Verizon Killing Unlimited Data

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    Verizon: Unlimited data plans temporary | Sacramento Business Journal
     
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    Lure them in with a great deal and then change it next contract.

    Somethings never change.
     
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    I did see something regarding this a few days ago... I wish I knew exactly which direction the data plans will go. Internally, we make jokes about AT&T's 2 GB data plan... Why do we have to follow their lead? Consumer Reports rated them the worst wireless provider in 2010..

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    Just like at&t did it anyone who already has unlimited data will pry get to keep it so I'm good.

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    They can't force you into anything other than unlimited, if you currently have unlimited. However, when you want a new phone and new contract, expect the increase.

    I really hope VZW can figure something out to benefit the consumer. I don't have the money to put more than I currently do toward a phone. If I'm forced into more, I'll probably end up on prepay without data at all.
     
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    "limited" plans might mean nothing for 95% of users.

    2gigs could be iffy, especially going forward, but truth be told for most there is no effective difference between a 5gig plan and an unlimited plan.

    I don't know, to me it only makes sense to start pricing the plans like home broadband (which LTE is, arguably, a viable competitor). They could offer 3-4 different tiers of data allowances (i.e. 200megs, 2gigs, 5 gigs, 10 gigs and/or unlimited) and then 3 tiers of speed (1mbps like 3G, 3mbps, and full LTE).

    That is how you optimize revenues and appeal to the largest segment of consumers. Of course, what I listed is only a guess but they have the analytics and the research. Mainly, you just don't want too many dropping down to a lower price plan and costing you revenue. From VZW perspective, they'll offer faster speeds for the same price and when people whine about 2gigs or whatever they'll point out that 90% of users don't go over that.
     
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    I switched from blackberry to droid and I was told by many sales reps I made the smart choice because they said to expect by march or april that unlimited plans would be going away.

    Given that I use my phone very heavy I need the unlimited plans. Just like the tethering plans they went from 5gb down to 2gb and they increased the cost. Sadly I think vzw is moving the way of att, get as much money they can from us.

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    I'm just thankful these providers have no more power than what i allow
    them to have. As of now i have unlimited-which they can't take away
    and keep me...they can even tell me they don't care. guess what. In
    today's unfortunate world he who cares the least wins. I can go to
    metro pcs and survive. or my phone before my d2g... a greyscale
    tracphone. so good to be flexible and not needy...

    r, john
     
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    The way at&t did it is you had the.plan you have it as long as you want it. So my understanding is even if you sign a new contract you still have it as long as your not changing your plan.



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    Correct! We have Verizon customers with Verizon Mobile Broadband equipment, but Alltel ($59.99 unlimited) rate plans. An upgrade doesn't stipulate a plan change.



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    odd, i just got off the phone with a rep a few days ago after doing a survey; i had commented if they follow at and t on the smart phone data cap im done with them.

    he told me they were keeping unlimited data on smartphones as they have a different set up then at and t and their infrastructure can handle it.

    eh....oh well....
     
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    It could stipulate a plan change, but it's up to VZW in the end.
     
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    Not necessarily though. sure they can't force you mid contract, but once you're up for renewal they can definitely change it if they want.
     
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    I just got my d2g from VZW last week and got an unlimited plan. While I was in the store I overheard another rep speaking to a customer telling him that he had a 2gig cap or maybe that's what it will soon be, or maybe he still has some outdated plan, I don't know. That's all I caught of the conversation but the customer didn't look happy. I guess I'm good for two years. I'm not too worried though, it seems like everywhere I go there's some fool with an open network I can access so I'm almost always running off of Wi-Fi.
     
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    From what the telesales person told me, the only way to get any 5gb or higher plans are to:

    1) get a 4g air card
    2) get a blackberry

    they will not be offering 5gb tethering to any other phone or device except for those two.. so.. kinda :icon_evil: about giving up my kick butt plan to go into this droid :-/
     
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