Karma recently introduced a new set of unlimited data plans, called Neverstop. These plans had download speeds capped at 5Mbps, but that wasn’t enough to deter some people from using the unlimited internet to run their home networks. Now Karma is investigating how they can slow the speeds down a bit more to keep people from abusing the unlimited plans to suck up hundreds of gigabytes of data.
As of right now, the company is looking into cutting speeds to between 1.5 and 2.5Mbps. That’s upwards of a 50% speed decrease, which is definitely going to be noticeable for users, but for someone just casually browsing the web on their smartphone or tablet and not backing up tons of files and tethering to their home consoles, it probably won’t be too noticeable.
Fortunately, if you’re going to be affected by this speed change and you’re unhappy about it, you’ll be able to get a full refund for your service.
It’s always tough to see everyone pay for a few users abusing a great plan, but hopefully it works out for everyone that still likes the idea of an unlimited plan.
source: The Verge