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Verizon Data Plans in for Major Overhaul, Tiered Pricing and Family Plans

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, May 19, 2011.

  1. phandroid

    phandroid Admin News Bot
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    If you thought Verizon’s $29.99 per month for unlimited 4G data was a bit too good to be true, well…we all know how that goes. The dust has once again been stirred up around talks of a data plan overhaul for Big Red, with tiered pricing seeming more likely than ever. The changes are said [...]

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  2. Should also allow hotswapping between devices. For example, you can insert your lte sim card into a laptop, and use your data for that machine. Later you can remove the sim card and place it back into your phone, allowing data on that device.
     
  3. jroc

    jroc Android Expert

    The shared family plan thing has me interested. I was gonna switch to one to have more than one phone to really compare phones or to just have more than one phone.

    I never did it cuz 1: I saw you had to get separate data plans; 2: I didnt know if I was staying with Verizon past the summer. If I do stay I might just do the family plan thing.
     
  4. MoebusNet

    MoebusNet Newbie

    to keep their unlimited data plans. Otherwise it smells a bit like bait-and-switch.
     
  5. GSX

    GSX Member

    I would guess if you already have an unlimited plan, you will keep it. At least until your next upgrade and new contract. At that point you might be forced into a capped plan. But, Big Red is not going to break every data plan contract it has and force current customers into a tiered plan.
     
  6. Knewz

    Knewz Android Expert

    VZW would never go for that. I agree it would be a consumer friendly gesture but they won't make as much money doing it that way.
     
  7. srothkin

    srothkin Member

    I'd be thrilled to be able to share 2GB/month with my wife for the same $30/month I currently pay for "unlimited". I've never even come close to exceeding 1GB and my wife would probably be a lighter user than me. But she doesn't want to spend more than we're already spending in order to get herself a data plan.
     
  8. I've heard rumors that if the capped tier plans come out and you are due for a new phone/contract, you're screwed if you go to the 4g data plan. So needless to say I will be shopping asap for a 4g phone.
     
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