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LTE Tiered Data To Begin July 7th

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by jamor, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. WA_Bob

    WA_Bob Android Expert

    And the Charge, and the Revolution..... Let the fun begin.......
     

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  2. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Well seeing as the "news" of this is coming from a 3rd party and it is still before July 7th you should be fine and sitting in the unlimited bucket with the rest of us
     
  3. yawdapaah

    yawdapaah Android Expert

    That's what happens when we assume that corporations "care" about their consumers. That's why I'll never advocate for a corporation. You also have to be careful when rooting; VZW is going after rooted users too.
     
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  4. binary visions

    binary visions Android Expert

    IF - and that is a big IF - these prices are accurate, I really don't know how Verizon thinks they're going to get any kind of good will from the consumers on the change.

    AT&T could get away with it because they saved 90% of their customers, $5/month. Verizon is keeping the price the same, but taking away data. Really not a smart move - nobody is going to like the change, a few are going to tolerate the change, and everyone is going to lose something in the change.
     
  5. Greymarch

    Greymarch Newbie

    I just signed up with Verizon for a two year plan. I should receive my Droid Charge later today. Naturally, I will activate the phone the moment I get it. How does the new pricing rules affect me? Will I have unlimited data at $30 for the next two years, or on July 7th will I have to suffer with the crazy tier pricing?


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  6. Yeah I can upgrade now and looks like I am going to just to be safe. How are you liking the charge? I played with the thunderbolt and the battery killed me and the charge looks like the best lte verizon has right now. any thoughts?
     
  7. McLabia

    McLabia Android Expert

    Atleast theyre not doing what Comcast and ATT both did when they instituted caps. They just said screw you all, youre going to deal with it or else. haha. Ill be buying a phone at retail next time or just going back to Metro.
     
  8. jamor

    jamor Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    true I shouldn't have left those out!


    You will have unlimited 4g for the entire 2 years.

    I don't know how it works after the 2 year contract is up. I also don't know what would happen if you a bought another 4g phone retail and activated it during the 2 years.
     
  9. bubarub

    bubarub Newbie

    I like my charge, only gripe I have is battery life, but any 4G phone has this problem until battery technology catches up. The speed is great even though people like to knock it for its processor and RAM.
     
  10. it cant be worse than the thunderbolt I have to charge it like 4 times a day and don't use it that heavily.
     
  11. nj02vette

    nj02vette Android Expert

    I'm not going to panic untill the news is official.

    However, I would be fine with the price as is.......if it included all the lines on the family plan, which Verizon was supposed to be offering a family data plan.

    In the end, as much as I've been happy with Verizon service and devices, if they price themselves out of the market, then I'll take my number and go elsewhere. But again, not going to panic over a random Engadget article.
     
  12. jamor

    jamor Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I already made a thread about this. Use the search function or look over the section for duplicate threads before posting.
     
  13. MissJennell

    MissJennell Android Enthusiast

    This pricing is absolutely crazy! I wouldn't even have VZW if Sprint hadn't dropped service in my area.
     
  14. jamor

    jamor Android Expert
    Thread Starter


    I agree, it is upsetting =/

    I don't know how the majority of Americans could afford 50-80 bucks a month to put internet on their phone.

    I think Verizon customer service is going to be getting a lot of angry calls when people who bought 2 GB plans go over and have a $500 bill.
     
  15. Steven58

    Steven58 "The Incompetent Moderator!"
    Moderator

    Can everyone take a deep breath and stick to the issues. This topic is about the rumored tiered data, not about whether or VZ is going after WT users. I'm going to go back and edit posts.

    I'm only trying to keep the peace, here. If anyone disagrees with my move, then feel free to pm me. A couple of things:

    1) Don't get personal, it only leads to infractions or unwanted pregnancies.
    2) If you wanna the reputed WT crackdown, please take to suggestions.

    Tia.
     
  16. jamor

    jamor Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Hmm lets go through the changes implemented by Verizon this year:

    1. Remove NE2 discount
    2. Remove 1 year contracts
    3. Remove annual upgrades
    4. Charge $250 - $300 for new phones (instead of 199)
    5. Crackdown on tethering/rooting.
    6. Remove unlimited data plans and introduce more expensive tiered plans.
     
  17. Sketchr

    Sketchr Android Enthusiast

    But wouldn't you still retain your plan if you simply bought a new/different phone at retail price if it was before your contract was up?

    I know with at&t you're still grandfathered in even when you update phones and contracts...
     
  18. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    The majority won't have to afford $50-$80 per month for data, since 2GB for $30 will be more than adequate for the majority.

    Regardless, the pricing sucks.
     
  19. stanlalee

    stanlalee Well-Known Member

    I'm not even averaging 200mb/month off wifi and do most everything but play games, make calls and text on wifi so nothing really changes for me and almost anybody with wifi access. I'll worry when the price goes beyond the $30 it already is.
     
  20. Wally World

    Wally World Android Expert

    Most of the sheep will not notice or care. The other power users will be mad, but are you going to go to ATT with the horrible coverage and worse service for $5 a month?
     
  21. rtm0004

    rtm0004 Well-Known Member

    just wow; those prices are ridiculous

    if I don't sign a new contract and just pay full price for phones could they still somehow rope me into the tiered data?
     
  22. md88

    md88 Member

    The article states that the pricing is for 3G and LTE, so would rushing out and getting a 4g phone really be necessary?
     
  23. jamor

    jamor Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    With the addition of Netflix and streaming, more people using Google Navigation, etc.. I think many people will be able to surpass 2GB given the speeds of LTE
     
  24. Wally World

    Wally World Android Expert

    To lock up unlimited 4G for 29.99 is might be. But they could change that mid contract also.
     
  25. jamor

    jamor Android Expert
    Thread Starter


    Yea if you buy a retail phone after they implement the tiered data, you will still be subject to tiered data.
     
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