UPDATE: Verizon Cutting OFF Unlimited Data Users Using More Than 100GB Per Month

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    Yesterday we found out Verizon's plans to finally ditch those of us still left on the unlimited data plan. Sources were reporting that Verizon would disconnect lines using "extraordinary" amounts of data. They would be sending out notifications starting today July 21st to give people time to make changes by the cut off date of August 21st at which point your line would incur a hard stop.

    Today reports from ArsTechnica let us take a sigh of relief. The Verizon rep who spoke with ArsTechnica this morning had this to say,
    According to this statement it would appear that Verizon is only looking to get rid of customers who circumvent Verizon's tether lock and power up their entire home network. This is not what the unlimited data plan is intended for. Really you are only supposed to use this data on your device. Although I am sure we have all been guilty of tethering this data at one point or another. I have still not received a message from Verizon as to whether or not they are shutting down my account. I generally don't go over 60GB per month on my device and that is just using the data on my phone. Hopefully this 100GB hard limit sticks.

    Are there any of you out there who are still worried about losing your UDP after this revelation?

    Via ArsTechnica

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    100GB+/month?!?! How is that even possible. You'd have to live on the device streaming video almost every waking hour!
     
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    I can't say I blame VZW on this one. Abusing a good thing is now only going to affect those doing the abuse and not those using in moderation!
     
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    Wow I have 30 gigs (many months 40 from the roll over data) and I barely hit 5. My heaviest use I'll burn 9.

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    I think I hit 15 GB one month, but that was because I was watching some TV I had missed on-demand. Usually I am between 5 and 10.
     
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    I'm at 26 right now(watching air wolf on Netflix) ..but I also pay for unlimited hotspot ..another line on my account is constantly around 100 gigs..I think they do a lot of ps4 online stuff. And yes it's paid for with unlimited hotspot
     
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    Which is 100% acceptable. You aren't circumventing the hotspot or simcard pull trick. You're paying for it. So are you to be reprimanded for paying extra for a hotspot service?
     
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    How does one abuse "unlimited" with normal use?
    They have a 100GB plan, they just want $400+ for it.
    This is nothing more than Verizon wanting to monetize something they previously forced people to take when they didn't want/need it.

    You do remember when Verizon forced all smartphone customers onto unlimited plans, right?
    At the time they were expensive and were pretty much useless except for receiving your email.
    I asked then, can't I just use WiFi? At the time they said no. Now they propose that exact model!

    Anyway, I hope everyone that gets the letter calls the FCC.
    Verizon's stance is, you can use the data, we just want you to pay more for it.
    They have finally come out and said it. This is just like the throttling they the FCC almost dinged them for.
     
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    I've found interesting verbiage in the TOS that clearly leaves it up to Verizon to terminate a plan subscriber if the feel it is detrimental to their network and could negatively affect others's service. See second paragraph for the overriding disclaimer.

    "Data Services: Prohibited Uses. You may not use our Data Services for illegal purposes or purposes that infringe upon others' intellectual property rights, or in a manner that interferes with other users' service; that violates trade and economic sanctions and prohibitions as promulgated by the departments of Commerce, Treasury or any other U.S. government agency; that interferes with the network's ability to fairly allocate capacity among users. Examples of prohibited usage include: (i) server devices or host computer applications that are broadcast to multiple servers or recipients such that they could enable "bots" or similar routines (as set forth in more detail in (ii) below) or otherwise degrade network capacity or functionality; (ii) "auto–responders," "cancel–bots," or similar automated or manual routines that generate amounts of net traffic that could disrupt net user groups or e–mail use by others; (iii) generating "spam" or unsolicited commercial or bulk e–mail (or activities that facilitate the dissemination of such e–mail); (iv) any activity that adversely affects the ability of other users or systems to use either Verizon Wireless' services or the Internet–based resources of others, including the generation or dissemination of viruses, malware, or "denial of service" attacks; (v) accessing, or attempting to access without authority, the information, accounts or devices of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, Verizon Wireless' or another entity's network or systems; or (vi) running software or other devices that maintain continuous active Internet connections when a computer's connection would otherwise be idle, or "keep alive" functions, unless they adhere to Verizon Wireless' requirements for such usage, which may be changed from time to time.

    ***We further reserve the right to take measures to protect our network and other users from harm, compromised capacity or degradation in performance. These measures may impact your service, and we reserve the right to deny, modify or terminate service, with or without notice, to anyone we believe is using Data Plans or Features in a manner that adversely impacts our network. We may monitor your compliance, or the compliance of other subscribers, with these terms and conditions, but we will not monitor the content of your communications except as otherwise expressly permitted or required by law. See www.verizonwireless.com/privacy."

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    Some people have a different definition of what normal use is.

    They actually gave 2 options in those days. I think it was unlimited data or 500mb/1gb. For a couple years I was on unlimited and the wife was on the tiered plan, later I put the wife on unlimited too.

    People abuse anything that is unlimited in this world then cry when it's taken away, when all it would have taken is self control and understanding what using something in moderation is.
     
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    I do agree with this in principle, however that is the inherent problem in offering something and stating "Unlimited", and the most obvious interpretation of that by anyone is verbatim. By definition Oxford dictionary says "Unlimited" is "Not limited or restricted in terms of number, quantity, or extent". This is a very big problem in any area that the word is used, such as food buffets as we've all heard of the obese being escorted out of an eating establishment for "abusing" the "all you can eat buffet".

    It should have stated "high limit" and given some upper threshold number that they could always then point to for people who don't read all the legalese, but they still do have a "disclaimer" in place within the Terms Of Service (TOS), that gives them the right to "deny, modify or terminate service, with or without notice" if it in their opinion becomes problematic for their network and other users.

    See UPDATE: Verizon Cutting OFF Unlimited Data Users Using More Than 100GB Per Month
     
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