Verizon Takes Away Unlimited Data, Unless You Never Upgrade

VerizonThe battle between Verizon and its customers over unlimited data continues. First the company announced that it would be switching to a tiered data plan system, though people that already had unlimited data plans could keep them through a grandfathered program. However, Verizon recently announced that it was taking away unlimited plans entirely. Their tune has changed once more as Verizon has announced that existing customers can keep their unlimited data plans, though they won’t be able to get a new subsidized smartphone and still keep the plan.

Verizon Communications Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo told investors on Wednesday that the company plans to force many of its existing unlimited data customers to a tiered offering. While new customers were forced into tiered data plans, existing smartphone users could keep their $30 per month unlimited data plan, even when they upgraded to a new device and a new contract.

However, Shammo said in the announcement that Verizon now plans to get rid of those unlimited plans and transition those customers to a new data-share plan that will be introduced later in the summer. According to Shammo, “When you think about our 3G base, a lot of our 3G base is unlimited. As they start to migrate

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3 Comments

  1. Jade
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Has anyone started any kind of protest??

  2. Ashley
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    I would be happy to join a protest… basically this was a bait and switch for me considering this was my very first 2-year contract with verizon, and all of these changes happened in the middle of our contract, leaving us helpless and unable to do anything about it.

  3. Posted March 21, 2013 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    I Agree!! I don’t think any company should limit Data usage. It should all be Unlimited Like Solavei’s Unlimited 4G.

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