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Verizon 4g charge for phones
Has there been any word if Verizon will be charging extra for the data service for the thunderbolt even if you are not currently in a 4g area.
From what I've found sprint charges a premium data charge of $10 on the Evo even if you do not use the 4g data at all. T mobile on the other hand doesn't charge anything extra for the 4g devices.
- 12-29-2010, 08:37 PM #2
I have looked briefly but did not find much on that. But LTE modems are $50/month/5GB and 3g modems are still at $60/month/5GB. Nothing I found was solid proof/word of what VZW is going to charge for phone plans.Droid RAZR MAXX/Xoom/4510 LTE MiFi
- 12-29-2010, 09:20 PM #3
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- 12-30-2010, 08:25 AM #7
I can imagine there will be some sort of extra charge, probably in the same range as Sprint's $10
- 12-30-2010, 08:34 AM #8
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- 12-30-2010, 10:08 PM #12
So far they are cheaper then 3g plans and cheaper to maintain since they use less towers. But to the normal average user, high speeds=more price cost. To us, we know a bit more and know it's cheaper to operate.Droid RAZR MAXX/Xoom/4510 LTE MiFi
- 12-30-2010, 10:21 PM #13
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as much as i wish i could say that verizons 4G plans would cost the same, i highly doubt it. Verizon is notorious for being the most expensive. But you do pay for what you get. I hope that they let us opt out at the least. If its a mandatory thing like that evo that would be incredibly stupid, especially since i live in Tucson, Arizona. No lte here for a loooong time.
- 12-30-2010, 10:27 PM #14
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- 12-31-2010, 06:03 PM #18
If they do charge extra for LTE (which I don't think they will) I probably would not upgrade to it. I don't have a significant need for faster data.
Anyone know how LTE compares to penetrating buildings/structures/etc? I'm in NYC and my service is generally excellent, but I have garbage service in my office building (other carriers have some better service). Does LTE penetrate walls better? If it does, that would be worth it.
- 12-31-2010, 06:56 PM #19
- 12-31-2010, 07:07 PM #20
OK, just wanted to make this observation. I have been on VZW for a long time and have never been on another carrier. With all the changes that have been made with other carriers it is my opinion that VZW has been charging a "fair market price" for their service. They didn't get involved with the price wars that the other carriers are having to recover from by increasing their prices.
I know there are people that have had bad expiriences with Verizon and that will play into their decision on what carrier to go with. For me, I have always been treated fairly and my service has always worked for me. It's a big decision on what carrier to go with, but I have always felt that you get what you pay for. Verizon has positioned themselves well for the next step into the "4G" market and if the past is any indicator, the transition to LTE will go well with little changes to the service plans.
Just a disclaimer before any responses start coming in (if any) I DO NOT work for Verizon or in the cell industry and I do know what it's like to have a large cell bill. I have 4 smartphones and a netbook on my account. Just food for thought.
- 12-31-2010, 09:00 PM #21
Good point Smitty_82.I have been with Verizon for most of the last 15 years and twice I foolishly tried AT&T for "cool" phones only to be let done with service issues and ultimately the phones did not live up to the hype.
I have two MiFi's that are used for our actual daily internet use each with 10GB of data. I get 4-5 bars at my house, maybe 1 with AT&T. Verizon tech support and customer support has always been great and they even allowed a second device exchange which is not the norm. That is what keeps me as a customer.
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- 01-02-2011, 08:09 PM #25
I haven't followed verizon 3g plans for some time , since my droid x purchase. Are there 5gb caps in place for newer devices? When netflix comes this year won't it be really easy to go over the data caps if you use your device for movies etc?May the droid be with you !