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Thread: Verizon Preps for Tiered Data Plans and New Family Plans (Maybe This Summer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjk629 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Murker View Post
    This is definitely going to be a "wait and see" ordeal. Depending where you look, there's mention of:

    Unlimited being available to customers that already had the plan.

    Verizon still planning on having an unlimited plan available with the tiered pricing plans.

    Verizon completely discontinuing unlimited data plans.

    VZW execs have got to be loving the frenzy we are in lol.

    On a personal note, I don't think the TB will be an option for me. It just seems like it has way too many issues. A coworker of mine was talking about the Charge he was waiting for to be sent to him, I may check that out and play with it.
    I'll put it to better use anyway, since when I asked why he ordered that phone, he said, "because it's a 4g phone." When I asked what that meant, he had no clue, lol.
    Wasn't there a rumor about this being a summer special?
    Which are you referring to? I know it's coming this summer, if that's what you meant.

    If not, I mentioned different scenarios, which did you mean?
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    #42
    I heard a news report this week that Verizon is going to switch from unlimited plans to tiered plans. Los Angeles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ypsichick View Post
    I heard a news report this week that Verizon is going to switch from unlimited plans to tiered plans. Los Angeles.

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    Isnt that the whole purpose of this post? Am i missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CD95YJ View Post
    I have 2 smart phones @ 29.99 each, if they switch to a family style plan where phones share minutes, even if unlimited data goes up to 39.99, I still save $20 / month. I see this as a potential good thing unless the data limits are insanely low. With the release of the Netflix app which uses close to 1gig per move they need to keep data limits kind of high. Like 5gig for $10/month, 15gig for 20/month and unlimited for 30/month, all shared of course.

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    I posted something similar on the other page, and agree. This COULD save people money. I know plenty of people that have droids but don't use over 1Gb of data a month. 5GB of data shared between three phones for 50$ would be quite the deal. Not to mention if you've got kids you could always give your teen one and have an upgrade available at all times for relatively cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sb1831 View Post
    I posted something similar on the other page, and agree. This COULD save people money. I know plenty of people that have droids but don't use over 1Gb of data a month. 5GB of data shared between three phones for 50$ would be quite the deal. Not to mention if you've got kids you could always give your teen one and have an upgrade available at all times for relatively cheap.
    That's why I don't get all the vitriol for VZW on these boards. The few "anti-consumer" things they've done (i.e. elimination of 1-yr subsidies) affect a rather small percentage of users. Other things such as unlimited smartphone data have been pretty good deals.

    Ignoring coverage and service, which is comparatively outstanding, the prices for me are quite competitive. I do very little texting, and my $70 plan ($40 for 450 minutes, $30 for data) is maybe $5 more than comparable plans, and when I upgrade to LTE it's better.

    Just like all the idle threats over leaving VZW because of what they are doing with tethering. I mean, where else can you go that gives you unlimited & unthrottled data WITH tethering? Just comical. Mobile data is overpriced, but why single out VZW? And it's even more comical if you start comparing wifi at a hotel, airport or an airplane. It's an expensive luxury/convenience and certainly not intended as a replacement for home broadband, at least not until costs come down and capacity increases significantly to handle that load.
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    #46
    Ok......4g is billed as being awesome in part because of its media streaming abilities. IF the tiered pricing is set up similar to at&t then those caps could be blown out of the water with this new service. Personally, I like unlimited plans because I KNOW what ill be paying every month....I would rather go to a dumbphone than worry about data charges, its just not worth the hassle, I got too much other crap to think about .

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    If we tier data on 4G it is going to be difficult for a lot of customers. Just as an example, when I bought my Charge it came with $25 in free downloads from Verizon/Samsung via Samsung Media Hub. This service is (supposed) to only run via 4G, so my three downloaded videos is over 3gb in one shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sober View Post
    Ok......4g is billed as being awesome in part because of its media streaming abilities.
    Really? I've never gotten a sense for LTE being billed as anything more than super fast. It's not a ISP replacement and it's not a netflix hub. I've never had such an impression from commercials I've watched.

    And streaming is different than tethering or mirroring. Netflix to your Droid is only like 150megs per movie. To a PC is like 2gigs. To a plasma becomes like 8-9gigs in hi-def.
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    Man all this tiered plans or them putting limitations on us suck just like ATT was so happy being with Verizon even though it's pricy but unlimited and good service I've had no complaints now I'm having second thoughts if they choose that route.

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    Yeah the shared data could be good because of the upgrading deal.
    You can find wifi pretty much everywhere these days anyway so..

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