The American Wireless Telecommunications Association (AWTA) released a new bill today that would change the Verizon Wireless Mobile Data Caps Act of 2018.
The new bill would allow for a new data cap in each tier of the Verizon Mobile Data Packet (DMCP), as well as for Verizon to set a new maximum monthly data usage.
The bill also would allow Verizon Wireless to limit the amount of data that can be loaded onto a consumer’s phone at a given time.
The proposed changes would affect Verizon Wireless customers nationwide, as well.
The company has been able to cap data usage on phones by as little as 20 megabytes per day, and limits data on mobile devices to up to a certain limit per user per month.
This caps are typically tied to usage limits set by providers.
The changes would also make it harder for Verizon Wireless subscribers to avoid caps by switching providers, or by using mobile apps like Viber, Tango, or Messenger.
In addition, it would require that customers switch providers or purchase an alternative plan if they want to avoid data caps.
Verizon Wireless also said it would allow customers to cancel data caps, if they so choose.
This change to the Verizon Mobility Caps Act would make it easier for customers to get the data caps they need, but would also force them to pay higher fees for the data they already have.
In addition, the bill would require the FCC to study how consumers can mitigate data caps and improve data usage across the country.
Verified consumers would be able to use these caps in accordance with their own personal data caps if they sign up for Verizon’s Optimum plans, according to the bill.
Under the bill, Verizon would have to notify customers of the data cap changes by July 30, 2018.
The FCC would have 90 days to act on the notice and give customers 90 days before they can change their plans.
The FCC is currently considering a proposal to eliminate the caps and allow for higher data usage, according for Verizon.
Verify.com will update this story as it becomes available.