I usually run 1-10 gigs per month on my unlimited plan but they finally got around to charging me that extra $20/month on my last cycle. Since they increased my bill, I'm not going to put up with the crappy service I get at my house. In the evening, I barely get 3G speeds (tho I have an LTE connection and usually get 60-80ms pings). I used to just connect to my cable service when I'm at home but, if they're going to charge me more, I'm going to demand more. No more offloading to WiFi. And the only way I can tell what kind of speed I'm getting is to move data. As a result of testing, I've moved 41 gigs in the last week. My speed goes from about 0.3-0.5Mbps in the evening hours to 10-15Mbps around 2am. They swear they're not throttling me and that demand is just high during those hours. Right. I live in a pretty rural area so it's not a population density issue. And Charter has uncapped 60Mbps cable internet here so nobody's stuck with cellular as their only internet option.
The crazy thing is I can go a few miles away and get 50Mbps in the Home Depot parking lot any time day or night.
So screw Verizon. They want that extra $20? Fine. They're going to earn it. I'll keep moving a ton of data through my phone while opening tickets about shitty service at home. I bet Star Citizen needs a 20+ gig update. I'll start that before I go to bed.