Editor in Chief
- Dec 30, 2010
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- Austin, TX
You knew it would eventually happen right? Big Red is supposedly getting ready to take that next big step in coercing users to give up their Unlimited Data Plans. According to the latest intel, Verizon plans to start throttling 4G LTE users if they are still on an Unlimited Data Plan. The company plans to implement this change starting October 1st.
Verizon is "spinning" this as "Network Optimization," but we all know what it really is... "profit optimization." Here are the rumored "requirements you must meet" in order to be throttled:
- Top 5% of data users (you use 4.7GB of data per month or more)
- Enrolled on an unlimited data plan or feature
- Have fulfilled their minimum contract term
- Are attempting to use data on a cell site that is experiencing high demand
On top of this, Verizon "shared" that folks who are on an unlimited data plan and use 10GB will be throttled at the halfway point; however, if they are on a MORE Everything plan with a 10GB data limit, they can use 10GB without any throttling. I guess that's something if you can afford the 10GB plan.
Let the vehemence commence, in 3... 2... 1...