Verizon Will Throttle LTE For Heavy Users Of Unlimited Data

By 09:31 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 Comments

If you're still on an unlimited data plan from Verizon, there's some pretty poor news coming your way.

Your carrier of choice has decided it's time to hold its efforts to acquire you off unlimited data to the next level. And that is throttling 4G LTE speeds for the heaviest data users.

The recent policy will go into effect on October 1. From that date on, when the network gets crowded in any particular area, customers who pay for data buckets (no matter how gigantic or small) will acquire priority over people who are still on the now-extinct unlimited data plans that Verizon used to offer a few years ago.

Those who will see slower speeds will only be the top 5% in terms of monthly data usage. Though when your allowance is truly unlimited, you're bound to utilize more data compared to people who are on the recent plans that have a set amount of traffic in them.

Right now, these 'top 5%' are users who go through 4.7GB of data or more - each and every month. Obviously though, that number could change on a month by month basis.

Verizon has actually done the exact same thing back in 2011, yet so far the limitations have only applied to its 3G network. The carrier cutely calls this Network Optimization. And this descend it will apply to 4G data too.

This go may have something to do with how much more LTE is used nowadays, when 76% of the traffic that Verizon sees uses that high-speed network.

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