Verizon Tiered Data "Rumored" To begin Oct 28t.

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  1. The Droid King

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    Key word is "rumor." Do you think it will happen before, on, or after Oct 28th?
     
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    Most sources are saying it will start this month
     
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    "Most sources" have been crying wolf and missing the mark badly here for close to a year now.

    Honestly, I think Oct sounds fairly reasonable - jives with a couple of statements from VZW about "late summer" or "late this year".

    Question is, where in the world do they come up with Oct 28th? I can't imagine VZW would have that specific of a date in mind this far out, which kind of makes this rumor sound like it was probably something overheard (misheard) by a janitor. The only remotely plausible reason I could think of is that could be around the time of the IPhone5 and maybe VZW figures a ton of AT&T converts are waiting for the IP5 and so it would make sense to go to tiers at that point.

    Anyway, I voted before Oct 28th.....My guess has is sometime in the Sep/Oct timeframe. AT&T is supposedly preparing to roll out shared data plans (i.e. one data plan for all your devices). If and when that happens, I don't expect VZW to wait too long to react and they would certainly have to go to tiers to offer something like that. On the plus side, if VZW wasn't going with buckets of data that will have to give them pause and re-think their strategy (which would mean continuing to offer the unlimited plans while they draw up bucket/sharing tiers). Even if they were going to include tethering in their plan, shared data is a superior option.
     
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  4. The Droid King

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    Do you think there will be an announcement ahead of time for the tiered plan or will it just happen?
     
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    Absolutely no reason for them to do it under the cover of darkness. If they were that worried about grandfathering people, they would have made the switch some time ago.

    A lot of people are holding out for a better phone but might step-up if they go to tiered plans. Those people would be upset by a cloak-and-dagger move and I don't expect VZW to do that.

    Of course, now we may be talking buckets of data or shared plans, so they may get you sooner or later, anyway, if you get a tablet at some point. And/or they'll get you with tether, which possibly they'll include on the new tiered plans. I have a feeling a lot of people worked themselves up into a frenzy to lock in unlimited and they will end-up deciding the new plans make more sense for them.
     
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    Yea cuz it seems people are freaking out and getting 4g phones right now before the tiered plan kicks in. I am one who is debating whether to get a 4g phone now before that happens. I trully want a bionic. And it would be great if there was an announcement to know ahead of time to hop on to 4g or wait it out.
     
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    My upgrade is Oct 2. I don't want to "rent" an LTE phone for 3 months. Hoping the Bioinc is out and I can use my upgrade and get some unlimited goodness (although I don't really need it).

    And at some point I'll probably pull the trigger on something like the Asus transformer, so I'd end-up switching data plans, anyway.
     
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    I would get a 4g device now, but like so many dedicated Motorola DROID alumni, I want the bionic...I just don't know which will come first, the tiers or the Bio...

    Big Red will make an announcement and it will be long before October.

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    Can you imagine how many people will rush to scoop-up the Bionic if it comes out like a week before they go to tiers?
     
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    So is tiered something for new comers only? I currently have D1 and I am eligible for a discount and I believe my 2 yr contract is over in November. So say the Tier goes into play june 30th, and the Bionic comes out in Sept., would I still be able to upgrade to the bionic and get 4g unlimited? Because upgrading would mean another 2yr contract renewal.
     
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    Yea I bet, id be one of them lol.
     
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    My guess would be that Verizon will be releasing and/or announcing something around the first week of July, since this is when all of the initial Droid adapters will be eligible for their final new every 2 discount. Maybe they announce tiered data with a little lead time to allow that wave of people who are worried about tiered data to burn through their upgrades and re-up on an unlimited data plan.

    I have no evidence to back this up, just think it may be a convenient date for vzw to come out w something.

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