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Topic # 227471 8-Jan-2018 17:50
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Hey there, GZers!

 

 

 

So I've been on the Spark unlimited data plan for the last few months (yay! no more caps to worry about). Now, I've been having issues getting this answer from a Spark CSR (all they seem to be able to tell me is that speeds reduce, not exactly helpful), so I thought I might try here. I've so far never hit the 22GB soft cap on the plan, so I've not yet seen the speeds when you do go over 22GB. That said, does anyone know the speeds you could expect to receive after said soft cap?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1932320 8-Jan-2018 17:52

Unlimited means that you don't have a data cap.




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  Reply # 1932322 8-Jan-2018 17:58
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k1w1k1d:

 

Unlimited means that you don't have a data cap.

 

 

Whilst that may be true, it's the data that is (i.e. traffic), not the bandwidth that is unlimited. All I want to know is by how much the speeds will reduce by once I hit that 22GB (since it does say speeds reduce after 22GB)

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1932323 8-Jan-2018 17:59
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k1w1k1d:

 

Unlimited means that you don't have a data cap.

 

 

This is the mobile plan, where there is a 22GB cap afterwhich you do get slowed.

 

 

 

i would call the slowed speeds still totally usable, if there was no softcap... It could be very easy for a technical minded person to abuse as a cheap home BB connection...

 

The actual rate itself, i Can't really comment on - Last time i pulled up those details was some point last year, I don't work in mobile nor are front line privy to this AFAIK (i'm off still and haven't signed on to dig about)





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  Reply # 1932326 8-Jan-2018 18:01

Sorry, didn't realize it was mobile.


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  Reply # 1932337 8-Jan-2018 18:34
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Based on the many comments I've seen both on here and elsewhere it's 1Mbps.

 

 


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  Reply # 1932378 8-Jan-2018 20:11
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sbiddle:

Based on the many comments I've seen both on here and elsewhere it's 1Mbps.


 



i guess not too bad then





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  Reply # 1932490 9-Jan-2018 03:28
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Having gone over the 22GB the last two months in a row, would agree with Steve, 

 

It still makes it fine for, email, twitter, youtube (hit or miss) almost everything i do still is usable just takes longer :) my prime concern is no impact on email and that is running smooth, 

 

Its nice not to have to worry about finding wifi when out and about if you run out of data. 


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