Verizon’s highest data users — defined as subscribers regularly gobbling over 200 GB per month — must switch to a limited data plan or risk having the device disconnected.
Users affected are receiving notifications. Verizon spokesperson Kelly Crummey clarified what’s happening in a statement to Ars Technica, “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 small group of customers on unlimited plans who use more than 200GB a month that they must move to a Verizon Plan by February 16, 2017.” (full post here)
Verizon confirmed, “Customers who do not move to limited plans will be disconnected.” Those user who are disconnected will have 50 days to re-activate their accounts by signing up for a limited data plan.
Verizon did this in August 2016 when it set a limit of 500GB to disconnect users.
If a user switches to a limited data plan, the fees of a 85GB-per-month plan costs $500 per month, a 150GB plan costs $750 and a 200GB plan costs $1000 –– much different than the previous price of approximately $50 for Unlimited Data. Including talk and text fees, Verizon’s grandfathered unlimited data customers today probably pay about $100 a month. Empty your wallets!
Even though Verizon stopped offering unlimited data plans in 2011, Daren orf of Gizmodo commented in an earlier article (see it here) stating, “though this will only affect people who have been grandfathered into these plans, since Verizon hasn’t offered them for years, it’s the next step in a long series of middle fingers to people who assumed that unlimited meant unlimited.”.
We agree with Daren and address the question of if “unlimited” is really “unlimited” in one of our earlier blogs which you can READ HERE
Bill Police customers who have unlimited plans using over 200GB have been notified and so we are …….
Still Protecting Your Wireless Rights………….