Unlimited Data? No Overage Fees? Making Sense of Smartphone Plan Madness

Unlimited Data? No Overage Fees? Making Sense of Smartphone Plan Madness Nothing is really unlimited anymore. Or at least that’s what carriers want their subscribers to accept, using various tricks and “incentives” to get people to retire their old, grandfathered plans. AT&T has already previously increased the monthly fee

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Verizon to ‘unlimited’ data users: ‘You use over 200GB so we’re cutting you off’

Customers who consistently exceed 200GB of data over several months will have to move to a new Verizon Plan by February 16. Image: Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless customers on old, unlimited data plans who exceed 200GB a month will need to move …

ZDNet

AT&T subscribers grandfathered to an unlimited data plan, will see monthly rate rise $5

AT&T is trying to get its grandfathered unlimited data users to migrate away from the All-you-can-eat section of the buffet line. As you might imagine, the one sure way to get these stragglers off the pot and into a metered wireless plan is to raise

Phone Arena

AT&T will charge legacy unlimited data users an extra $60 per year

If you’ve managed to hold onto your grandfathered unlimited data plan on AT&T for all these years, you’ve weathered quite a few storms. Most notably, you weren’t deterred when AT&T aggressively tried to force legacy unlimited data users off of their …

BGR

After AT&T price hike, Verizon goes after Unlimited users too, with new disconnection threat [Poll]

Carriers seem to have decided it’s open season on those grandfathered into unlimited data plans. After AT&T applied a second price rise in a year, Verizon is now threatening to disconnect those using more than 200GB of data per month – seemingly more …

9 to 5 Mac

Unlimited Data Returns… With Some Limits

T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T have brought back unlimited data plans. AT&T and Verizon now let you avoid overage charges on regular plans. WSJ’s Joanna Stern guides you through the brave new world of mobile data. Photo/video: Drew Evans/The Wall Street …

MarketWatch

AT&T imposes another $5 rate hike on grandfathered unlimited data plans

AT&T is raising the price of its grandfathered unlimited data plans by $5 a month, the second such increase in the past year. The price increase affects longtime mobile customers who have held onto unlimited data plans for years after AT&T stopped

Ars Technica

Verizon chops unlimited data plans: Big users can switch or be disconnected

Verizon customers who have unlimited data plans and use more than 200 gigabytes a month will be required to switch to a capped data plan by Feb. 16 or be disconnected from service, a company spokeswoman said. A letter notifying affected customers …

Los Angeles Times

Verizon Unlimited Users Averaging 200GB or More Per Month Getting the Boot

Last year, Verizon began informing customers who used an “extraordinary” amount of data on unlimited plans that they would no longer be able to keep those unlimited data plans. At the time, Verizon wouldn’t set a specific number of GB on that …

Droid Life (press release) (blog)

Verizon Threatens To Cut Off Your Service If You Do This One Thing

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Smartphones are simply an amazing piece of technology. The things we can do with these nifty little gadgets have changed the way we conduct our lives. From changing the way we communicate with others to using

Komando

Verizon Unlimited Data Customers Cannot Use Over 200 GB Data Per Month, Says The Carrier

Verizon has announced a change for subscribers who are on its Unlimited Data Plan. Those using more than 200 GB of data each month on their existing Unlimited Data Plan either have to switch plans or will be disconnected. ( Spencer Platt | Getty Images ).

Tech Times

Grandfathered Data Plans Going Extinct

(RTTNews.com) – Telecom companies’ grandfathered unlimited data plans are on a hit. AT&T, the second-largest cellular carrier in the U.S., plans a $5 monthly increase in the price of its legacy unlimited data plans, the second hike in a year. Meanwhile …

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Verizon Wireless Unlimited Customers Aren’t Going to Like This News

If you have a grandfathered Verizon Wireless unlimited plan, we’ve got some bad news for you. The company is trying to force unlimited data subscribers who use over 200GB of bandwidth per month to give up their plan or face having their service …

AppAdvice

Verizon is forcing some unlimited data customers to switch to limited plans

NEW YORK – JUNE 03: A Verizon logo is displayed on a building June 5, 2008 in New York City. Verizon Wireless has confirmed its acquisition of rural mobile service provider Alltel for $28.1 billion, a deal which will push Verizon into number one spot

SFGate (blog)

Verizon’s reason for cracking down on unlimited data users is bullshit

Verizon Wireless has confirmed the worrying news that it’s forcing customers who are on older unlimited data plans and use more than 200GB a month to switch to capped plans next month – or have their accounts terminated. This is pretty much the worst …

The Next Web

These cellphone carriers are about to make life harder for grandfathered unlimited-data users

The nation’s biggest wireless carriers are making it a bit harder to keep your grandfathered unlimited data plan. AT&T intends to raise the price of its “legacy” plan, which it no longer sells, by $5 a month in March — bringing the total monthly price

Washington Post

Verizon will start purging unlimited plan users that average 200GB or more

Earlier today we reported how AT&T would be increasing grandfathered unlimited plans by $5. Now it appears that Verizon is taking things a step further by disconnecting those on its unlimited plan that average 200GB of use consistently on a monthly basis.

Neowin

Verizon Taking Back Unlimited Service Plans From ‘Excessive’ Data Users

Verizon Acquires Yahoo For $4.8 Billion A view of Verizon Plaza outside the Verizon headquarters building on July 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo : Kena Betancur/Getty ). Telecom Company Verizon is taking back it unlimited service plan from

University Herald

AT&T set to hike old unlimited data plan price by $5 per month

AT&T to hike price of grandfathered unlimited data once again. AT&T customers on the carrier’s grandfathered unlimited data plan will be seeing another price hike soon. People are being notified that the cost of the plan will just an additional $5 per

Yahoo News

Verizon Forcing Customers to Drop Their Unlimited Wireless Data Plans

Just like AT&T, Verizon isn’t keen on its long time customers holding on to their unlimited wireless data plans. Instead of raising rates like AT&T, however, Verizon is telling customers that have to switch to a capped data plan or face having their

The Mac Observer (blog)

For heavy unlimited data customers, life just got harder

Verizon is ready to give some of its heaviest users the boot. Photo by CNET. Depending on who you ask, this is either a new age for unlimited data or the end of a really good ride. Verizon and AT&T are playing hardball with legacy unlimited data

CNET