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

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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

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
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    I have 10 more days before they recycle the bill and I have used 3.411 gbs of data so far. My husband proably used the same amount.

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    Lose your unlimited plan

    Careful I was trying to buy a Droid 3 from Costco's online site and there is no mechanism there for KEEPING the grandfathered unlimited data plans you can keep with a store purchase at Verizon. At costco phone is 100 dollars less with free case etc.
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    bogo

    OK now I can buy one get one free but what can i do with the free one? this is useless to me no one else in my family would consider a new phone right now.
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    well that only makes sense....you're not buying verizons phone through verizon, you're buying it through a 3rd party who charges less and has to negotiate with verizon for supported plans. I wouldnt let you keep it either if I was VZW.

    Just goes to show that sometimes paying more now does give you more in the long run....I guess. (its still shifty practices to me :p)
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    grandfather

    Actually VZN customer service was surprised that I was running into that problem. When you buy from a 3rd party like Costco you are still keeping your same Verizon service and plan. I guess Costco has lower costs or accepts lower margins.
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    Unless they're putting you on a whole new contract, you should be grandfathered in.
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    Please keep this on topic.
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