Has anyone tried to sue Verizon over "unlimited" data plan not being unlimited?

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    My highest so far was 20GB in a single month

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    I wonder what the highest someones used recently and if they got called up for it. I should google this..

    Edit - I'm finding people on Android forums saying they've used up to 85-119gigs. O.O
     
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    I did 32gig last billing cycle. Since july 7th I've done 900meg... Afraid to download nightlies now.
    No call or extra charges though


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    Lol, they are almost DEFINITELY illegally tethering then...I think Verizon might look into that type of usage if it occurs all the time with no tethering plan

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    Edit: maybe I'll start using Pandora again (I usually listen to music all night when I go to bed but lately I've just been using my music) and I'll really start trying to watch entire series's more on Netflix and see just how much data I can use lol (already at about 6gigs for this month)
     
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    Haha I completely agree! I used to leave Pandora on at night when I slept lol, no idea how much data I used up though. I didn't pay much attention then.

    Someone wrote, "The most I used was in January 119gb. My plan only allows 500mb after that it's .05 a kb. Still paying that bill off."

    Wow.. that's got to be a lot of money..
     
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    I get a half hour break at work everyday. Watch a tv show on netflix. Using my phone as advertised I should use it
    (apart from rooting and downloading nightlies)
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    And that's how it should be. So sad that people have to pay 80bucks for 10gigs to be safe enough to use heavy data usage apps "safely" when us people grandfathered in get well over that for 30bucks.
     
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    No I'm grandfathered in. I've been unlimited for years since my alias2. Hence, my opposition to being double charged for data whether I tether or not. Unlimited is unlimited. There has to be some recourse for us. They cannot seriously charge us twice for the same data packet.... And don't give me that crap about us signing a TOS about sharing data on other devices when they advertise we can hotspot to all our friends. There has to be a class action morgan & morgan anti price gouge thing in the works.

    Free my already overpriced data!

    Edit: just a thought.... But say I share a hotspot with some coworkers. One of these coworkers decides to do something nefarious like download kiddie porn or some other nastiness... Is my hotspot responsible?

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    Firstly, I agree with you about the double charge on UNLIMITED data. If it's unlimited and I can use as much as I want, what does it matter what device is using the data? What's the difference if I use 10gigs on my phone or on my laptop through hotspot? Some people say well you'll pull more data through a laptop than a phone, but if I have UNLIMITED wth does it matter? It shouldn't.
    /end rant

    Secondly, regarding the kiddie porn question, I would say no. Wouldn't that be like holding an ISP responsible? And you'd be "providing" internet for said person. I have no idea if I'm correct or not, but that would be my guess.

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    Oh no. I understood that you were GF'ed in. I'm saying how it's kind of sad people have to pay 80 bucks for 10gigs of memory while we get to pay 30 for unlimited.. more then 10gigs. But, I really can't complain since I'm good. Others really can't either I suppose. What's done is done, unless everyone starts boycotting I doubt there will be a change. So if that's the case.. go to Sprint or Boost Mobile.
     
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    +1, though the only time I've ever wanted to tether was when I didn't have internet service at my place because my roommate had neglected to inform me that he'd skipped out on paying the bill for a month or two.

    The whole double-charging people for data usage AND tethering reminds me of an incident I experienced the hard way when the cell company I had at the time was the very last to offer an unlimited texting plan. The most they would allow was 3000, and all companies try to hide the fact that they mean SENT AND RECEIVED, not just one or the other. Ended up having to shell uot quite a bit just because of that little caveat, but lesson learned, I guess.

    Anyway, back on track...I don't feel any company has the right to dictate how I use the data and restrict my usage if I'm paying for the unlimited package. On the other hand, if it's as someone stated, and it's clearly spelled out that using data on my phone and using data while tethering are considered two completely different animals, then I guess my hands are tied.
     
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    I have not gone over 5gb yet since I have had Smartphones or featured phones. I don't think I will ever go that high. The highest I have gone is about 2.5gb.

    We have 1400 minutes family plan with unlimited text added to it and our unlimited data plan rolled over when we upgraded to 4g.
     
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    Once again, for the nth time:

    READ THE TOS YOU AGREED TO WHEN YOU SIGNED UP FOR SERVICE.

    If you didn't read it that explains your comment above. The word "unlimited" in the plan name doesn't override the TOS.
     
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    Ive been using alot of data since netflix came to the D1, btw the only reason ill keep netflix streaming is the 100+ episodes of top gear lol. Im over 3gb through 20 days.
    Agreed that im using my phone as advertised, streaming music, video, and internet useage. Ill let you know when i cross the 5gb threshold
     
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    I don't use tethering or any of that and I already used 7gb this month lol, mostly thanks to Netflix

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