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Virgin Mobile To Throttle 4G Service For Broadband2Go

Virgin MobileJust saw this in my mailbox.

Want pay-as-you-go service?

Prepare to be treated like a red-headed-stepchild:

Speed Reduction for Unlimited 4G Plans & Tracking Your Usage
Speed Reduction for Unlimited 4G Plans:

Once the system is updated, we will begin throughput speed reduction for the Unlimited 4G plans. To ensure all customers have reliable access to data services, we will begin implementation of throughput speed reduction, once the established threshold is reached. This will apply only to plans that include Unlimited 4G data. Speed reduction for Unlimited 3G plans will continue.

To help ensure you’re aware of your throughput limiting status, we’ll send you an email message when 85% of the data threshold has been used, and again when you’ve reached 100% of your data threshold and speeds will be reduced.

I don’t use my Virgin 3G USB modem anymore and should probably sell it. Or give it away.

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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