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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BlueIce5249, May 27, 2010.

  1. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Android Expert
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  2. jmt9779

    jmt9779 Android Enthusiast

    You don't wanna do that. Even our current "unlimited" plans have somewhat of a limit once you hit 5 gigs in a month.

    I wouldn't worry too much about it. It's likely that in the end you'll still get the same usage and will pay about the same (or maybe even save money) with the pricing structure that they set up.
  3. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Android Expert
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    No they dont. I've gone over 5 gigs a few times and nothing.
  4. obutto

    obutto Android Enthusiast

    Keep going and I'll laugh at the bill you will receive when you do get caught.
  5. skilaufen

    skilaufen Android Enthusiast

    Unlimited means unlimited....

    The 5 gig limit is for the mobile air cards that you use with a laptop or netbook. The phone does not have a limit for data if you have the unlimited plan. Hope this helps.
  6. skilaufen

    skilaufen Android Enthusiast

    To clarify my previous post. Obuttu is right, tethering is a violation of your TOS. Verizon seems to ignore it, but I think it is like speeding. You can drive 5 - 10mph over and the police ignore you, but go too fast and your screwed. This is IMHO only.
  7. RavenTai

    RavenTai Newbie

    I will admit I have not read the whole contract but does not our contract work both ways? I just signd up this month for an unlimited data plan (on phone only) for two years, imo that Should grandfather me in with the unlimited plan no mater what verizon does. 2 years from now is a long time in technology who knows what will be happening then.

    As for teathering up until I got my droid I was a paying for the 5gb/month teatherer on my v750, I am working away from home for a few months and the rental I have has never had an internet connection,

    on three seperate visits to the local store I was told By the salespeople not to worry about paying for teathering. One even mentioned pdanet by name. Yes the contract holds over what a sales person says but considering that verizon does not even offer teathering with the droid to capture income from those like me who would would pay for it if they could I don't. Think the are going to start a witch hunt for us droid teathers,

    When they do start offering payed teathering on the droid that certainly could change. It is not in verizons interest to ponce on its customers with with a seversl hundred dollar bill they will make much more money by getting you to sign up for much more reasonable monthly services that you find useful.
  8. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    but what your not getting is that "unlimited" was never truly "unlimited" - it had a seldom known and advertised cap.
  9. RavenTai

    RavenTai Newbie

    When I look at my current plan description it says unlimited, the testher service I was paying for was capped at 5gb/month,

    Is there any documentation that says diffrent?
  10. Scooter70

    Scooter70 Well-Known Member

    As stated above, data on the phone is UNLIMITED. skilaufen and many others have gone over 5GB without an issue. If you're using a backdoor tethering program, you're using phone data so there is no cap. If you use VZW's mobile broadband, you are subject to the 5GB cap.

    The article in the OP is referring to 4G/LTE. Since we don't have LTE yet there's nothing to worry about now. It also says that they're "looking at" it. That doesn't mean it's necessarily going to happen, though other carriers have been talking about a tiered data plan system as well.
  11. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    My friend that has a Droid always is over the 5gb limit. He says he regularly uses about 14gb per month and no additional charges at all.
  12. DjOutlaw32

    DjOutlaw32 Member

    Its funny how I posted about this earlier today and it got moved to another part of the forum. : /
  13. Droid_Ninja

    Droid_Ninja Member

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  14. Haywire

    Haywire Android Enthusiast

    Holy cow! 14 gigs? What are you people doing to get such high usage?
  15. RavenTai

    RavenTai Newbie

    Streaming data like Pandora or internet radio can eat up data pretty quickly
  16. deftdrummer

    deftdrummer Android Enthusiast

    Lots of porn that's what.
  17. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    How do you know how much you've used?

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
  18. RavenTai

    RavenTai Newbie

    go to Verizons web site and log on you can check your minutes texts and data usage
  19. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Thanks, though honestly I was hoping it could be done from the Droid.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
  20. IxI Dan IxI

    IxI Dan IxI Well-Known Member


    Verizon sends you a text message how much data is used.
  21. RavenTai

    RavenTai Newbie

    It probably can done from the droid itself but I don't know how
  22. Nissan1973

    Nissan1973 Member

    Look up My Verizon in the market, tells you everything you want to know.
    pbwhite likes this.
  23. IxI Dan IxI

    IxI Dan IxI Well-Known Member

    Call #data -- then you get a text from verizon sent to your Droid

    It tells you how much data you have used so far in the billing cycle.
  24. riffdex

    riffdex Android Enthusiast

    You can do #data as suggested or just navigate your phone to the verizon website on the browser. Of course it can be done on the phone :)
  25. bluemsw

    bluemsw Member

    look at your online screen for data usage under your verizon account. mine says unlimited. it doesn't say that for the wireless air card. If it says unlimited it is unlimited. the tos for the air card says it has a 5gb limit per month then there is a cap. what else needs to be said.

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