The word unlimited, according to most dictionaries, is defined as “limitless or having no boundaries”. The definition of unlimited that I really like is “without any qualification or exception”. One might think that if they had an unlimited data plan that they actually would have no cap on the amount of data that they could download. This is why I take exception with Verizon’s absolutely qualified and limited use of the word unlimited when they refer to their 5 gig, err 4 gig cap on data on their unlimited data plan.

Jeffrey Nelson, Verizon Wireless spokesman, said that calling the service, “unlimited” is not misleading. “It’s very clear in all the legal materials we put out,” he said. “It’s unlimited amounts of data for certain types of data,” he said.

To make a long story short, so long as you don’t do any of the things that someone actually wanting an unlimited data plan might do, you should be ok.

Here is a list of all the things that you can’t do with your unlimited data plan from Verizon.

(1) uploading, downloading or streaming of movies, music or games; (2) with server devices or with host computer applications, including, but not limited to, Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, Voice over IP (VoIP), automated machine-to-machine connections, or peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing.”

My only question is, if you can’t do any of this stuff, why would you need an unlimited data plan in the first place?