Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wi Lie

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In addition to being an awful company for unions, Verizon doesn't do right by it's customers either.

Verizon used to offer unlimited wireless data plans, but that ended years ago. Customers with those plans were grandfathered in and permitted to keep their plans, but were blocked from upgrading their phones on installment plans or risk losing their unlimited data. New phones were full price.

Verizon threatened to throttle data for heavy users, but backed off of that when the FCC stepped in. They raised their prices on these plans, and have continued to try to induce people to leave these unlimited plans.

Now, Verizon has said that the very heaviest users of data will lose their unlimited data. Verizon claims that their network is a "shared resource" and that data hogs are unfairly degrading network performance.

This is just the latest in a long series of corporate lies from Verizon. Verizon has no problem selling ever larger buckets of data, with no threat of losing your plan. How can data users on an unlimited plan cause network degradation, but users that pay for an equivalent amount of metered data (a heck of a lot costlier) would not cause this alleged network degradation?

It's just that they want to extract the maximum amount that they can from their users. Normally, that wouldn't be a problem, but thousands of customers had signed up on unlimited deals. Unlimited data with no exceptions. No one held a gun to Verizon to offer those plans, and customers signed up in good faith. But good faith is a foreign concept to Verizon.

It shouldn't be a surprise that a company that treats its employees with such disregard would also treat its customers the same way.

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