What is tiered data?

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  1. Bravesfan319

    Bravesfan319 Member

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    I've seen people talk about "tiered data", but I have no idea what it is. Could somebody explain it to me please?

    Thanks =)

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    Right now we have unlimited data for our smartphones, meaning there is no limit to how much data we can use monthly...vzw is going to introduce tiered data plans sometime this summer wherein customers will buy data allotments at different pricepoints. for example 2GB for $25 or something. Supposedly they're doing away with unlimited completely, at least according to the latest thing I read.
     
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    you forgot to mention the fact that if you go over your limit they will crush you with overage fees. What is really infuriating is that the tiered data will be on the super fast 4G. What is the point of all that speed if you are gonna run out it in a day of use?
     
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    Meh I've never even used half a gig in a month.
     
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    I wanted to make a speculative point about the data overage fees,

    The cost for a company to send/recieve a text message is somewhere near 1/1000th of a cent. If you dont have a txting plan, they charge you like 50 cents per txt sent/recieved. Depending on the plan, overages (unless unlimited) cost less and less but still net the company like 8000-15000% profit from each txt. Now imagine if these figures were applied directly to data, and at VZW's 4G speeds.

    I want to cry :(
     
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    That sucks... And I use pandora ALL the time... Which uses a ton of data... Is there anyway that if I keep renewing my contact that I could be grandfathered into keeping unlimited?

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    doubtful, they could argue that signing up for 4G is a new contract, and thus you wouldn't be eligible to be grandfathered...i guess if you stay on 3G forever, you'd be grandfathered into that.
     
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    Do data charges apply to wifi? Like downloading apps and such?

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    I doubt that 4g will be available for BFE missouri anytime soon... Lol.

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    probably not :D, but you can still get a 4G phone, which requires 4G service, which will be tiered, which they can argue will be a new contract...doesn't matter if you actually have 4G service
     
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    Dang... I guess I can call verizon and see when it will be. I can upgrade whenever I think, I'm just trying to see which phones come out and when 4g will hit my area. If the dinc2 had 4g, I woulda already bought it lol

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    yeah i actually was surprised that 4G was coming to one of the cities I'm always in because it's completely boondocks, so you never know, you might be getting it sooner then you think
     
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