anyone leaving x to beat tiered data?

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  1. codustyle

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    i love my x and was even planning on getting the 2 eventually because i got all the docks etc.... but now i might have to hold my nose and get a tbolt just to beat tiered 4g data which starts in 2 weeks.... what r yall gonna do?


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    Nothing. According to the unofficial "official" document, anyone currently on unlimited data will not be affected, even if they renew or upgrade.
     
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    It's been well publicized that 3g and 4g are the same unlimited plan.

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    Have you figured out what your actual data usage is yet? What's your max and what might be your max? You may actually save money with a tiered plan. I know I don't currently use gigabytes of data so an unlimited plan and a highest tier plan would likely be more than I need. That plus I use Wi-Fi at home and bypass the Verizon network for lots of stuff so I ultimately could save some cash by dropping to a lower tier if that's what they do.

    But you have to know what your actual max data usage is and what their tiers are before jumping to a "I'm moving!" conclusion. You know, make an informed decision rather than reacting without the facts at your disposal.

    Just thinking out loud...
     
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    i use plenty of data... enough to want unlimited. but are yall saying that if i have an unlimited 3g plan now and then two months from now get a 4g device... ill still be unlimited? side question......is there a 4g surcharge?

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    Spot on. Unlimited is unlimited. The tiered data plan coming july 7 is not just a 4g plan. It supplies to all days plans. So if a new customers walks in and gets a droid x with 3g, they will be tiered. Those of us on unlimited with our 3g phones are set regardless of when we upgrade.

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    For anyone freaking out, stop, breath, and calm down.

    If Verizon differentiated between 4g and 3g data, those on a 4g data plan would have to have a 3g plan too for when their phone goes out of 4g range. There might come a difference between 3g and 4g data at some point, but in my opinion, it wont be until 4g is more wide spread or even the predominant signal.



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    Uhhh that exactly how sprint does it. 10 bucks more for 4g... everywhere u can't get it youre on ur 3g coverage. No ones freaking out here but you
     
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    Well as it stands for their proposed plan its $30 for 2 gigs. And that's the cheapest, besides the 75mb for feature phones. So you will not be saving anything, by moving to a tiered plan, but losing data.

    If Verizon decides to make a cheaper plan for say 1 gig than you would be correct in you logic. But that isn't the case so maybe you shouldn't be "thinking out loud". The OP raises a good point and just wants to make sure he is prepared in case he does need to make a change. I hope he realizes now that 3g or 4g are all the same according to Verizon, for now at least.

    Also, I'd suspect with a 4g phone you will consume more data than you would with 3g so you can't use ur 3g data as a basis for how much you will consume with a 4g phone. For instance, 3g is to slow for me to effectively stream TV shows, so if I had a 4g phone I'd be streaming more TV and using considerably more data.

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    thank you Art... a voice of reason finally.

    im glad i found out thru this string that i dont have to get a 4g device and drop my x to be grandfathered in for 4g....

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    Nope, calm as can be. I'm sticking with my X for at least another year. I'm on wifi so much that I don't need 4g right now...

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    Cool story.