Verizon won't throttle its heaviest unlimited data users after all
Verizon is backtracking on its plan to begin throttling data hogs on grandfathered unlimited plans on its 4G LTE network today. Originally, the carrier announced that starting on October 1, unlimited customers who use excessive data on a strained cell site may see their data speeds temporarily reduced, but after public backlash the carrier is now reversing its policy so that there will be no throttling.
In a statement, Verizon said:
Verizon has not offered unlimited data plans for some time now after it had switched from the all-you-can-eat data model to one based on tiers with the More Everything plans. Still, those with unlimited plans who didn't make changes to their accounts were allowed to keep the unlimited data offerings, and today's news should allow these grandfathered customers to keep calm and carry on and stream to their heart's desire.
Are you one of those grandfathered customers who are relieved by today's announcement?
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