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    I heard that by 2013 Verizon will completely do away with unlimited data to those who r grandfathered in. Don't know if it is true, if it is ill drop them like a bad transmission

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    I haven't hear that. Wouldn't surprise me though. But as far as I know, Verizon is not going to subsidize your next phone and let you keep unlimited. As long as that dosen't change, I am fine with it. I can wait 4-6 months after release of a phone I want and buy outright cheaper.
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    I haven't heard of this yet so I guess only time will tell. I would be mad but I would still stick with Verizon. I hope they offer us a promotion for 4 GB of data if it ever happens though.

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    I'm not sure about 2013 doing away with plans completely, but as of right now i upgraded my phone last week and my plan changed from unlimited to 2gb. You can keep unlimited if you buy the phone outright. I wasn't aware of this prior to the upgrade. Bummer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcarmody8 View Post
    I'm not sure about 2013 doing away with plans completely, but as of right now i upgraded my phone last week and my plan changed from unlimited to 2gb. You can keep unlimited if you buy the phone outright. I wasn't aware of this prior to the upgrade. Bummer!

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    Return the device and pay the $35 restocking fee. You will be out of the contract and you can request to be moved back to unlimited data. Buy the phone outright from there. You have 14 days from the purchase date to do this.
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    I actually changed data plans. I had unlimited. Switched to the share everything. Am fine on it

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    There is no way I will switch! It is just physically impossible for to afford the new plans! I love 4G and the speeds it delivers which is why I use over 40gb a month! I will continue to pay full price for phones as long as I get to keep my unlimited package but the second they touch that, I will switch to Sprint or another competing carrier! I love Verizon's network but I'm not willing to pay an arm and a leg for just 2GB lol. My only problem with buying new devices is that I HAVE to go through Verizon to get the Asurion insurance! I guess I will just sell my current device with all the accessories when the time comes and use that money to help make up the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champion1229 View Post
    There is no way I will switch! It is just physically impossible for to afford the new plans! I love 4G and the speeds it delivers which is why I use over 40gb a month! I will continue to pay full price for phones as long as I get to keep my unlimited package but the second they touch that, I will switch to Sprint or another competing carrier! I love Verizon's network but I'm not willing to pay an arm and a leg for just 2GB lol. My only problem with buying new devices is that I HAVE to go through Verizon to get the Asurion insurance! I guess I will just sell my current device with all the accessories when the time comes and use that money to help make up the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champion1229 View Post
    There is no way I will switch! It is just physically impossible for to afford the new plans! I love 4G and the speeds it delivers which is why I use over 40gb a month! I will continue to pay full price for phones as long as I get to keep my unlimited package but the second they touch that, I will switch to Sprint or another competing carrier! I love Verizon's network but I'm not willing to pay an arm and a leg for just 2GB lol. My only problem with buying new devices is that I HAVE to go through Verizon to get the Asurion insurance! I guess I will just sell my current device with all the accessories when the time comes and use that money to help make up the difference.

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    What the heck are you doing to reach 40 GB per month? Are you tethering your phone or just watching a whole lot of Netflix on your device?

    I'm not necessarily against people using data, but that's an excessive amount to be honest.
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    For anyone considering Sprint I would suggest you think twice. I am moving to Verizon to get service that works. With Sprint calls or text message do not go through or get delayed. Also data speed have dropped to under 100 kbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    What the heck are you doing to reach 40 GB per month? Are you tethering your phone or just watching a whole lot of Netflix on your device?

    I'm not necessarily against people using data, but that's an excessive amount to be honest.
    40 GB of data would be the epitome of a data hog. before all of the "changes" I was watching about two hours of netflix a day, and never went over 7 GB in a month. I thought THAT was excessive. 40 GB would be difficult to reach, unless your phone is your only source of media consumption. even then, 40 GB is a lot.

    I'm still on unlimited now, but to be honest, I've weened myselft down to about 4GB a month, so when I do change, it won't be much of a shock. I wouldn't be surprized if Verizon did officially do away with unlimited data, eventually. for the people who can afford to buy phones full price, I guess you deserve to keep unlimited data. but I'm not sure Verizon agrees with that mindset, and it makes sense that they would eventually get rid of it, full priced phone or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    What the heck are you doing to reach 40 GB per month? Are you tethering your phone or just watching a whole lot of Netflix on your device?

    I'm not necessarily against people using data, but that's an excessive amount to be honest.
    He's contracted and paid for unlimited. 40GB is not excessive if he's paying for it. It's all within his rights. As long as he's not doing anything illegal then all 40GBs of bandwidth is justified.

    I have unlimited and if I want to leave Netflix on 24/7 despite not watching it, it's well within my rights.
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    He's contracted and paid for unlimited. 40GB is not excessive if he's paying for it. It's all within his rights. As long as he's not doing anything illegal then all 40GBs of bandwidth is justified.

    I have unlimited and if I want to leave Netflix on 24/7 despite not watching it, it's well within my rights.
    True, but my main question was whether he tethered. If he did without a hotspot add on, he is using it in ways Verizon says not to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    Return the device and pay the $35 restocking fee. You will be out of the contract and you can request to be moved back to unlimited data. Buy the phone outright from there. You have 14 days from the purchase date to do this.
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    40 GB is not really that much in the scheme of things. I have seen users that blow past me and often reach over 300GB a month on unlimited data! I mainly get my usage from iHeartRadio / Pandora. I use those apps everyday and just about all day! Whether it be in the car, at school, at work, at home I always love to have music playing in the background! Not to mention my WiFi network at home sucks! Bright House networks is a downright rip off so I tend to only use it when necessary and thats mostly just for syncing DoubleTwist.

    On the topic of tethering without a tethering plan, I will admit I do it BUT after the latest ruling from the FCC I no longer feel it as being wrong or illegal because the FCC clearly said that Verizon could not block any apps and that it was legal to tether on the 4G LTE spectrum. Even on CNET they said it is now ok to download an app like FoxFi (and use it) and not face issues from Verizon due to this ruling, even if you are still on the old unlimited plans. I still only resort to using apps like FoxFi when absolutely necessary. Like today when my school's wifi network went down and our small class of around 10 people HAD to have the internet to finish a project. I was able to fire up FoxFi and we were online and we were able to finish our projects which were due at the end of today, no excuses!

    My usage will really spike in the next few months with hunting season starting. I expect it to spike just like last year with over 90gb or more of usage. But when you consider the circumstances it is justified! I will have online school work due (research projects, video projects, etc), a few collaboration based assignments with other students from my school, watching Netflix 24/7 (There is no cable in the middle of the woods but strangely enough there is 4 bars of 4G LTE) and I will be forced to tether to my computer to keep up with every day things such as managing my websites, social media (Android's Facebook app is a joke), perfecting a few FCPX projects with my group of friends (we get paid for editing videos, etc and trying to do this collaboratively requires a lot of bandwidth! )
    Overall, I think the Verizon Sales Rep at my local store said it spot on, "You definetly know how to take advantage of your device and use it to its potential." You should of seen the look on her face when she was trying to sell me into the share everything plan and she did the account analysis to find I average 40Gb a month! Let's just say she never mentioned the share everything plan again.


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    I just read further into the report published by CNet and it says that if you are under the old unlimited 4G plans you would still have to pay for tethering but honestly, I haven't seen anyone else get in trouble and it would probably be more work than it is worth for them to track users down and prosecute them. Not to mention I'm sure a lawyer could tear up the terms of service without any problems. I've heard of others doing it when put in a bind and they were easily able to find loopholes out of their predicament.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cares View Post
    He's contracted and paid for unlimited. 40GB is not excessive if he's paying for it. It's all within his rights. As long as he's not doing anything illegal then all 40GBs of bandwidth is justified.

    I have unlimited and if I want to leave Netflix on 24/7 despite not watching it, it's well within my rights.
    True enough, but wait just a few months when all the iPhone 5s hit the LTE network. Verizon currently does not throttle LTE because its still not swamped. But once all the new iPhones hit the network this will change. I would say Spring at the latest on Verzion will start throttling high users. I will bet Verizon will follow AT&T's lead and do all they can to push the people they consider excessive users off their network.
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    I just read further into the report published by CNet and it says that if you are under the old unlimited 4G plans you would still have to pay for tethering but honestly, I haven't seen anyone else get in trouble and it would probably be more work than it is worth for them to track users down and prosecute them. Not to mention I'm sure a lawyer could tear up the terms of service without any problems. I've heard of others doing it when put in a bind and they were easily able to find loopholes out of their predicament.
    Actually AT&T is very aggressive at going after unlimited users who tether. Once found they send the user a letter stating that they violated their agreement and they are not on a tiered plan that supports tethering. I know several who have received the letter and heard of many others. I have never heard of anyone getting AT&T to restore their unlimited data. AT&T's attitude was pretty clear, they would rather have the people they consider excessive users off their network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eshropshire View Post
    Actually AT&T is very aggressive at going after unlimited users who tether. Once found they send the user a letter stating that they violated their agreement and they are not on a tiered plan that supports tethering. I know several who have received the letter and heard of many others. I have never heard of anyone getting AT&T to restore their unlimited data. AT&T's attitude was pretty clear, they would rather have the people they consider excessive users off their network.
    I'm on Verizon.

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    I love how people say they are going to drop Verizon. And go to AT&T, who by the way just released the same exact plans? Or Sprint with their terrible network and data speeds? Or Tmobile......
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    Quote Originally Posted by fofjjsr View Post
    I love how people say they are going to drop Verizon. And go to AT&T, who by the way just released the same exact plans? Or Sprint with their terrible network and data speeds? Or Tmobile......
    Atts plans are better. When I was looking at their shared plans it was going to have me sign up for only a one year contract for a new subsidized device.
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    both plans are bad, if I had a choice I would try Tmobile or Sprint because they're the only ones with truly unlimited anymore. However I a haven't played with any sprint or Tmobile devices so I'm not sure what their coverage is like in my area. Plus it would be difficult not to have 4G LTE when I go on vacation hunting in GA,. Some of my friends that go up to Ga with me have sprint and they have to take a 5 mile trip in their trucks just to get service, to me that's just not good because what if I'm hunting and something happens? Say I accidentally fall put of the tree stand, there wouldn't be anyone even looking for at least an hour, if not 2-3 and by then it's getting dark. At least If I have cell service, there's a chance I will have my phone and could call for help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    Atts plans are better. When I was looking at their shared plans it was going to have me sign up for only a one year contract for a new subsidized device.
    6 GB is $90 dollars with AT&T plus a $35 for the smartphone. So $125 plus AT&T charges you $20 for a mobile hotspot. Verizon is 8GB for 90$ plus 40 for the smartphone = $130 plus you get FREE mobile hotspot. How is AT&T better? You realize they both end up the same? Except Verizon offers the free Hotspot. Sure AT&T offers a 1 year contract, because they have to do something to make up for their lesser network. But you end up paying almost full price for the SIII ($449). Why not just pay full price for the SIII with Verizon and keep your superior network and unlimited data if you are going to pay that much?
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    6 GB is $90 dollars with AT&T plus a $35 for the smartphone. So $125 plus AT&T charges you $20 for a mobile hotspot. Verizon is 8GB for 90$ plus 40 for the smartphone = $130 plus you get FREE mobile hotspot. How is AT&T better? You realize they both end up the same? Except Verizon offers the free Hotspot. Sure AT&T offers a 1 year contract, because they have to do something to make up for their lesser network. But you end up paying almost full price for the SIII ($449). Why not just pay full price for the SIII with Verizon and keep your superior network and unlimited data if you are going to pay that much?
    You don't end up paying more for the handset. I could get a One X on a one year contract on mobile share right now for $99.

    Also, where are you getting your info from? AT&T's plans include tethering and mobile hotspot, just like Verizon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryk View Post
    For anyone considering Sprint I would suggest you think twice. I am moving to Verizon to get service that works. With Sprint calls or text message do not go through or get delayed. Also data speed have dropped to under 100 kbs

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    True. I wouldn't even consider sprint until their lte is pretty wide spread. Their 3g is slower than dial up. Also that's why they are phasing out unlimited. People using 40GB. Sprint will do it too once they gain some subscribers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jude526 View Post
    I actually changed data plans. I had unlimited. Switched to the share everything. Am fine on it

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    My billing date starts on the 4th of the month and I am already over 4 gig of data. My son averages 3.5g a month and my wife 2g. She and I'm ARE unlimited and plan on staying with that. Will just pay full price for our new phones.

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