no more unlimited data usage

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  1. misterdude28@gmail.com
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    i was just wondering if anyone has heard anything about Verizon not offering unlimited data anymore. my buddy was talking about it and he said he had heard it at a Verizon store.any word?
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    It will most likely happen in the future, but has not been announced yet. I don't think they can legally change existing contracts so it would probably only for people signing new contracts.
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    I never take much faith to anything said in a VZW store...
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    no!!!! at&t just did this. dont follow suite VZ!!!
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    Unfortunately, I'd venture to say it's a reality that every consumer on every network will soon face. As apps and internet content becomes more and more data intensive, carriers will have to find ways to moderate the amount of data used per phone. What's more, I'm sure Big Red would love to entice would-be smartphone users into a purchase by offering cheap $10/mo. data packages.
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    I am sure it will happen eventually. No need to worry if you're an existing customer though as you can be grandfathered in. That's why we pay $4.99 for insurance with a $50 deductible on our "smartphones" - we were grandfathered in.

    I wouldn't mind tiered data, but the days of charging more for txt messaging has to stop. It's blatant thievery.
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    I'm betting this will be part of the LTE rollout, if not sooner.
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    What, getting worried that you can't abuse the system anymore? Yea I remember you:

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    You know. I bet you're right on the money with the timeframe. Maybe you can hangout on the 3g for the same price unlimited but to go new-gen LTE it'll be tiered.
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    Those two quotes are the reason Verizon will be having tiered data plans. smh
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    You forgot this one.

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    Exactly. People who abuse the data is why they wont be giving unlimited data anymore once LTE rolls out.
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    ummm misterdude28@gmail.com... you had better hope no Verizon employees decide to look you up with your gmail name. Probably flag your account. :D
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    I recently went into one of the authorized dealer stores for Verizon and they told me that the Verizon Rep was in there a few days ago and told them that they do not foresee changing this any time in the near future and that they should use the unlimited plan as a competitive edge over AT&T.

    Also, if you see any of the leaked catalogues online for Verizon's fall lineup, they still have unlimited plans in there.

    It may happen eventually, but I think we are safe at least until the end of the year.
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    My thoughts exactly. I hope this gmail account is not synced to his device!

    misterdude28@gmail.com: I hope her post opened your eyes about talking about it. Silence is golden sometimes bro.
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    with 90% of the phones at vzn needing a data plan now and most not even using one how much does everyone thing they will charge?
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    Simple economics - as high of a price point as the market will permit. I would think they may follow the AT&T model and eliminate "unlimited" all together.
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    The only positive I see from this is VZ probably having to redo all existing unlimited data contracts. This could lead to phone upgrade opportunities or even a chance to opt out of a deal altogether with no penalty.

    Although I see opportunity in this horrible information, who will be responsible when an unremovable system app on a VZ phone accesses mobile data unknowingly in the background and breaks the ceiling on your data plan?

    Just something to ponder...

    ~ Droid ~
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    most likely with the LTE rollout end of the year.. if you buy an 4g equipped phone probably
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    I wish that Verizon would adopt the AT&T data plans. I use less than 200 MB a month and would love to have my data plan reduced to $15 monthly. The $30 fee is the only reason that my wife has not gotten a PDA phone and still uses her old Palm PDA and her old phone. If Verizon would go to $15 for 200 MB then we would both be able to have PDA phones for the same cost as we now pay. It's not worth it for us to spend another $30 for a data plan for her. I bet that at least 80% of customers are in the same boat as me.
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