Verizon Planning a Big Data Plan Price Jump

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  1. dgstorm

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    Verizon customers are about to feel a bigger pinch in their wallets. Big Red will soon have a price hike on their data plans. The is occurring across the board. Here's a breakdown of the reported price increases:
    • Verizon S plan: From $30 with 1GB of data to $35 with 2GB of data
    • Verizon M plan: From $45 with 3GB of data to $50 with 4GB of data
    • Verizon L plan: From $60 with 6GB of data to $70 with 8GB of data
    • Verizon XL plan: From $80 with 12GB of data to $90 with 16GB of data
    • Verizon XXL plan: From $100 with 18GB of data to $110 with 24GB of data
    As you can see, some of the plans getting bumped are going up by $5 bucks per month, while more than half are increasing by $10 per month. The other obvious detail is that the data amounts are also increasing. These new plans will also include a new “carryover data” feature, which lets users rollover unused data to the next month.

    So basically, Verizon is forcing more data on their customers while also increasing the price. In some instances, this might offer folks a greater value, but for a great many people, this will simply be having to pay more for something they don't even need or use.

    It has been a while since VZW has done something so aggravating to their customers. We dared hope that they had changed their ways... alas, it was not to be....

    Source: Verizon, America’s most expensive carrier, is about to get even more expensive
     
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    Well damn...
     
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    I'm annoyed by it but on the other hand $10 for another 6GB isn't terrible. It will really allow me to cut lose on YouTube and streaming and never have to think about it.

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    I don't really see this a a totally bad thing for most people. With the roll over data option (WONDERFUL), someone could easily drop DOWN a level and pay less. I doubt most people use exactly the upper limit of their data plan each month. The unused data then rolls over to give you a higher limit for the next month. Others will have to pay a little more, but get a higher data limit. Not all bad.
     
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    I'm hoping I can keep my 6GB plan at current cost and get rollover, or potentially paying the rumored $5 more a month for the safety plan where the data is throttled after I reach the cap (or both). I don't really need 2 extra GB a month and would rather not spend $10 more each month for it, but we do come very close to our 6GB limit each month.

    Will be interesting to see how this all pans out and I will be watching our plan closely to determine what the best move is. I read in another thread that it's also rumored that you won't be forced onto these new plans, kind of like when they did away with unlimited data plans. Hopefully that's true.
     
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    There are still people on America's Choice plans so I doubt it will be a forced move.
     
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    I pay $80 after my discount for the XXL plan. With the unlimited safe mode I could drop down to the XL plan and save $8 and only lose 2gb of LTE. I was on the XL plan before but was constantly going over my limit.


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    They stuck it to the UDP people. Now the tiered plans. Good old Verizon.....
     
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    I spent quite a few years with Verizon. I was forced into a switch when my kid moved to DC for grad school and Verizon just couldn't get a signal into her apartment.

    I've been with T-Mobile ever since and I love everything about them. In the year plus I've been with them, I've seen coverage in my area become as ubiquitous as Verizon's, their signal strength (especially into buildings) improve dramatically, their plan improve by adding Canada for free (I do a lot of travel to Canada) plus free music service and video streaming is like free data, their customer service has been outstanding, and their corporate citizenship is commendable.

    Yeah, F Verizon. T-Mo all the way!
     
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    How long do you think it will be before they force America's Choice unlimited data plan users to one of these plans? If there was a time to do it, it would seem like this would be it...
     
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    Never. They'll just keep raising rates.

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    Pretty soon America's Choice will be Tmobile.

    But I have to say that this new plan looks very good to those who want both Verizon's coverage and lots of data at a fairly decent rate.

    Still doesn't beat my TMo unlimited data at fitty per month. ;)