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. "Because our network is a shared resource and we need to ensure all customers have a great mobile experience with Verizon, we are notifying a very small group of customers on unlimited plans who use an extraordinary amount of data that they must move to one of the new Verizon Plans by August 31, 2016," said Verizon in an email to Ars Technica. "These users are using data amounts well in excess of our largest plan size (100GB). While the Verizon Plan at 100GB is designed to be shared across multiple users, each line receiving notification to move to the new Verizon Plan is using well in excess of that on a single device." Customers who are cut off will be able to reactivate their account within 50 days as long as they agree to move to one of the current, metered service plans. Verizon hasn't offered unlimited plans since 2011, but customers have been able to hold onto them over the years. Not too long ago Verizon raised the prices of those plans by $20. In 2014 the company attempted to put in place a network optimization plan that would have throttled the heaviest users. The FCC fought Verizon's plan and the carrier eventually dropped it. Verizon says 99% of its postpaid customer base is subscribed to metered data plans.
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$49.99 for pseudo unlimited data
Another way for us to foot their acquistion bill
100GB Per Month
There is something out there called Wi-Fi. Use it.
Actually the really pathetic thing here is that Verizon and other companies as well suckered in customers with a promise of Unlimited Internet. Now they are going back on the promise and pathetically try to blame the cu...
Hard to believe, but there are areas where a wired provider can only deliver 512 kbps to 1.5 mbps. So, theyre forced to lean on their smartphone hotspot or mobile cellular hotspot block.
VZW is just being impatient, they will naturally lose via churn and attrition those stragglers on unlimited data plans. Just let them be