Verizon's New Ad Campaign Tries To Convince Customers They Don't Want Unlimited Data

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  1. dgstorm

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    The folks at BGR have a really good writeup on a new blog post from Verizon which tries to convince users why we don't really want unlimited data. Verizon's argument is mostly non-sense, but it's an entertaining read regardless.

    Here's the link: Verizon vs. T-Mobile unlimited data plans comparison BGR
     
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    So... We'd have to pay for the network upgrade to handle increased traffic... Um... Hmmmm.. They make billions and have tax breaks... So they pay hardly anything... They've raised their rates... They screw you on your bull any chance they get... If you don't catch it.. They sure won't.. They've all but eliminated unlimited lines... They've sold off the majority of their structures as far as towers are concerned and now they lease from companies and make their lives hell... Because said companies are having to make sure their "lights" are in a row.... Long story...

    But they think we wouldn't want the network to be able to hold up to full saturation from a large group of users?? Sorry .. I can't think.. I haz the dumbz... I'm taking a nap..
     
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    Still unlimited, heh, heh, hehhhhh :D:D:D
     
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    Tmobile convinced me that I need unlimited data while lowering my bill. I pay less now for unlimited than I did when I was on their 10GB plan.
     
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    Man, I left Verizon 5 months ago and am so glad I did! Their shenanigans never cease to amaze!!
     
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    Their shenanigans haven't fooled me....I'll continue utilizing their unlimited plan until they cease it altogether. Full retail....no problem....it simply takes a little longer to save for my next device. I've had the same bill for the past 3+ years, so they can talk smack all they want....I'm getting the last laugh.
    Or I could've simply drank too much of their kool aid, it's hard to say at this point. Regardless, I'm happy with what I have despite their idiocy.

    "Verizon, your very own BiPolar cell provider.
    Their slogan is: "We do what we can. No we don't! Yes we do. NO, we don't! Yes....oh nevermind, just give us your money!"

    (Not to make light of that disease)

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    They can take my (unlimited data plan) when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.
     
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    Me too!
     
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    Yeah.. I have 4 unlimited lines... I'm not giving em up either
     
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    I hardly ever went over 4-5gb when everyone had unlimited data. Now that I'm one of the last remaining grandfathered plans, I use 20 to 30gb just because I'm getting my monies worth.

    Verizon should offer unlimited again but throttle. T-Mobile doesn't throttle and their towers aren't as built up as vzw. When vzw gets rid of my data plan, I go to a much cheaper provider... Cough T-Mobile cough.
     
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