They say that all good things must come to an end and in the case of some Verizon Unlimited customers, that end is coming fairly soon.
Verizon has officially announced that its customers that currently use about 200GB or more unlimited data in their plans on a monthly basis are going to have to switch limited plans starting next month or just get disconnected all together. Only longtime customers though will be affected by the change since the company stopped offering unlimited data plans for new smartphone users since 2011.
Kelly Crummey, a spokesperson with Verizon spoke about it saying, “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.”
Unless those customers on limited plans buy more 4G LTE data, they will receive reduced speeds once they exceed their monthly data limits. Verizon will allow any customer that gets disconnected once this happens 50 days in order to re-activate their accounts by signing up on a limited data plan.
The company has purged unlimited data rolls before, look back to last August when they limited it to about 500GB a month and that big a drop now to 200GB will hurt its customers that aren’t using enough of their data and can’t possibly catch up from before.
More so they did say last August as well that they were targeting those that used “data amounts well in excess of our largest plan size (100GB),” which right now is $450 a month and costs more than any of their old unlimited plans from before, “line access fees” not included. They also didn’t outright specify those that used at least 500GB were the ones being targeted
What do you make of all of this, geeks? Are you a Verizon customer? If so, how do you feel about all this and are you going to be affected by this? Sound off below in the comments!