Leak: Verizon rollover data, free roaming, and throttled unlimited data to become a reality this weekend

Leak: Verizon rollover data, free roaming, and throttled unlimited data to become a reality this weekend
According to a recent leak, Verizon is about to upgrade its postpaid plans with three new features: rollover data, unlimited throttled data, and free roaming.

Although Verizon is consistently rated as one of the best US carriers in terms of 4G LTE coverage and speed, Big Red is well behind T-Mobile when it comes to bonus perks included in the subscription price. As it turns out, however, that may well change this weekend, when Verizon is said to introduce several new features to its plans 

Allegedly, the image that you can see below is a screen capture from a Verizon website that the carrier uses to test-drive upcoming product launches.

The first and probably the most important feature is carryover/rollover data. Essentially, what this feature would do is allow Verizon subscribers to take advantage of the data that they paid for but did not use last month (and last month only). Verizon's rollover data feature is expected to be included in all of the carrier's plans - S, M, L, XL, and XXL - at no extra cost.

Safety Mode is a feature that's elsewhere called throttled unlimited data. Once you've reached your data cap for a billing cycle, the feature would allow you to access the Internet at notably slower speeds until the start of the next cycle. Allegedly, the option will be free to XL and XXL subscribers, but those on smaller plans will need to pay $5 per month for the feature.

Last but not least, Verizon is said to introduce unlimited data and text roaming to Mexico and Canada. Free for those on an XL or XXL plan, the feature would allow you to use your Verizon phone to write texts and use data in Mexico and Canda at no additional cost. Within the United States, the feature will also allow for unlimited calls and texts to Canada and Mexico. Those on smaller (S, M, or L) plans will need to pay extra for the feature, although the exact amount is unknown at this time.

What do you guys think? Is anyone excited to learn that rollover data on Verizon might finally become a reality?

source: Reddit



1. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

There are at least two spelling mistakes in this article.

2. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Looks like Big Red is finally stepping up to the table, but in my opinion they still need to deal a better hand.....how about carry over data that doesnt expire, carring it over for 1 month isn't enough for me to go back to postpaid......

5. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Why would they want to do this?

13. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Because the competition is doing this. It's only Verizon that hadn't been offering a fake unlimited plan. I'm glad they aren't actually calling it "unlimited" because that confuses the average customer far more than it should. Limited LTE with [possibly] unlimited 2g speed, hopefully 3g speed. 2G is useless besides email and slow web browsing.

3. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

As much as I loathe T-mobile and their horrible coverage, I have to give them credit for forcing Verizon's hand.

4. Seneca88

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 12, 2015

Thanks T-Mobile for forcing Verizon to this so I don't have to leave Verizon!

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol truly unlimited data or nothing.

7. fyah_king unregistered

I left verizon because there's no unlimited data.:)

16. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I left Verizon for lousy customer services and lags 4 years ago, i get more 4G LTE I'm more places with t mobile than I did VZW and my wallet staying fuller

8. mikale_911

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

I have unlimited data with Verizon, I'm grandfathered in. I just have to buy my phone retail Galaxy Note 7, come on baby

9. superguy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Any idea on the speeds for the throttled data? My kids are data hogs that have to be watched. I have limits on how much of the monthly allowance is theirs, and tell them to use WiFi whenever possible. Having at least slower data would be nice for them (or just make it permanently slower lol) for when they blow their caps. It'd be nice if they could incorporate that with their personal limit, so if I give them 2 GB it'd kick in while the rest of us still have normal service. Right now, it's all or nothing for them.

15. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Social media app use a gopping amount of data, not to say if your kids are on them, don't take wrong my nephews and nieces are Facebook etc and they go through data like its water in a water hose lol, they also have t mobile but I think t mobile throttles to 3G speeds and free not like Verizon that may charge you for that if you exceed your limits than charge you 3G speeds but I know VZW has certain plans similar to t mobile

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2172; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Thank you Verizon! I have the XL plan as I normally average 4-5GB left over. I use on average 250GB-300GB on my comcast internet. So for rollover data this is sweet! Also for throttling data even at 2G speeds i'm a happy camper. Finally!!! VZ is listening to their customers and watching their competition.

11. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

VZW is getting the pressure on, don't worry VZW people they will get ya one way or another

12. RobMerrill92

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Verizon is seriously going to charge some of their customers so that they can have their data throttled!? John Legere needs to get on this right now.

14. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Oh John will he will offer more just to pressure AT&T and Verizon more

17. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Nothing yet and it is mid day Saturday.

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