4G pricing. Weak!

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  1. cplum

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    Lovely and we just jumped on with Verizon this month from Alltel. Talk about screwing myself. Damn it :icon_evil:
     
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    The article is WRONG.

    The unlimited plan is NOT capped at 5GB. There is no cap on device data. That limit is for tethering. Data usage on the phone has no limit. That is what "unlimited" means.

    So, let's see. They don't link to the source. They don't properly check their information...hmmm I think I'll wait for a more legitimate article before I get all bent out of shape.
     
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    I'll just repost what I wrote in response to your other post on this :)
     
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    it's all speculation at this point. the $29.99 unlimited web and email plan used to be rumored at 5gb/mo and people seemed to be OK with that at the time.

    vzw may see that users aren't switching over unless they get the unlimited cap or they might not even care.
     
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    Although the company's current "unlimited" data plans are capped at 5GB per month, with overage rates of $0.05/MB, the upcoming business model is said to adopt a form of usage-based pricing across the entire range of data consumption.



    I thought this was a myth and verizons unlmited plans did not have an overage fee? Am I wrong here?

    Edit: question answered I was too late
     
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    My data usage has dropped a lot since getting the Droid. It switches to WIFI at the office and at home, where I am about 85% of the time. I must be boring.
     
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    I think it's a good thing. Why should I be subsidizing people that use a huge amount of bandwith?

    I don't use gigs/month yet I'm paying for it.

    Either they pay more or I pay less. I'm good with that.
     
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    In total agreement. As long as they keep a respectable limit for the rest of us it shouldn't affect anyone other than the 'bandwidth hogs'.
     
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    Exactly, all speculation. Thread title is misleading.
     
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    The 5g data plan is strickly for data card users. It has nothing to do with data usage on smartphones. The current plan is 29.99 for unlimited data and email on smartphones and blackberrys. Verizon offers two data plans for internet usage for computers, 39.99 for 250 mb and 59.99 for 5 g. These plans run on Data cards that you plug into your computer. The lines are set up on the accounts just like if you have another cell phone on the account. Use all the data you want on your cell phone its covered under the thirty that you pay for the smartphone.
     
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    I don't know. I think they should just keep it like they have it now. Unlimited as long as it's through the phone and 5gb or whatever cap if you try and tether to a computer.

    But I don't like the whole they pay more or I pay less thing... that's a bit of a slippery slope and if the did implement that it could bite a lot of people in the ass. Especially smartphone folks.

    edit: additional posts made while I was thinking clarified it anyways.
     
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