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PSA: Verizon to Disconnect Unlimited Data Users Who Use “Extraordinary” Amounts of Data - Unlimited Data Switching Options

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Last Edited by DrRad July 21, 2016 at 01:56 PM
I thought I'd make a thread for Verizon unlimited users looking to switch to another carrier before the ban hammer comes down.

Verizon [droid-life.com] will begin notifying users who have been flagged as using that "extraordinary" amount via mailer and through bill messages and explain to them their options to stay with Big Red. Verizon is forcing these out of contract "extraordinary" data users to move to The Verizon Plan (a tiered plan) by August 31 or they will shut down the line. If they don't take that option by August 31 and their line is disconnected, they will have up to 50 days to re-activate, but of course, they can only do so by switching over to The Verizon Plan.

No word on what that specific amount might be, but now might be a good time to make arrangements. nod

According to Ars, the limit may be users above 100GB [arstechnica.com]

Alternative services w/ Unlimited data
T-Mobile: $95 (26GB deprioritization)
MetroPCS: $60 (26GB deprioritization)
Sprint: $75 (23GB deprioritization)
Cricket: $70 (8mbit LTE speed cap, unknown deprioritization)
Boost: $60 (23GB deprioritization)
AT&T: $100 (w/ DirecTV contract, 22GB deprioritization)

Alternative with shared data on Verizon
Total Wireless

Alternative with bucket data on Verizon
Straight Talk
Selectel Wireless
PagePlus Wireless
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Verizon the worst wireless carrier in the country.
this obviously violates law.
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the fark ! isn't this because this is the time when all those extended contracts lately were getting out of contract now... urgh...time to get an internet service...
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Class action lawsuit!!Somebody sue them! :p
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lol. some "unlimited"
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You forgot to list straight talk which has verizon as a provider and has 10gb for $55
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Class action lawsuit!!Somebody sue them! :p
You only have grounds for a lawsuit if they charge you for extra data while on unlimited plan. They can cancel your plan for any reason.
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You only have grounds for a lawsuit if they charge you for extra data while on unlimited plan. They can cancel your plan for any reason.
That's fcuked up!
In another words, u r screwed by the big red!
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In another words, u r screwed by the big red!

The Nebraska Cornhuskers ?
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You forgot to list straight talk which has verizon as a provider and has 10gb for $55
Thanks added a bucket data category.
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Time to lock in another 2 year contract but I fear they will go after those accounts also
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Although I never went above my data plan, it was nice to have UNL data cap with Verizon; now it's time to change since I am out of their 2 yr contract and Galaxy S4 can be taken anywhere since I do not want to pay for a new device. Had been with them over a decade but due to recent change, I want to get out of Verizon since it is expensive compared to others.

VirginMobile for $35/m2m is not bad. T-Mobile is close to $50/mo and after taxes will be closer to $56.xx or so. CricketWireless does't take GS4.

Any recommendations? Why some of PayAsGo or monthly plan are cheaper than their regular plans?
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Quote from MonteCristo View Post :
Although I never went above my data plan, it was nice to have UNL data cap with Verizon; now it's time to change since I am out of their 2 yr contract and Galaxy S4 can be taken anywhere since I do not want to pay for a new device. Had been with them over a decade but due to recent change, I want to get out of Verizon since it is expensive compared to others.

VirginMobile for $35/m2m is not bad. T-Mobile is close to $50/mo and after taxes will be closer to $56.xx or so. CricketWireless does't take GS4.

Any recommendations? Why some of PayAsGo or monthly plan are cheaper than their regular plans?
virgin mobile is on sprint. your verizon s4 won't work on it.
and it will be spotty with t-mobile.
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Yet another example of how all Internet providers in this country are eliminating "unlimited;" Comcast with their 300G data caps in test markets is another example.

Where the rest of the world has cheap reliable service from multiple carriers, the United States is, by regulation federal and local, basically a monopoly for wired services and limited by wireless.
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