Verizon Unlimited Data Fee Increase

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  1. Rognish

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    As of today I haven't received official notification about the pending increase. I believe it takes places on Nov 15. Wanted to see if anyone else received theirs?
     
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    Nope. Lots of people said it was in their bill and received a popup when logging in. I haven't seen either.
     
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    It's been brought to my attention that the thread I linked above was also closed due to off-topic rants and flaming. I'm reopening this thread so that VZW customers can discuss the status of their bills.

    At the first sign of a flame-war, I will pull the plug here again. Sorry for the misunderstanding, but we want to keep this a friendly forum and this is a very hot topic that can get heated quickly if you let it. Please don't.
     
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    I have not seen any changes on my bill, or my account yet.

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    My billing cycle is up today and I logged into the account after I started the thread and it flashed on my screen about the increase.
     
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    Damn. Me either. Was hoping I got lucky and escaped this. Fingers crossed it may not be as widespread as we thought and we might excluded!

    By the way, if I get a fee increase I will no longer feel guilty about high usage when I travel. It's now at a price where it's only worth it if I tether and use a bunch of data. I view the price increase as tacit approval from Verizon to use as much data as I want however I want. They could kick me off or cancel my plan, but since they went with a price increase I consider that a compromise on their part.

    I've also gotten several upgrade offers - which I thought subsidized phones/plans were gone. But apparently VZW will make an exception to get me off unlimited.
     
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    I'm on special employee plan so I'm waiting. Once it drops I'm cancelling my home internet and using the hell out of my unlimited data. I agree with you, they could have eliminated UDP but they raised rates. So that to me means "go ahead".
     
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    I'd consider it, but for starters my LTE at home is a really weak signal and I rarely get good speeds. Among other reasons, I just wouldn't benefit much if it would even work for me.

    Traveling on the road is a different story. My cell can often have better speeds than the client's wireless....plus it hides my internet activity from the client ;)
     
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    Let's keep the specifics of how you're gonna make up for the added cost to a minimum here folks. Personal opinions are what caused the other thread to be shut down.

    Not trying to be overbearing here. As stated, we know that this is a sensitive subject & want to offer a place for users to discuss, but we won't have the flaming back & forth over who thinks what is fair.

    For other members who may stumble into this thread, keep in mind that though the price is said to change, the terms of the service have not. How you use your data is up to you, but Droid Forums doesn't recommend illegal tethering. (Call that my CYA content for the forum staff)
     
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    I called yesterday for the sole purpose of finding out which month would include the price increase, because that was to be the date I was going to bolt to a different provider. I was told that it was slated to kick in for everyone on their first billing cycle after Nov 11th. For me, that meant starting on my Dec 3rd billing cycle.

    On a side note, I'm almost positive that VZW are pushing hard to keep their customers around, despite the changed landscape. The CSR I spoke to described a plan that I'm sure is sufficient for my purposes, so I decided to let my UDP go then and there. What can I say? I just got tired of thinking about it, and didn't want to end up paying more for my two-line family plan. I think over the years the most data my wife and have used, combined, is 8 Gbytes for a given month, so I hope it's going to work.

    That path also keeps me signed up for no-contract status as well. If I ever find I'm unhappy with that decision, I can bail then.

    Good luck everyone!

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    I haven't seen anything yet either. I'm kinda hoping they'll "sweeten the deal" for anyone actually willing to switch from unlimited...maybe do something like double data.

    I don't want VZW taking any more money out of my pocket than they need to, but I'm just not onboard with their pricing per GB either. It just seems too high IMO. Not like they're hurting for money when they're making billions in profit every quarter.

    Rock and a hard place. All the other carriers' services are lackluster in this area...and wish Project Fi had a better carrier backing it.
     
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