Do you have to buy a 4g phone to get on a 4g "plan"? Meaning, could I just go buy a Thunderbolt, activate it, and get 4g service out of my current data plan with my Droid X?
I have never had to change plans just because I got a new phone. Even when Alltel became VZW in my area and I have since bought two Droids and a T-Bolt and am still on my old Alltel plan. Getting a new phone has always meant extending/renewing my current contract/plan, not having to change to a new one. Hopefully the same will still hold true. Conveniently my next upgrade is on July 7th so I guess I'll find out then :unsure:
Right now 30$ < 6 Months Later 80$ a month because someone wanted to take advantage of the apps that the major companies are touting to use. Netflix, cloud documents, cloud music, pandora.. This is purely about money, the greed of the company. The company wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't going to make them money.
This is NOT about the "tetherers". It's VZW making the mighty dollar. It's THEIR system and towers. The "amount of data" someone uses isn't crap to them. It doesn't cost Verizon no more weather i use 1GB or 20GB. Your monthly payment is all "capital gain" after employee salaries and system maintenaince
The biggest think that ticks me off about this is this: I purposely got unlimited "everything" on my family plan because I hate surprises. I want to know that my bill is going to be $X per month. I can appreciate that possibly prices may have to rise, but I don't want to have to worry about overage fees. Lame.
I wish there was something under 2GB's a month for less than $30. Like $10 or $15 for 1GB.