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Unlimited 4g ending Thursday?
I just read this over at XDA... Not sure of the validity or not, but if it is, I need to do some convinceing to get my upgrade date moved. I am upgrade on April 16 but want to get locked in on the unlimited 4g/
Anyone here heard anything about when unlimited will end?
Unlimited 4G ending on Thursday - xda-developers
- 03-23-2011, 09:06 AM #2
- 03-23-2011, 12:35 PM #3
- 03-23-2011, 12:41 PM #4
Not doubting this will happen, but I'm guessing this will come and go as VZW prioritizes which phones it wants to move.
Remember they had tiered 3G until the iPhone 4 came out and amazingly there is no $15 plan right now...
- 03-23-2011, 12:45 PM #5
I already reported this yesterday in another thread that has long since disappeared into a different page.
I suspect its going to be grandfathered for those who already have it and will stay in place until they upgrade to another phone. I think it will be applied to news customers or to current customers who upgrade.
- 03-23-2011, 12:49 PM #6
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I think they are beginning to realize that they are losing money with their unlimited plans especially since these new phones are so much more reliant on data. Coming from a BlackBerry, the amount of data the Thunderbolt uses is much higher than anything I have ever seen. I think that these tiered plans are going to be the way of the future for carriers and I am not going to like it.
Regardless, I'm locked in for another two years with unlimited so I'm a happy camper.
- 03-23-2011, 12:53 PM #7
they know how many customers they need to support the investment and i would bet they are way short of that $ currently and will be for at least a year or two.
If they change it now,,, they will slow down customer usage and encourage other customers to go to a single pay system. it would also encourage other carries to use a single pay structure to gain customers...
- 03-23-2011, 01:21 PM #8
- 03-23-2011, 01:29 PM #9
I've never seen them change the terms of your contract after the 1 or 2 yr period expired. Everyone here will be grandfathered in and keep their contract so as long as they don't sign a new one to get another phone.
- 03-23-2011, 01:38 PM #10
- 03-23-2011, 01:55 PM #11If they force it, you can cancel without penalty.
As for when tiered will get here. It was initially said in early March that it would be mid-summer but in the same sentence it was mentioned that “then that will give you a flavor of our tiered-pricing structure going forward” referring to the upcoming Thunderbolt launch. No one knows exactly what that means though. Will there be a $29.99 unlimited plan? No one knows.
- 03-23-2011, 01:59 PM #12
- 03-23-2011, 02:10 PM #13
- 03-23-2011, 02:11 PM #14
The rep I talked to about this stated that those who sign up now and have unlimited will be grandfathered into LTE unlimited.
Can you imagine the stink VZW customers would through if they were not. ATT did this when they changed over.
- 03-23-2011, 02:16 PM #15
- 03-23-2011, 02:22 PM #16
- 03-23-2011, 02:23 PM #17
Nothing further about LTE tiering over on the previously mentioned XDA thread. Perhaps it's still too soon for VZW to gauge normal LTE use after only one week. More likly we'll see it by the time the Bionic is released?
- 03-23-2011, 02:25 PM #18
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- 03-23-2011, 02:40 PM #21
- 03-23-2011, 02:42 PM #22
- 03-23-2011, 02:45 PM #23
- 03-23-2011, 02:46 PM #24
I think that 4g will come back to be unlimited.
They just don't have all the implementation in place?
Or the other side is they are doing this to push TB sales because of public backlash for not getting the device out sooner?
- 03-23-2011, 03:16 PM #25