Last year, Verizon began informing customers who used an “extraordinary” amount of data on unlimited plans that they would no longer be able to keep those unlimited data plans. At the time, Verizon wouldn’t set a specific number of GB on that “extraordinary” number, but we ventured to guess it was around 100GB per month or more after hearing feedback from readers and with Verizon pointing to their 100GB plan over and over. As it turns out, that number has either adjusted to a higher number or we were simply wrong. Either way, another wave of customers are getting the boot and need to find a new plan or carrier by February 16.
At the end of last week, Verizon told its employees that 200GB is the number customers can’t average or they stand to be pushed off of unlimited data. We first noted the limit in a post about Verizon’s new $30 upgrade fee and move to kill off 2-year contracts, but have since confirmed it with Verizon. Verizon shared with us a similar statement to the one we received at the first round of unlimited data deaths, only with a confirmation of 200GB being the number to be aware of. The move is happening to a small group of customers.
Verizon is giving those customers until February 16 to make a change. Like the last round, they are offering up The Verizon Plan and its data buckets as an option to move to. Verizon is also suggesting that if a new plan is not picked by the 16th of next month, that customers’ lines will be disconnected.
Now, I should point out that we’ve seen the comments on our post from last week and several reddit threads from customers suggesting they have received the letter to move off of unlimited data, yet are no where near the 200GB limit. At this point, I can’t tell you why that is. Verizon told both its employees and us directly that 200GB is the number they have set.
If you are a part of the latest group receiving letters, my guess is that you have more than likely received the news by now. If you don’t mind, feel free to let us know in the comments how much data you are using.