February 3, 2011

Verizon Throttling Speed, You Need a My Speed Meter

Verizon Wireless throttling your speed, you need a My Speed Meter. With the meter, your current data usage and speeds will always be in front of you.

Per Verizon, it will start proactively throttling the Internet speed of the top 5% Verizon Wireless data users. The speeds will be throttled for the current and next billing cycles.

  1. How do you know if you are the top 5% data user?  Will Verizon inform you? 
  2. How do you know if you are about to become a top 5% user? Will Verizon inform you? 
  3. Will Verizon throttle whenever they feel like it? So you are left to guess why you are getting erratic performance from your iPhone?

My Speed Meter won’t answer these questions meant for Verizon but it will tell you
  1. What Internet speeds are you getting in real-time, so you know if Verizon is throttling your speeds
  2. Your current data usage

Critical information that you can use to adjust your usage and discuss your mobile Internet speeds with Verizon.  

The My Speed Meter will come from the OS providers – Apple iOS, Google Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Intel MeeGo – or they need to provide API’s for App developers.