Verizon's CFO Says that "unlimited" is "just a word" and "doesn't mean anything."

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  1. herrbifi

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    So ever since this whole unlimited going away debacle I have had an interesting response to it. I have a server with about 6TB of storage and I like to download x264 movies and save for future use. So I threw a Wireless N PCI card in and connected to rooted Bionic using FoxFi. I plug the phone into power and commence to downloading everything I can get my hands on from UseNet over the weekends. First weekend hit 320gb of usage on plan. Being without the device is a little bit of a downfall, but the 3 consecutive weekends of this totaling an ~750GB monthly usage. The funny thing is Verizon has been burning up my phone wanting me to use the available upgrade on my plan. All I have to say is suckit Verizon. :lifting:
     
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  2. B-Unit

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    These corporate clowns act just like the politicians, they think just because they say it, it must be true. We'll see if 'unlimited' gains some meaning when VZ sees an 'unlimited' exedus of angry users tired of paying $10/GB.
     
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    More importantly, if unlimited doesn't mean anything then why didn't someone ask him about offering UNLIMITED voice and text. Obviously, that doesn't mean anything.

    Sent from my SCH-I535
     
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  4. 94lt1

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    Hmmm. Isn't it fun to watch corporate self important people say stupid things to try to make themselves look important? And to try to cover up stupid decisions...

    Oh... I meant to shoot myself on the foot. :) its awesome, try it!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Can I say to him that CFO is just a group of letters that don't mean anything ;)
     
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    Well, Mr. Shammo. If this is truly the case, why not allow me and the few other consumers that prefer unlimited data, to keep our plans .......... and continue to buy new phones every 2 years at the subsidized price? Hmmmmmmmm???
     
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    You know, he's right. Unlimited doesn't mean what you think it does.

    Their unlimited plan is really limited to 3,200 GB/month (assuming average sustained throughput of 10Mb/s, a 30 day month, accounting for SI units and bit to byte conversion, then rounding up to the nearest hundred...)

    So, truly...there is no such thing as unlimited data. Everyone who has an unlimited(sic) plan should do well to respect the 3,200 GB limit that their plan has.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
     
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    If I could like this from tapatalk, I would. That was hilarious.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
  9. jailmakerjr

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    I have 5 lines with verizon three of them are unlimited data. I was able to upgrade my line in January before all this crap started. My wife's line needed a new phone so i used my upgrade on one of the lines without unlimited data and just moved it to her line after. I was able to keep her unlimited data this way. Where there is a will there is a way.
     
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    Thanks!

    As for the lkngm I've noticed that it seems to be forum specific...some have that feature, some don't.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
     
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    That should say "liking"...for some reason, my Sig on this tablet stays put and covers some of the text on the third line. Only on this, doesn't happen on my Bionic.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
     
  12. syndicate0017

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    I'm betting its a JB compatibility issue with tapatalk. Happens to me on my Nexus on occasion.


    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
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