Is Verizon Unlimited Data Plan really unlimited?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Vice92, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Vice92 macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I'm just wondering if the Verizon Unlimited Data plan is really unlimited. I've heard its capped at 5gbs/month, but I can't find any hard evidence on their website. Anyone have experience with this?

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  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    They haven't stated an exact data level, only that the top 5% will have the speed throttled, but the actual amount of data should still be unlimited.

    TEG
     
  3. jp8900308 macrumors newbie

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    I've used 17gigs so far and haven't been aware of any throttling, yet...
     
  4. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    Think of it like unlimited salad bar but you can only get food served by very slow waitresses. Also they stop working intermittently for smoke breaks
     
  5. TimShady macrumors member

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    Are you that in love with AT&T, nerd?

    To the OP, yes it is really unlimited.
     
  6. Vice92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok great. Thanks for the heads up. I've been a long time Verizon user, and just the the iPhone a week ago. With the ability to tether via jailbreak, I just wanted to make sure I wouldn't be charged up the wazoo!
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Not for long. Like A&T they're going to the tiered plan as well.
     
  8. Vice92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm assuming I'll be grandfathered in at that point.
     
  9. ApexBoost macrumors member

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    Hmm, hadn't seen that link. Glad I got in when I did, I better be grandfathered in on the unlimited plan once they go tiered. Otherwise it'll be an easy way to get out of a contract and get another new phone.
     
  10. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Perhaps, but Verizon will do everything in their power to get you off the grandfathered plan and into a tiered plan. It's their slime nature.
     

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