Verizon non smartphone customers: how to get locked into unlimited 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lilcosco08, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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  2. AAli1991 macrumors newbie

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    Are you doing this??

    Sounds just a little dumb.

    What's the obsession with unlimited data? The opportunity cost of not having an iPhone for x amount of time is more than any overage you can pay.
     
  3. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am. Can't upgrade for a few months, might as well lock myself into unlimited instead of paying 5 bucks less for tiered
     
  4. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Don't worry about the iPhone 5. It's likely to still be a 3G phone, so unlimited data will still be available.
     
  5. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Also there is no guarantee that when a 4G iPhone does come out, that verizon will grandfather anyone with unlimited data plans. More likely than not, they will have no problem getting people to switch from unlimited 3G plans to tiered 4G plans with the iPhone. iPhones sell themselves, so no reason to give any grandfathering specials.
     
  6. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    IIRC, Verizon's getting rid of unlimited early summer
     
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    Nice OP. This is definitely a good idea for those who can wait for an iPhone 5, but also want unlimited data. The price for that phone off contract isn't bad either ... just to have as a backup phone or something as well. It would be fun to take WebOS for a spin too, while you wait.
     
  8. wxman2003 Suspended

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    According to this article, that won't matter. Even if you do what you are doing, when you upgrade to the iPhone this summer, you won't be grandfathered in.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20029461-266.html
     
  9. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well that's aggravating
     
  10. sotorious macrumors 6502a

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    But if you have it right now it shouldn't change correct?
     
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    For $50, I don't think its that bad to get a WebOS device to hold you over. Should be interesting to try out.

    We don't know. AT&T let people continue with their unlimited data, and that's what people expect Verizon to do ... but they are two different companies so we don't know.

    I personally believe that Verizon's tiered data is going to cost similar to the iPad plans.

    1GB - $20
    3GB - $35
    5GB - $50

    *edit* actually, that looks too expensive.
     
  12. icstars989 macrumors member

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    Great, now I can pay an extra $40/mo for who knows how long in the off shot that the grandfathering actually works :confused: Unfortunately like most things, you're only grandfathered for so long, and its never usually long enough :rolleyes:
     

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