Verizon $25/month plan for 6gb of data?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bhags8, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2012
    I just had to call Verizon to activate my iphone and I am a current unlimited data customer. They mentioned to me that they are offering 6gb of data for $25 or $30 a month to unlimited data customers and that you CAN use subsidized pricing on upgrades. She told me the caller right before me was the first person to switch and I would have been second. Since I just paid roughly $800 for the phone I told them maybe next phone. Has anyone heard about this? It doesnt sound too bad, I THINK it was $29.99/month for 6gb of data.
  2. macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013

    Seems too good to be true. Can anyone else here confirm this?
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2012
    I think its only for current unlimited customers....
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2010
    Yep all true. Got a email the other day.

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  5. macrumors 68040

    Jul 2, 2012
    so pay $30 for 6gb or keep $30 for unlimited. No brainer.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2012
    I'd make sure you know how much data you use on LTE before switching.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    Did you even read the OP?

    This is 6GB of data PLUS subsidized upgrades (a $450 value) every two years.

    If anything it seems like a no brainer to go with the 6GB + upgrades to me.
  8. macrumors 68040

    Jul 28, 2007
    I believe this promo tries to force people to their EDGE plans.

    I seen others state it's an EDGE promo.
  9. macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Wow I'm paying $25 a month for 2GB of data and no mobile hotspot on AT&T! I'm seriously thinking about switching to Verizon.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Aug 17, 2013
    This is Verizon's max program....

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  11. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2010
    I believe this promotion is for Existing VZW customer with unlimited data plan.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2010
    I thought this was for the EDGE plan, he had unlimited and took the EDGE plan and received this data plan.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2007
    I disagree. I use way more than 50gb and I only pay $29/mo - unlimited. I don't give a flying f if I have to pay $700 for a phone. Verizon is out to screw its customers by enticing them to get off of unlimited plans - they are greedy b's and I for one will not switch. Verizon is making more $$$ than God so at least I can say I am getting my $29 worth.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    May 14, 2013
    Yeah I was actually on the unlimited plan myself and on launch day I went in and was going to change to the 5gb data plan, the rep told me that they can offer me 6gb for the same price I was paying now. Good deal to me since I never go over 4gb data anyways.
  15. macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    Most customers don't fall under this statement. I'm glad you can pay $700 cash for a phone contract free but I would assume most customers don't use their smartphone data plan as their home wifi substitute and would rather pay $199 for a smartphone instead, to which this 6GB plan is great for.
  16. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2012
    Im thinking of doing it. I use anywhere from 8-12 gb a month. I could cut back and use 6gb a month and still get to upgrade at lower prices. Been paying full retail for my last few phones. My plan is too good to give up, just wanted to know if you guys think its worth it?
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2010
    No, data usage will only increase over the years like it always has. Verizon saw(they were turning into an ISP) this and got rid of unlimited to screw the customer and bank off of overages.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2012
    You are using 8-12 and really think it would be that easy to cut 25-50%? I think that's a huge assumption.
  19. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2012
    Yeah. I could use wifi at home. I use data everywhere because I dont need to worry. I also used to download torrents on my android phone, cant do that on my new iphone. I think I would average about 5-6 gb now.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2012
    OK, that makes more sense. I inferred from your initial post that you'd just commit to "watching your activity". But if you are always using cellular, even at home and can leverage WiFi, I am sure that would cut a ton.
  21. macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2013
    Why go through the stress of watching your data and possibly unable to update a simple because you might go over. How about you find out how much verizon will milk for every GB you go over. They just cant milk you now that giving up your unlimited just so you can get a phone every two years at a lower price is not worth it to me.

    I think you should try to keep your unlimited at all cost until verizon find a way to take it away from you.
  22. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2012

    I plan on keeping it but it sucks shelling out $800 for the latest and the greatest. I bet there's something in small fine print that let's them screw you over somehow.
  23. macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2013
    I agree with others who say keep the unlimited.

    Fact is - the high margin high growth in smartphones is over. At this point, anyone who wants one has one. The only ones who don't have one either don't want one, can't afford one, or would rather go prepaid.

    Toss in the fact VoLTE is getting nearer and that every passing month T-Mo and Sprint become better networks, and the future means that:

    1. Keeping people on contracts is extremely important for VZW/ATT, because
    2. Prices are definitely going to go down as T-Mo and Sprint become more competitive and have to attract new customers on price if the networks and devices are on par, and
    3. Once VoLTE is real, the only thing you're going to pay for is data.

    So keep your plan, smile, and wait for the day in the next 6-18 months where a really better option becomes available from VZW before you agree to a new contract.
  24. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2012
    Thank you sir. Sounds good.
  25. macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2011
    Elizabethtown, PA
    Yeah, I will never move away from unlimited. I use about 10 gigs a month.

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