05-21-2012 05:04 PM
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  1. MrNate's Avatar
    If they do indeed force us off the unlimited plan, it won't surprise me in the least. Most likely, I'd switch carriers on principle, even though I'm only using between 2-3gb per month.

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    05-19-2012 07:38 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Verizon says if you buy the phone from them at full price... What if I buy a phone from eBay or a friend or...... Will I still be allowed to retain my unlimited data???


    Sent from my iPhone 4 (while my HTC Rezound charges! LOL ) using Tapatalk
    As long as you don't sign a new 2 year contract, then you can keep unlimited data.
    05-19-2012 07:44 AM
  3. Wilhem_Scream's Avatar
    So as long as you keep the phone you have at the time your contract is up, you keep your unlimited? It was so odd seeing this article because just a couple weeks ago I was told that as long as when your do for an up grade and you stick with a "Smart Phone" or 4g I guess, that the grandfather thing was still valid. I'll leave before I pay for anything other than what I have now.
    Mr. Smith had a good point with going with a small company like cricket, All Tell etc.. Verizon has gotten out of control. Thanks all for the info you have added here. A lot I hadnt seen yet.
    05-19-2012 10:06 PM
  4. piizzadude's Avatar
    So as long as you keep the phone you have at the time your contract is up, you keep your unlimited? It was so odd seeing this article because just a couple weeks ago I was told that as long as when your do for an up grade and you stick with a "Smart Phone" or 4g I guess, that the grandfather thing was still valid. I'll leave before I pay for anything other than what I have now.
    Mr. Smith had a good point with going with a small company like cricket, All Tell etc.. Verizon has gotten out of control. Thanks all for the info you have added here. A lot I hadnt seen yet.
    RIght now if you switch phones, you are grandfathered and keep the unlimited BUT 2 years from now when you upgrade again, you will be forced into a tiered plan.
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    05-19-2012 10:23 PM
  5. Droid800's Avatar
    So as long as you keep the phone you have at the time your contract is up, you keep your unlimited? It was so odd seeing this article because just a couple weeks ago I was told that as long as when your do for an up grade and you stick with a "Smart Phone" or 4g I guess, that the grandfather thing was still valid. I'll leave before I pay for anything other than what I have now.
    Mr. Smith had a good point with going with a small company like cricket, All Tell etc.. Verizon has gotten out of control. Thanks all for the info you have added here. A lot I hadnt seen yet.
    The problem is that the networks for those small companies suck. The only network worth anything that isn't run by a major player is US Cellular.

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    05-19-2012 10:48 PM
  6. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    I can't wait to see how they implement this whole shebang on multi-share plans. I've got 4 on my plan ranging from a clam, two 3G and my 4g. None have the same start/ end datr.
    05-19-2012 10:51 PM
  7. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    I saw comments on the AC article on the main page that encouraged people to contact VZ and complain. It dawned on me. Could this be what got this ball rolling on the subsidized phone end and bit us all on the rump. VZ listened to all the bloat complaints and chose not to alter the disabling of bloat w/ ICS. Could this be partial retaliation for loss of revenue on the back end b/c of that?
    05-19-2012 11:10 PM
  8. Johnly's Avatar
    Sad, people think they have unlimited data today, and have been unaware of throttling......oh well...., your days were up a year ago....
    05-19-2012 11:13 PM
  9. piizzadude's Avatar
    yeah those 3% of Verizon customers are sad....

    You only get throttled under limited conditions and even when throttled, your speeds are only reduced on peak towers/times. Oh and you can still have as much data as you want (an unlimited amount if you will), they do not cut you off.
    05-19-2012 11:24 PM
  10. Jude526's Avatar
    I would get it off eBay. Not their business. You'll be month to month. No contract. I don't plan to upgrade and lose my unlimited

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    05-19-2012 11:29 PM
  11. Johnly's Avatar
    yeah those 3% of Verizon customers are sad....

    You only get throttled under limited conditions and even when throttled, your speeds are only reduced on peak towers/times. Oh and you can still have as much data as you want (an unlimited amount if you will), they do not cut you off.
    For real bro, double up that peperoni and wait until after nine.
    05-19-2012 11:30 PM
  12. piizzadude's Avatar
    For real bro, double up that peperoni and wait until after nine.
    WTF? That made as much sense as your original statement
    05-19-2012 11:47 PM
  13. Johnly's Avatar
    WTF? That made as much sense as your original statement
    Fair enough, double the anchovies...O'Clock....nine O'Clock... Jubus homer.
    05-19-2012 11:50 PM
  14. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    Sad, people think they have unlimited data today, and have been unaware of throttling......oh well...., your days were up a year ago....
    I downed 39GB last month and already goobbled down 26GB with 2 weeks to go on this cycle. I'm not sure how much you need to eat in order to get throttled but it's gotta be ridiculously high.
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    05-20-2012 12:17 AM
  15. Droid800's Avatar
    Sad, people think they have unlimited data today, and have been unaware of throttling......oh well...., your days were up a year ago....
    Verizon has not ever throttled 4g devices.

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    05-20-2012 03:19 AM
  16. weave majjik's Avatar
    I downed 39GB last month and already goobbled down 26GB with 2 weeks to go on this cycle. I'm not sure how much you need to eat in order to get throttled but it's gotta be ridiculously high.
    I thought 10 gigs of data on my end was pretty high... Do you tether and download torrents or newsboard posts? That can't only be netflix, HBO Go, and/or hulu can it?

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    05-20-2012 09:26 AM
  17. dpham00's Avatar
    Sad, people think they have unlimited data today, and have been unaware of throttling......oh well...., your days were up a year ago....
    Only 3g devices on unlimited data are network optimized. Also, with verizon network optimization, you could be verizon's heaviest user on a 3g device and still never be throttled, as it depends on network load at the specific tower.
    pauldroidr2d2 and Johnly like this.
    05-20-2012 09:38 AM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    Verizon has not ever throttled 4g devices.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    According to Verizon, they do not throttle, only network optimize.
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    05-20-2012 09:46 AM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    I downed 39GB last month and already goobbled down 26GB with 2 weeks to go on this cycle. I'm not sure how much you need to eat in order to get throttled but it's gotta be ridiculously high.
    Network optimization affects the top 5% of unlimited data users on 3g devices, which, as of around august 2011 would be about 2gb. You can read more about it here.

    http://m-support.verizonwireless.com/information/data_disclosure.html
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    05-20-2012 09:49 AM
  20. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    According to Verizon, they do not throttle, only network optimize.
    Isn't that more semantics than anything else though in reality?

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    05-20-2012 10:27 AM
  21. Johnly's Avatar
    It is semantic, sure. Lately I have been getting throttled hard. I use a lot of data, and honestly, I would rather pay a few more bucks for a guaranteed un throttled data amount. Using the cloud to stream my google music will have to be used judiciously, and I would do the majority of my data on wifi. At that point, a wifi only tab becomes highly desirable to me. Thank for the info everyone.
    05-20-2012 10:50 AM
  22. Droid800's Avatar
    It is semantic, sure. Lately I have been getting throttled hard. I use a lot of data, and honestly, I would rather pay a few more bucks for a guaranteed un throttled data amount. Using the cloud to stream my google music will have to be used judiciously, and I would do the majority of my data on wifi. At that point, a wifi only tab becomes highly desirable to me. Thank for the info everyone.
    Dude. They do not throttle 4g devices. Period. They have even said so.

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    05-20-2012 11:37 AM
  23. dpham00's Avatar
    Isn't that more semantics than anything else though in reality?

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    No argument there, which is why I said according to Verizon...

    They distinguish throttling as a hard cap, I.e. If you hit 3gb on att on 3g and some 4g devices, then you will be throttled. On verizon, they call it network optimization, so it depends on network load, so in theory, you may never be throttled, but also in theory, you may always be throttled even at your 1st byte into a new billing period if you are within the top 5%. Of course, all this applies only to 3g devices.
    05-20-2012 01:25 PM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    It is semantic, sure. Lately I have been getting throttled hard. I use a lot of data, and honestly, I would rather pay a few more bucks for a guaranteed un throttled data amount. Using the cloud to stream my google music will have to be used judiciously, and I would do the majority of my data on wifi. At that point, a wifi only tab becomes highly desirable to me. Thank for the info everyone.
    How have you tested that you were throttled?

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    05-20-2012 02:53 PM
  25. Johnly's Avatar
    How have you tested that you were throttled?

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    What is there to test, have you ever been throttled? The difference is crystal clear.
    05-20-2012 02:56 PM
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