If disconnected, you’ll have 50 days to sign up for a new plan, according to Verizon.
While annoying, this is part of the company’s gradual phasing-out of unlimited data plans. The initiative originally started in 2011, when Verizon stopped offering unlimited plans to new customers. The current 200GB a month policy only applies to longstanding customers who signed up for their plans years ago. Last August, customers who averaged a whopping 500GB a month were asked to switch their plans or risk the company disconnecting them from mobile use.
In other words, Verizon wants all the perennial hoarders to stop bogarting that data.
The data issue seems to be at the crux of most Verizon customer complaints: Last November, the company was caught accidentally charging people exorbitant fees for data they never processed. In some instances, customers were levied bills as staggeringly high as $1,700, when in reality they hadn’t strayed from their normal data use.