It looks like Verizon might have underestimated the amount of iPhone 4 subscribers they would be getting on their service. It has just been reported that Verizon will be preventing users from downloading entire videos at once to help “ease capacity burdens on the network.” They will also be reducing the quality of the videos by eliminating colors and data “not visible to the human eye.” In addition to the above, the network will also be reducing maximum download speeds (throttling) their customers who are among the top 5% of data consumption on the network in areas where they risk jamming the network. Sounds like Verizon doesn’t want their network to become a repeat of what happened to AT&T when they got the iPhone exclusivity (something which they have yet to recover from) – but at what expense? This move is definitely going to upset hardcore 3G users on Big Red, so let’s hope it won’t last too long.
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