Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users
Verizon Wireless plans to use its Network Optimization policy later this year in order to manage its heaviest users. The change in policy applies only to subscribers with an unlimited LTE monthly data plan, who were previously grandfathered in and essentially unrestricted in their use of mobile data. According to Verizon this change only applies to the top 5% of users, who typically consume more than 4.7GB of data per month. Rather than use straight throttling, Verizon will prioritize the traffic of subscribers who pay for tiered data plans (2GB per month, 4GB per month, etc.) The prioritization scheme will be put to work in high-traffic areas when cell sites become congested. The change goes into effect October 1. Verizon has applied similar network management techniques to its 3G customers since 2011.
Sprint to Start Throttling Heaviest Users
Sprint today said it will begin slowing the data speeds of its heaviest users, which amounts to a massive policy change for the carrier. Sprint has long sought to differentiate itself from competitors by maintaining an unlimited plan with no throttling or overage charges.
Verizon Bags Plan to Throttle Heaviest Users
Verizon Wireless today said it will not move forward with a "network optimization" plan that would have throttled the mobile data speeds of its heaviest users. Verizon announced its intent to slow down the speeds of grandfathered-in unlimited data customers based on monthly usage and local cell-site conditions, but met with resistance from both the government and customers.
Verizon to Cut Off Certain Customers Who Exceed 100GB Per Month
Verizon Wireless confirmed plans to disconnect select customers who consume more than 100 GB of mobile data per month. Verizon is specifically targeting customers who have grandfathered-in unlimited data plans and are taking advantage to use extreme amounts of data.
AT&T to Raise Unlimited Plan Pricing by $5 in February
AT&T today confirmed reports that it plans to increase the cost of its old, grandfathered unlimited plan early next year. The rate will change from $30 per month to $35 per month, and marks the first increase this plan has seen in seven years.
I smell a lawsuit
They just launched a 100GB plan. That says only one thing, unlimited's data's days are numbered
I hope because It hardly leaves my house that I wont be affected to much.
I guess no one can promise unlimited at any speed anymore.
they dont want you to use streaming data but show it in the commercial. i say they are feeding the behavior to encourage ...
Sprint should do this
Nowadays all the carriers need to manage the access to the network, since with HD videos and music streaming such as Spotify is really easy to use much GBs of data.
What about the cost of the data?
Verizon regardless of whether or not they did promise or are obligated to provide unlimited data, I know for a fact they never promised cost.
So why don't they just raise the price up to 100 a month per line?
Unlimited users can still get it