The policy changes just keep stacking up for Verizon and I think most of us our assuming it has to do with that other phone that just went on pre-order today. After changing the upgrade, return, rebate, and equipment coverage policies, VZW is also ready to start corralling “extraordinary” data users. What exactly is an “extraordinary” data user? Someone that falls within the top 5% of users of course…
Verizon Wireless strives to provide customers the best experience when using our network, a shared resource among tens of millions of customers. To help achieve this, if you use an extraordinary amount of data and fall within the top 5% of Verizon Wireless data users we may reduce your data throughput speeds periodically for the remainder of your then current and immediately following billing cycle to ensure high quality network performance for other users at locations and times of peak demand. Our proactive management of the Verizon Wireless network is designed to ensure that the remaining 95% of data customers aren’t negatively affected by the inordinate data consumption of just a few users.
So for those of you cheapies out there tethering instead of paying for a real internet connection, get ready to be turtle-ized. You can check out the new VZWoptimization document here.