An Outlook At The Reasons Why Verizon Terminated Its Unlimited Data Plan
Verizon has been performing pretty well in the past six months. This was because it unveiled an excellent Unlimited data plan with minimal restrictions and was going at rather affordable rates. This led to a lot of subscribers falling over to themselves to sign up. But this was during that particular time.
However, this morning, the provider has resorted to making some changes to its Unlimited plan. This change has made it more expensive and even worse. In fact, it has been throttling all its smartphone video-on any plan without paying any form of attention to the price-to 720p.
The average network speed of Verizon has slowed down significantly since that moment the provider introduced the unlimited data plans. The drop in speed happens to be a few percentage points overall but the main issue may be attributed to the congestion spotted many at times during the peak times.
During those instances when a lot of people are streaming video over the network while waiting at the airport for instance, it ends up putting a crunch on the system.
But of course that is mere speculation considering that it is actually difficult to obtain good data on the wide array of the mobile networks. That is thanks to the massive size, difficulty of testing and complexity. One can add that to the fact that a number of networks are as a matter of fact compelled to pay the various testing companies for the various “awards” that they give out within some particular timeframes.
For someone that hasn’t ever had the chance to work for Verizon, it is pretty difficult to prove that the provider’s network has been slowed down by Unlimited. However, the top executives working the provider are taking a view that is contrary to that. For instance, Mike Haberman who happens to be Verizon’s VP of network support outlined that the data from OpenSignal and Ookla did not at all line up with what a lot of people see. He stated that congestion had never been an issue for the company and that their network was growing much stronger with the passage of time.