View Full Version : Is verizon Fing with me?

11-05-07, 04:05 PM
Ok I always downloaded at 180K but now my spikes are 120 max and drop to the 80's and then the 70's Torrents, driver DL's what ever I tried all sorts of downloads heck I know Nzone has really fast DL's so I figured I'd try them and its the same every where!!!

Does Verizon throttle bandwidth for hogs such as me? :(

11-05-07, 04:14 PM
Speed Test #39350094 by dslreports.com
Run: 2007-11-05 17:13:08 EST
Download: 491 (Kbps)
Upload: 354 (Kbps)
In kilobytes per second: 59.9 down 43.3 up
Tested by server: 55 java
User: 1500639 @ dslreports.com
User's DNS: verizon.net
Compared to the average of 1235 tests from verizon.net:
* download is 90% worse, upload is 71% worse

yep I knew it some things up!

11-05-07, 05:47 PM
:rofl wow your connection sucks, where do you live? Somolia? :p

11-05-07, 06:06 PM
it never sucked until now! I live in PA and some things going on. I been using my bandwith24/7 and I think they cought on :(

11-06-07, 10:10 AM
lol. HIS connection sucks?

i use 1X data speeds through my tethered smartphone to surf the web at home.

11-06-07, 10:27 AM

Thank you for your inquiry on Verizon Direct via the Broadband Reports Forum. This forum has been established to assist current Verizon High Speed Internet subscribers with any service related issues. Our goal is to provide Outstanding Service. We value your business, and look forward to your feedback.

There has been some discussion regarding this issue on the Broadband Reports Website. I am sure you have read the article detailing changes to the Verizon TOS (Terms Of Service) to include bandwidth limitations, and the definition of "Unlimited".

I can direct you to the TOS link that is found on the bottom of any of the Verizon.net web pages. I quoted below;

"3.7.1 You may not resell the Broadband Service, use it for high volume purposes, or exceed the bandwidth usage limitations that Verizon may establish from time to time for the Service."


Q: Is there a bandwidth limit in place?
A: Yes

Q: Are you being limited?
A: I don't know. Are you downloading in excess of 5GB/month? If so, then it is safe to say yes you are.

It is also possible that there is another issue with your line, and we would be happy to go over the physical troubleshooting, and open a network ticket with our maintenance office at your convenience of course.

Let me know either way, and I will do all I can to resolve this issue for you.

11-06-07, 10:43 AM
Lol at 5GB a month, I've dl'ed more than that in a day when I had to pull down Vista from technet.

11-06-07, 11:00 AM
I downloaded over 5Gb last night in less than two hours :rofl

11-06-07, 11:10 AM

WTF, that pathetic. really pathetic

that like what, 3 game demos?

11-06-07, 02:56 PM
i think Verizon is playing what comcast is doing.. Comcast tend to cancel subscription of their customers if they use too much bandwidth.. in this case Verizon reduce the bandwidth? who knows

11-06-07, 03:32 PM
Lol at 5GB a month, I've dl'ed more than that in a day when I had to pull down Vista from technet.

Realize this is Verizon Wireless he is talking about. 5GB/month for wireless isn't that bad.

11-06-07, 10:34 PM

can you move to Time Warner or someone else? tell Verizon to go F themselves.

11-07-07, 12:44 AM
Realize this is Verizon Wireless he is talking about. 5GB/month for wireless isn't that bad.

I didn't realize this at first either...I thought he was talking about DSL or Fios...I know on my Fios, they don't screw with me at all (or do any sort of traffic shaping (yet))...

11-07-07, 12:49 AM
I have a land line not wireless ;)

11-07-07, 12:51 AM
wtf :lol:

11-07-07, 04:50 PM
I have a land line not wireless ;)

Oh, that's retarded. Dump them as soon as you can. I hope they don't ever try to pull that in my area. I've recently switched to Verizon and download at least 3GB every day.