Carrier Verizon users and Unlimited data

keitarou

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Verizon unlimited data holders, there is talk about "phase 2" of Verizon trying to get all their unlimited data users to change to share everything data on HoFo. If Verizon no longer allows unlimited data even at full price phones, what will you do?
 

barkomatic

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Verizon unlimited data holders, there is talk about "phase 2" of Verizon trying to get all their unlimited data users to change to share everything data on HoFo. If Verizon no longer allows unlimited data even at full price phones, what will you do?
Yikes. Not worth it anymore then.

EDIT: Can you link to the story that you mentioned? I can't find any new stories about the future of Verizon's unlimited plans.
 

m3nphls

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I'd still have to keep it since I travel around the country for military training and I enjoy LTE while everyone else falls on 2G.
 

gbuc95

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Verizon unlimited data holders, there is talk about "phase 2" of Verizon trying to get all their unlimited data users to change to share everything data on HoFo. If Verizon no longer allows unlimited data even at full price phones, what will you do?
Go to At&t and the new family plans they have!
 

takeshi74

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They will lose most of those customers if they push them away like that.
Based on? Forum postings? That doesn't tell you anything about most of Verizon's customers. Forum users aren't a reliable sample.

What percentage of Verizon customers are currently on unlimited?
 

skywalkerr69

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Jan 21, 2011
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God I hope not, I pay full retail to keep my unlimited and use ~ 40gb a month. I would probably stay with the screw everyone plan because they have the best coverage in the area.
 

boomhower

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I'm not sure how they could and expect to keep customers. By that logic if you break your phone you'd have to give up unlimited to replace it. If they force me off unlimited I'll do to AT&T just on principle. I will go to tiered data given the proper motivation (i.e. a reasonable price) but it's still to high. I only use so much because I use the high quality option on Spotify, I could easily tone that down. I'd like more frequent phone upgrades but not at what they are wanting right now.
 

CEmajr

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Dec 18, 2012
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That would be a very bad move if they do.
They will lose most of those customers if they push them away like that.
I doubt it. There probably aren't very many unlimited data users left on Verizon anyway since the ability to get subsidized devices was removed for them. I'm sure VZW has already determine the cost/benefit ratio of making this move and determine that the inconvenience of a small percentage of their users is worth not having to offer fully unlimited, unthrottled LTE to them.

I can't say I'm surprised though. The Verizon unlimited data plan is the best data plan in the US and it's only a matter of time before it's gone for good.
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Based on? Forum postings? That doesn't tell you anything about most of Verizon's customers. Forum users aren't a reliable sample.

What percentage of Verizon customers are currently on unlimited?
No, not forum posts. Its called common sense.
If I was on unlimited data plan and they just removed it I'd leave and Im sure most would too. Not sure if Verizon cares cause that percentage of customers is small probably.
But people don't keep paying full price for phones and trying to keep that data plan for nothing you know. And since they do that they're out of contract so they can go at any time they want...
 

barkomatic

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Verizon threatened to do this in 2012--but I haven't heard anything since. Maybe they are just relying on grandfathered customers to give it up over time to get a subsidized phone. Though, now that subsidized phones are slowly going away. . .