Apple Watch 4 LTE on Verizon grandfathered unlimited data

KelVarnsen

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Jun 26, 2009
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I have the old Verizon unlimited data plan which is non throttled. I was told today that I cannot get the Apple Watch and put it on this plan unless I change to the new unlimited data plan which I can be throttled on.

Has anyone else had this issue? Or am I being misinformed by the rep?
 

Scott-n-Houston

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Apr 27, 2008
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Same... I recently switched to the new plan that starts throttling after 75 GB's.
Even on heavy use months, I never went over 50, so I think it will be worth it.
 

Carac

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Apr 21, 2015
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I have the old Verizon unlimited data plan which is non throttled. I was told today that I cannot get the Apple Watch and put it on this plan unless I change to the new unlimited data plan which I can be throttled on.

Has anyone else had this issue? Or am I being misinformed by the rep?
It's true. My whole family was on the grandfathered...and honestly, switching to their new plans made no difference at all in my experience using it. I regularly hit 30-40gb a month before and haven't noticed any change in my area when I go over the limit. As an added bonus by bill went from $600+ a month for the 5 phones to less than $300. I finally let go of it and I haven't really missed it.
 

KelVarnsen

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Jun 26, 2009
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Well thanks for all the replies. I thought I was being fed a line of BS from the rep.

I'd rather not switch to the throttled plan since I am usually in the 40g range since I stream all my music and video over cellular and never turn on wifi. I guess I'll just go with a non LTE watch.
 

Carac

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Apr 21, 2015
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Is the old unlimited still $100 or $120 a month?

If there's only a single line on your account the new unlimited doesn't start deprioritizing (they don't "throtte", you just get lower in line when your phone requests data, it still comes at the same speed) until after 75GB if you get the $95/month plan. It would still be cheaper for you to switch. It gets even cheaper per line if you have multiple devices on the account.
Well thanks for all the replies. I thought I was being fed a line of BS from the rep.

I'd rather not switch to the throttled plan since I am usually in the 40g range since I stream all my music and video over cellular and never turn on wifi. I guess I'll just go with a non LTE watch.
[doublepost=1537311977][/doublepost]I honestly can't remember how much the old unlimited was before I switched. But it just because such a hassle with all the restrictions they put on those grandfathered accounts. It just made more sense that adding a tablet with unlimited data is $10/month, a watch is $5, etc, you get tethering for free, etc. And since my unlimited is functionally identical to the grandfather plan, it just made sense to save $300-400 a month.
 
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cwosigns

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I was in a similar boat. I had a grandfathered unlimited plan and wanted the S3 as soon as it dropped, but it was a no go on that plan. Ultimately, I decided to cancel that line of service and just use my work-issued cell phone. Then I got tired of always having the digital leash, so I got another line with Verizon and got the Above Unlimited that includes tethering and no "network optimization" until you hit 75 GB. Functionally, it's the same. I save money. The only drawback is that tethering is capped at 20 GB so I just have to be mindful of that.
 
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