[Updated] Verizon To Officially Reveal Tiered Data Plans July 7th; Plans Leaked Below

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  1. Detonation

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    I called asking about this, and basically the 3g and 4g plans are different in the system because you need a SIM card for 4g, but switching from one to the other doesn't affect your contract.
     
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    no there not... every day a new group of people become eligible for upgrades. At the rate their rolling out LTE everyone with a smartphone will want an LTE phone. They'll gain customers and the few people that say "I'll shop elsewhere, will realize that they're still not better coverage and service and stay anyway" It's an internet forum not even remotely close to the real world. Lots of talk and no action...
     
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    I *just* bought an unsubsidized Thunderbolt off Swappa. I get it on Thursday, and I'll have to take it into Verizon with the account holder and have them activate it onto the LTE network and have the system mark my data plan as 4G. My family typically holds onto devices for several years, so I'm hoping that we don't renew our contract, and I can hang onto the unlimited 4G. I honestly don't mind being behind in devices, and purchasing a slightly used one - I'd rather have the data.

    I'm not really sure how much data I'm using every month, but I know it can get up there (never over 5GB, I don't think), as I flash ROMs and have to redownload stuff every time.
     
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    The boyfriend and I are eligible for discounted upgrades right now... so we're both talking about just getting the Thunderbolts. I don't like any of the others, and I figure, if I don't like the Tbolt, I can just go back to my DX, and sell it... until something better comes along, and then buy that as cheap as I can get it via whatever means. We don't want to worry about overages or anything.
     
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    beardface you sound alot like Charlie Sheen LOL!
     
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    I don't work for verizon. But you are right. But it's a waste of money. Pay 9.99$ just to get 2 year pricing.

    Sent from XMGUY's Droid X.
     
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    Before I had WiFi with all the romming I was doing I was using over 5gb a month. I just looked at my last 3 months... I was only using < 2Mb.

    Wifi has saved me. I hope they allow something where you can pay less than $30 a month. Seems I don't kneed it like I thought I did.

    Beyond that I think the current tiered pricing is a bit steep. $30 for 2GB is crazy. I pay like $40 a month for Uverse and use like 80+ Gig a month.
     
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    OK. I may get flamed for this but i don't really care. This is what i was told yesterday at the Verizon store in Salisbury, MD.

    "Sir, that only affects NEW customers. Current customers with unlimited data will be able to continue with that until they change THE DATA portion of their plan. Upgrades of devices after the tiered plans go into effect will not effect you at all. You will continue with your current unlimited data plan"

    I then asked......"why would anyone change the data package?" "it's $30 for 2 GB or currently you have $30 for unlimited? That doesn't make sense?" I was then told that there would be lesser data packages to choose from. Though, he could not go into any more detail due to his superior approaching.

    SO. How trustworthy is this VZW employee? We will have to see
     
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    If you work in a brick and mortar vzw center... you dont know anything until days prior to them making the change. They make crazier more inaccurate claims than most people here.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
     
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    That's not why VZW did this. It may be *one of* the reasons that they will point to and help justify the new plans, but it is not WHY they are doing it.

    They have a new 4G network to pay for. People are now streaming Netflix to their phones, and jumping on 4G because of the bandwidth capabilities, and VZW simply wants to capitalize on that.

    It's greed, just like any other business. What will happen is that either people will just suck it up and pay it, or, the other carriers will still offer unlimited plans and VZW will see this backfire on them as they lose customers in droves.

    It's not about tethering. It's about having new devices that hook people on the video streaming and bandwidth of those devices, and then gouging people to be able to use it.
     
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    you really believe customers are going to leave in droves? that these tiered plans are going to be the biggest mistake vzw makes and will lose tons of customers? haha...a little dramatic, don't you think? this will change nothing, in fact, VZW will probably become more profitable!

    people have been saying they're going to leave for years, before smartphones were even popular. no one's going nowhere.
     
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    I do believe that tiered data will kill most interest in Netflix, as far as using the phone radios. No point, since two movies will breach 2gb.
     
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