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Verizon to start pushing highest unlimited data users to tiered plans or cutting them off


Verizon has never had a good relationship with the few customers still holding on to its unlimited data plans. The company has been trying over the past few years to get those customers to upgrade to newer, restricted plans, but despite its best efforts, many customer still remain on these plans. For some users this is fine, but Verizon is sick and tired of those using “an extraordinary amount of data” on their unlimited plans and will soon disconnect those users.

Verizon is currently in the process of notifying users that use in excess of 100GB of data per month that they have two options: change plans or let their accounts be closed. For those users there is only one plan that offers a massive amount of data, Verizon’s 100GB plan. It should be mentioned, of course, that plan costs $450 a month.

Droid Life originally reported this news yesterday with Verizon confirming the news to a number of publications with the following statement:

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 very small group of customers on unlimited plans who use an extraordinary amount of data that they must move to one of the new Verizon Plans by August 31, 2016. 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.

If you happen to fall on Verizon’s list of users who use too much data, you should be notified both by text and through the mail that you’ll need to sign up for a new plan or have your line shut off by August 31st. If your line is shut off, you will have the option to reactivate it with one of Verizon’s limited plans.

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