- 02-01-2011, 12:16 PM #2
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I'm even willing to go with a ipoop4 if the 4g data is going to be out of control..... sad but true. Having had the Droid Eris, Moto Droid, Droid X, Fascinate and now back to a blackberry curve since I sold my Fascinate a week ago, it's getting to be very hard to wait for the Tbolt! Oh how I can't stand Blackberry's!
- 02-01-2011, 12:42 PM #3
- 02-01-2011, 12:44 PM #4
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It all depends what the phrase "for now" means. There are lots of chat transcripts and reports from Verizon store reps saying that the 4G unlimited plans will remain $30 for now, but there are other media reports suggesting it will be as high as $50 for (I think) 5Gb.
The 4G pricing is definitely the deciding factor for me. I think I'm pretty sold on the TBolt if the data plan is $30.
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I would be more inclined to think that Verizon would not charge extra for its 4G smartphones per month until the service becomes nationwide. This would be a major selling point not only within Verizon phones but between wireless companies companies. I too have also heard from numerous sales reps that the price of unlimited data will not change even with a 4G phone.
- 02-01-2011, 04:08 PM #10
I really don't see 4G services costing more ever. Lets be real, $50 for 5 gigs? Most people don't pay that much for unlimited internet access in their homes, let alone on their cell phone.
I simply feel that if Verizon tries to gouge their customers on wireless internet they will see the smartphone market become significantly less popular then it is now. I think $30 is the right price-point for this convenience for most people, but start going higher then that.....
- 02-01-2011, 04:50 PM #11
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If VZW is going to want $40 or more dollars per month for 4G mobile internet, it better be unlimited. Cause for that kind of pricing, I'd probably need to cancel my home hard wired internet, and turn both my & my wife's phone into mobile wi-fi hotspots for our home desktop & laptops.
- 02-01-2011, 04:53 PM #12
me on the other hand. i live in nc an almost my entire state will be covered by mid year. ill sign a contract while its $30 unlimited. but $10 aint nothing if the speeds are awesome.
sprint might be able to get away with the $10. but thats just them slowly stealing peoples money as they think they are getting a deal. sad.
- 02-01-2011, 05:21 PM #13
My hope is that Verizon learns from Sprint and doesn't charge a premium, in the *least* to users who don't use or don't have 4G in their market. If they're going to charge more for actually using it, then so be it.
- 02-01-2011, 08:00 PM #14
I am not sure about my personal comment here because I was getting ready to start another thread called: Update On Verizon Android Data Plans in the General Section until I saw this already started so....
I just called Verizon on an unrelated matter for myself in regards to my upgrade date that I wanted to confirm(March 12) and a promotion they are giving me.
I spoke to a Senior Rep who I felt was very knowledgeable and I asked as I wanted to buy the iphone or the Thunderbolt and what would be the data plan prices. I was told that since several months ago I actually downgraded my unlimited plan because I was not using anything close down to the 150mb for $15.00 that if I chose any Android phone out now or coming out being the tbolt or Bionic that I would be grandfathered in to what i have now but if I went iphone(I am not) that for sure it would go back to unlimited.
I also asked about any 4g surcharge and was told that on her surcharge sheet as of now there was nothing about anything extra for 4g phones.
I am sure you smart folks on here know alot more than me or the reps... but thought I would post this just in case and hope it helps someone.
Thanks for reading this long response.
- 02-01-2011, 08:14 PM #15
That seems to be the general consensus from all of the reps, but I think what we need to pay attention to is the key words "as of now". Maybe I'm looking too much into it, but to me that says there may certainly still be a surcharge.
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Here is my (and my friends) $0.02...
$30 is my limit for Data Plans on Cell Phone.
Here are my choices (in order):
New ATT 4G phones (at least that's what they say )
If Verizon charges anything more then $30 for 4G Data Plan, all of us are leaving VZ. It's too bad, most of us are customers for many years.
- 02-01-2011, 10:20 PM #22
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- 02-01-2011, 11:54 PM #24
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Software wise, HTC is bringing out the next version of their Sense user interface with many more customizable features.
Think of it as an "Evo 2". They really are not the same phones.
- 02-02-2011, 12:17 AM #25
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I still don't think there will be an LTE charge (yet). Verizon isn't hemorrhaging cash or desperately in need of a game changer like Sprint was last summer. The iPhone will rake in loads of cash with very little marketing expenditure. In a sense, the Apple army will subsidize our fancy LTE network. Perfect.