Verizon Drops The Axe! Will Disconnect Unlimited Data Users Using Extraordinary Amounts Of Data!

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  1. liftedplane

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    Now knowing that it's 100gb I'm not even remotely worried, even when weekending 30 days at ntc and using my phone to tether while playing lotro or just surf the web (this is before 4g btw) my mac data use has only ever been around 80gb I'm sure if I set my one at home and used it as my home internet, Netflix xbox pc movies etc I could easily hit 250gb,except even 4g isn't fast enough and doesn't have enough bandwidth to connect all of my devices.

    If they make it 20gb then yes of course I'd be worried, I use 20 - 25 per month. Not tethering just music videos and app updates


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    I don't think you'll be targeted unless as they said, you use "well in excess of 100GB". How close to your plan month end are you with 102GB already?
     
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    My phones will be fine, but my Hotspot's all alone. It'll be caught.
     
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    It's not people like you that they are focusing on. You are well under the 100GB mark, and that's not even the trigger point, just given as a reference for discussion. Nobody really knows what the threshold is though I expect we'll find out once and if people get the letter as it will most likely explain their usage and why it exceeds their limits. Still, "well in excess of" 100GB "each line" is the verbiage so far and the closest we have to an indication of the actual trigger amount.
     
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    I'm 10 days out. Better lay low then.
     
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    I would advise that. Try to keep your head low and averages at or below 100GB and hopefully you'll be fine. According to sources, the letters will go out between July 21 and August 20, so I think that if you haven't received a letter by the end of August you will have slipped through the screening.
     
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    But is it an ongoing screening? When one hits that set point an alarm goes off in the system and a letter goes out?
     
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    My interpretation of what was told to me initially yesterday is that they are looking only at a 3-month average during the period starting July 1 and ending August 30, but that could be somewhat inaccurate given what I was told today The rep today said that the letters (possibly only the first wave-mind you), will be going out between July 21 and August 20. In any event, I would simply lay low and in every case try to remain as close to or below 100GB per line as possible.
     
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    Writing has been on the wall for years, though I guess I'm glad I'm not a power user. Past few months I'd say I've averaged about 3gb, a bit less even, and I've used even less before.

    Feel bad for those that fall into the category though.
     
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    So if they are ending all UDPs for customers using over 100GB a month, it basically means UDP doesn't exist anymore... it's capped at 100GB.

    In other words, all UDP customers will lose their unlimited data, and they will either be forced to go to a lower tiered plan, or remain on their current plan, but in reality it's really a brand new 100GB plan, formerly known as UDP?

    Basically those of us still on the UDP plan that don't get a letter from Verizon are now on a 100GB plan.

    So now that they have former UDPers all on a high usage 100GB plan, it's just a matter of time before they squeeze down on the 100GB and make it 80, then 60, then, 40, then convert us into one of the normal plans.

    Yep, it is the beginning of the end for us who still have UDPs. At least that's how I read this...
     
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    That's one way of looking at it, but as said before it's not a firm 100GB cap. First, the spokesperson said it would be those who used "well in excess of 100GB", and that those that get the letter are persons who are using that excessive data on just one line. So if you have a family plan with 2 or more UDP lines, you will be looking at the aggregate of in excess of 100GB per line (i.e. 2 lines = 200GB, 3 lines = 300GB, etc.). Also, I was informed it would be based on a 3-month average of use, so if you average 20GB, but one month go up to 200GB, at least in theory you would still be 40GB below the 300GB psuedo-threshold, or about 13GB below the monthly limit, based on that 3 month average.

    So I guess what I'm saying is MODERATION whenever possible.

    Finally, "well in excess of" could be interpreted any number of ways. It could be 10% more or 50% more, or 100% more.
     
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    I think I will be ok. My data is usually under 25G a month between my wife and myself.

    We do use our phones as our ISP as they're aren't any other good options. Satellite is expensive, fios is unavailable, cable was recently added to my street but was quoted several thousand for installation since we're far from the street.

    I occasionally tether to my laptop for baking (which I pay a tether fee) and we watch a couple movies once in a while through Amazon Prime. And I stream audio at work.

    The biggest problem out of all this is I barely can get a 4G signal at the house so streaming anything is hit or miss.
     
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