Data Hogs will no doubt, be unhappy with the new direction.
Define data hog. My usage of 6 to 7GB/mo is higher than the median because I stream Pandora at work. According to 3G Watchdog (plug: an awesome app, even for those with unlimited data plans) Pandora accounts for about 85% of my usage, so we can discount the rest as not being anything special.
Pandora mobile runs around 80kbit/s. ISDN lines were capable of delivering that much bandwidth before the 1990s. That's only 2.6% of the available bandwidth on a 3G evdo channel and will barely even be noticeable on a 4G LTE one. You really think that makes me a "data hog"?
jmn1207 Premium join:2000-07-19 Ashburn, VA kudos:1
Why do you assume that employers are content to allow their employees to use their network to stream music throughout the work day?
We don't want people to do this where I work, in an office with over 300 people, and we communicate this to everyone at least once per month. It's not enforced unless it is significantly abused, but it's not something we officially allow.
reply to BF69 What makes you think my employer allows personal devices on the business network? Even if they did why should I allow them to potentially monitor my traffic when I'm paying Verizon money for a mobile internet connection that's in my name?