So its come to this...Unlimited Data -or- Bionic

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    what do you guys think of this? I was on the phone with a verizon CSR today and asked about being grandfathered in with my current phone Envtouch and being able to get a smartphone when I can upgrade in august with unlimited data. When I bought my phone it was labeled a "multimedia" phone and not a smart phone. He says that unlimited data is unlimited data and theres not a seperate data package for a smartphone. I want to make this sure this is absolutely correct!! I don't want to wait till august and then try to upgrade and have verizon say...your unlimited data is for a feature phone and doesn't apply to a smartphone!
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    Spoke to Verizon today as I currently have a Droid X and an iPhone 4...at this point, the only way to guarantee that you are grandfathered for unlimited 4G is to have unlimited 4G service prior to them going to their new tiered plans. The two people I spoke with could not say whether or not in the future if I upgrade to a 4G device if I will be grandfathered, regardless of the fact I will be grandfathered for my 3G device.

    On a side note, something to keep in mind, with the new cloud based services coming soon...I think data usage is going to skyrocket...I am really thinking about just getting the cheapest 4G device just so I can be grandfathered.
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    If this is true how do I get a 4g plan now!

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    Buy a 4G device...problem is, I do not want any of the 4G devices out there right now.
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    There are only two on the market!

    I do think its funny all the people who are falling for the 3g/4g are the same today, bit.

    You have to know that's going to be the catch when the bionic drops.

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    If I were you, I would call back tomorrow and ask another CSR. Then call back again on Saturday and speak to a 3rd person. Everything I am hearing is pointing to the feature phone data being different than smartphone data.

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    It absolutely is.
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    I've been obsessed with this Droid Bionic phone for about 5 months (I was interested after CES).
    I was thinking tonight how much time I am wasting on it.

    I feel like we need to hire spies from Burn Notice if we could just get Michael and Phoebe into the Verizon vault we could find out all of the information we've been speculating about for months.

    My new plan.... I am going to wait until Wednesday and if we are still debating 4g/3g grandfather's and we still have no clue about the Bionic Droid release date..... I am going to Costco and buy a Droid Charge for $179.00

    By the way... I called Verizon and asked them about their price $300 and Costco $179. The kid on the phone said.."man if you get a better deal..just take it." I thought they would at least match it.

    And then I will get on with my life.
    ;)

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    Yea Ive been a bit disenchanted by the Bionic in light of the new plans, so I may just buy a Revolution...who knows, I'll think it over for another week or so..
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    You mean Fiona... not Phoebe. Man I mistake like that would get you a trunk full of C4.

    I love Burn Notice, such a fun show.
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    I just love Fiona and my bionic I may never get.....
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    Data plan

    KenjuWB,

    I am in the same situation you are in. I have an Alltel Razer2 V9M (Alltel customer, became Verizon customer with the merge) and my wife just got an iPhone 4 to replace her Alltel Razer V3. I have a Driod issued by my workplace though. I was waiting on the Bionic, but I don't want to wait and miss the unlimited data. I will probably wait until July 5 or 6, then get something. Not sure right now if I will use my upgrade and do a new contract, or buy the phone for full price, but I will buy something soon.
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    Of course they are out to make money....this is a business.
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    Oh yea Fiona.. you would think after watching ot last night I would remember. I love that show.

    5 days to my DC purchase.

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    Hey honestly I got tired of waiting on this Bionic and the minute I saw the Motorola Photon I fell in love! To top it off Sprint has Unlimited data and cheaper rates!!
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    Well then go for it. No body is forcing you to stay for the Bionic.
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    Was that response called for?
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    Exactly, the Bionic was my next phone of choice, but I "settled" for the LG Revolution, this is 10 times faster than my Droid 1, so I'll have no problems using this for another 1.7 years, until I can get a quad core phone, WITH my unlimited 4G:)
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    Its funny-you read post where guys say-vzw is puttin out weak phones,and then vzw goes tier plans-guys scream bloody murder,there robbin use,but just as soon as some1 says-tired of waitin on bionic saw this other phone(mind u made by moto)and this carrier has cheaper plans thats gonna save me money-people nail u 2 the cross(as if ur name is JESUS!!!!!)Sorry DESERPENTOR i put this under the wrong post,was directed @ arkbird.
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    Thats my biggest complaint, is that now whatever phone I get I'll feel like I'm settling lol...argh! I hate having to make concessions, so now Im down to picking out of the best worst feature:

    X2 - No 4G
    Bionic - No Unlimited Data
    Revolution - No Dual Core (and Bing)
    Charge - No Dual Core (and oddly shaped)
    Thunderbolt - No Dual Core (and poor battery)
    Droid 3 - No Unlimited Data
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