MyVerizon Data Usage Widget Taking A Break?
You know that handy widget that you get with Verizon phones that tells you how much data you’ve used in your current billing month in a quick glance? Well Verizon has put an end to that. WHAT?! How could they after cancelling unlimited data? How will I know when to stop watching kitties on youtube??
Calm down, the widget isn’t gone for good.They are revamping it for their new share data plans, WHICH ARE STARTING THURSDAY!!! As notified in tweet form.
They have also released to us the information that they
will be are alerting everyone, to use #DATA (calling that code) until they release the new widget. They will also be releasing a software update to remove/change the widget when the time is here. Here’s the press notes:
Data Widget Sunsets on 6/25
Beginning 6/25, Verizon Wireless will no longer offer the Data Widget. From 6/25 – 6/27, users will be asked to update My Verizon Mobile. Once available, customers will receive a software update which will remove the Data Widget from their device and they will be unable to re-install it.
Beginning 6/25, upon touching/selecting the Data Widget, My Verizon Mobile will launch and display a pop-up window with the following message:
“As of June 25, 2012, the My Verizon Data Widget will no longer be supported. We will send a software update to you when it becomes available. At that time, the widget will be automatically removed from your device.
If you prefer, you may remove the widget from your device now by touching and holding the widget to move it to the red remove section on your screen.
To check your data usage, visit My Verizon Mobile via the App Tray or dial #DATA.”
Ways to Track Data Usage
Advise customers to visit My Verizon Mobile or dial #DATA to track their data usage. Visit the My Verizon Mobile InfoManager topic for details.