Understanding Unlimited with 35 GBS

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Okay so the plan I signed up for says unlimited then states that I have a 35 GB's data plan limit. The Bronze Unlimited plan is what I got. What does that mean if it says unlimited in front of that. I've looked for more details on it, but nothing is available to explain in detail about it. Loving the internet so far just want to understand that one part.
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How much data usage is included in my unlimited data plan?

On an unlimited data plan, there are no limits to how much data you can use during your monthly billing cycle. On the Unlimited Bronze, Silver, and Gold service plans, after 40, 60, or 100 GB of data usage, respectively, we may prioritize your data behind other customers during network congestion.

"Prioritize" means you will experience slower speeds while others on your beam that have not reached that amount will be serviced first...like getting in line at the checkout counter behind others ahead of you...☺☺☺

https://www.exede.com/unlimited/


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Except of course while you're still in line awaiting service, others who haven't exceeded their data usage threshold get to cut in line ahead of you ;) Not that there's anything wrong with that.

And then of course there are those times when a new checkout lane opens and the cashier says I can help someone over here and then there's a mad dash over to that lane with some pushing and shoving usually involved.

My favorite cashier is the one who says I can take the next person in line and then enforces it since the next person in line is usually blocked by the candy bars and gum.

FWIW, the new Bronze 12, Silver 12 and Gold 12 unlimited plans now have 35, 45 and 65GB usage thresholds before prioritization kicks in
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Thank you this helps a lot.
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Also beware the Unlimited Bronze plans throttle "detected video streams" to a rate that is only sufficient to typically support lower quality 360p video - read that "typically" to mean "at best".

FWIW, the unlimited data policy is explained in greater detail at:

https://www.exede.com/documents/master/unlimited-data-policy.pdf
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Unlimited is just a word that means nothing. They just throttle you a different way. My 10GB plan in 2012 was also "unlimited".

All just marketing hype. Just like the cell carriers. It is unlimited, just don't use too much!
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Unlimited as in all you can suck through a soda straw
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As a dealer, we're told not to call a plan's limit a limit...it's an "inflection point". 

Andy