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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by doctajay, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. doctajay

    doctajay Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Does anyone know if the tbolt will be $750 off contract from Verizon too?
     



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  2. djb28

    djb28 Android Enthusiast

    I dont know, But why would anyone ever pay that much for a phone? Take the contract! Im sure it will be around that price. Im thinking 649.00 But who knows. Are you paying for the full shot?
     
  3. Eleer

    Eleer Member

    Nobody knows yet. There hasn't been any confirmation. I'm hoping for something by tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.
     
  4. rdubbs007

    rdubbs007 Well-Known Member

  5. zim2704

    zim2704 Well-Known Member

    If I upgrade to this phone signing another 2years will this put me into the group of having throttled data if I'm in the top 5%? I am almost positive I would be since I drive about 5hrs a day and stream music or sirius.

    So am I going to have to buy the rest of my phones outright from now on?
     
  6. JimmyHat

    JimmyHat Well-Known Member

    If you had the unlimited 3G 29.99 plan prior to Feb 10th, you won't be throttled. You will be grandfathered. Stream as much as you want.
     
  7. TozyJay

    TozyJay Well-Known Member

    I could be wrong, but I doubt you will be in the top 5% of data users for streaming music. I think most of those people are the guys that are running torrents on their phone and whatnot. My coworker lives out in the boonies where there is no high speed and has an extra phone he uses just for internet access on his PC. The other day he told him he was 10 days into his contract and had already used multiple gigabytes of data.

    You will still be able to get a discount price on Verizon phones after 20 months but they are getting rid of the New Ever Two program and the early upgrade after 13 months. I'm actually leaving Verizon because of this - their policies keep getting more anti-customer and I predict things are about to get a LOT worse for data users through tiered pricing and whatnot.
     
  8. zim2704

    zim2704 Well-Known Member


    I understand that it won't affect my current plan and contract i just was curious if that would change if I re-upped my contract getting this phone.

    Currently I use about 5-7gb per month so I'm almost positive I am in the top 5 % or very close to it.
     
  9. doctajay

    doctajay Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    i currently have a droid x. If they plan at keeping the 4g plans at $30/mo temporarily, I would rather sell my droid x and get in on the $30 4g plan before they up it, so I can be grandfathered in.
     
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  10. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    I still can't believe they got rid of early upgrades? That is just plain Anti customer.
     
  11. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Android Enthusiast

    Not really. They can do whatever they want until the consumers stop buying it. If the customers don't get angry and threaten to leave, Verizon will do whatever they want.
     
  12. TozyJay

    TozyJay Well-Known Member

    Exactly why I'm leaving. Of course, losing my business is not going to cause a massive change in Verizon policy but it makes me feel better. :)
     
  13. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Android Expert

    They probably figure they have enough people willing to pay retail if they don't have an upgrade that they'll be banking in the end by doing away with the annual upgrades for two-year contracts. I think the better option may have been when you start a new contact, you can join an early upgrade program, like $5 a month or something like that. As fast as technology changes nowadays, a year is a long time to keep a phone.
     
  14. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Android Enthusiast

    I don't think there's an early upgrade thing anymore. It used to be you could upgrade early on the 2 year contract if you paid a certain amount every month for a certain time. I think they got rid of that.

    I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure there's no more early upgrades anymore. If you sign a 1 year contract, the earliest you can upgrade is 10 months. If you sign a 2 year contract, the earliest you can upgrade is 20 months.
     
  15. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Android Expert

    Yeah the no early upgrades is a bummer , but siging 1yrs is the way to go now . I'll sign a 1yr and be able to upgrade that line again in 10months . Which is about how long I've had my Incredible
     
  16. actually you will be throttled there was an article a little while back verizon is throttling the top 5% of data users the plan you have has nothing to do with it!
     
  17. JimmyHat

    JimmyHat Well-Known Member

    That's only for new custormers to the unlimited plans. Old unlimited plans (plans prior to the iphone 4) will not be throttled. We are grandfathered.
     
  18. They are throttling all unlimited data plans if you are in the top 5% of data users. Whether you have the old plan or not throttling all it does is slow your data speeds down it does nothing for unlimited data.
     
  19. JimmyHat

    JimmyHat Well-Known Member

  20. Mitchell4500

    Mitchell4500 Android Enthusiast

    Im set with the uprages. We have 3 lines and mines the main one. Eachs lines upgrade dat is about 6 months apart. So i can get a new phone every 6 months cuase the one line is my mom and the other is my grandma and they dont want new phones so i use their upgrade. I periodicly get a early upgrade txt too.
     

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