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Old July 20th, 2010, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Want the Fascinate, but what to do about pending Bandwith Caps

Looks like verizon intends to put caps on bandwith. I am waiting for the fascinate, but don't want to use verizon if they cap the GBs (would rule out things like phandroid and utube). I am already on a plan with verizon, but there is no data plan. Any way to continue on current data plans?

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Looks like verizon intends to put caps on bandwith. I am waiting for the fascinate, but don't want to use verizon if they cap the GBs (would rule out things like phandroid and utube). I am already on a plan with verizon, but there is no data plan. Any way to continue on current data plans?
If you have a smartphone on a current unlimited data plan, you will be grandfathered into it. But once they do the switch, you can never take the unlimited data plan off or it will be gone for good.

Now supposedly CS reps have the ability to re-add a feature/plan within 30(90?) days even if it is no longer offered, but it is a convoluted process that most reps won't even bother with.
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I am in the same boat. I an currently rocking a Chocolate 3. My upgrade date is in the middle of August.

I want the Fascinate, but I also want to snag unlimited data before the 4G roll-out.

Any suggestions?
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I am in the same boat. I an currently rocking a Chocolate 3. My upgrade date is in the middle of August.

I want the Fascinate, but I also want to snag unlimited data before the 4G roll-out.

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I think that data caps being discussed are for 3G, no one knows what the LTE plans will be and you probably won't be able to add 4G service without a new contract and any relevant terms.

You could see if they will move up your date if you bought a new phone and committed to a new plan now, a lot of people are having success doing that with the DX. Then trade in the phone within 30 days, I believe minus a $35 fee, if you want something else. Whether the Fascinate would be available within that 30 days is certainly not definite.


I think that grandfathering of current data plans, etc. are all just conjecture at this point, as it just about anything related to tiered data plans. Grandfathering of existing 'unlimited' plans is likely but at the same time, it also seems likely that any excuse to implement tiered pricing for those with high data usage would be applied. So if tiered data plans are implemented, then an unlimited data plan may only be allowed to be in place until it expires or until any changes occur.
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No doubt there will be a premium on the LTE speeds. Don't you have to pay an extra $10 on the Sprint EVO, even if you don't live in an area that offers the faster speeds?
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My opinion? One should get in on the data now (droid x or incredible) before they change the plan to tiered.

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My opinion? One should get in on the data now (droid x or incredible) before they change the plan to tiered.

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Good plan, if you don't have it you better get it fast if you want to keep unlimited data.
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One thing to note is that for a majority of users, tiered plan will actually be cheaper since they average less than 1GB a month.
For me I use about 400GB ~ 1GB based on use and I would say this is typical for business customers who aren't actually watching 100 youtube videos a day.
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Good plan, if you don't have it you better get it fast if you want to keep unlimited data.
More recent reports and responses from Verizon representatives seem to now suggest that tiered plans may not happen until having to address LTE service and that some form of 'unlimited' plan would likely still be available if tiered plans were implemented. Until Verizon offers some more definitive statements we'll probably just have to wait and see what actually happens, at least the 29th is less than a week away so the wait for that rumored deadline should be short.
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Im trying to find 2 reasonably cheap data phones, like eris, to start a plan... Anyone near Cincinnati want to unload 1-2 Eris (is that Eri?)
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Looks like verizon intends to put caps on bandwith. I am waiting for the fascinate, but don't want to use verizon if they cap the GBs (would rule out things like phandroid and utube). I am already on a plan with verizon, but there is no data plan. Any way to continue on current data plans?
How would it rule out things like phandroid and youtube?
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I have no idea why I wrote phandroid. I think I was thinking Pandora. But basically any streaming media will quickly eat up data caps.

Luckily Verizon clearly didn't implement these caps at this time.
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I thought this was a rumor...tiers are months away...not now! Correct?
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Luckily Verizon clearly didn't implement these caps at this time.
This was a false rumor. This is an old thread, bumped by someone else. Don't fret. Probably no bandwith caps until LTE.
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just curious, if use wifi for device without using 3G/LTE it will not affect bandwith right ?
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just curious, if use wifi for device without using 3G/LTE it will not affect bandwith right ?
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