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

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    Here we go again, everyone is going to Sprint. We have an upgrade fee now, moving to Sprint - who also has an upgrade fee. We're moving to Sprint for unlimited data now - Sprint will eventually have limits on their data too. When I worked for VZW, everyone was going to leave when you couldn't just have a smartphone and block data. Nope never happened. Do you really think VZW is going to lose a lot of business over this, do you think they already did their homework? We, on a cell phone forum, are not a good sampling of what the other 80 million plus users are thinking. Sure, some may go, then they will see what I found when I was with Sprint for 10 years - they stink and don't have relimable service. I have a cell phone and want to be able to use it when I want or need to. I get what I pay for and I have reliable service.
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    i might have to reconsider republic wireless' $20/month unlimited everything over sprint's network idea...
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    hmm

    Curious to see what it means for those of us who got new contracts with our tbolts. I purchased a 4g unlimited plan. Not a 3g plan with the option to upgrade. And I atleast pay for mobile hotspot when I'm tethering my transformer prime lol
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    I don't don't know how other people do it, but for me I just don't see how it is possible to use 4g and use less that 20 gigs a month.. 10 if I used my phone like 3 days a month. 4g sucks down data like it sucks down battery. I don't know how anyone could stay under 10 gigs let alone 4 or 5

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    First of, thanks to @Guidot to point me to an earlier post than me about disgrace move made by Verizon and sorry I didn't notice this post beforehand :).

    I believe that technology move way fast for such a small device, so the end of subsidized technological phones will slow down consumers buying phones as based on news report that upgrading phone every two years cost the carrier money. This $30 fee will also stop half-arsed manufacturers to add dismal things every 6 months and made a new worthwhile device that will lure costumers to spend a lumpsum. There have been arguments about many different carriers charging their customers the same "Upgrade fee" and that "Verizon are the last company to do so", but competitor phones lineup are way cheaper than Verizon. Nokia Lumia 900 for an example cost $99 with 2 years contract. Like what I believed many times ago that the main culprit is Apple phone. Many carriers changed loads of things that hurt old and new customers by implementing new tiered data and the non-existent subsidized phone. I would be fine with all of these garbage and will stick with Verizon if and only if:

    1. $30 dollars for all new phones upgrade, as Verizon can't charge that new fee to Iphone users only as Verizon can get in trouble. But there have been no complained by them about other phones as they are willing to work together with Verizon. There is a way of a new deal made by Verizon and other Manufacturers to cheapen their phones and don't rid their consumer base. For an example, instead of $199 phone, they can charge $169+ $30 upgrade fee that will end up with $199 phone.


    2. New tiered data plan that will scrap "grandfathered plan" for many current users. I heard from different source that this new rule will affect those users that are still in 3G transition to 4G. It will basically will hurt Apple Iphone users the most. This is after the news about Apple new Iphone that is LTE capable. I do really hope that Verizon will stick with us that are already in 4G or else I say Arrivederchi Verizon :icon_ banana:.




    For me, Verizon's problem with Apple is apparent and they are trying to get Apple's attention to work in a better partnership that shouldn't burden Verizon to exist and compete with other carriers.

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    Where else can I take my Rezound and the wife's new 4s iPhone? We spent real money on these and once the current contract renewal is up we may find these phones are useless on other networks, that's a Double whammy.


    But, I'm done with smartphones if I need to consider usage at at all.
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    Okay there's a petition going around...um good luck with that. They seem to have their mind made up on this one. Here's the deal. If the price is right it may not be too bad. 2-3gb under $100 isn't bad to me.
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    I don't understand what you mean...you can currently get 2 GB (or 4 if you get the double data promo) for $30. Why would you think getting 2-3 GB for $100 would be a better deal?
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    With all the extra expenses your bill will be well over $100 bucks. I'm not speaking plans but bill in total. I went to see if getting off my unlimited would lower my bill depending on how much data I used. Nope my bill would be roughly the same. That's what I'm saying.
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    Unless the sales rep lied to me.
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    I don't read all posts, but here is what I gather so far:

    1.Jumping Ships (Carriers) w/ fear that they will follow suit in the future. This to me very stupid comment. We all know future are always unpredictable, but what we know is that Competitions are good for laissez faire. There will always be new Carriers in US and new market will always compete to give better result to attract costumers to their brand. If Sprint follow suit, then I will jump to Charter Wireless. I will go to carriers that give the best result for me. Same with the death of retailers giants such as Circuit City, Best Buy, Mervyn, and etc; so beware Wireless Carriers. I am not attached to this thing as this is just luxury. I have razr maxx along with 4 other lines as they are affordable and Unlimited.

    2. You can move to whatever carriers you like if you are new to Verizon or a single phone owner with Verizon. Outside that and Verizon give the damn best price in the market today. They are not that dumb after all :biggrin: well that goes to the old execs or while the company still small cuz now it's pure idiotic so I hope they changed CEO or something :).

    3. Other carriers charge you an upgrade fee too, just like what I posted earlier that even thought Verizon are the last carrier to charge upgrade fee, Verizon's phones are more expensive than their competitors for 2 years contract.


    Here are important things to consider:

    1. If your Monthly payment for your minutes are way cheaper than what they offer now then don't move as you are doing them a favor. (I think this what killed them in the first place, but who wants to pay more when the company play the loyalty card with us :biggrin: of which am very grateful:icon_ lala:.)

    2. If your company are partnering with Verizon and not with different carriers, then don't move as you end up paying more without company discount.

    3. I have these phone for a reliability purposes. This means that whenever am on call or having an emergency, I can make a call without getting cut or no signals trouble. Ask your friends that own a phone with different carriers to see if they are having such problem. If they don't have such problem, then move as you don't have unlimited anyways.
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    Well spoken, thanks goes out to the abusers of the unlimited plan and bragging how you pulled the wools over big reds eyes...for that big handful of jerks we all get the paddle across our arses

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    I used to be able to hold off my data usage to 5GB as that's what I thought to be the "taboo cap" with my Bionic. Once I knew that it's not cap, I still able to use below 10GB like around 6 to 7 GB. Of course I don't use it to watch DVD/BD like movie as those thing will hog alot.
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    Wouldn't they have to wait until you upgrade?

    Recently I have been buying phones third party.
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    Good question
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    For those that are trying to make war with other users. I am not lol don't get ridiculous! We must Unite against their greed! Why Blockbusters, slackers, Netflix, and Google Network stuff are pre-installed to our phone? They just want more money as this is what many carriers around the world are doing. I feel sorry that now we are so detached where we used to fight the so called Robber Barons and hailed Captains of Industry.
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    Wouldn't I be able to get out of my contract because it is a policy change.

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    Im sorry but if im paying 200$ a month for 3 lines i should be able to use my phone. My 3 phones together pull about 7 gigs a month. I dont want to have to worry about going over on a tiered plan.
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