So, as we've all suspected/feared, Verizon will introduce the shared data plan BEFORE introducing any new phones. We won't be able to get the mythical Droid Razr HD in time to upgrade and keep our unlimited plans. Those of us ready to upgrade are stuck with choosing between keeping unlimited or waiting for the flagship phone.
So, given that "Lady or the Tiger" scenario, which will you choose? The flagship phone, or unlimited data?
BTW, Roger Cheng at CNET.com outlines your options for keeping unlimited data here:
Hoping to keep your Verizon unlimited plan? Here's how | Mobile - CNET News
I originally thought that unlimited data was more important, so I was planning to upgrade from my OG Droid X to the SGS3, and keep unlimited data for 2 more years.
On the other hand, it occurs to me that I rarely use more than 2 GB of data a month. I don't watch movies, since it seems impractical on 4.3 (or even 4.8) inch screen. I don't download a lot of music, or watch Youtube videos. Mostly just use data for web searches, weather, news, games, and an occasional song or video. I'm afraid to let go of unlimited because I MIGHT use more once I have a 4G phone.
The complicating factor for me is that I'm loyal to the Droid line....I LOVE my Droid X, and I really, really want the Droid Razr HD, even though its screen will (by all accounts) be smaller than the Galaxy SIII. ALSO, if I do choose the shared/tiered data, I'm on a family plan with 4 other phones, none of which use much data, so I could go with, say, 4GB and likely be fine.
So my choices are:
- Pre-order the SGS3, keeping Unlimited Data but missing out on the Razr HD, or
- Wait for the Razr HD, losing Unlimited Data but getting the phone I really want
So: Unlimited Data, or Razr HD? The Lady...or the Tiger?
Does anyone else face this decision? If so, what will you choose?
Or can anyone offer any advice or perspective on this for me?