Limited Unlimited Doubletalk: Unlimited Data For Limited Types Of Data
from the got-that? dept
Now, Broadband Reports notes that Consumer Affairs has noticed this issue as well (someone there was cut off with no warning). They went to Verizon Wireless and got some amazing executive doublespeak in response. A spokesperson claimed: "It's very clear in all the legal materials we put out." Right. See, it's not at all clear in the marketing material that they use to actually sell the service to you. There, it says "Unlimited" in big letters. It's only in the fine print of the legalese that no one reads that they let you know you can't really use the service for very much. Then comes my favorite line: "It's unlimited amounts of data for certain types of data." Ah, it's unlimited for limited kinds of data. How could anyone possibly be confused? Of course, even that's false. They're cutting off anyone with over 10gigs of data -- no matter what kind of data it is -- by claiming the only way you could possibly use 10gigs in a month is to use prohibited types of data. Either way, for those who keep claiming that things like EVDO are a true alternative to DSL, it seems Verizon Wireless' continuing effort to doublespeak their way around this issue suggests otherwise.