Verizon to notify you about individual data usage thresholds via text messages and email
It's not something totally novel of Verizon, but the carrier was nice enough to announce it will send you text messages when you approach 50%, 75%, 90%, 100% and 110% of your monthly data limits.
We don't know if Verizon has been preparing this service for a while, or it is just trying to soothe the pain from switching to tiered data plans, which it did yesterday, but it's nice not to be slammed with overages because you are too lazy busy to check your data consumption rates.
You can turn off the 50% and 75% notification thresholds, if you have a My Verizon account, or ask for these warnings to be sent on your email as well. Once logged in My Verizon, you can also add up to three additional email addresses for that. It's nice to have options.