When will tiered data hit? Thoughts?

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  1. ldopa

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    I go through around 10gb of data a month (youtube, netflix etc..) I need my unlimited data. The reason being i dont have wifi at my apt

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    Haha, I'd get that agreement in writing. It may be policy, but who would have a copy of that if they ever decided to change it willy nilly?

    This is all much to do about nothing, anyway. If VZW wants to "stick it" to the customer, they can just make the lowest speed tier on the old "$30 unlimited" virtually unuseable (i.e. 3G speeds many get today, which would be awful after experiencing LTE).

    TMO has a similar plan, and maybe a good chance VZW follows suit. All the tiers could be "unlimited", but what you'd be paying for is LTE speeds. In other words, for $30 you might get 2gigs of LTE and then unlimited "3G" speeds after. $40 might get you 5gigs of LTE, etc...

    That said, maybe that's fine for anything other than tv/Netflix. Dual core browsing at 3G speeds might actually render at a pretty decent speed, assuming LTE is a more consistent 500kbps I seem to peak at on 3G these days.
     
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    right before the moto Bionic launches. LOL
     
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    This is true to a certain degree, there was one point in time like now actually example the family plan I have now is different from the family plans now (grandfathered) right now the primary line is going to be due for a upgrade here soon meaning (this is gonna get confusing) if the primary upgrades to a 4G phone verizons system will most likely prompt to change the plan because it is not compatible meaning verizon can change your plan if you want the phone. The plan drops to month to month sure but u can't upgrade and expect to keep that so no one really knows how its gonna work at the the end of the two year agreements. Of course the primary changing there plan would force the account lines to change their plans as well but as far as everything confirmed now you will be grandfathered in for two years if the system allows after two years then yes u will still be grandfathered with a upgrade.


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  6. Xerrus

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    Right. Its not like we'll always keep the unlimited 4G after the 2 years of unlimited, but who knows, maybe two years from now Verizon will decided that unlimited 4G IS the direction they want to go (hell maybe, 5G will be looming by then with the way tech goes)

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    There are actual physical limits to capacity, since retaining rights to put up towers is fairly tough - there's physical limits almost regardless of cost so not always a question of just putting up another tower.

    Now there is supposedly some new tech coming that is like the size of a subwoofer and can basically be hidden or blended in with the architecture. Then we might finally have truly unlimited LTE for ISP replacement and the like. However, since that will kill the broadband providers and they ultimately supply the pipes, expect to pay an additional $50 for such service. Even then, broadband are starting to limit people (they always kind of have, but 250gigs was far more than anyone would use, at least before Netflix and torrents, but some are now scaling that limit back to 150gigs).
     
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    never ever because the muffin man told me so. :)