Are you one of the relatively few Verizon Wireless customers who still have unlimited data plans?
If so, you need to start thinking about either switching to one of Verizon’s limited data plans or changing carriers altogether if you use over 200GB of data per month.
Our friends over at Droid Life and ars Technica are reporting that Verizon is planning to boot unlimited data customers who typically use over 200GB per month off of their unlimited data plans on February 16 if they haven’t voluntarily switched to a limited data plan by that date.
According to Verizon this change in policy will only affect a relatively small number of their unlimited data customers, but my guess is this is just the first step in a plan to eventually force ALL customers who still have unlimited data plans onto limited plans.
And since unlimited data plans are becoming increasingly rare in the cellular phone industry, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to find (and keep) one with another carrier unless you go with a pre-paid plan with Straight Talk or something similar.
In other words, the future looks bleak (and expensive) for those of us who typically use lots of cellular data every month.
Bottom line: If you’re lucky enough to still have an unlimited data plan with Verizon Wireless and you use over 200GB of data per month, you’ll need to either switch to a limited data plan with Verizon or change carriers altogether by February 16.
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