4g pricing

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    I know everyone is trying to figure out how much 4g will cost on Verizon when the thunderbult comes out. I have a question for anyone with 4g on at&t, t mobile, or sprint: Does 4g cost more than 3g from your network? If it does then it will most likely be the same with verizon.
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    $10 more on Sprint. Verizon is staying with $29.99/unlimited...for now though.

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    Are you positive? That would be great. The only problem is there going to screw us a couple months later and make it cost $50. Thanks for the info.
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    Yessir, 100%! Our CFO stated it in a press release but, I don't have the link. If you sign on while its locked in, you're grandfathered until you change your plan.

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    Sorry, I have no idea what your talking about. Can you explain what you mean?
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    If you sign an agreement while 4G is $29.99 for unlimited, it can't be changed unless you change it.

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    Thanks, you've been such a great help! One last question: How soon do you think they will change the price because I get my upgrade in April.
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    That's what I figured they would do. Now I have to get an LTE phone even though my area probably won't get it for awhile...
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    Hasn't been stated yet but, it will go to tiered and the price will change "soon". At least you can keep the price and unlimited for the life of the contract though :)



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    My area has 4g. I was surprised because i live in the suburbs. If you want to know, go to verizon, coverage (top right), press 4g, and type your address.
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    Dang no 4g coverage here.. wonder if I qualify for the plan anyways

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    If you dont have 4g in your area, it will just run on 3g. (Correct me if im wrong)
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    If the WiMax capability on Sprint is anything to go by, the LTE/4G radio will not be on all the time, and be toggled on when you want to use it. Unless the LTE radio works differently.
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    We don't know what the price will be. If you get a 2 year contract, it might be worth getting the phone. But who knows what the actual price will be, e.g. "unlimited" for a short period and then the tiered pricing later. It worries me.
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    I would imagine that if you get on while it's "unlimited" then you will be grandfathered in. That's what I am hoping for at least.
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    Doubtful. I'm guessing that, at best, it will be for the life of the contract.
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    Correct, that's how we're grandfathered in now with 3g.

    I love my Droid X but I'm not paying $80 a month for 10GB on 4G. I may need to get an LTE phone asap so I can at least stay with the $29 a month unlimited for 2 years.
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    Actually I hadn't been on contract for quite a while. The 3G pricing is fairly steady because of the amount of data max you can do on that phone. Very few exceed the expected 5GB. With a 4G phone the danger of exceeding that number is much higher, which is why I think 3G will stay (or there will be a riot) and 4G will tier.

    The more I think about it, the more I would seem to only care about 3G. If I can get a 2 year and lock in 4G pricing with the option of using 3G when I'm done, I'll consider it. But there are dangers. Verizon would like to lock everyone into these deals to upgrade to tiered pricing if they can. While customer service is good, they are very, very savvy into finding ways to extract additional revenues, e.g. CityID purchase built into Android (I thought this was a joke), VZ Navigator that was nailed in for a long time, etc. Must read the fine print.
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    I talked to a Verizon rep this weekend, I asked him what the price will be and he told there is is no upgrade to 4g. If you have unlimited 3g you automatically have unlimited 4g. Hopefully there is some truth to that.