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

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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.

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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....

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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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    No.

    Unless you change phones.

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    Honestly I'm sick of VZW. They don't get any good phones anymore since the nexus, they are killing us with fees, and now the only thing I was still on VZW for is going away? Guess I have to.figure out if sprint.has good service in my area because I know AT&T does not.
     
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    They are going to lose a lot of buissness if they do that no good
     
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    20 or so so far in this thread threaten to leave. Even if, though I highly doubt they all will, they all leave, let's say 1 million customers leave,Verizon will still have in excess of 80 million customers will still be on board and manyof those that leave will be data hogs only increasing Verizon's bottom line potential.

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    I will switch because of this. They talked me into getting unlimited data on 3 lines, because my rep (city line avenue, phila pa) told me ALL my lines would be grandfathered in. 3 lines still have 3g plans and use barely any data. I was betting on my kids usage growing and not having to worry in the future. They drop this **** on me and I will leave and smack that rep in his mouth.


    I'm gonna call tomorrow and check into this. I may just pay the ETF, sell these phones and switch. At this point, I may just go to Cricket or Boost or maybe even Metro. My bill is WAY over 250.00 a month as it is. I refuse to worry about unexpected fee's with my phone. I pay out of my ass now for the piece of mind that unlimited data and texting give me.
     
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    I'm pretty sure a service change this dramastic would require us to consent to the change or terminate our service without an Early Termination Fee if they forced it mid contract. I can't remember what it was for, but I do remember getting an email about halfway though my Droid 1 contract asking me to sign in and agree to a change in the terms of my contract or call them if I disagree and I could terminate my service with no fees.
     
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    My upgrade is early next year.
    If they don't offer me unlimited data for 4G, I will leave and go to sprint with no regrets.
     
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    I'm at the same shop, bill sounds familiar. Clear is down the street. ATT in BC shopping center. We're surrounded. Might be time to take a look-see at their offerings.
     
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