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Verizon capping “Unlimited Data” at 4 GB

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 5:50PM EST

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Things just keep getting better for Verizon’s unlimited data subscribers. It initially appeared that Verizon was placing a hard cap on their subscribers data usage, limiting customers who had subscribed to an “unlimited” data plan to 5 GB a month. Bad news, folks. It looks like they may have lowered that cap to a paltry 4 GB. Not very classy, Verizon.  Anyone caught using more than 4 GB of data in a single month will be presumed to be using the service in an unapproved manner, like running a server, or streaming vast amounts of video and audio content. If you get flagged, you could be subject to a variety of different penalties, including massive overage charges and/or termination of your service. We realize that this has been around for a while, but it seems like the term “unlimited” has been rendered completely meaningless. If a company wants to place a cap on usage, they have every right to do so, but they should be required to re-brand their offerings as well. Then again, “4 GB data plan!” sounds far less appealing than “Unlimited Data Plan!”


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Josh Karp followed his love of technology since a kid through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, and part of the first editorial team, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eighteen years of experience covering the wireless industry.

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