Sources: Sprint, T-Mobile
quote: I agree with you. More people should have been calling out the carriers on their "unlimited" claim the moment it was introduced, not once artificial bandwidth throttling was imposed.Carriers have butchered the definition of "unlimited"
quote: The original term should have been "unthrottled." Then, there would be zero debate over its definition, and no carrier could argue that throttled plans are "unthrottled" unlike they can claim "unlimited"
quote: this one is the fault of consumers as much as it is the companies (both cellular and wired ISPs). If one company advertises a 200 GB/month data cap and up to 10 Mbps bandwidth, and another company advertises "unlimited" without specifics, people flock to the unlimited plan. The company trying to be truthful in their advertising is forced to adopt the shady "unlimited" moniker, or go out of business.
quote: "Unthrottled" can't exist in cellular data because you're always sharing the same connection (the airwaves) with other phone users. The moment someone else requests data from the same tower, your data rate is throttled so the tower can accommodate both requests.
quote: Fascinating story. My 6 year old has stories like that too. How's working for VZN treating you?