VZW is simply paving the road for milking iPhone users that will bail from Att after this year, since a lot of contracts will be complete and folks will move to the iPhone 5 on VZW network- due to better coverage.
If the issue was heavy users, VZW can control that. VZW would be lying out their butts if they blames the changes to heavy users.
You gotta pay for what you want. This is not something unheard of or some new concept. It's been that way for hundreds of years. Do Jordans really cost $250? Do t-shirts with a company name on it really cost $50? It's just how it is. They're not going to give away their service, and why should they? They're not here to make the world a better place.
If you want to stream Netflix all day you gotta pay. You're using their network. If you want to stream 50GB of pandora a month you gotta pay. And if you want to replace your ISP with a cellphone company you have to pay.
I agree that the people who tether are not the sole cause of this, but I'm sure it had something to do with it. Do you think VZW is ok with letting people use 50GB of data when 99% don't even use 5GB? Why would the be ok with a couple of people using 10 times what 99% of their customers use and pay the same price? Why wouldn't they want to make some extra cash off those people? Again, I'm not saying the tiers are fair, they're probably not, but why are people surprised over this? Why would they be fair?
Well, once my contract is up on my thunderbolt ill be going to tmobile or sprint. I wish I could now, my boyfriend just got a Sensation and it's awesome.
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I have a question I hope someone can answer...
My girlfriend is about to pay retail for an iphone (yeah yeah, I know... trust me, I know.) Anyway, if she keeps her current unlimited plan and just outright buys the iphone, she should be grandfathered in past any of this tiered foolishness. NOW, when the 4G iPhone comes out, if she feels the need to upgrade to 4G (she has wifi everywhere she goes pretty much) can she buy the 4G iphone outright and be grandfathered also?
Is there a way to tell how much data I use each month right now? I'm curious now that these plans are coming out. There are other carriers that might not have coverage as good as Verizon but they get the better phones much earlier than Verizon and they have rates that are much cheaper.