Verizon has been throwing around the idea of throttling its users who were grandfathered in with an unlimited data plan after a certain amount of data usage. You can imagine this brought forth a storm of protest seeing as people are paying for unlimited and expect unlimited. Even FCC chairman Tom Wheeler commented that Verizon’s choice to throttle these users was “disturbing”. Well you grandfathered unlimited data users don’t have to worry about being throttled any longer since Verizon has changed course, full statement below.
Verizon is committed to providing its customers with an unparalleled mobile network experience. At a time of ever-increasing mobile broadband data usage, we not only take pride in the way we manage our network resources, but also take seriously our responsibility to deliver exceptional mobile service to every customer. We’ve greatly valued the ongoing dialogue over the past several months concerning network optimization and we’ve decided not to move forward with the planned implementation of network optimization for 4G LTE customers on unlimited plans. Exceptional network service will always be our priority and we remain committed to working closely with industry stakeholders to manage broadband issues so that American consumers get the world-class mobile service they expect and value.
Verizon probably made a wise choice since wireless competition is heating up, the smaller carriers (T-Mobile and Sprint) are really pushing their services with some stellar deals that some customers will probably not be able to resist. This will most certainly make existing unlimited Verizon customers happy too. What do you think of Verizon’s about face? Let us know in the comments below or on social media.