Verizon unlimited data deadline today?

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  1. phillyjohn

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    Hi everyone
    Could I renew my Verizon unlimited today 6-28-12 and keep my unlimited plan? for 2 more years.I was going to purchase a Motorola
    Razor Maxx
     
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    Today is the day of the new plans AFAIK.
     
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    You had till mid night on 6/27/12 to renew and keep your unlimited plan. The Shared Everything starts today, i'd call ASAP and see if there is any hope at keeping it, but I HIGHLY doubt it.
     
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    WTF is a "Motorola Droid Mazzini"? *LMAO*
     
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    I didn't even know about the deadline. My Droid2 started to flake out about 10 days ago, so I started looking at new phones.
    I was told by the a Verizon store rep that the deadline was July 1st. :icon_eek:
    I unknowingly beat the deadline by 2 days. I got my Rezound on the 25th. That was lucky.

    Question....
    After my new 2 year contract is up, will I keep unlimited data if I do not upgrade my phone or get a new contract? Or, after the contract is up, do I lose unlimited data?
    I assume I lose it, otherwise you'd have a bunch of folks not buying new phones, or buying unlocked ones to stay out of a new contract and keep unlimited data.
     
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    Ive heard that if you don't upgrade phones or buy a phone from somewhere like ebay or craigslist, you wont lose unlimited.
     
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    As of RIGHT NOW you can keep your unlimited data plan if you don't upgrade with subsidized pricing, so your options are 1) don't get a new phone, 2) buy a phone full retail price from Verizon, or 3) buy a phone (new or used) online thru Ebay, Craigslist, etc...

    Of course, a year ago they said we'd all be grandfathered in AND be able to use subsidized upgrades, so VZW reserves the right to change their minds pretty much anytime they want. And once you're out of contract, you don't have any protections. I wouldn't be surprised if in 20-24 months (when the S3 folks are becoming eligible to upgrade and/or running out their contracts) if they say that unlimited is going away, PERIOD.
     
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    Thanks. Hopefully grandfathering remains in tact.
    It would be nice if Verizon kept their word for once.

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    Forgot about the new plans coming out. Went to Verizon yesterday, June 29, to upgrade my wife's phone. No grandfathering! Bull****! If she upgrade, we'll loose both our unlimited data. Backed out and she has to use her broken cellphone, unless we spent money to buy phone.
     
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    The whole thing stinks.
    Nothing like saying FU to long time customers who signed up, thinking they'd have certain things, only to have them changed. Then we were told we'd be grandfathered in when renewing contracts, then they changed that...and now, the new plans folks will have to go to will more than likely be signifantly higher than their previous plan...at least ours would be.

    My wife has a dumb phone. Just mainly for phone and texting. No data.
    But under the new plans, it will cost us $30 a month just to have the phone active. THAT'S WHAT I PAY NOW FOR MY SMARTPHONE WITH UNLIMITED DATA!! And smartphones are being bumped up to $40 a month.

    If I ever have to get a new phone or they force us to go with these new plans, we may have to look elsewhere. I think we'd be paying something like $40 a month more than what we are paying now and we'd be getting less. That's just wrong. :icon_evil: :icon_evil:

    But, that's two years away...a lot of things can happen in two years. So we'll see.
     
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    If you look at the numbers, you'll see that they aren't much different than the regular family plans that were just discontinued (at least when you have 1 smartphone and 1 basic phone on the plan). With the regular plans for 2 phones it was $70 for 750 min and unlimited texting. For the same amount, you're going to have one smart phone and one basic phone receiving unlimited minutes AND texting. The only difference (for the most part) is in the data package. But this way, your wife can access the internet on her basic phone and not have to pay usage charges or worry about that silly 75MB $10 data package that used to be available for basic phones. Yes, losing unlimited sucks, but for many "normal" people (ie: those that use less than 2gb/month), the new data plans will work great. In fact, I had a gentleman yesterday that asked me specifically to change his plan to the new one because he wanted the unlimited minutes and he felt no need for the unlimited data he had on 2 iPhones. His data usage showed just under 2gb/month between both phones, and now, for the same amount, his wife can use her basic phone on the plan, PLUS he's going to save $20/month. There ARE some people that these plans benefit...it's just not the majority ;)
     
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    With 4G, data usage will jump quite a bit. With my 3G Droid2 I used about a little over 1GB per month. With 4G I can easily see that tripling...we'll see.
    On a 4GB tiered plan, we'd be paying $40 more per month for a similar plan.
    I've got 2 more years unlimited data ...so I'm good for a while.

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