With all the hub-ub recently over unlimited calling plans, and that Juggernaut of a flat-rate calling plan that Sprint is calling “Simply Everything,” people tend to forget that supposedly “unlimited” data plans were getting restricted not too long ago.
Now that Verizon Wireless is offering an unlimited voice calling plan, they’re out to redefine the definition of the term “unlimited.” Come March 2nd, Verizon Wireless’s BroadBand Access unlimited data plan (the top-tier, data plan meant for broadband data cards) will be limited to 5GB. Verizon recently got some flak for instituting a soft-cap of 5GB on this particular data plan – with the mere threat of throughput throttling or contract termination for customers that paid the 5GB soft-limit no mind. But, now Verizon is going to be charging customer $0.49 for every single MegaByte that is downloaded past the 5GB “unlimited” data plan limit.
Maybe Verizon Wireless should start calling their BroadBand Access data plan the “Simply Limited” data plan.