Noob Question For unlimited Data package

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  1. mricchio

    mricchio New Member

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    Hey everyone, just had a few questions about the HTC thunderbolt and the unlimited data package.

    I've had verizon for about 1.5 year now with my Droid 2-Rooted and Tether app.
    I recently heard that verizon is getting rid of there unlimited data package, and i was wondering i were to buy the HTC thunderbolt in the next few days, would i still be eligible for unlimited package. And if so would i be able to root the phone and enable tethering like i did with my Droid 2.

    Thanks all!
    -Mike
     
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    guidot Developer Relations Staff Member Premium Member

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    You can but you shall be on the watch list, and most tools don't even work on the newer devices.

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    If you HAVE the unlimited data package now on your Droid 2, then when you upgrade to the Thunderbolt you will still have the unlimited data package.

    Current smartphone+data users are grandfathered in, new users (starting July 7th, 2011) are not.
     
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    I hope so... I hope Verizon makes it right since they have been doing what seems like shady crap on their plans.

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  5. mricchio

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    So if i currently have unlimited 3g data right now i will get grandfathered in at anytime? or just till the end or today?
     
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    You'll be grandfathered in.

    Droid 2 Liberty GB v0.9
     
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    Being "grandfathered in" means that when Verizon changes their plan/pricing, you will keep your "current plan/pricing" and can continue to update your phone continuing to keep your current plan (unlimited data for $29.99).

    If you have the smartphone $29.99 plan currently....then you are grandfathered in when Verizon changes their plan/pricing tomorrow.
     
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    Well I'd like to chime in with a noob-ish question myself, instead of another thread.

    So I have UNL data since I got the D1 back in Oct '09. I understand I am grandfathered in to UNL 3G and 4G when I upgrade my phone sometime this year...after 07/07/11.

    QUESTION - do I retain my grandfathering if I go beyond my 2 year contract? Basically if my contract is up in October and I don't upgrade my phone until December, would I still be grandfathered? I know it has worked this way in the past, but I never much paid attention before, since the stakes were not so high.

    any info appreciated, as always
     
  9. guidot

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    I would imagine that is true but I will wait for others to chime it. That is a good question.

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    Yes, you can still upgrade and sign a new contract and unlimited is grandfathered. Or you can not upgrade and leave your account as month-to-month and unlimited is grandfathered. At least that is how it stands today and tomorrow. No one knows if Verizon will decide to change it 6 months, 1 year, or 10 years from now.
     
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