Something’s Fishy in Verizon-land

So, the other day, Verizon announced it was going to start disconnecting customers at the end of August who have grandfathered, business-class, ‘unlimited data’ plans. Arstechnica has an article.

This is big news to people who actually have those grandfathered unlimited plans… like us.

Admittedly, we typically hit somewhere between 100 & 150G/month. Last month, we hit 208G.

Now, what’s really, really strange about this is that my Jetpack has suddenly – I mean, within the last 24 hours – stopped incrementing its data counter. As in: as of last night, I’d used 15.431 GB of data in this cycle.

As of right now, even after nearly a full day’s work with two audio-conferences that would’ve used about 50MB of data, plus a 30-minute video-conference which, itself, will have used about 180MB of data, and several SSH sessions (yeah, I’m old-school that way) that would’ve been another 50 MB or so, it would have increased that 15.431 GB to at -least- 15.711 GB (but should probably be much closer to 16GB), it still reads exactly 15.431 GB of usage:


Up until this morning, this thing has been pretty much spot-on with usage reports.

I’m calling shenanigans. Something very strange and very suspicious is happening with Verizon’s data counters.

edit: OR maybe Verizon’s very own bandwidth metrics tool is being unexpectedly DDoS’d by actual customers trying to get some information out of it.

Creating a Day Worth Living


1. Get up early

2. Express gratitude for what you have

3. Do something productive

4. Do something fun

5. Do something for someone else

6. Get some sunlight

7. Exercise – it doesn’t matter what – just do some exercise

8. Put a smile in someone’s face

9. Express gratitude or compliment someone

10. Learn or do something new.


Every day.