Verizon Killing Unlimited Data Plans This Summer

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  1. ROLLTIDE1

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    Horrible news


     
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    Hmmmm....What isn't clear is if the current LTE grandfathered unlimited plans will go away (or if you would be metered in 3G areas).

    He does say everyone will be on data share plans, but it appears to be linked to an upgrade/new plan. So I think those of us with unlimited on LTE may be safe.
     
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    Partly good news, too.
    I thought I was going to be a Verizon customer for life when I thought I would be grandfathered in forever with unlimited data.
    Now I may not get to keep unlimited data but I also don't have to keep Verizon anymore.
     
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    This needs to be made loud and clear. Like their bulls*** convenience charge they tried implementing last year, they need to be made well aware of the backlash they'll face when they try and pull this. The only reason they're getting away with this is because people wont step up to them.
     
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    I am starting to think that it will only apply to family plans but then again I could be wrong
     
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    I'm sticking with Verizon as long as I have unlimited data. If I'm forced to give up my unlimited data, I'll find a cheaper carrier.

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    Ditto.
     
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    Really? You trust VZW that much?
    I'm thinking no one will have unlimited in 3 years or so....

    And again: not all bad news. I have ATT calling me every couple weeks to get me to switch my entire office to ATT. I keep telling them no because we cannot get Unlimited Data from ATT. We have 35 phones at the office, all on Unlimited Data... well if we are going to lose it: I may just listen the next time they call.
     
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    They will get backlash, but the extra money they will make anyway from this will help them go through with it.

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    Well the backed away from charging more for credit card payments so they do listen to complaints
     
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    If i lose unlimited in the future, verizon will lose me. I dont think a consumer outcry will change their plans. The ones with unlimited plans a quickly becoming the minority.

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    But where are you going to go for unlimited data?

    Unlimited data is something people cling to and most don't really need. Don't be surprised if the share plans create some value for consumers. If you're on wifi at home and work, $30 for multiple devices sharing 4gigs is a great deal for 95% of VZW customers.
     
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