If you are currently on an unlimited data plan with Verizon (which is about 20% of all Verizon customers who have a data package), some recent news they’ve announced might soon affect you in a big way. Due to more and more people using more and more data each month, Verizon is dealing with clogged bandwidths which in turn affects other data users. As a result of this network congestion, they’ve come up with a new solution they hope will help to solve the problem: they’re going to slow down the 4G LTE speeds of users who meet some specific conditions, and they’re referring to it as Network Optimization.
Will your data be slowed? Only if you meet ALL of the following conditions, as fleshed out by Techspot:
1. You’ve met your minimum contracted term
2. You’re using data from a high-demand site
3. You currently have an unlimited data plan
4. You’re in the top 5% of data users, which means you’re regularly using more than 4.7 GB a month
Verizon has announced that this new change will begin taking place on October 1st of this year. And, while the change seems drastic, one should remember that they must meet each of the above mentioned criteria before they’re affected, so it’s not like everyone on an unlimited data plan will have their speeds slowed.
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