YUUUUGE Verizon News! Unlimited Data Returning!

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    Some Big News is coming from Verizon next week. In fact Verizon has said "going to have some fireworks next week"! In the previous statement Verizon is responding to some rumors about some big changes coming to packages. A redditer has posted an internal Verizon document which shows Carryover Data, Safety Mode, and Mexico and Canada Service details.

    Carry Over data will be similar to rollover data from AT&T. You keep what you buy. If you don't use it it automagically rolls over. The unused gigs will stay with you till the end of the following month. At which point if you haven't used them you will lose them.

    Safety mode is where the "return of unlimited data" comes in. This feature allows you to keep using data, but at a slower speed, if you run out of your allotted 4GLTE data. You will maintain the slower speed until you purchase more LTE data or until your next billing cycle. This is meant to keep you from getting one of those shock bills from overages.

    The Mexico and Canada services allows you to carry your existing plan into those countries. You won't have to pay international roaming while in Mexico or Canada. Just use your plan as normal. Also you get unlimited calling from the US to these two countries. Of course Safety mode and international features are provided at an extra charge.

    I am still holding on to my randfathered unlimited data plan with a death grip. I won't give it up until Verizon forces me to. Are any of these new features worth giving up your truely unlimited 4G LTE data? Would you pay extra for the Safety Mode to avoid overages?

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    Funny, I was on the phone with a tier-two tech support rep just two days ago and mentioned UDP and whether it was ever coming back. He said, "they're working on it", but as it's been said before, I decided it wasn't news-worthy.

    IDK, I would have to do some "scenarios" to see what "tier" would be best to start with and also would have do some testing at 3G to see if I can stand it once the 4G runs out, but it could be an alternative to the full-blown UDP I have now.

    The "roll-over minutes" is another nice development and I do believe that is actually a bigger piece of news, though it's only rolling over one month. I want to see roll-over minutes being in perpetuity. This would make choosing a tiered plan easier and I'd feel less like I'd not get my money's worth.
     
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    Personally, I will believe it when I see it. Verizon does have a way with letting down it's customers. If it wasn't for the Quality of their network I would have jumped Ship years ago and Saved a ton of Money with another Provider and UDP.
     
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    I can see them doing the rollover data ...it was a nice feature to have when I was with AT&T...nice knowing some months coming in you would have extra GBs....it be great to see the lower speeds without hitting with bill shock ...Do it VZW!


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    I think the FCC and the 700mhz spectrum agreement won't allow them to throttle.

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    Sounds more like T-Mobile than AT&T.

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    I am very excited for this! I'm already on their XL (12gig + 6gig bonus data) plan and with my boys not having wifi at their Father's place we have been getting pretty close to our limit this summer. It would be nice to know that there would not be overages if we did indeed run out of data. I could handle the slower speeds if it saved me money.

    I also read last night on Droid life that these features may be included in the XL and XXL plans so I'm excited to see if that is true.

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    When I was on T-Mobile I had this unlimited throttled data thing and it wasn't bad at all. Sure there was buffering on videos and web pages with lots of graphics took whole seconds to load but for the business person just checking their email it was no different than being in a weak LTE area. It was still faster than my craptacular everywhere reception on Verizon. I already had TT set to not show graphics on non Wi-Fi connections so it still loaded pretty fast.

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    "I am still holding on to my randfathered unlimited data plan with a death grip. I won't give it up until Verizon forces me to."
    This is me! Until actually true Unlimited data returns (yes I know it's hoping for that unicorn to show up) I'll hold onto UDP till it's ripped out of my hands.

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    I used to be that way but I feel the data hikes to keep it are getting ridiculous. And it's foolish to spend another $20-40 a month for it.

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    Since adding my wife to my plan, we come very close to the 6GB cap each month. We've had some promo GBs, so there's been no worry, but I've contemplated going ahead and bumping up to the next plan just to be safe. To get data rolled over on lighter months at no additional charge would be perfect for our piece-of-mind, but I'd also even consider the rumored $5/mo extra for the throttled overage. Cheaper than the next plan up (which would double our GB to 12), but I think it'd be bearable for the last few days of the billing cycle if we happened to use a bit more data than we have been.

    Will definitely be looking into the specifics of whatever they announce, but I really do hope they move forward with these rumored options.
     
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    I'm right there with you. I will keep it and pay until they rip it out of my hands. I've never had to worry about going over on data and I don't want to start anytime soon. They traumatized me back in the day by nickel and diming voice minutes and texts. I couldn't stand that. The audacity they used to have to charge you for going over on texts was absurd when you know that it had zero effect on them at all.
     
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