In August, Verizon split its unlimited data plan into three new options with some annoying limits and restrictions on video streaming. The basic of those three plans, Go Unlimited, will soon work in Canada and Mexico. But there’s still some annoying restrictions.
If you’re a Verizon customer on the basic plan, you won’t have to pay for an additional data plan if you travel overseas, according to Droid Life (via Engadget), and the changes to the plan kick on on January 25th, 2018. The change brings Go Unlimited up to speed with the company’s other unlimited offerings, Beyond Unlimited and Business Unlimited Plans, which already included the international calling, texting and data. With the change, Verizon appears to be keeping pace with its competitors. T-Mobile offers its own North American plan, but allows users to churn through 5GB of data on LTE before being throttled.
There’s a catch, though: if you use more than 500MB of LTE data per day, you’ll be throttled to 2G speeds, and if Verizon detects that you’re using more than 50 percent of your data and call usage in a 60-day period, you might have your service removed or limited further.