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    Vzw drops service for too much unlimited use.

    Couldn't resist posting here for all those who criticize cricket's issues.
    Verizon customers claim they’re being booted off Unlimited plans for using too much data

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    Chris [email protected]

    June 29th, 2017 at 5:29 PM

    Verizon has made a lot of noise about its new Unlimited plans. They’re not actually unlimited in the true sense of the word, but rather they only slow you down once you use your 22GB data allowance, rather than cut you off.

    But some customers in rural areas claim that Verizon has cut them off the Unlimited plan altogether, thanks to excessive data usage. A number of customers on*Howard Forumshave shared stories about Verizon shutting down Unlimited accounts after data usage got too high, which is a little ironic.

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    The problem comes down to Verizon’sLTEiRA program, under which 21 small regional carriers have partnered with Verizon to get coverage to rural areas. Under the terms of the program, Verizon provides technology and spectrum rights to tiny regional carriers. In return, Verizon customers can use those regional networks for free.

    From a customer perspective, there’s no visible difference between being on Verizon’s network or a LTEiRA partner. You’ll still get an LTE signal in most areas, and in theory, you’re meant to be able to use your regular Verizon plan with no limitations on any partner carrier.

    But according to a number of posters on Howard Forums, Verizon is contacting anyone who’s using a large amount of data on an LTEiRA partner, and telling them to either port their plans to another carrier or face outright termination. “They’re calling those with billing addresses outside of their coverage areas on unlimited and agreeing to pay off their phones if they will port out, otherwise they will discontinue the service,” one poster said.

    In a statement to*BGR,*Verizon confirmed that it’s terminating the contracts of some customers who are not in native Verizon service areas. “We are notifying a small group of customers who are out of contract and primarily use mobile data on other networks that we will no longer provide service to them after*July 30, 2017,” Verizon Director of Corporate Communications Kelly Crummey said.

    While Verizon may technically be within its rights to terminate customers’ accounts, it doesn’t look good for a company that’s been stressing just how unlimited its plans are. This is likely a decision motivated by economics — it doesn’t make sense for Verizon to pay partners for the roaming habits of a handful of customers — but it’s not great for the company’s reputation. Verizon positions itself as the most expensive but best carrier, the one where you should be able to use your plan anywhere without worrying. This sends the opposite message.

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    Yawn..........

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    Cricket doesn't even have roaming, not sure why you're comparing a bargain basement prepaid to something totally different to try to make cricket look good...

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    This is for people who are using excessive data on a partner network.

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    I don't see an issue here. Verizon charges a flat rate for unlimited plans. Even though Verizon doesn't charge for roaming, Verizon does incur significantly higher costs when customers use data on roaming partners' networks. When customers located exclusively in areas that are subject to roaming partner coverage, it makes sense for Verizon to refuse to provide them service at a loss. In this case, it sounds like Verizon is taking it even one step further if they really are agreeing to pay off financed phones for affected customers as well. Because a company can't survive if it loses money perpetually, there's basically two options here: (1) force everyone back to metered plans with paid overages or (2) boot the unprofitable customers off of unlimited plans and either move them to metered plans with paid overages or boot them entirely. I think option (2) is better for everyone (including people like us on other carriers altogether -- we've all seen what unlimited is doing to drive pricing down in the market).

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    Cricket sycophants are getting stranger....

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    Quote Originally Posted by buglewe View Post
    This is for people who are using excessive data on a partner network.
    Exactly. Just like the Cricket limitation for "roaming" in Mexico. Most ( > 50% ) of your usage has to be on the US network or they will boot you.

    I don't see how VZW is doing anything different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plane View Post
    Verizon customers claim they’re being booted off Unlimited plans for using too much data
    How will Cricket respond?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharp99 View Post
    Cricket sycophants are getting stranger....
    Very true, it's ridiculous that this was posted in the Cricket forum. It has nothing to do with Cricket or even prepaid, it's Verizon's postpaid service.

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    If it weren't for Verizon beating everybody else to LTE, the other networks probably would have happily stayed on 2g 3g. You act like Verizon didn't pour millions of dollars into their Network .

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharp99 View Post
    Cricket doesn't even have roaming, not sure why you're comparing a bargain basement prepaid to something totally different to try to make cricket look good...
    Actually they do have roaming now. Not as much as post paid, but it's there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrenhal View Post
    Actually they do have roaming now. Not as much as post paid, but it's there.

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    What network can cricket roam to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharp99 View Post
    What network can cricket roam to?
    Not sure, but I think it's regional networks - note on the map the blue-striped areas in Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming: https://www.cricketwireless.com/map.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharp99 View Post
    Cricket sycophants are getting stranger....
    Agreed. Jim Jones didn't have this level of worship at Jonestown...

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    That's a little over the top. I don't think anyone is going to be drinking Flavor-Aide over Cricket.

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