the results.
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reb1
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Capitalism: Interesting idea, steal from the poor and give to the rich, then advertise that it is sponsored by God.
The best way to vote is with your pocket book.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reb1 wrote:
Capitalism: Interesting idea, steal from the poor and give to the rich, then advertise that it is sponsored by God.
The best way to vote is with your pocket book.


You can complain if you want, but 1, it's still cheaper than the others, and 2, I'd rather be throttled than charged expensive overage charges. Maybe I'm old school, but it doesn't seem that long ago that 256 kbps was considered fast. Ten years ago I was paying over $100 a month for an ISDN line that got me half that speed, and I was the envy of all my friends.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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