Manage Data Allowances - Usage Controls

Caution This info only applies if you currently subscribe to Usage Controls, as this add-on is retired and can't be re-activated once removed.  For info on our current family safeguards add-on, see our Verizon Smart Family™ FAQs.

Note Notes:

  • These steps don't apply to Prepaid accounts.
  • Only the Account Owner or an Account Manager with full online access can manage Usage Controls.


  1. Navigate: My Verizon > My Plan & Services > Family Safeguards & Controls.
    Line note My Plan & Services is located at the top of the page.
  2. Click View Details & Edit (located on the right in the Usage Controls section).
  3. Click Manage Usage Allowances.
  4. Click the Data tab.
  5. Locate the mobile number and /or plan, set the Data Allowance then click Save Changes.
    Linote To prevent unexpected overages, ensure "Stop all data usage once data allowance is reached" is checked.
    Linote To remove a data allowance, locate the MDN and/or plan, select No Data Allowance then click Save Changes.
  6. If presented, click Yes, please save changes.


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