Verizon Comes Up With Crafty New Way to Entice Folks Out of Unlimited Plans

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  1. dgstorm

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    According to a leaked pic, those clever execs at Verizon have devised an enticing new plan to trick customers into giving up their Unlimited Data Plans. It's called the Verizon Max Plan and it is a variation of the Verizon Edge plans. In this new Verizon Max Plan, Big Red is basically luring ingot a new Edge plan by offering a one-time upgrade with exclusive data tiers with big discounts compared to the plans of new and recurring customers.

    This new plan is basically $30 a month for 6GB of data, or $50 a month for 8GB, and it gives you tethering for other devices. However, sharing plans are not an option with Verizon Max, as it can only be applied to one line at a time. At a precursory glance this seems like a decent deal, but there is more than meets the eye. Here's a quote with more of the details,

    Ultimately, when you drill down into the layers, this is just a shell game designed to part users with their Unlimited Plans. If you have an Unlimited Plan and use heavy tethering, you will likely be going way over the limits on these plans which will end up being much more expensive in the long run. Even the marketing overview in the pic above seems like a bunch of fluffy PR-speak.

    Share what you think of VZW's latest creative customer option in the thread.

    Source: AndroidPolice
     
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    We ain't biting ...it makes no sense if you have unlimited and use data ..let me see you give me more data that current customers get but I'm still paying more for using phone...I get a chance to join your new Edge plan which is a ripoff ..pay 50% off on a new phone let's say 6 months I can return it to you and get a new one ?
    Oh that sounds lovely..NOT!

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    It's not for me. I have a few friends this might be the right fit. They use more than 2gb/month data. They are ready for new phones but don't want the large out of pocket expense.
     
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    I would be happy with this. I usually have wifi where ever I'm at. Only when I'm in the car do I not have wifi and 6 gigs would be plenty for me to stream music 100% of the time I'm in the car. I'm on ATT with 3 gigs and it is plenty for me. I'm sure there are others who use more and will still keep their unlimited but if I was on Verizon and wanting to upgrade, I'd take this deal.
     
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    Oh, we weren't suppose to fall for that...?

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    Is this only for customers who are on unlimited now? I paid $30 for 2GB now, so that is 4GB for free. Seems like a no brainer for me if I can switch. I gave up my unlimited when I went with the S4, but I am an edge case I don't even use 1GB of data a month.
     
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    The economics of this, with a subsidized phone, are compelling for people that don't use a lot of data or only use some on occasion. And it doesn't say what the minutes and texts are - that could be some additional value for people like me paying $50 for 400 minutes and 200 texts. This actually looks like a decent compromise/olive branch to people who want a better deal for data but don't want to pay retail for phones, either. Also, the shared plans saved money for people with multiple lines, and now here's a plan that will be a winner with some individual users.

    And perhaps the real story here is this flies completely in the face of people who keep insisting that VZW is just going to arbitrarily take away your unlimited data. There is nothing to suggest they will do that. This plan is unnecessary and useless if in the near future they planned to just end unlimited data.
     
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    That appears to be the case. However, if your contract is up I would guess you could get this deal. Might be a case of "the squeaky wheel gets the grease", but it can't hurt to ask.
     
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    that funny my bill is $64.89 . on average I use 150 min less than 500 text and 15 GB
    why would I change?
     
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    What if I have unlimited, but barely use 3 GB ? Worth the switch? Family shares minutes and texts, but I hardly use either of those. I can't afford paying off contract prices
     
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    No thanks, I'll keep my unlimited plan because this is really no cheaper than what I pay right now-and that is overpriced.

    When I do give up my plan, it will be to someone else in the family to take advantage of.
     
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    I'm right there with you on that one. I pay $67 per month for unlimited data along with 450 min. and unlimited texts.
     
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