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per the article, next time I upgrade, I am no longer going to have my unlimited data.
Only reason why I have stuck with them over the years.
Verizon will force smartphone customers with unlimited data plans to switch to tiered plans when they upgrade.
Jackie Robinson isn't dirty. This isn't Pack Pride.
Do you ever pass 2 GB of data usage?
You had to know it was going to end eventually.
I come somewhat close without even trying.
At the same time, I thought the article was basically already common knowledge.
I just looked and I don't, but I think a lot of people (like me) kept the grandfathered unlimited for the future devices
I'm usually around 2-2.5GB. I really don't know how my data is 7.4GB for this past cycle, have only tethered for an hour once and not downloading anything
I'll have my GNex for the next 1.5 years, without unlimited, I'll have more reason to switch off VZ. Does Sprint still do unlimited data?
I'm on 2gb/month with AT&T(didn't have a smartphone before I got my iPhone. Only time I went over was when I streamed espn radio on my phone for like 5 hours a day at work. I payed $10 extra, the world didn't end, it wasn't a big deal
I used to use 30-50GB a month.
but that was when it was literally my only internet connection. Tethering, xbox live, netflix ect.
No. This is jtp's doing. He's kept me around for his bizarre HOF resume.
I've been hearing things about people who upgrade to a 4 G LTE phone before the switch will be on unlimited at least until the next contract renewal. Can anybody verify?
Also,.what are the odds of this getting implemented before July? My new every two opens up on June 12th. If like to lock in a 4 G phone if I can get unlimited for the next two years. I'm sure they won't roll out the galaxy S3 until after this happens though...
Isn't the "new every two" contingent upon a contract renewal? You'd start to be limited as soon as you upgrade unless you just buy a phone off ebay or something.
I still have 12 days left in my cycle and I just went over 3gb (and consequently got my data cut down to Edge speeds). Going to be a long 12 days, and F U, AT&T.
Yeah, but this policy hasn't been implemented yet. Right now, the grandfather clause allows me to stay unlimited on 4G if I renew. The new policy was expected to start in "mid summer".
The plan isn't in place yet. Presumably if you have a renewal coming up soon, it'll be before the plan is official and you won't be affected by it.
My contract is up towards the end of June, so I might see if I can renew early before the switch. Otherwise I might bite the bullet and switch to T-Mobile.
This post was edited by dexterstjacques 2 years ago
Well, I mean, that’s what it is. I doodoo and then listen to Katy Perry.
Is verizon's plan to piss off so many people they lose enough customers so they don't have to upgrade their network anymore? They've gotten a little trigger happy with this shit recently, I only use 1.5 to 2.5 gb a month, but I also don't have 4g at this point, I would imagine i'd want to take advantage of the speed and do more things. Even if I didn't, I'd at least like to know I had that option without having to worry about their pissy limits. It would really suck because I get 24% off my verizon bill.they'll probably try and pull that, since I haven't worked at the company whose discount I'm on for almost 6 years.
i just dont really get how it costs them so much money...could some electronics guy explain it to me?
im hearing pg plaza is the spot!
Its the sunken costs, r&d, installing the network all over the country, managing it etc that are reflected in the subscription plan.
If Mitch does decide to go you could be looking at 10 wins or less next year - MdBbReporter
I have 3G, use it for nothing other than web browsing/email, and still am at ~4GB/month. This sucks.
The network only has so much capacity. With unlimited data, people have no real incentive to restrain their data usage, and it strains the capacity of the network. Eventually, people feel cheated because the network is slow, and Verizon will be forced to offer concessions (or raise their prices so that they can expand the network) in order to retain customers. The problem with raising prices to maintain service quality is that you aggravate people who probably weren't thinking of switching carriers and open the door to other carriers swooping in and stealing your customers.
Unlimited data worked for a time because network capacity technology was more advanced than the mobile phone hardware and software necessary to take full advantage of the network. Today, smartphones are ubiquitous, and they are extremely data hungry. The old business model was never going to last. I expect Sprint and the others to follow suit in the coming months (a la airline baggage fees).
Pleased to meet you; hope you guess my name.
you may not go over 2GB now, but as more data-rich devices become more and more usable, you'll get fucked.
this is the phone companies setting up for future windfalls
I wish they made cell and Internet service companies dumb pipe utilities
This post was edited by longbeachterp 2 years ago
I wonder how? I'm on my phone doing the same and rarely approach 2GB. Do you watch lots of videos?
Has there been any report of when this will happen beyond "summer"? I've been thinking about moving from the X to a Razr Maxx and this would convince me to make the move soon before I lose the unlimited data plan.
Few if any videos. I reload golf scores pretty much non-stop from Thursday to Sunday every week. No idea if that does it or not. I guess I could cut back if I didn't have unlimited data...
As a resident of perhaps the only neighborhood on the East Coast where Sprint's signal is notably more reliable than Verizon's, I will just throw out there that Sprint offers unlimited data. And being a Sprint customer has not been the horror show I expected.
the only GOOD thing is that they're pushing people to SHARED data plans. so if you and your wife never approach 2GB, you should in theory save money i think??
as an aside. there is no new every two anymore. Some people should be grandfathered in but it's only for one renewal and it's only like a 50 dollar rebate on a smartphone.
yeah new every two is a joke and their prices even with the 50 can easily be beat at Costco and probably other places
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