verizon unlimited data petition (say no to buckets)

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by dcmodder, May 31, 2010.

  1. dcmodder
    Offline

    dcmodder New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    wannna have the option of paying for overages on your data usage? if not sign it keep verizon unlimited data plans - Petition Spot

    i completely understand that this message seems like spam with my post only at 6 and my join date so recent but this is really important and i just thought our voice on this forum is important to verizion. make your voice heard!
  2. Sam
    Offline

    Sam Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Messages:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    dirty dirty
    Hmmm... No petition has ever been taken seriously that included so many capitalization errors. Unfortunately, when dealing with big companies like Verizon, nothing written like that will even get past the virtual "front desk" when you go to submit it. Professionalism will get you much more yardage when it comes to someone actually paying attention to your claim. The other side of this coin is that many people, like myself will look at it and realize (because of the aforementioned grammatical errors) that it won't go anywhere and not bother signing it..

    I like what you are trying to do here though.. Maybe just proofread it before you take it to big red?
  3. dezymond
    Offline

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,783
    Likes Received:
    575
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    gonna have to agree, great idea, but somewhat flawed execution.

    I do find it a hassle that we cannot bring our phones out of country without roaming or whatever. I have yet to go through this, but the idea of it is just a headache enough.
  4. ntrddragn
    Offline

    ntrddragn New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Signed. Aside from the unprofessional format, I think it's still better then nothing. At least he is doing something about versus complaining about it and doing nothing.
  5. JCo352
    Offline

    JCo352 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,828
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    Yea I signed it, why not? I also posted it on Moto's, and VZDub's fb pages.
  6. vmann32
    Offline

    vmann32 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Spokane,Wa
    I too signed it but if it makes them more money you could have a zillion signatures and they could care less.I signed it though cause none means "hey roll over me and rip me off".At least now while they roll us all over you can hear screams.=]
  7. dcmodder
    Offline

    dcmodder New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    bah fail on my part once it's signed it cannot be edited. closed due to fail. sorry for the wasted time guys.
  8. takeshi
    Offline

    takeshi New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    4,600
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Negative churn is what will really convince them.
  9. Darkseider
    Offline

    Darkseider New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,866
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The only way to get the point across to VZW is to show them with your wallets. Leave them for another carrier that continues to offer unlimited data. Otherwise you will contribute to the problem.
  10. Skull One
    Offline

    Skull One New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    AMEN!

    Sheep will pay. They always do. Until the sheep stop, Verizon has no reason to listen to the noise.
  11. r1nstang
    Offline

    r1nstang New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    if they do get rid of their unlimited data plans then they will just bite themselves in the ass. Too many companies out there offer unlimitied DP for $99 or much less. You'll be locked in to the unlimited till your contract expires. Then just threaten to change phone companies
  12. mcatdtDroid
    Offline

    mcatdtDroid New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    noone forces anyone to sign a contract..... so to then sign up for that contract under your own free will.... no 'ripoff' found.

    Why doesn't someone just make a petition that says "Verizon shouldn't charge me anything because free is better than paying" Same thing

    you want a service, you pay for it, if you don't want it, you don't pay it... pretty simple how capitalism works, isn't it.
  13. BigMcGuire
    Offline

    BigMcGuire New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,040
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    That's why I went from T-Mobile to Verizon. Better 3g and better reception. And yes, I am paying quite a bit more but I'm happier with the service.
  14. gloster
    Offline

    gloster New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Unlimited plans cause strange carrier behavior. Examples from the past and present include charging for downloading photos, charging for Skype usage, general bans on VoiceOverIP usage, and locking out 3rd party navigation tools.

    Personally, I think the quicker we get to reasonably-priced pay-by-the-byte plans the better off we will be. This doesn't mean I want to pay more. It means, I think we will see more rational pricing once this happens.

    My prediction: all carriers will move to a pay-by-the-byte model within five years. My second prediction: most people will pay less per month as a result.
  15. Big Cam
    Offline

    Big Cam New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    917
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fargo, ND
    Show me something that says Verizon is working towards ditching unlimited plans.
  16. jroc
    Offline

    jroc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Washington DC
    In my case, I used:

    905 MB in Apr (I got my Droid in Apr)
    571 MB in May

    I have used GPS, ROM Manager, Tapatalk, browsed the Web, used Youtube, HR Battle 3D's Head-to-Head option, RadioTime, thats all the things I can think of right now that used data.

    I hope whatever the lowest 'bucket of data' is its lower than $29, or have 5GB or more be $29. I would hope the lowest is more than 5GB tho, since I never used over 1GB in a month. Reward us low bandwidth users. lol

    But reading your contract should be something ppl do more often... U have the right to cancel your contract with NO ETF if there are plan changes and you dont agree with them or they affect you in some negative way.

    Us that are on 1-2 year contracts are PostPay. They key is to act as soon as you get notice of plan changes, start taking the necessary steps. I'm not sure if Verizon lets ppl know about that part of the contract when making plan changes. Its written there, if you dont read it.....
  17. gloster
    Offline

    gloster New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    From the Financial Times (via engadget):

    "Verizon Wireless boss Lowell McAdam mentioned at a Barclays Capital conference this week that he hopes to move away from unlimited plans altogether for the company's LTE network, instead charging for "buckets" of megabytes"

    Link: Verizon looking at non-unlimited plans for 4G data, will use LTE for voice by 2012 -- Engadget

    Also, AT&T announced their move away from unlimited this morning.

    I'm not saying Verizon is moving soon. I'm just saying they will all be forced to move that way by market and cost pressures over the next few years. But, again, this will mean lower monthly bills for most of us.
  18. mikes
    Offline

    mikes New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If they move away from unlimited, good. That means those who use average/reasonable amounts of data won't be subsidizing those who want to torrent all the latest blu-rays.
  19. Romple
    Offline

    Romple New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  20. BigMcGuire
    Offline

    BigMcGuire New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,040
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    2gigs for $25/month. We're basically paying for unlimited/$30 a month. I barely used 300MB for the first 5 months of owning my phone. Now that I have Pandora and dropbox and other things, I'm hitting 1GB for the first time ever, and I'm not even half way through the month. Alrighty! :p