I've been arguing a lot in comments sections recently, so here's my latest rant about Verizon Unlimited Plans, and the people saying that people using(abusing) them are ruining Verizon's network. Keep scrolling, you have better things to do with your day.
"Somehow I don't think my data usage is going to impact other people, here's why:
I used 200+ GB for the past two months. I did so, in the middle of nowhere, North Texas. It was the fastest connection possible, so I used it as my home connection at my fiancee's house. Said house is in a community of primarily seniors, there were probably 20 other phones on the cell towers I was using, if that. How many do you think would be using 4G? If so, they're probably using it for the same reason as me, because AT&T's DSL is the best thing available there, and it sucks.
So if I was inconveniencing anyone, which I wasn't, because the bandwidth was always 20+ Mbps, they would have been at home. Furthermore, it was almost entirely at night/early morning.
But all of this doesn't matter, because if Verizon can't afford to have the infrastructure to support their customers, they need to stop signing customers, and improve their infrastructure.
If bandwidth/data was a finite resource, if this was actually a problem, if a few people like me actually could bring down the system, (which would just prove how shoddy it is) then don't you think Verizon would just cut people off data entirely? No, they don't say "Oh, you can only use this much data, we have to conserve bandwidth" or "You can have unlimited data at these off-peak times" no, instead, it's "You can have as much data as you want, as long as you pay us more money."
See, if you have a tiered plan, and you go over your cap, do you get cut off or throttled? No. You get a lovely charge on your bill, and you can just keep going up. They're claiming that unlimited users using more than 4.7 GB of data are problematic, and causing problems. Yet... they sell data plans up to 10 GB, and those people aren't getting throttled. The only difference here is who's paying more. "