If you have a grandfathered Verizon Wireless unlimited plan, we’ve got some bad news for you. The company is trying to force unlimited data subscribers who use over 200GB of bandwidth per month to give up their plan or face having their service disconnected, according to AppleInsider.
The new policy, which was recently reviewed by Verizon employees, affects subscribers who have used in excess of 200GB per month on a single line “over several months.” Those individuals are receiving notices stating that they must change to a non-unlimited plan before Feb. 16 or face termination of service.
If a line is disconnected under the new policy, customers will have a 50-day window to resubscribe, though only to plans without unlimited data. The highest-capacity plan Verizon lists on its website offers $100 gigabytes of data per month for $450, with line access fees of between $5 and $20 per connected device.
This isn’t the first time Verizon has targeted high-bandwidth customers. In July 2016, Verizon asked customers using “well in excess” of 100GB on a single device to make a switch from unlimited data plans.
Unlimited data plans have long been grandfathered by companies like AT&T and Verizon. As data usage has increased over the years, companies have looked for ways to purge customers who use the most data each month.
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