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    Net10 throttling.

    Well they do throttle. In my first month I pushed data to the max. I used Usenet to download a few MultiGigabyte files. After breaking the 8GB mark, I was throttled to edge speeds, pages loaded very slowly. When I used mobilespeedtest.com, it reported 4-8Mbps but since Net10 is proxied that does not mean anything. I also noticed that they were filtering some sites out, I could no longer access my Usenet servers and of course speedtests weren't working.

    I figured that once the new month started I would get data speeds back, well that did not happen. I called tech support but they were of no use. Clear browser cookies and check APN settings is all they wanted to do. I did post my slow data issue in the Net10 Forums; http://www.net10forum.com/. Within an hour I received a PM from a NET10 employee asking for my my phone's serial number, I gave them the sim number, the one mentioned in the activation kit also printed on your sim card. Next PM I got said he did some thing to my account and I needed to reboot the phone. Data speeds were back but they are still blocking Usenet, not that I Usenet from my phone, that's what the home server is for. I was using it just to test speeds over time.

    I will continue with my Net10 trial but will no longer try to test the boundaries of excessive data usage. I will stick with my normal usage pattern and see if they have an issue with that.

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    Throttled again in 8days.

    Good bye Net10. Time to use my old unlimited ipad plan and Skype/Vonage. Waiting on a dual sim adapter so I can have some prepaid minutes for those times when viop is not cutting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gedster314 View Post
    Throttled again in 8days.
    What sort of data usage did you have in that period?

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    Couldn't tell you. My normal routine is usually an hour of streaming some Euro Prog rock stations while I do my walk and occasional streaming while driving. I kind of thought Net10 would do the same as ST but I did not read many complaints, so I thought I would try them. Atleast I found out early before I got too committed to them. No hard feelings here since I already had 2 alternatives ready to go. Google Voice sure does make plan hopping painless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gedster314 View Post
    Google Voice sure does make plan hopping painless.
    Amen to that!

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