Once upon a time, Verizon offered high-speed cellphone data service to everyone. For a low monthly price, you got all the bandwidth you could use. That plan was discontinued in 2012, but some folks who subscribed to the service continue on as legacy users. That plan is about to change once again. Verizon will now have data caps on heavy unlimited users starting in October. Their service won’t stop completely, but it will be throttled until the next billing cycle.
The top five percent of users in data-heavy markets on 4G plans will be affected; once they top 4.7GB of data in a month, they’ll find their service slowed down until the next month, at which point it will presumably continue on as normal again. It’s all part of Verizon’s plan to move everyone to tiered data plans; tiered data customers won’t be affected, as per usual. Customers using 3G data plans are already under the terms of the throttling plan.Technorati Tags: 4g, cellphone plans, smartphone plans, smartphones, Verizon, verizon 4g unlimited plan, verizon data throttling, verizon throttling 4g data plans, verizon wireless