Verizon Wireless To Throttle Data Speeds of Heavy Users, Optimize Content

Verizon Throttle data

According to a Verizon memo available on their site (PDF), the company plans to start throttling data speeds of their heavy users. This is defined as those who consume "an extraordinary amount of data" and they make up 5% of Verizon's customer base.Verizon Wireless strives to provide customers the best experience when using our network, a shared resource among tens of millions of customers. To help achieve this, if you use an extraordinary amount of data and fall within the top 5% of Verizon Wireless data users we may reduce your data throughput speeds periodically for the remainder of your then current and immediately following billing cycle to ensure high quality network performance for other users at locations and times of peak … [Read more...]

iPhone 5 Completely Redesigned, New Chipsets and Apple TV 1080p Support

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According to Engadget's well placed sources, Apple's new devices will start using Qualcomm chipsets and this will start with the Verizon iPhone. The AT&T iPhone 4 currently uses an Infineon chipset. The sources also claim that the iPad 2, which has been rumored to launch early this year, is not close to being launched. This comes as good news for those who picked up the iPad as a holiday gift. Estimates have the iPad 2 on track for an April launch, which is the one year anniversary of the launch of the current generation iPad. The new iPad 2 will feature a new super high resolution display. While not the retina display on the iPhone 4, it will be include improvements over the current generation. They also expect a thinner, sleeker body … [Read more...]

Win the Verizon iPhone from everythingiCafe

EverythingiCafe.com is offering a chance to win a Verizon 16GB Apple iPhone 4® (valued at $199)*.How To EnterYou must be a registered member of everythingiCafe. Not a member? Register now for free. Let us know why you'd like to win a Verizon iPhone in this thread in our Verizon iPhone forums. One post per member please. On February 4th,2011 we’ll randomly select (1) winner from eligible entrants and announce them on both Facebook and Twitter. Become a fan of everythingiCafe on Facebook and follow us on Twitter so that you'll know if we've selected you. You have 6 hours from the announcement to contact us or we'll select a new winner. *Winner will receive their choice of either an Apple Store Gift Card valued at the price of … [Read more...]

What’s Different About The Verizon iPhone?

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Well, not an awful lot, but there are a few key differences. For one, you won't be able to do simultaneous voice and data connections, so if you're on the phone, you can't load an app. However, there is one major new feature, which is incredibly cool: wireless hotspots. The Verizon iPhone 4 can function as a mini-wireless network for up to 5 devices, sharing its 3G connection between them. The only problem is that if you get an incoming call, I imagine you'll drop the data connection, and all five of those devices will lost their internet.The other change is a slight change to the antenna design, where the break in the top antenna has been moved from the top of the phone to the side. Check out this shot of the AT&T iPhone:Notice … [Read more...]