Tiered caps were seen as an easy, but imperfect solution to people who abuse the network to replace their ISP. VZW still has plenty of other means at their disposal to go after those people. If you want to use a ton of data (much of it arguably unneccesary), you'd have to pay for it...What a concept!
I mean, let me get this straight..."New users, most of whom don't have smartphones, need more than 2gigs". Really? People who have managed fine without a smartphone suddenly need more than 2gigs? That doesn't sound, well, stupid?
Everyone will have a beef with tiering. "I only use 100 MB but i pay the same as you that uses 2GB". Cry me a river. Who cares? Personally, I use between 2 and 4 GB monthly and its all legit. Just because you use hardly nothing and others use tons of bandwidth you have no reason to chastise or justify. They don't stop fat people at a buffet from getting their 3rd plate right? Yet, we are still paying the same.
Definition: Unlimited (Meaning of Unlimited)
For those who do not understand numbers or amounts here is a link for the definition.
This is the reason people scream about tiers. I don't abuse the system but i do use my share for necessary AND unnecessary use. The "unnecessary" part is for fun pandora/netflix/scanner radio.....basically what the phone is for. You should not have to limit your "fun" either.
By the time my kids get cell phones i will likely need a "family data" share something i am sure LOL