Friday July 25, 2014

Verizon To Throttle 4G LTE Users With Unlimited Plans

If you have an unlimited plan with Verizon, I've got bad news for you. Thanks to Skripka for the heads up.

Verizon will begin throttling 4G LTE customers on unlimited data plans starting on October 1, 2014. Before this change, Verizon only throttled 3G connections of those with unlimited data plans. Verizon likes to dress up this as "Network Optimization" which according to them means that a customer will only be throttled if:

  • Top 5% of data users (you use 4.7GB of data per month or more)

  • Enrolled on an unlimited data plan or feature

  • Have fulfilled their minimum contract term

  • Are attempting to use data on a cell site that is experiencing high demand