My piddly 2 cents:
I like the Verizon service. Signal is good. Never had a dropped call. I am happy with 3G speeds (my first smartphone, nothing to compare it to). I have a family plan, but my phone is the only smart phone out of 4.
Based on my current usage, I will use about 1GB of data a month. Maybe less, as I'm still playing around alot with my phone. I don't tether (not sure what it really means actually) and I do use wifi when at home a lot.
I have had my contract now for a few weeks, just got my first bill. So I am years away from changing or upgrading my contract/ phone.
This change concerns me for several reasons. Mostly because all we know is written in vague (lawyer speak) language and open to interpretation. We also have many comments about grandfathering, but nothing in writing. It doesn't count unless its in writing. The people on the phone or at the stores can tell us what they want, they can sugar coat everything all in the name of keeping us happy. (If not blatenly lieing to us.)
In two years, I'd want to upgrade my kids phones, perhaps to smart phones. This will change my contract. I will lose my unlimited data. Kids being kids will use a lot of data. (Mine do!) I may very well be forced to look elsewhere.
And hence my dilema, as I stated, I like the verizon service. I'm willing to bet its all going to be (if it already isn't) about the same with the data packages regardless where I go. So i'm forced to dumb down my service, or if I find a cheaper price, put up with sub-par signal and data ability.
Way to go Verizon. Get a new customer (FINALLY after many years without a cell phone~ I'm a 42 year old engineer and this is my FIRST personal phone ever) then pull the chair out from under them right after they sign on the dotted line.