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Data Plans and Grandfathering Question

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR' started by Badadio, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Badadio
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    Is it true that the original Droid will not be grandfathered with the same data charges if we upgrade to a 4G/LTE phone such as the RAZR? I really don't wanna spend more than 30 bucks for data if I don't need to and, if that's the case, I will just use my OG Droid til it stops working.
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    I went from my original Droid to a Bionic and I still have my unlimited data plan.
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    I don't know where that was heard. But I believe if you have unlimited data now then you should be able to be grandfathered in. That's what they told me when I was thinking of making the Bionic update. Now I am thinking of going Droid Razr instead.
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    As per VZW, they will grandfather all new devices to unlimited 4G..for now. Probably will change sometime next year.
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    I carried my unlimited to the Bionic a month ago. In fact, after SqLiting the Bionic, I got paranoid and bought the unlimited data plan because I could (my guess is that they were likely to do away with that). So as it stands, I have unlimited for both the Bionic and tethered hotspot.
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    Yep, probably when VZW deems 4G/LTE is available "everywhere". I'm planning on upgrading next month, most likely getting the Razr. I don't want to wait and have VZW tell me "sorry, you have unlimited 3G data. If you want 4G, you'll be on a tiered plan." If unlimited 4G data is that important to you, lock it in while you can.
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    Planning to do the same as post above. I think sooner or later they will not grandfather you in. So I would like to get in on that before they do that. We seem to have the same phone as well :p Guess we think alike.
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    If verizon ever takes my unlimited i will leave and go to sprint.
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    So, does 4G cost more or will it still be $30/month like the 3G unlimited plan?
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    Unlimited data is one of the big reasons I still roll with Verizon. I imagine if they remove unlimited they will lose some people.

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    verizon rep told me the other day for now and foreseeable future you are grandfathered in ..i have a 4g device and if they ever go tiered i will just buy new phones off ebay or something like that ..
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    Uh....they have gone tiered. Where were you 3 months ago?
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    Same price.
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    I still have my old Alltel plan lol unlimited text pics and data for 1 low price. :)

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    But at one time didn't Verizon have 2 different price plans for 3g and 4g phone. If so Do they still do that and what are the price differences?

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    If you got unlimited data for your smart phone while it was available, then you are grandfathered_ No longer available on newlines since tiered data.

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    Definitely will lose the people that have unlimited now. I mean the cap limit sucks.
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    4G for the price of 3G sounds almost too good to be true...Although I live in an area that doesn't yet use 4G so I guess it's moot anyway. If true, though, I'm glad I don't have to pay extra for something that I can't even use.
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    No. ...
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    probably closer to their whole grandfathered customers
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