Karma is cutting back the speeds on its unlimited Neverstop plans

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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

  • 0xDEADBEEF

    I was one of the people who prompted this change…. :|
    Used MAC seize and spoof on a repeater to bypass the 3 device limit and connect all the things

  • http://www.blacktopboondocker.com/ BlackTop BoonDocker

    OK Karma you have 3 months to fix this because I have pre-paid for that
    long. I’m not looking for HD but it needs to be usable and 1.2 MBPS down
    and .8 MBPS up is not cutting it. I got 1 week of good speed (2gigs)
    and then you cut me by over 50% but yet I still paid full price. Please
    make this right one way or another. We are all suffering due to a few
    hogs.