Verizon Forcing Unlimited Plan Users Consuming 200GB Data Per Month To Switch Plans

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After booting subscribers who were using more than 100GB of data on its grandfathered unlimited mobile data plan, Verizon has now decided to take a similar action against users who use more than 200GB data every month. The carrier will force users to either switch to one of its newer limited plans or disconnect their connection.

Verizon is offering customers who are on it’s grandfathered unlimited plan until February 16th to make the switch. Customers who use more than 200GB of data per month and who don’t make the switch by then would have their connection disconnected post-Feb 16th.

“Because our network is a shared resource and we need to ensure all customers have a great mobile experience with Verizon, we are notifying a small group of customers on unlimited plans who use more than 200GB a month that they must move to a Verizon Plan by February 16, 2017,” Verizon spokesperson Kelly Crummey said.

Verizon is already sending out letters to customers who need to make the switch, though many customers have noted that they use nowhere near 200GB a month but have still received a letter from the carrier.

If you use more than 100GB/month on Verizon’s network, you will have to pay upwards of $450 per month to the carrier if you are forced to switch from your grandfathered unlimited plan.

[Via Ars Technica]