Will we lose unlimited plan by upgrading?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JayInNJ, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. JayInNJ macrumors regular

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    Does Verizon force you into a tiered plan if you upgrade to LTE, losing the grandfathered unlimited plan?
     
  2. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    This is being discussed in several threads. A quick search will help you find it easily.
     
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  4. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    I dunno, some journalist on G+ is claiming Verizon not only is going to force you on a tiered plan if you want a subsidized iphone 5, they are going to make you choose one of their shared data plans (They won't even grandfather previous tiered plans). He claims he even talked to a Verizon rep who confirmed it:

    (This is his article on it, I commented on his G+ and he responded he talked to a Verizon rep).
    http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-att-verizon-iphone-5-20120913,0,7508999.story

    Which may be ok for some. But would suck for others.

    I don't understand how Verizon expects to compete with AT&T in areas that both have good coverage when AT&T still offers other options that are better for many people.

    People had a huge hissy fit about AT&T only offering facetime on the shared plans, but I prefer their method of trying to persuade you to change than Verizon's much more heavy handed methods to persuade you to change (at least I can still get a subsidized phone if I want to keep my plan and just have to give up something I don't use now that much anyways).
     
  5. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    Yep you can keep your unlimited plan as long as you are willing and have the financial means to pay full price for the iPhone...
     
  6. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    Which at that point, why not shop around for a better deal? because honestly, you'll pay less for some small cellular company to pay as you go then if you go with the big three. If they aren't going to subsidize your phone, there really is no reason to sign a contract with them or even stay with them when there are far cheaper options.
     
  7. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    Yes.
     

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