Attention Verizon Wireless customers! If you currently have unlimited data, you may not have it for long. The company is giving customers the option of switching to a capped data plan or risk getting their phone service disconnected.
Company spokesperson Kelly Crummey clarified what’s happening in a statement to Ars Technica 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.
Verizon made a similar move in August 2016, although at that time it targeted users who topped 500GB of wireless data a month.
Competitor AT&T opted to also increase rates, a move Verizon Wireless claims they are trying to avoid.
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