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T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« on: August 31, 2015, 10:55:58 AM »
http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/issues-insights-blog/stopping-network-abusers.htm

Quote from: John Legere, T-Mobile CEO
However, these violators are going out of their way with all kinds of workarounds to steal more LTE tethered data. They’re downloading apps that hide their tether usage, rooting their phones, writing code to mask their activity, etc. They are “hacking” the system to swipe high speed tethered data. These aren't naive amateurs; they are clever hackers who are willfully stealing for their own selfish gain. It’s a small group – 1/100 of a percent of our 59 million customers – but some of them are using as much as 2 terabytes (2,000GB!) of data in a month. I’m not sure what they are doing with it – stealing wireless access for their entire business, powering a small cloud service, providing broadband to a small city, mining for bitcoin -- but I really don’t care!

Kinda crazy how much data some people are using!!
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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015, 03:54:08 PM »
Not surprising they want to do something about it.

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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2015, 07:30:10 PM »
http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/issues-insights-blog/stopping-network-abusers.htm

Kinda crazy how much data some people are using!!
Page plus announced that the $40 plan will include unlimited date. You can switch over.

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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 07:31:53 PM »
Page plus announced that the $40 plan will include unlimited date. You can switch over.
Unlimited tethering too? Somehow I think that they would go under if 3,000 people would use 2TB monthly
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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 07:33:57 PM »
Page plus announced that the $40 plan will include unlimited date. You can switch over.
At high speeds?

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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 07:36:57 PM »
At high speeds?
1.5gb at high speeds and the rest is throttled
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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 08:17:43 PM »
How is it possible to use 2000 GB???!!!!!!!!
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2015, 08:21:04 PM »
How is it possible to use 2000 GB???!!!!!!!!
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providing broadband to a small city

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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2015, 09:02:09 PM »
How is it possible to use 2000 GB???!!!!!!!!
0.8 mbps straight for a month

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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2015, 10:01:38 PM »
Page plus announced that the $40 plan will include unlimited date. You can switch over.
do they offer anything that has unlimited home internet?
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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2015, 10:09:51 PM »
do they offer anything that has unlimited home internet?
PagePlus is only for cellphones.

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At high speeds?


1.5gb at high speeds and the rest is throttled

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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2015, 05:59:42 AM »
How is it possible to use 2000 GB???!!!!!!!!
streaming movies? + tethering their laptops and tablets...etc

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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2015, 06:21:47 AM »
streaming movies? + tethering their laptops and tablets...etc
That ain't 2000gb. The whole Mir yerushalayim doesn't use 2000gb doing that

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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2015, 07:02:51 AM »
That ain't 2000gb. The whole Mir yerushalayim doesn't use 2000gb doing that
I'm not so sure your right with golan giving 20gb on a plan and I know people that use it up!!

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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2015, 07:09:31 AM »
I'm not so sure your right with golan giving 20gb on a plan and I know people that use it up!!
There was a point in time that i was using over 50 gb a month

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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2015, 07:16:34 AM »
I routinely read comments online of people using a few hundred GB, which isn't too hard, and Legere was probably including them when he said "up to 2TB". And if you're talking about people who abuse the tethering feature, it would actually be quite easy to use the 1TB if you have constant downloading and streaming on the device.
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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2015, 08:48:41 AM »
He actually gives 4 different ways this can be achieved in the quote above
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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2015, 09:38:44 AM »
He actually gives 4 different ways this can be achieved in the quote above

Some examples are tongue in cheek.
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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2015, 09:40:02 AM »
Some examples are tongue in cheek.
To me all 4 sound like legit ways to get to 2TB, that and torrenting/seeding
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Re: T-Mobile Going After Network Abusers
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2015, 09:53:23 AM »
To me all 4 sound like legit ways to get to 2TB, that and torrenting/seeding

No one is providing broadband to a small city by tethering a phone.
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