Verizon Cracks Down on Wireless Subscribers Using Too Much Data

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Verizon Communications is kicking a tiny group of wireless subscribers off a discontinued unlimited data plan because they used too much data.

The carrier specified that fewer than 1% of its wireless customers remain on unlimited plans, which were discontinued for new customers in 2011. Of the less 1% still on unlimited plans, “a small fraction of a percentage of those customers are using extraordinary amounts of data,” a Verizon spokeswoman said.

The customers using over 100 GB of data per month have been notified that after August 31, they must switch to a new Verizon plan. The notified users have all completed the terms of their original contracts, the spokeswoman noted.

Verizon just increased the amount of data included in its biggest plan aimed at consumers. For 24 GB per month, Verizon charges $110 per month plus additional charges of $20 per smartphone or $10 per table per month. A plan encompassing 100 GB per month aimed at businesses costs $450 per month plus additional device charges.

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SOURCE: Fortune, Aaron Pressman