The day of reckoning is approaching: October 1st, 2014. I'm a rather "regular" user of my device in the San Francisco Bay Area (one of the heaviest locations for data usage). I love YouTube. I use my Google Maps because I hate the dated GPS in my 2008 BMW. I surf a lot. I have a company iPhone/iPad but I hate using them because I want to get away from work so I only use it when I'm working; working on the work/life balance. Also, no big-brother monitoring about my work device usage, too. My Comcast at home is great but sometimes the Wi-Fi is just wonky so I switch to my amazing LTE Verizon connection and sometimes forget to turn my phone's Wi-Fi back on. I know I'm definitely going to get throttled. My data usage has undeniably gone well above 4.7GB (the supposed 5%) in the past 6 months. For the past 2 years I've bought all my toys on the off-contract price, enjoying my unlimited, throttle-free LTE. But throttling is coming, and the 6 Plus I want is a mighty hefty price off contract. I'm actually having to consider learning how to limit my use and buy my iPhone with a renewed contract. There's less incentive paying off-contract price, knowing that my data speeds will be throttled. Anyone of you with a similar dilemma thinking of the similar jump? Any reformed grandfathered plan users learn to live with limited data? How did you do it? Should I fork the hefty price and keep my unlimited data? Any suggestions on living this limited life? Feel free to answer any of the questions above. Updated: I've considered T-Mobile. T-Mobile does not have great reception in the areas I frequent the most. Also, they no longer honor my company's corporate discount with the throttle-free plan.