Verizon to Give Data Hogs the Boot

owilson - July 23, 2016 - 12:14 AM

Verizon to Give Data Hogs the Boot

Verizon has reached out to its data hogging customers warning them to stop.

(CCM) — On Friday, Verizon began sending emails to select customers who use "extraordinary" amounts of data, warning that they need to use less of the company's resources — or else. According to reports by The Washington Post, the telecom giant has given its data hogging users until Aug. 31 to switch to a data-regulating tiered plan, otherwise risking suspension, and even termination of their accounts.

It appears that the real target of this action is the group of users who have managed to keep their unlimited data plans long after the company has done away with the choice, using "hundreds of times more" than Verizon's best-option 100 GB of data each month on a single device. "Our network is a shared resource, and we need to ensure all customers have a great mobile experience with Verizon," the company said in a statement on the move. The company specified that the only users who have received this warning are those whose contracts are nearing the end of their two-year terms.

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