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Old May 17th, 2012, 07:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Byebye X, Byebye Verizon (sort of)

Read this today:
Verizon Wireless to scrap unlimited plans for 4G users - Yahoo! News

Officially no reason to stick with Verizon anymore. When September comes around, I'll be moving onto AT&T, and at least then I can just buy Google phones direct for $400 no contract.

Boo on you Verizon. My X had a good run, but there's no value to continue paying what I do after my contract.

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Old May 17th, 2012, 08:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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everyone says boo on Verizon yet most other carriers already do this. We all knew this was coming. The way i look at it "for some people at least" If i have to pay for tiered data...i'd want to do it with the company that has the best coverage which in my case is VZW.
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+1 I'm actually looking forward to the data sharing plans and will probably hold out until they are available. My wife and I combined don't use 2GB/month, so I'll be happy to give up our unlimited plans to save $30/month.
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+1 I'm actually looking forward to the data sharing plans and will probably hold out until they are available. My wife and I combined don't use 2GB/month, so I'll be happy to give up our unlimited plans to save $30/month.
yeah, probably same here
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I'm seriously considering youwillswitch.com
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everyone says boo on Verizon yet most other carriers already do this. We all knew this was coming. The way i look at it "for some people at least" If i have to pay for tiered data...i'd want to do it with the company that has the best coverage which in my case is VZW.
I've seen you in multiple threads defending this move, I can only conclude that you work for Verizon PR. What other carriers do this already? As far as I know Verizon is the first carrier to stop unlimited for grandfathered users. What happened to customer loyalty? I've been paying about $140 or more for unlimited for the past 5yrs and I know people who have stayed with verizon solely because they were grandfathered in on some older plan and didn't want to lose it.
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+1 I'm actually looking forward to the data sharing plans and will probably hold out until they are available. My wife and I combined don't use 2GB/month, so I'll be happy to give up our unlimited plans to save $30/month.
Except that you'll probably end up spending more money. The CFO, Shammo, admitted as much when on a conference call.

As you come through an upgrade cycle and you upgrade in the future, you will have to go onto the data share plan. And moving away from, if you will, the unlimited world and moving everybody into a tiered structure data share-type plan.

So when you think about our 3G base, a lot of our 3G base is unlimited. As they start to migrate into 4G, they will have to come off of unlimited and go into the data share plan. And that is beneficial for us for many reasons, obviously. So as you pick what tier you want to be and we think that there will be some price up in those tiers.

“Price up” is code language for bill hiking. Customers adopting family share plans may be able to share data across a larger number of devices, but at consumption pricing, many customers will find their Verizon bills substantially higher than before.


Sprint is looking better, even with their poorer network. At least they don't seem to be screwing their customers to more revenue.
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I've seen you in multiple threads defending this move, I can only conclude that you work for Verizon PR. What other carriers do this already? As far as I know Verizon is the first carrier to stop unlimited for grandfathered users. What happened to customer loyalty? I've been paying about $140 or more for unlimited for the past 5yrs and I know people who have stayed with verizon solely because they were grandfathered in on some older plan and didn't want to lose it.
I can assure you i don't work for VZW lol.

Doesn't AT&T and TMo already do tiered data?
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Except that you'll probably end up spending more money. The CFO, Shammo, admitted as much when on a conference call.
Unless it is $60+ for 2GB/month, I'll pay less.
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I'm seriously considering youwillswitch.com
Do yourself a big favor and try Page Plus Cellular. I left VZW and now have my Droid X on PP and for $40 a month i get unlimited voice, unlimited text, and 100mb of data (which i never use anyhow).
Only issue with PP is they do not allow 4G phones so you are limited.

I also recently bought a HTC One X. AT&T is far better in my area than VZW. I get about 6 times more d/load speed. I am however on Straight Talk, NOT AT&T. If you bring your own AT&T phone and buy a sim for it, you use AT&T towers. I ordered a sim card and plan, it took 10 minutes and i am up and running with ALL unlimited including data. They do so i am told want you to stay at 2gb or less data per month. Again, never would ever get there The One X has been totally wide open since i got it and on day 11 i have only used 248mb of data
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Yeah and so has verizon for the past year. The fact that there ending grandfathering of unlimited data is something new and that's what we are complaining about.
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Heads up guys. As this issue is a Verizon issue and not really a device issue this thread may get merged into this thread that is in the Verizon Forum. Thanks for understanding

Verizon Ending Unlimited Data for Grandfathered Users
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Heads up guys. As this issue is a Verizon issue and not really a device issue this thread may get merged into this thread that is in the Verizon Forum. Thanks for understanding

Verizon Ending Unlimited Data for Grandfathered Users
Let's please discuss this in the thread trophy linked. Thanks folks!
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