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  1. mricchio

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    Noob Question For unlimited Data package
    Hey everyone, just had a few questions about the HTC thunderbolt and the unlimited data package.

    I've had verizon for about 1.5 year now with my Droid 2-Rooted and Tether app.
    I recently heard that verizon is getting rid of there unlimited data package, and i was wondering i were to buy the HTC thunderbolt in the next few days, would i still be eligible for unlimited package. And if so would i be able to root the phone and enable tethering like i did with my Droid 2.

    Thanks all!
    -Mike
     

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    You'll be fine. You can even wait a month until the droid bionic comes out and still have unlimited 4g data. As long as you have 3g data righ tnow, you can upgrade to unlimited 4g in the future. As for root/tethering, that should be fine too.
     
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    You have to buy the thunderbolt by 11:59 tonight to qualify for the unlimited data.

    If you have an unlimited 3g plan, you dont have to worry and can buy the tbolt or any other 3g - 4g phone when you want.

    Current unlimited 3g plans can be kept unlimited as long as you dont change your contract and if you renew your contract with no changes (except you can change your talk plan Ex: 700-1400 minute upgrade), and buy a 4g phone, you will be grandfathered into 4g unlimited. If you stay with a 3g phone, you stay 3g unlimited as well

    Verizon looks at 3g/4g as the same in terms of being grandfathered in.
     
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    So if i currently have unlimited 3g data right now i will get grandfathered in at anytime? or just till the end or today?
     
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    you'll be grandfathered to a date that I dont know of, but it's certainly past todya.
     
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    Right, you stay on your current grandfathered Unlimited plan until further notice. It won't end today, and is supposed to just continue. However, there is always a chance that down the road sometime, they might change things. Usually if that happens, they would give you an out at that point.
     

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