- 05-08-2010, 11:08 AM #2
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- 05-08-2010, 11:46 AM #4
- 05-08-2010, 03:36 PM #5
Everything that is listed in the sales guides show unlimited. So if they tried to charge you for something explain to them about false advertising, unless you are tethering, be it VZaccess, or pdanet, or one of the other ways to do it. that is a different story.
- 05-10-2010, 09:30 PM #7
If ya'll would read VZW's TOS you'd realize that NOTHING is truly unlimited.
There isn't a 5 gig "cap."
But if you happen to reach 5+ gigs in a month they'll put you on a watch list. So now your account is being watched.
If you continue to do so, Verizon will contact you and state that you are going over a predetermined amount of data, and to stop it. For they assume that this is the direct result of abusing their services.
If you STILL continue to do so, they can limit your speeds, add a cap, or even cancel your services and demand your early termination fee. As well as possible court issues over stealing from them.
So you want the honest truth? Don't over-do it. If you think you're doing something data wise you shouldn't: DON'T! Download at your own risk. But just using your phone in the way it was intended and paid for, you will probably NEVER wind up on their watch list.
- 05-10-2010, 09:30 PM #8
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- 05-11-2010, 01:36 AM #11
- 05-11-2010, 08:03 AM #12
I would strongly suggest, however, that anybody who uses more than 5 GB of data per month not use any sort of tethering app if you are worried about being shut off, because that is something that is not allowed by TOS.
Here are the TOS: Terms & Conditions
- 05-11-2010, 08:32 AM #13
- 05-11-2010, 10:57 AM #14
And you will be flagged for over-use. If you read it:
"The Data Plans or Features are for individual use only and you may not offer them for resale. We further reserve the right to take measures to protect our network and other users from harm, compromised capacity or degradation in performance. These measures may impact your service, and we reserve the right to deny, modify or terminate service, with or without notice, to anyone we believe is using Data Plans or Features in a manner that adversely impacts our network. We may monitor you compliance, or the compliance of other subscribers, with these terms and conditions, but we will not monitor the content of your communications except as otherwise expressly permitted or required by law"
So you don't even have to over-use it to be flagged or watched. But trust me, if you go over 5 gigs every month, they'll start watching you, and warn you, and terminate your service with little or no warning. They have that ability
- 05-11-2010, 11:11 AM #15
- 05-11-2010, 11:49 AM #16
From the TOS:
Unlimited Smartphone and BlackBerry Plans and Features
These Wireless Email plans and features cannot be used: (1) for access to the Internet, intranets or other data networks except as the device’s native applications and capabilities permit, unless you subscribe to Mobile Broadband Connect; or (2) for any applications that tether your device to laptops or personal computers other than for use of the Wireless Sync or the BlackBerry solution, unless you subscribe to Mobile Broadband Connect.
So where is the 5GB cap that doesn't exist?
- 05-11-2010, 11:56 AM #17
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- 05-11-2010, 05:31 PM #21
Hmm, you seem to be arguing as much. A link from this site, somebody who called Verizon about it: http://forum.androidcentral.com/carr...html#post11566
Some info from a Verizon employee here, which also includes a person who says her child used 7 GB of data viewing YouTube without a charge: Is data plan truly unlimited? - Verizon | Forums and Blogs - Verizon Community (on the second page.)
All anecdotal, but I have searched but never found a customer who was not tethering who was charged extra for over 5 GB on a smartphone within the US. I think it would be awfully hard to use over 5 GB in a month myself, and I think that if you use something like 50 GB you may get a phone call, but if you are using 7 GB, or 10 GB, and you are not tethering or using a P2P network, I wouldn't sweat it.
- 05-12-2010, 09:26 PM #22
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I hit 7 GB last month, and 5.8 the month before because I stream music an hour each way to work, then more streaming during the day if I'm out at an on-site job. I use remote desktop, and that eats a fair bit of data. And I use the TV.com app, and youtube quite a bit. (i get bored quickly) I received no such letter or warnings or anything. If I did, I would argue that I am not abusing the network, I am using apps freely available to everyone on an android phone. I'm not tethering, or doing anything nefarious.
They can tell what you are doing, and if you are not breaking any rules, or using like 20GB per month, you don't have anything to worry about.
- 05-13-2010, 10:41 AM #24
- 05-13-2010, 10:49 AM #25