Last Updated: Jun 11,2010
will Verizon follow ATT and cap our data plans?
I'm sure they will.
Probably. But you shouldn't have to worry about that until your contract expires.
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Yeah, this. I forgot where I read it, but when Verizon switches over to 4G, every new contract won't be able to have the unlimited data plan. As much as I hate paying so much, I'd rather have the unlimited plan because I'm terrified I might go over and wind up paying an extra 15 bucks.
It's strongly rumored that Verizon also wants tiered data pricing. That said, they now have another data plan advertising advantage over AT&T, and they may just want to exploit it.
(I use WiFi most of the time myself, but last week I was away for a couple of days and was on 3G exclusively and used it at a rate that would be about 250 MB per month. I'd take that $25, 2 GB plan in a second.)
They will prob follow, but my friend who works at the vzw store told me that if you have your 30 dollar a month unlimited plan now you are "granfathered" in. In other words when they are Tiered ours will not change because we are already set at $30 unlimited.
its kind of a double edge sword being grandfathered in though....... if you use alot more than what the tiers allowed then sure $30 a month is a great bargain for the rest of your contract........ however if you are forced to pay $30 a month and use very little 3G service then its not such a great bargain...... wonder if their open change your plan when you want would apply to this as well......... if youre only using 100mb a month will they let you drop down to one of their tiers......
Ive currently used about 400mb and I have 13 days left in my billing cycle....... wonder how that will fall in line with their tiers
my wife (same billing cycle) has probably used less than 50mb..... and probably could take full advantage of any tiers
If it involves VZW raping us out of every penny they can, it will happen.
I think they will, too. Monkey see, monkey do. Get you hooked, and then cut you off unless you pay more!
How do you find out the usage? I'm not the billed person my mom is, so i dont know haha
On your current phone download the My Verizon app. Its not realtime, but it will show you your usage for that billing period up to a certain point that day.
That is the same as the AT&T change - current users are grandfathered, both for phone data contracts and iPad monthly service users. If you had $30 unlimited, you can keep it, supposedly even if you upgrade to a new contract.
Don't care....Cricket :devilhorns
I want to keep unlimited. I have used 700mb and my plan starts over tomorrow. However, I am going to be using Slacker a lot, and I am tethering more now that I am rooted.
Yes if you upgrade im pretty sure you keep the $30 unlimited
If they do cap it, then that really sucks for tethering... I wonder if that's secretly the reason for it in the first place...?
This is just one man's opinion, but am I alone in thinking that Verizon will NOT dispense with the unlimited option? (Or at the very least, may offer lower-than-$30-priced limited tiers)?
Two reasons. First... Verizon so far has none of the connectivity issues that are plaguing AT&T at the moment. Verizon's made a big deal over their superior coverage and network for years, and they're right - it's MUCH better than any of the others. AT&T is only crumbling under the weight of the IPhone/Pad. There's no excuse for a price increase on Verizon's end, like there is on AT&T. To make any limited tier at $30 or more, would only make their customers angry. Plus with this economy...
Which brings me to reason #2: The (noisy) customer is always right, especially in large numbers.
I'm more than a little disappointed with those who hear that the price of something they depend on is going up, and it's inevitable, and they can't do anything about it. NONSENSE.
In my area, Time Warner was trying to dispense with the ~$40/mo "unlimited" RoadRunner internet, in favor of charging by the GB. Basically anyone who used a lot of internet would have seen their price as much as DOUBLE. To add insult to injury, they targeted this area because there's no real viable competition (best out there would be Verizon's FIOS, but we're stuck with some other phone company here, and no choice).
Well, there was a full-on customer revolt, and one of our camera-loving senators even got involved, and Time Warner backed down.
I personally think Verizon would be wise to keep things where they are - even lower their plan pricing a bit, to lure people away from AT&T. They can simply stay put, and watch AT&T price themselves out of business. Hey, maybe even pick up their own version of the IPhone.
As it is, I'm paying for a phone minutes plan that, to be honest, I don't even really use, except for business (not much). $30 unlimited for internet even seems steep, but I'm willing to make that trade-off. If that price goes higher, watch me go elsewhere.
They need to come up with a family plan for this! I'm paying $30 x 3 right now! That's insane.
Its the tethering that this whole capping thing is for.
Damn. Lol I feel for you. Ouch.
I actually think that it's more than that. Netflix has launched their video-on-demand app; the iPhone now shoots 720p video directly, and people will be uploading video over the air. They've started the new FaceTime thing, for WiFi to start, but Apple hinted that they were working on getting it on mobile networks. There have been hints of a Hulu app for iOS.
Mobile data use is about to increase, by a lot, and it's not just tethering.
i went over 5 gigs not extra charge.
I don't get the capping. I mean. They advertise skype making unlimited calls to anyone. But yet you are limited by data. Cus doesn't using skype use data. So technically making a call is costing ya.
I don't think most people understand how much data they use per month and how much 1gb or 5gb and so on is.
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