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View Poll Results: Do you think Verizon will charge for 4g service? would you pay?
No, impossible...they're not stupid. 1 5.88%
They'd better not or i'll cancel!!! 2 11.76%
Probably, I'd pay up to 10 bucks extra. 6 35.29%
I DON'T CARE WHAT THE FEE IS...JUST GIMME MAH GOODS!!! 1 5.88%
it'll be free, that is...until they sneak it in just like they did with the smartphone data fee. 7 41.18%
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Old January 7th, 2011, 05:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Not to poop on all of the hype about the new phones that were covered in CES...but what about the charges? i mean, verizon not too long ago just canceled the 1-year contract upgrades. Was it to make room/ cut cost for the 4g releases so that we could have free 4g? or was it just for profit? i've searched around on sites and noticed Sprint was charging a MANDATORY fee for 4g on their 4g phones, whether or not they used the network didn't matter.

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im pretty positive i heard theyre going to charge for it and i also heard theres not going to be an unlimited plan for 4g either
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im pretty positive i heard theyre going to charge for it and i also heard theres not going to be an unlimited plan for 4g either
I heard 3gb is going to be $35 and 5gb is going to be $50
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Not to poop on all of the hype about the new phones that were covered in CES...but what about the charges? i mean, verizon not too long ago just canceled the 1-year contract upgrades. Was it to make room/ cut cost for the 4g releases so that we could have free 4g? or was it just for profit? i've searched around on sites and noticed Sprint was charging a MANDATORY fee for 4g on their 4g phones, whether or not they used the network didn't matter.
where did you hear the canceled 1 year contract ?
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Not to poop on all of the hype about the new phones that were covered in CES...but what about the charges?
We can speculate all we want but I don't see the point. They'll make an official announcement at some point. No need to get worked up over what may be nothing. My suspicion is that we're just going to lose unlimited data, FWIW.

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We can speculate all we want but I don't see the point. They'll make an official announcement at some point. No need to get worked up over what may be nothing. My suspicion is that we're just going to lose unlimited data, FWIW.


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ah okay it's only for two year contract tho.

I always do the one year contract and upgrade every 10 months or so, it doesnt affect me
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Old January 7th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sprint charges an extra $10 for 4g enabled devices (premium data or some bullshit) and people are paying it.

Why wouldn't Verizon do the same thing?
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I think they will not charge for 4G... they will charge for data... their tier plans.

Sprint charges the $10, but they have true unlimited.
verizon will get their pint of blood via the data tier plans.

which do you prefer of these 2 methods??
$10/unlimited (i am not saying the fee is for unlimited)
tier plan? starting at $15 and much higher with no limit to the $$$
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I heard 3gb is going to be $35 and 5gb is going to be $50
for 4g?...that sounds rediculously overpriced.

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I think they will not charge for 4G... they will charge for data... their tier plans.

Sprint charges the $10, but they have true unlimited.
verizon will get their pint of blood via the data tier plans.

which do you prefer of these 2 methods??
$10/unlimited (i am not saying the fee is for unlimited)
tier plan? starting at $15 and much higher with no limit to the $$$
well, reason why i ask is because i'm debating on getting a droid 2 global, the HTC Thunderbolt, or the Bionic.

i'd rather not have the hidden fees for 4g. if there is, i probably won't get one of the announced phones...as much as it would kill me not to have one
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with verizon.. 3G or 4G...

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you will have the tier plans.. pick your level... if you go over.. be read for charges for the extra data at higher prices.

sprint... pay the $10/month if you want a 4G phone.. and its a buffet... eat all you can.
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And on Sprint, you can upgrade with the full discount every year with Everything Data plan.
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1 year contract pricing has not changed or gone away.
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I heard 3gb is going to be $35 and 5gb is going to be $50
Those are the rates for mobile broadband plans, to include both 3G and LTE, not smartphones.
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