Personally i don't like the fact that i have to keep check on my usage. That really really blows in my book. Nice to have when needed but not necessary. I have a gps in my vehicles pre-droid and i can always find wifi. That being said it may be the last of my smartphone/droid and hello to my android tablet. Tiered pricing sucks all the way around. I use 1GB some months and some months i use 3+ GB. Its a "no can do" for me.
Well maybe some of these new phones coming out at the end of the year will be with Sprint and I can head on over there. I know data demands are getting higher, but LTE is supposed to be faster AND cheaper for them to sustain.
Plus, I understand doing this or throttling during peak hours, but why shouldn't I be able to stream a movie to my droid at 2am on a tuesday night...not enough bandwidth or something?
I use about 300MB/month on average. When I used to pandora on 3g (instead of on my laptop), that was the only time I've ever gone over 2GB in a month. Considering my phone sits on WiFi now (thanks to co-workers investing in an isp at work with approval of boss) - this is a good thing for me.
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I'm pretty sure grandfathering current users is a given. The real question is will they allow us to keep it after upgrading. I'm thinking yes since at&t did the same with their users. I saw an article the other day on Engadget where the Ceo of Sprint said that if data usage gets crazy even they will have to go to tiered. So in a year, none of them may have unlimited, but only time will tell. I'm not too worried about it though, I don't think they will make us switch plans.
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So with tiered pricing being introduced, will they still charge $20/month for wireless tether? It seems like a good way to charge rooted users who do this without paying the monthly fee, but considering how money-hungry corporations are, I wouldn't be surprised if the the $20 fee and tiered pricing co-exist.
not going to get too excited yet..i will wait till i hear final verdict on what they are doing.. hope they still offer unlimeted data even if we have to pay more for it ...
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tiered pricing might not be TOO bad if one is a light to moderate data user. The last time that I poked through the verizon data monitor on my droid 1, i think it said that i had around 200MB in data usage for the month. as such, having to only pay $15 per month for the data would be fine with me. if i got over a little bit than so be it. in the end, it will average out less than what i'm paying now.