1. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Unlimited data over Thursday.

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by oldwarrior, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. oldwarrior
    Offline

    oldwarrior New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ok so I have been waiting to get a new phone (I'm with AT&T right now) till I found a better phone. Well I just heard on the news now that Verizon is getting rid of their unlimited data. I thought we would have heard about this a while ago, so either I missed it or they just announced it. My question is, is it a go to get TB with the problems it has right now and hope the update fixes them, or just bite the bullet and wait for another phone and lose the unlimited? Thanks all.
  2. Droid Firefighter
    Offline

    Droid Firefighter New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,619
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana (and that is close enough for the internet
    First off, yeah you missed it. It's been out for at least a month..LOL. Second, you can get any phone with an unlimited data plan and keep the plan for as long as you like if you get it today. You don't have to get a 4G phone to go unlimited.

    Sent from my ADR6350 using DroidForums
  3. bplewis24
    Offline

    bplewis24 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2011
    Messages:
    777
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA.
    You're late dude. You better get some smartphone....any smartphone, TODAY, and activate it.

    Brandon
  4. oldwarrior
    Offline

    oldwarrior New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks you all. Yea I will see what kind of cheap smart phone I can get.
  5. MadScientist
    Offline

    MadScientist New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Jackson MS
    Be careful as everything I've read indicates that a change from 3g to 4G is a data plan change and will void the grandfathering. Make sure u get a 4G phone if you want it anytime in the future with unlimited otherwise they'll make you go to the tiered plan when u upgrade to 4G.

    Sent from my Thunderbolt
  6. jseah
    Offline

    jseah New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    978
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    0
    And everything that I have read, including the confirmation from Verizon that tiered data does in fact start tomorrow, says that if you have an unlimited smart phone plan as of today, you will keep unlimited even if you upgrade from a 3G to a 4G phone.
  7. Blacksantron
    Offline

    Blacksantron New Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just left my local verizon store. I went in just to ask questions regarding the changes taking place tomorrow. Dude said that basically I know more than they do and technically they "aren't allowed to speak about it until tomorrow."
    I said if I need to make changes to my plan I have to do it today so a little information would be nice. He repeated that he isn't allowed to speak about it until tomorrow.
    I inquired about tethering and expressed my displeasure with not being able to use my phone as advertised without the risk of exorbitant charges. He said he has heard nothing about unlimited tethering a being an option.
    When I joked with him and said that I caught him talking details about tomorrow he got frustrated with me and asked "is there anything else I can help you with?"
    This is lunacy.
    Stop double dipping on data charges verizon!
    Stop advertising how I can use my phone if I truly can't! (without crazy charges)
    Sent From My OC'd Supercharged Chainfired Cyanogenated Droid X
  8. captain howdy
    Offline

    captain howdy New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Nashville TN
    I just bought my brother a smart phone to get him grandfathered in on the unlimited data. I asked the Verizon rep about what happens later if I get a 4g phone. This is what I was told. Just so long as I USE AN UPGRADE, to a 4g phone and make no change what so ever in the plan I will be grandfathered in even on a 4g phone. Now the rep stressed the point of using and upgrade, I assume that this means if I buy a phone before I qualify for an upgrade it will be considered a new plan and I will lose the data plan, but if I wait and upgrade every thing will remain the same.

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums
  9. Zog
    Offline

    Zog New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2011
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Dude sign up today! Either get a phone that's out now or get a cheap OG DROID on craigslist and activate it while u await the phone that suits u.

    Gingercomb :: Liberty v9
  10. pdroid
    Offline

    pdroid New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Philly
    This. (10char)
  11. jseah
    Offline

    jseah New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    978
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That sounds to me like they know more than they are letting on. Just that they have been told not to say anything. This is pretty much standard operating procedure. In an article that appeared on Yahoo about working at an Apple store, it was mentioned that as an Apple store employee, even mentioning an upcoming Apple product before it has been officially announced by the company is grounds for dismissal.

    While you may debate the carrier's right to charge extra for tethering, at least Verizon is going to offer unlimited tethering for one price. No other carrier offers that.
  12. oldwarrior
    Offline

    oldwarrior New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ok I went to the store and I can get this really cheap phone, well it's free Citrus Set Your Location Anyways they told me that I can get a new phone but not use as an upgrade when another phone I want comes out. I would have to buy the next phone for the full retail price. So I'm deciding if I should go ahead and get the TB now or just stay with ATT and get the SG2 when it comes out. Oh well this is what I get for not staying up to date with Verizon's data tier.

    Edit: btw they did confirm that you will still be grandfathered in if and when you go from 3g to 4g.