[Updated] Verizon Plans To Eliminate 'Grandfathered' 3G Unlimited Data Plans

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  1. Dusty

    Dusty Premium Member Premium Member

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    If you're feeling froggy VZW then JUMP.

    I dare them to do it. I have no problem leaving for Sprint.
    Sure VZW is better, but I don't think they're $700 per year better than Sprint.
     
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    I have been a Verizon customer for a zillion years, I've always had an unlimited data package, not that I use that much data, I would just rather pay a set fee and not worry about overages. This would inspire me to leave Verizon. Their policies continue to evolve to ostracize their loyal users. If this continues I will leave and take my 6 lines of service with me.
     
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    You do realize that all the people who say they are going to jump ship over this mean nothing to VZW in the grand scheme of things.
    Not to mention everyone who does jump ship and switch over to another carrier - you don't see them doing the same thing in the long run?
    More customers / more network traffic / more money required to maintain it. Sprint / AT&T / T-mobile / etc - they will all do the same thing.

    Unlimited data is an outdated concept in their eyes and in their profits.

    It's just a matter of time. Get used to it. Use wifi where you can. Don't use your phone for a home modem.
    Control your usage and in all honesty you can keep yourself into a reasonable data plan.

    This is not the end of the world. And if you view it that way , you are waaay too tied into your phone ;)
     
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    Yep...me and my 4 phones would leave as well. The unlimited plan is the only reason im still with them. Maybe its about time to go to a free phone that doesnt use data.
     
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    Vzw will jump they are putting all their chip in the middle. They have lte up and full go with the line up. The have the fastest most reliable service. And they know majority of their users dont even hit the 2 or 3 gig cap. They are betting their hand is bigger than ours. Will the lose a couple yup but they know they will come out on top.
     
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    this is just evidence of the rich just wanting to get richer. when they were a small company with an annoying commercial they never charged a fee when you had your upgrade and had unlimited data. now that they are bigger and get more money they want to nickel and dime on the stupid things. Business is Business i guess.
     
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    If it were simply a matter of everyone doing the same thing in the end it would be one thing, but honestly the only thing VZ had going for them was unlimited data. Service coverage is pretty good for almost every one of the big four in most metro areas, so we're even there. Data plans are going to be similar for everyone, so we're even there. So what's left? The phone situation.

    VZ has consistently gotten worse and worse about phone selection. No decent Samsung devices with the exception of the Nexus, no decent HTCs except the Rezound with the One likely never to show up, no decent offerings from Sony, and increasingly locked down Motos. So why stay? I get the same service, the same data availability, and better phones on every other network. What the hell is the point of having the high-speed streaming abilities of 4G with such a low data cap? Even just with Google Music I would probably be over my limit if I weren't on wifi so often. If this goes down VZ better get some kick-ass, unlocked phones or I'm Audi 5000.
     
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    It was bound to happen. Jumping carriers will only temporary alleviate the issue.

    Sprint isn't going to have unlimited forever. Sooner or later they'll ditch it.

    It was a fun 4ish years of unlimited, but it's time to move on.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Droid Forums
     
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    Exactly ..... ppl take advantage and wonder why they **** on us.... I use 2-5 gb but my wife uses 1/2 gb so this may be beneficial to us we'll see....

    Straight off my hip from the Maxx
     
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    Well, the only thing that is kind of sick is that they left us under the impression that we would be grandfathered in if we upgraded to 4G, and so many of us schmucks bought Thunderbolts and had to deal with piss poor battery life and random reboots until now. Now some of us are stuck in 2 year contracts and might not be able to get out in time to be grandfathered in over somewhere else (T-Mobile or Sprint). We were all kinda under the impression that we'd get to keep our unlimited data for our trouble, now it looks like Bolt and Charge owners are being put through the ringer.

    I hope there's a way to avoid that ETF without waiting til May next year..
     
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    Do we know if they're gonna make us do this mid contract or when it expires?
     
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    Attention Verizon decision makers. Have Seven(7) phones on two(2) plans - Get rid of the GrandFathered Data Plans and you won't be the only one getting rid of something.
    Was that too subtle?
     
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