New York City-based semaphores have filed a lawsuit against Verizon, claiming the company “unnecessarily” limits their data plans.
The lawsuit filed Friday says the company has “systematically limited” its data plan options, which the company says are for “reasonable” reasons.
Verizon, which has been the target of a class action lawsuit, has not commented on the lawsuit.
Semaphores like to share their data with friends and family, and many companies have started offering unlimited data plans that customers can switch over to for as little as $10 per month.
Semantic and other companies that sell data plans, like AT&T and Verizon, say their data limits are necessary to keep data prices down, but Verizon argues that data caps don’t apply to the company’s customers.
Semantics and other groups say that while data caps aren’t the sole reason for the data restrictions, they are the primary reason why Verizon throttles customers.
“Verizon’s actions are not the result of customer service problems but are a deliberate and malicious effort to impose its own, unlawful and unreasonable data caps,” the lawsuit says.
Sematransit, which is based in the U.K., said in a statement that the suit was “unfounded” and that it “is confident that the court will rule in our favor.”
Verizon has defended the data caps, saying they are necessary for network stability and customer service.