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Gigabyte gobblers of America, we hate to be the bearers of bad news. After all, it’s totally human to use a lot of data. TBH, who hasn’t gone a little bit over their monthly data plan? Tweets must be tweeted! Facebook statuses updated! And don’t even get us started on Pokémon Go!

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Unfortunately, dear friends, the glorious days of unlimited data usage are about to come to an end.

According to PCWorld, Verizon (who is the only company doing this so far) will now notify clients who use “extraordinary” amounts of data that their unlimited plans will expire for good on August 31. (Yikes!)

And it gets even scarier.

Customers who don’t make the switch to other data plans by that date will have their accounts disconnected.

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We know, Rogelio! We know!

It turns out this is nothing new, so we probably don’t need to be too worried.

Verizon stopped offering unlimited data plans back in 2011. Since then, the cellular giant has been paring down the number of people still on such data plans by forcing them to switch once they upgraded to 4G LTE. These drastic new measures are aimed at continuing the cutbacks, starting with the biggest, aka “extraordinary,” data users.

They’ll reportedly affect only “a small group” of users, so most of us are probably safe.

But how do we know if we’re an “extraordinary user” or not (after all it sounds like a pretty awesome word we wouldn’t mind be labeled with).

Verizon says they consider an “extraordinary user” anyone who uses more than 100 GB a month. That’s more than the company offers in their largest monthly family plan! And even if you do manage to bring down the wrath of Verizon by exceeding a hundred gigabytes, you’ll be able to reactivate your account within 50 days by switching plans.

So though you may have to modify your plan, never fear – you can probably still tweet, update, and Pokémon Go like there’s no tomorrow.

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