Verizon Kills Off GrandFathered Unlimited Plan Early Leaving SGS3 Owner High & Dry

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  1. dgstorm

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    We knew it was coming. We already covered that Verizon would be doing away with "Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans." However, there were many VZW customers promised that they would be able to carry over the unlimited data plans if they purchased the Samsung Galaxy S III by June 28th. Apparently, for some users, Verizon is backtracking on this. According to a report over at BGR, a Verizon customer was just sent an email denying him the grandfathered unlimited data plan even though he pre-ordered his SGS3 on June 6th. Here's the email he received,

    Whether this user really did preorder when he claims he did, it looks like we have truly come to the end of the line for the Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans at Verizon. It looks like we can put the final gravestone on it.

    Thanks for the tip, TisMyDroid, Shadez and Trusstopher!

    Update: It looks like it might be a logistics glitch on Verizon's part (or perhaps Verizon was hoping that customers would be too lazy to call in to fix it). You may want to try calling Verizon directly and have them help you sort it out. According to reports, the process may be difficult and involves an “inactive pricing request” submission, and you may have to call back for status updates regularly.

    Source: BGR
     
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    The same as I posted in another thread with same article...

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    Can you confirm this? The BGR article indicates that their reader specifically said he pre-ordered his on June 6th.
     
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    There sure would be if this were true!

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    Who can except the reader who supposedly said he pre-ordered and BGR if they bothered to go as far as getting legitimate proof from the reader that he did. It appears to me that many many more people who pre-ordered the sg3 would be screaming on this forum if they received this email. I trust people in this forum more than bgr!

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    If this is true... I would take the phone and install it somewhere unpleasant... wow... I'm getting violent!!! Someone hold me back!!!! :p

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    ^^... LOL at this "ck"!
     
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    Lol TisMyDroid. Indeed! Still... it's worth reporting. Also, I updated my story to reflect the possibility that the info was erroneous. Stuff is popping up around the web suggesting it might be legit. It may not be isolated to this one user. If it is, then at least we shared the info. If it isn't then we armed you guys with info, which might allow you to get the situation resolved if you happen to be one of the users falling into this pitfall. (again assuming it turns out to be real.)
     
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    I had my unlimited data changed to 2GB when I activated my SGS3, but they fixed it quickly and without a fight as soon as I called. It literally took less than 30 seconds, so it can be done and if the CSR makes it sound like a drawn-out complicated process, that's BS.

    I pre-ordered on June 6, FTR, and had unlimited data dating back to the original Droid from November 2009.
     
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