I think I figured out why Verizon went to limited data plans

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  1. LoneWolfArcher

    LoneWolfArcher Silver Member

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    It has nothing to do with money. It has everything to do with data usage.

    Their 3G was so slow that most people jumped on WIFI as soon as it was available. But they started getting killed in marketing by AT&T for 3G speed. So when they set-up their 4G network they made sure it was fast in order to head-off AT&T's marketing about speed.

    The problem is that 4G is so fast that most people on unlimited plans would no longer bother jumping on WIFI anymore. This meant that their network usage was going to go up exponentially.

    Enter the tiered data plans. The point isn't to generate more revenue, it is to control consumer usage. 2 GB and 4 GB plans mean people will jump on WIFI when available to try to keep their usage below the limit.

    Kind of smart on Big Red's part really. Make your 4G faster than WIFI, but set-up your data plans to try to get people to jump on WIFI as much as possible. Advertise the fastest 4G network, grandfather unlimited users in to avoid a customer service nightmare. I have to say, well played by Verizon.
     
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    Even tho at&ts 3g cant hold a candle to vzw. Js ;).
     
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    AT&T's 3G was faster than VZW, no doubt. The problem was getting on AT&T's 3G network! :D
     
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    Idk about back then, been with vzw for a loooong time .. but now vzws 3g is pretty much unmatched. :D by other 3g networks.. anyhow.
     
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    Yeah seriously where? Their 4G service is only 3G on crack LOL

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    Ditto

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    4g with big red had been nothing to brag about the past month or so. Also, even with unlimited data I watch my usage....just because.

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    Makes a lot of sense! Kudos. ;)

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    Honestly that just depends what part of the country you're in that were affected...me being in south Carolina didn't experience any of the 4G data droppage at all and for me with my experience with 4G, its a lot faster than I thought it would ever be. Just saying

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    A transplanted Cornhusker! Hello from cold and snowy Nebraska!

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    they went to tier data because eventually everything is going to run off data, there wont be such a thing as you have x amount of minutes or x amount of texts. It will all be regulated by data. you will also see data caps go up some time within the next couple of year to allow for the switch over.
     
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