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DIRECTV Nomad

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Oct 6, 2010.

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  1. Richierich

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    I got an email from Virgin stating that after Feb. 15th they would throttle you back after 5 Gig but it said that we who are on the Unlimited Plan prior to Feb. 15th will still be considered Unlimited and will not be throttled back like the customers who buy the Unlimited Plan after Feb. 15th.
     
  2. billsharpe

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    Hmmm... Will they still call this plan unlimited? :confused:
     
  3. Richierich

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    Hey Richierich,

    Here at Virgin Mobile, our mission is to deliver an outstanding customer experience. Sometimes that means making difficult choices in order to provide the best possible service to the greatest number of customers.

    To make sure we can keep offering our $40 Unlimited Broadband2Go Plan at such a great price, we're putting a speed limit in place for anyone on that plan who uses over 5GB in a month.

    How will it work?
    Starting February 15, 2011, if you go over 5GB in a month on the $40 Unlimited Plan:

    Your data speeds will be limited for the remainder of the monthly plan cycle. During this time, you may experience slower page loads and file downloads and lags in streaming media.
    Your data speeds will return to normal as soon as you buy a new Broadband2Go Plan.
    This change will only affect plans bought on or after 2/15/2011.
    How will it affect me?
    Keep in mind, 5GB is A LOT of data. To give you an idea, it's about 250 hours of web browsing or over 500,000(!) emails*. So this change shouldn't affect you unless you're a heavy downloader/streamer/etc.

    How will I know if I'm getting close to 5GB?
    We've updated the progress bar in your Connection Manager to show the amount of data you've used. If you go above 5GB in a month, the bar will turn yellow, letting you know your data speeds will be reduced until you buy a new plan.

    By putting this speed limit in place, we're making sure we can deliver the same quality service you've come to expect from Broadband2Go. We hope you understand.

    Thanks for being a Broadband2Go customer.
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

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    Hey RichieRich...

    P.S...

    Kiss you current plan goodbye and sit back as we strip off more services in the future... :D:lol:
     
  5. Richierich

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    GRANDFATHERED IN as in if I don't get it you No Get My Money!!! Understando!!! Comprehendo!!!

    Do I Need To Speak In Portugese???
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

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    I though you just did there... :lol:

    You realize that some day...even a grandfather dies. :D
     
  7. Lord Vader

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    No, but if you're going to try and imitate Spanish, at least get the words right.
     
  8. spartanstew

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    Shocker, a posters attempt at humor has alluded you.
     
  9. Richierich

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    Gosh, I am so Sorry!!! :)
     
  10. Lord Vader

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    Humor is so lame, and so overrated.
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

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    Especially when it fails... :D:lol:

    I would know...I've failed plenty of times. ;)
     
  12. Richierich

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    Green Bay will destroy Chicago and then destroy Pittsburgh, just like they did Atlanta Falcons!!!
     
  13. MikeW

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    Inherently speaking, a non-contract plan is month to month. You buy your 30 day plan on 1/1 and it goes through 1/31. You buy your plan on 2/1 and it goes through 2/28. When you buy your plan for March, it will have been purchased after 2/15 and will then have the cap/throttle applied.

    And OMG...how OT this thread has become.

    Sorry Mods...
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    So with all this fine content being recorded...

    Whenever this NOMAD thingy shows up later in 2011...it sounds like watching it all on some form of mobile devices will be a neat. As a frequent traveler...that would be cool and welcome.

    [There...tried to get back on topic... :D]
     
  15. Lord Vader

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    That's a good one!

    !rolling!rolling!rolling
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    Yup - it will be good.

    I'm already looking forward to watching many NFL content on whatever this NOMAD thing is some day.

    The Packers win over the Steelers in this year's SB event will likely be one of my more favorite recordings.
     
  17. Mike Bertelson

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    I didn't realize football teams were Nomadic. ;)

    Mike
     
  18. Richierich

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    Okay, we all need to Get Back To The Topic. Sorry for getting off track.
     
  19. billsharpe

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    Who wants to bet on whether we see Nomad before we see the Super Bowl?

    That's February 6, by the way, unless we're talking about 2012...

    I suspect not.
     
  20. smiddy

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    Kewl, can we order it online or something?
     
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