Verizon likely to implement tiered data plans later this year

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  1. tiggerxplur

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    i bet that 95% is "dumb phones" that cant really use the internet i would imagine if they did a poll on people with just smartphones it would be at least 35% use more than 200mb thats just barley more than downloading a quarter of a movie
     
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    With my Monthly about to reset today, I had used 1.048GB (yes, I use netcounter), that includes downloading 2 froyo's.. which is up 2-300 MB from my "average" usage. I listen to Pandora for 1/2 hr - 45 minutes/day, use Foursquare quite often, am on facebook/twitter all the time, and browse the internet 1-2 hrs+/day at work. Not to mention my IM programs.

    I still do not understand how people rack up 4+ gig a month when I have yet to use 3 gig in the 4+ months I have been running Netcounter!

    Again, I do understand the whole "if I have it, might as well use it" mentality, but to me it seems this is the mentality that is leading to the restructuring of the data plans. Similar to the guy that thought it was a great idea to use tether on their Xbox/Ps3... yes, it was cool, but when you rack up that large load of data, Verizon will catch on and stuff (Like we see now) will happen. TBH, Anyone who has rooted, anyone who has flashed 2.2 to their unrooted Droid, All can have their contracts terminated at any moment due to tampering with their phone that voids the signed contract! They can come back saying that it allows "excessive data" or "illegal tethering" even for a non-rooted droid.

    So I thinks we should count our blessings while we have it and they haven't attempted to start coming after us for modifying the phones as we see fit!
     
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    Well, if it gets overly expensive, back to Sprints simply everything and crappy customer service for me, for 69.99 a month, I had all the data I wanted, hell I dont use over 400 minutes a month, so I didnt need the 99.99 a month unlimited talk. But I was tired of their crappy customer service and lack of device selection, so I made the switch.
     
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    I seriously dont' think it will be as bad as people are thinking it going to be. Plans tiered by data usage sounds like a huge leap backwards to me. They should take a look at what cable companies do to differentiate their data packages. For instance with my local cable company I can either get their normal cable internet for the standard amount or upgrade to the "Turbo" service for X amount of dollars more per month, that will grant me an even faster speeds.

    They should do that. They should say something like you can stay with the ulimited 3G for 30 bucks a month, or upgrade to the new hotness that is 4G for X amount of dollars more.
     
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    Tampering with your phone or rooting it don't void your contract. Only your manufacturer's warranty is voided.
     
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    I honestly don't know what some of you are doing on your phones. I guess for some of you the phone is used as your main modem, that's understandable, but even then you must be using it quite a bit.

    I usually think I use my phones internet quite a bit, I stream music every now and then from pandora or rhapsody, I like to check the occasional youtube video, it's the only place where I check my emails anymore. But even with all that my billing period ends tomorrow and this morning I've used 1.7 Gigs. And that's because of all the froyo roms I downloaded. I never connect my droid to my home network either, not so much to save battery, I just always forget to.

    Now I do have a mi-fi, but normally that doesn't go over 1 gig either. I got it before i got my droid, plan was to keep using my Iphone without AT&T and just get the net from the mi-fi. Technically I could just cancel the thing now but I kinda like having the little guy.

    In my house however I guess I'd hate to see how much I use, downloading 1080P movies and 720P tv shows all the time will add up.

    I wouldn't mind if Verizon goes the AT&T way in pricing. If they gave me a $20 plan for 3 Gigs a month I'd be happy with that. But only if they didn't charge for each MB extra that I use, the way AT&T is doing it.

    The thing that AT&T is doing that I think is bull is tethering. They charge you extra $$$ for the ability to have Tethering but they don't provide any extra Gigs. If you are going to use your 2GB, who cares what device you use them on!!

    So my ideal plan would be $20/month for 3 Gigs, $5 extra for every 500MB you go over. $30/Month for 5 Gigs with Tethering and the same $5 extra for every 500MB you go over.
     
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    What Are Verizon Wireless' Rights to Limit or End Service or End this Agreement?
    We can, without notice, limit, suspend or end your Service or any agreement with you for any good cause, including, but not limited to: (1) if you: (a) breach this agreement; (b) resell your Service; (c) use your Service for any illegal purpose, including use that violates trade and economic sanctions and prohibitions promulgated by any U.S. governmental agency; (d) install, deploy or use any regeneration equipment or similar mechanism (for example, a repeater) to originate, amplify, enhance, retransmit or regenerate an RF signal without our permission;{This would be tethering via wifi} (e) steal from or lie to us; or, if you're a Postpay customer, (f) pay late more than once in any 12 months; (g) incur charges larger than a required deposit or billing limit, or materially in excess of your monthly access charges (even if we haven't yet billed the charges); (h) provide credit information we can't verify; or (i) are unable to pay us or go bankrupt; or (2) if you, any user of your device or any account manager on your account: (a) threaten, harass, or use vulgar and/or inappropriate language toward our representatives; (b) interfere with our operations; (c) "spam," or engage in other abusive messaging or calling; (d) modify your device from its manufacturer's specifications; or (e) use your Service in a way that negatively affects our network or other customers. We can also temporarily limit your Service for any operational or governmental reason.

    Just a few areas that Rooting your phone Technically voids your verizon contract.... so yes, it does!
     
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    you also gotta remember that it is now illegal for companies to throttle bandwidth no matter what the cause. if you look it up on the internet they are not allowed to throttle bandwidth so really its a good idea in theory but unfortunately it would not work. :motdroidhoriz:
     
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    I regularly go to 4-5gb a month on my droid. I listen to online radio services at work and now with sirius/xm app and mlb it just keeps going up.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  10. Shadez

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    Yea... I hate it when things get promulgated... lol

    But this could be a good thing, as others said.. I know the $30 data plan was a shock to me when I got the droid, so maybe now we will have some cheaper options..
     
  11. Martin030908

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    I thought I read that VZW wasn't going to do this until LTE rolled out. That they weren't going to implement it on 3g.
     
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    3G will remain unlimited, so i won't be worrying about this until I upgrade to a 4G LTE device. Even then, i don't tether and install roms straight from my SD card, so reaching 2gigs would actually be a chore for me.
     
  13. Shadez

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    It says they will implement it when lte rolls out..
     
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    Yea, on LTE. I don't believe it mentioned 3g being capped. I could be mistaken however.
     
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    Oh yea, your right.. I dont think they will do anything to 3G, it would probably be the equivalent of corporate suicide..