Verizon cancel your account for "excessive data usage"?

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    Just like the title says.. I use over 100gb a month.. A rep told me that If I continue at this rate Verizon will send me a letter stating that I have 30 days to port my number to another carrier. Can anyone comfirm this? I have the unlimited plan with unlimited tethering... Has anyone had their account cancelled for data useage? Not rumors I mean actually have personal knowledge of this happening... Thanks
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    bet that Verizon "rep" has brown eyes too!
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    Id port my number right over to SPRINT!!!!!
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    While it hasnt happened to me i have heard of them doing this with their Fios Product.. (residental internet)
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    This would be an easy way out of my contract, going to try next month.

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    Did a rep call you and say this or did you call them about something?
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    I was in the store paying a bill... I had a question on my bill.. the rep ran a "account analysis" and then informed me of the above information.
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    I say ignore it.
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    I have unlimited also. But people like you are why we are left with $30 for 2gig plans on our next upgrade, when we didn't abuse the system at 10++ times any normal rate. I hope they bounce you
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    Hey no reason to be a Jerk.... I pay full retail for devices.. so I can keep my unlimited.. you could have too.... Also its not people like me that caused the issues.. Its Apple with all of their fees.. Verizon loses about $430 on each Iphone they sell.. $30 upgrade fee.. the end of unlimited all the result of Apple and their quest to own the wireless industry. No one made you give up unlimited.. You could of payed full retail or provided your own equipment.. That was your choice...
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    Sounds to me as if the rep was just shocked, and talking BS thinking they know it all. I see very few people that go over a Gig. I saw 31 gigs usage a few weeks ago. My advice then, and to you: don't upgrade. Seems you figured out the system. 2 questions, though. 1) what the heck are you doing to use that much. 2) why not connect to wifi for faster browsing? Personally, I'm connected all the time, and use roughly 20% of a gig, granted I'm hooked to wifi as much as possible. To answer your question; I get cussed/cursed out/called everything, but a human being at least once a day. Not once has it been a customer getting the ax for too much usage. New one for me.
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    Personally, I don't have unlimited internet at home. 500MB/day. I have unlimited data on my Verizon phone. So, why WOULD I connect to WiFi all the time at home? Especially since I have higher ping and lag rates via my satellite (at $100/month) and faster bulk data transfer rates than I do on my phone.

    Also, Verizon doesn't "lose" money on iPhone sales. They make it up in data fees. If you want to blame anyone, blame Verizon who is currently slurping in cash hand-over-fist with the shared plans AND are developing a mobile video service to gulp even MORE data/money.

    Verizon CFO: 'Unlimited' data is just a word ? The Register

    Verizon plans bandwidth-gobbling mobile video service ? The Register

    Check the dates and you'll see how far-reaching this money grab has been. Also, this is from 2007 when the NYS AG slammed Verizon for limiting its unlimited plan at 5GB. http://www.ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/press-releases/archived/Verizon Wireless AOD.pdf

    Can you see how LONG Verizon's been trying to kill the unlimited plans?
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    Makes sense to me why you wouldn't hook into wifi, in that case. I don't have unlimited data, now. (Long boring story) When I did have unlimited I still hooked up to wifi because the browsing was faster on Fios. But yeah, if you have it, and it's the best you have, use it.
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    Not the case for me either, unfortunately. Only Internet I can get where I live is either satellite internet (astronomically expensive and very limited data usage) or DSL at 3 MB down and 0.5 up. My 4G blows that away. I don't even use my WI-FI on my Nexus any more at home. Just leave it on 4G.
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    How the heck does one person use 100GB in a month do you stream porn lol jk but seriously HOW so curious......
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    I wonder how hard it would be if it is your only source of media? I've read that some use their Verizon data instead of cable and home internet. I could see my family using that much if my phone was my TV and internet source.

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    I tether my phone to my tv... i then stream netflix in HD. about 7gb per movie.... and just so you know that data plan that verizon has to try to make up for the loss on the iphone doesnt make up for it... since apple requires %50 of the data plan monthly per customer. the reason for this is if your on an iphone your voicemail goes through them and imessage. so yes all cell phone carriers lose money on the iphone.
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    First things first....Verizon loses Zero on the iPhone sale. It's roughly $180 to build and less than $10 chinese labor to do the final assembly. So you can debunk the theory on $$$ lost on the sale of iPhones.

    I understand that you use immense amounts of data. Remember to read the fine print of your "data" usage. This has NOTHING to do with your unlimited package. (fyi-- I also pay full retail to keep my unlimited for peace of mind and also I use around 6-8 GB monthly myself) Anyway, your cellular connection is not meant to be a "home based" internet source. It for mobile data.
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