Verizon tells data hogs with unlimited service to change plans by February 16th, or get cut off
by Alan Friedman / Jan 09, 2017, 7:42 PM
Verizon has sent out letters and we would imagine that most of them are targeted at unlimited customers who use 200GB of data or more every month. Still, there are some subscribers complaining that they have received the notice even though they are not close to the magic 200GB line. That is quite a lot of data, so we would imagine that most readers should not be concerned.
The new rules were instituted on January 5th. That happens to be the same day that Verizon officially ended offering two-year contracts to existing subscribers (new customers were already not offered two-year contracts since last August), and raised the activation and upgrade fee by 50% to $30.
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200gbs? That's someone who doesn't have wi-fi at home. The most data I've ever used in a month, even when I had unlimited with Verizon, was 12gb. That was before I put my wife on my plan.
posted on Jan 09, 2017, 8:23 PM 5
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When I worked for a Verizon third-party, there were a surprising number of people I dealt with whose use was regularly above 200GB per line on their accounts. Meanwhile, when I worked for AT&T corporate, I encountered a lot of people who were adamant about keeping their unlimited data plans despite never getting close to a gigabyte since they got a smartphone.
posted on Jan 11, 2017, 1:35 PM 0
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whats activation and upgrade fees? oh bogus B.S.
posted on Jan 09, 2017, 8:26 PM 4
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I am paying for unlimited data and I can't use it because there is so much congestion in my area. I always have to be connected to wifi because Verizon data speed 1.5mbps if I am lucky. Right now averaging 1.5gb/month sometimes less. Will be giving up my unlimited plan towards the end of this month. Verizon use to be great now they are money grubbing S!B
posted on Jan 09, 2017, 8:31 PM 1
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And people talk about AT&T
posted on Jan 09, 2017, 9:33 PM 2
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I like AT&T to be honest. I think everything about them is good from the phones to enertainment.
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 1:29 AM 0
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Great, get cut off the big red and switch to T-Mobile, these scumbags are making it easier than ever...
posted on Jan 09, 2017, 10:33 PM 1
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Normally I would disagree, but I agree with Verizon on this one.
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 12:49 AM 2
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I'm not in the US and hear all sorts of bad things about Verizon from insulting customer service to things like these 'unlimited' plans. They have to have some sort of redeeming feature if people are still paying for their crap, don't they? And aren't they still using last millennium's CDMA network?
posted on Jan 10, 2017, 9:49 PM 0
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