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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:36 AM

http://news.cnet.com...ng-subscribers/


Yep that's right... verizon is taking allt he grandfathered data plan people and forcing them to choose a tier. I guess there is no accounting for loyalty. Sprint here I come.
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Re: F Verizon

Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:43 AM

The pertinent bit:

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Verizon Wireless subscribers who have held onto their $30-a-month unlimited data plans will soon be forced to upgrade to a new tiered offering the company plans to launch this summer, according to the Web site Fierce Wireless.

Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Technology Media and Telecom conference today, Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo told investors that the company's 3G unlimited data plans that customers were allowed to hang onto last year when Verizon switched to a tiered offering will soon go away entirely. Instead, the company will migrate its existing and new 4G LTE customers to a new "data share plan."

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Re: F Verizon

Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:53 AM

This is no surprise. They've already been capping 'unlimited' data plans at like, 2gb (maybe 1gb). After that they slow your plan down so much, it's practically useless. Such a scam.
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Re: F Verizon

Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:31 AM

fuckers
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Re: F Verizon

Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:44 AM

choosing a cellular carrier these days is pretty much like choosing between get punched in the face or getting kicked in the balls. You lose either way.

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Re: F Verizon

Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

I'm with Sprint, have been for the past 5 years and regularly use my 4G Android phone as my wireless access point for my laptop. Never noticed a cap or slowdown in speed.

But yeah, you'd think with them supposedly expanding their network and the technology maturing that you'd be going in the opposite direction with data plans (that is, more data for less money). Guess not.

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Seems like with them altering the deal so radically that any existing 2 year agreements ought to be null and void.
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Re: F Verizon

Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:48 AM

The important part is to not buy into this whole "smart phone" fad... ride it out with your flip KatannaII is what I say!
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:53 AM

No doubt.

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Re: F Verizon

Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

it's a change when you voluntarily change your services to 4g, they aren't taking it away from people who have already been grandfathered, they are just not offering grandfathering anymore.

so far.
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Re: F Verizon

Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:05 PM

View Postbflosabre91, on 18 May 2012 - 01:44 PM, said:

choosing a cellular carrier these days is pretty much like choosing between get punched in the face or getting kicked in the balls. You lose either way.


I'll take a kick to the balls, thank you.
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:56 PM

haha you think verizon is the only one doing this? AT&T is as well. There is no unlimited data plans anymore, they'll all be gone soon and everyone who has a contract will be forced out. AT&T is sending me texts monthly about them bottle necking my 3g, 4g, and Edge network speeds so as to nudge me into altering my plan somehow.

Also they don't usually bottle neck you till you hit some lower cap they have set. Not a lot of open wifi's for me to use here in the south, nor is wireless hotspot cheap!

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Re: F Verizon

Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:59 PM

I have 5GB/month FiveSpot from Verizon. Runs me ~$50/month.
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Re: F Verizon

Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:27 PM

View PostCraig328, on 18 May 2012 - 12:45 PM, said:

Seems like with them altering the deal so radically that any existing 2 year agreements ought to be null and void.



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Re: F Verizon

Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:48 AM

I have Verizon, but spend $30/month for 4GB data. I only got close to that last month. I don't think I will be this month as my new job allows me to connect into the corporate wi-fi. So the only times I'm not using wi-fi is when I'm out doing things, and even then I'll pop on an open network if I can.
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Re: F Verizon

Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

I use virgin mobile. If anyone's pissed about losing unlimited plans I'd recommend checking them out. They have an actual unlimited plan and all of their plans are on a monthly basis. If you decide you don't like their plan you can change without hassle.
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