Verizon Wireless Unlimited Data Plan Limitations

I was just reading up on Verizon Wirless’s plans in light of their pending test drive (EVDO is so tempting) and found this lovely note:

Unlimited Data Plans and Features (such as NationalAccess, BroadbandAccess, GlobalAccess, Push to Talk, and certain VZEmail services) may ONLY be used with wireless devices for the following purposes: (i) Internet browsing; (ii) email; and (iii) intranet access (including access to corporate intranets, email, and individual productivity applications like customer relationship management, sales force, and field service automation). The Unlimited Data Plans and Features MAY NOT be used for any other purpose. Examples of prohibited uses include, without limitation, the following: (i) continuous uploading, downloading or streaming of audio or video programming or games; (ii) server devices or host computer applications, including, but not limited to, Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, automated machine-to-machine connections or peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing; or (iii) as a substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections. This means, by way of example only, that checking email, surfing the Internet, downloading legally acquired songs, and/or visiting corporate intranets is permitted, but downloading movies using P2P file sharing services and/or redirecting television signals for viewing on laptops is prohibited. A person engaged in prohibited uses, continuously for one hour, could typically use 100 to 200 MBs, or, if engaged in prohibited uses for 10 hours a day, 7 days a week, could use more than 5 GBs in a month.

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4 comments for “Verizon Wireless Unlimited Data Plan Limitations

  1. Mr Nobody
    7/11/2008 at 5:41 pm

    so whats wrong with listening to radio or watching television with internet streaming? if i can’t do what i want with such a connection i guess ill spend the money eleswhere.

  2. 4/13/2009 at 8:26 am

    Nice info in your site, I will bookmark your blog ASAP

  3. 6/6/2009 at 6:39 pm

    Define “UNLIMITED”

    I orginally signed up for Verizon Wireless's “unlimited” Broadband Service about a year ago. I soon discovered that it was only the advertising that was “unlimited,” and that there were various tiers of service with upper limits on how much could be downloaded. I selected what I believed to be their highest tier at the time (5gb per month).

    My monthy cell and broadband bill for the last year has averaged between $200 and $300 per month. This is for one cell phone and one broad band modem.

    Last month I received my monthy bill and it was for $10,000. It seems that I went over my broadband download limit, which is interesting since it was collecting dust in the glove compartment of my car.

    When I contacted Verizon's customer service they agreed to take care of this obvious overcharge and that they would deactivate my broadband account.

    They have since recanted and are now demanding $10,000 for a month of Internet service, and I can only imagine what next month's bill is going to be for my deactivated broadband service.

  4. 6/6/2009 at 10:39 pm

    Define “UNLIMITED”

    I orginally signed up for Verizon Wireless's “unlimited” Broadband Service about a year ago. I soon discovered that it was only the advertising that was “unlimited,” and that there were various tiers of service with upper limits on how much could be downloaded. I selected what I believed to be their highest tier at the time (5gb per month).

    My monthy cell and broadband bill for the last year has averaged between $200 and $300 per month. This is for one cell phone and one broad band modem.

    Last month I received my monthy bill and it was for $10,000. It seems that I went over my broadband download limit, which is interesting since it was collecting dust in the glove compartment of my car.

    When I contacted Verizon's customer service they agreed to take care of this obvious overcharge and that they would deactivate my broadband account.

    They have since recanted and are now demanding $10,000 for a month of Internet service, and I can only imagine what next month's bill is going to be for my deactivated broadband service.

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