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Verizon Installs 200 GB Cap On Unlimited Customers

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Jan 10, 2017, 12:43 PM
This cap should also come with a "FOR GOD'S SAKE GET OFF THE INTERNET ONCE IN A WHILE" counseling.
Charles Bigelow

Jan 10, 2017, 3:19 PM
Yes or "There's more to life that just playing with a smartphone."

Jan 10, 2017, 4:13 PM
I agree totally. I have an account with Verizon with 8 lines. We average 20-22 GB per month totally. Granted we try to limit our use away from Wi-Fi. I find it difficult to see how one line can exceed 200 GB per month, month after month after month.

I wonder if these unlimited lines are making money by selling data via hotspots to other individuals or maybe running a whole house full of gadgets from one unlimited Verizon line via the hot spot.

My home internet usage with my internet provider via my home Wi-Fi router runs about 150 GB per month.

We have multiple iPads and iphones surfing the internet during reasonable hours every day. My 3 kids watch ample amount of YouTube videos and use apps to watch current TV shows and use...

Jan 10, 2017, 6:13 PM
In regards on how someone can use so much data, it's actually fairly easy, especially for those who either travel or use this for their primary internet access. When you factor in that streaming HD content can use 3GB of data per hour, and you may have one or more devices connected, it can amount to a large amount of data.

This is all beside the fact that we are on unlimited (no data limit) plans. I think whether we use that much data or not should be our choice. The real issue here is that Verizon is putting a data limit on a plan that was advertised with no limits - on top of raising what we pay by another $20/month. Now before you say that their network can't handle the load and it will slow down everyone's speed, let me remind everyo...

Jan 11, 2017, 10:51 AM
There are a platitude of reasons. First it's illegal for Verizon to prevent you from tethering your device. That was a condition of the auction where they bought all their 700 MHz spectrum. So, obviously, I might choose to use Verizon as my primary ISP. Once my PC or laptop is tethered, there are any number of things on the internet which are much larger than 200 GB.

Also, there's this little bitty tiny sector of the American workforce called IT. Maybe you've heard of it? We make unimportant things happen every day like your bank transactions and delivery of the all the crap you order on Amazon... oh.... and the internet you're using to complain about how we use our data. Guess what, many of us in IT work from home from time time. Some o...

Jan 11, 2017, 10:53 AM
Try taking your own advice. You may be over your limit for asinine opinions on the internet in one day.

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