Verizon to cap its extraordinary users

If you are a Verizon Wireless customer who regularly crosses 100GB a month, you would benefit from reading this.

It turns out Verizon’s “unlimited” plans are in fact limited. Verizon Wireless has disclosed that those customers who regularly cross more than 100GB per month, will either be forced to switch to a limited data plan or will be thrown out from its network after August 31.

All those Verizon customers who stream entire seasons of a TV series, say Mr. Robot, or are downloading the entire Library of Congress to their devices will soon get a notice from Verizon and will be flagged as “extraordinary” data users.

“These users are using data amounts well in excess of our largest plan size (100GB). While the Verizon Plan at 100GB is designed to be shared across multiple users, each line receiving notification to move to the new Verizon Plan is using well in excess of that on a single device,” said Verizon in a statement.

Although in 2011, Verizon stopped its unlimited data plans, there were still a few who lingered on to their old plans and have yet to make the switch. Verizon wants to now force them to either switch or find another service provider.

According to Verizon, these “extraordinary” users who didn’t voluntarily change will find their line dead on September 1, with an option of 50 days by which they can re-activate their account.

Earlier, Verizon had come under fire from the FCC for throttling its unlimited data plans, however, since most of its customers have now accepted data caps, it’s likely that noise levels will be down.


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