Verizon to Data Hogs: Pay Up or We’ll Cut You (Off)
First reported by Droid Life and confirmed by Ars Technica, Verizon will be shutting off the data hose for unlimited data customers who use more than 100GB a month. Although this will only affect people who have been grandfathered into these plans, since Verizon hasn’t offered them for years, it’s the next step in a long series of middle fingers to people who assumed that unlimited meant unlimited.
By August 31, Verizon customers flagged as using an “extraordinary” amount of data will be forced to switch to one of Verizon’s paid tier plans or have their accounts deactivated. If you’re curious, a 100GB data plan costs $450 a month, though that’s meant to be shared among a large pool of people.