Verizon is Raising Prices on Grandfathered Unlimited Plans by $20

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    Wonder how this will play out for those of us with that $20 data discount they did a few years ago. My guess is they'll either kill it and charge $40 or keep it and charge $20.

    I know there are a few groups exempted from the increase.

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    I'm at 176 for 3 lines of 30 gigs (which is really 15 gigs but caught a holiday double data att deal). So 220 may not be bad if you use a lot of data.

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    I do.... I'm over 30gig 2 weeks into my current billing cycle. [​IMG] Not having to worry about data usage, or jumping on WiFi wherever I go is worth the price increase to me. While I admit it IS steeper than I would like, all things considered, I'm still coming out ahead.
     
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    I thought I saw it in the Verge story but don't see it there now but DL has it in one of their updated stories - Verizon's $20 Unlimited Price Hike: More Details About Who It Impacts | Droid Life ...I have an old AllTel plan that is unlimited data and I pay $40 per additional smartphone device (which month over month has been cheaper for me than to switch everything to an updated VZW plan)..
     
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    Dear lord. I need to step up my game. Most I've ever used was 10gb.
     
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    I'm not sure if this is true, if it is I will have to move my business somewhere else. I just finished talking to a Verizon representative... this was the conversation


    Thank you for contacting the Verizon Wireless Chat Team. One of our skilled Chat Representatives will be with you in a moment.

    Your Chat Session ID is RT11428248116.

    Hello, my name is Tamiya. I’m happy to assist you with your question regarding your bill.

    How can I help you today?


    Tamiya: Hello how are you today? Who do I have the pleasure of speaking with today?

    David: I have a grandfathered account, is it true that my bill will go up 20 dollars more in a month?

    Tamiya: I do see that you are wanting to know since you are on one of our old plans will your monthly bill increase to $20 this is not true unless you make any changes to this account

    David: so my bill will not increase? this is just a rumor? have you heard anything about it?

    Tamiya: It will not, and we have had a few customers thinking they would have to be changes to the new plans so this is what many are worried about, but No Worries this is not true David, and we would never increase your monthly charges without your consent, or without any unauthorized changes from you, so No Worries there
     
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    I'm irritated with Verizon customers more than Verizon because of the sense of entitlement. You're not in contact and they even let you keep it longer than they had to. Class action lawsuit? Pfft. For what?
     
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    Im sort of with you. I don't completely get the outrage. Yeah they're raising the prices but I get to keep my unlimited for 20 extra a month. Im never throttled, I never have to worry again about them kicking me off for some silly reason. I get my "upgrades" back, though not really an upgrade anymore. If I went to their new plan id get the 6 gig anyway 60 a month plus 20 for the phone, which in and of itself I think is asinine. Even after the increase keeping unlimited isnt going to cost me that much more.



    SSSSHHHHHHH....we dont speak of that ever again......
     
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    No offense man. Seriously. But that is far and away the most insane data usage I've ever seen.

    GO OUTSIDE! CALL A FRIEND! STOP STARING AT YOUR PHONE SO MUCH!
    :D

    How can you watch THAT MUCH YouTube?!?! Almost a HALF GIG on Speedtests? A HALF GIG! What are you doing? Checking your Speed every single place you go?
    I have to assume you don't have WiFi at home?
    And that's only HALF the month?!?!
    #Floored
     
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    Looks like somebody watches a lot of YouTube on their phone.

    Can't get enough of those cat videos huh?


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    My bill is $155 a month including my employer discount, for one line! 1400 mins a month and my grandfathered account or a phone that cant do data and voice at the same time. Dont you think i have some entitlement by getting pissed off at the fact that they want to push me out by increasing my plan? Wouldn't you be pissed if you were paying that much?
     
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    I generally use 12 - 17gb a month, while my daughter (being of the youtube generation) easily uses 20 - 30. I have the Project Fi invite, but my daughter has an iPhone, so that's not a viable option. Other networks in the area are about as good as what we have with Big Red, but for the volume we use, it's not going to be a wise move. Ces't la vie............
     
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