This week has been a roller coaster for anyone on a grandfathered unlimited data plan. For months now we have been expecting Verizon to throttle data for the top 5% of users on congested towers starting promptly today. This caused lots of chaos and heart burn for those of us still on a legacy UDP. Many of you decided to jump ship and move onto brighter pastures with a shiny new carrier, a few of you upgraded and moved over to a limited data plan to avoid throttling, while even fewer of you worked the system and used the best buy glitch to upgrade your device while keeping unlimited data (locking you into a two year contract guaranteeing that you would not be throttled). As it turns out none of this was necessary. No one knows why Verizon decided not to go through with their "network optimization" plan. My guess is that it could have been one of a few things. Either Verizon was being hounded by the FCC and caved, or they buckled under the pressure of a few angry consumers, or they really do care about their customers and wanted to provide a more appealing option for the data hogs. Verizon did get quite a bit of backlash from different media outlets, and the FCC did write a letter to Verizon telling them they better be careful with throttling. I feel like this all may have been a scare tactic to weed out the last few UDP subscribers, but as other carriers decided to double data, Verizon felt the pressure to not be the only carrier to not do the same. They probably also figured that these plans with more data might actually be appealing to UDP subs, and would be a way to slowly coerce them to a tiered data plan. With Verizon's new More Everything Plans 12GB turns into 15GB, 16GB turns into 30GB, 20GB turns into 40GB and tiers double from there. As you can see the plans with less data are unaffected. This means that you still have to pay a pretty penny for a decent amount of data. I would be comfortable sharing 30GB so for me I would have to pay $80 for two device access fees + $130 for the 30GB my total cost would be $210 a month which is still ludicrous. I am just happy to have my unthrottled unlimited data still. What do you think. Has Verizon gone from Evil Maniac to Perfect Angel?