Verizon Exec Quiets "Tiered Data" before LTE is here...

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  1. andreezy

    andreezy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    May 8, 2010
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  2. AMDXP

    AMDXP Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2010
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    Based on his comments I thing those of us on 3G are safe. The Tiered plans will be for 4G which will only be used via USB adapter for laptop/desktops for now. 4G phones aren't expected until sometime next year.

    I think they're content to keep things for 3G as they are for now if you read into his initial comments on Tiered pricing.

    Is it coming for 3g? I think perhaps it may, but I think they're more focused on 4G as the data rates for 4G are significantly higher versus 3G.

    That's why I'm not worried at all. As it stands I'm only using about 250Meg a month on Average, so even whenever I do upgrade to the X I might see my usage triple or quadruple initially as I download apps then settle down as I get set into what I like. So depending on what they may set the Tier up I could save money, could stay the same, could spend a little more. It will depend.
  3. byteware

    byteware Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2010
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    I am torn on tiered 4G data plans.

    Streaming a movie over 4G should be quick and easy. A couple of movies, and you've hit a 5GB limit quickly. It seems counterintuitive to give us lightning fast data speeds, and then cap our data so low as 5 GB.

    If they are going to have a tiered plan, then the cap needs to be well over 5 GB, maybe 50GB.
  4. sic0048

    sic0048 Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2010
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    While I don't neccessarily agree with the tiered 4g idea, I can understand why they plan to roll it out like that.

    If they didn't have tiered plans, the unlimited price would have to be reasonable ~ maybe around $30-50. They couldn't have just one price and make it too high because they would outprice the market. But at too low a price, everyone would drop their home internet and go all mobile data. With tiered pricing, they can offer affordable levels while jacking up the "unlimited" price enough that it make dropping home internet a less desirable option.

    Just my 2 cents.......

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