1. centerwaters's Avatar
    is it safe to assume that grandfathered unlimited data users won't get 5G when it rolls out?
    09-09-2015 09:33 AM
  2. centerwaters's Avatar
    Must be referring to this recent news: Verizon plans to field test its 5G network in 2016 | Android Central

    As to your question; that's assuming grandfathered unlimited data is still an option by the time 5G rolls out. Either way, at this point no one knows. It would be pure speculation to say one way or the other. I'd like to hope that 5G would increase capacity so much they'll bring back unlimited data for all. Naa, who am I kidding?
    Verizon press release: "We are very excited to introduce the fastest mobile data service in the world. It is called 5G. The speeds will be as fast as 20 to 30 times faster than current 4G. Serve will start rolling out in 32 cities in the next few months. Starting November 1, 2018, customers can upgrade to the new 5G service. Current unlimited data plan customers may continue to use 4G or choose one of our new 5G data plans for $90 per month with 2GB of data. There are also other 5G data plans. 10GB of data per month for $110. 20GB of data per month for $130 per month. Please contact a Verizon Wireless representative for other plans."
    09-09-2015 12:35 PM
  3. racquetballer's Avatar
    Guess that's going to be the way they'll try to get us off unlimited.
    09-09-2015 12:40 PM
  4. centerwaters's Avatar
    Think I already know the answer; but is that posted somewhere you can link to or did you make it up?
    How did you guess that I made it up?
    09-09-2015 12:51 PM
  5. oscarnyc's Avatar
    Verizon ended unlimited for new plans about 3yrs ago, hasn't ended them for grandfathered plans, and allows multiple subsidized upgrade and unofficial tethering loopholes to exist. Yet all you people do is whine endlessly about them. Someday, yes it is possible that they will cease to allow plans that are now more than 3yrs old to continue. Until then, enjoy it. Now quit yer bellyaching and get off my lawn!

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    09-09-2015 01:18 PM
  6. centerwaters's Avatar
    Verizon ended unlimited for new plans about 3yrs ago, hasn't ended them for grandfathered plans, and allows multiple subsidized upgrade and unofficial tethering loopholes to exist. Yet all you people do is whine endlessly about them. Someday, yes it is possible that they will cease to allow plans that are now more than 3yrs old to continue. Until then, enjoy it. Now quit yer bellyaching and get off my lawn!

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    Verizon continues to allow people to keep plans that are almost 20 years old.
    My mother still has the same exact plan that she's had since Verizon was
    still called Bell Atlantic. It's a voice/text only plan. 550 voice peak minutes
    for $15.96 per month(taxes and fees included). Night/weekend minutes
    and unlimited texting are also included. She gets a new flip phone for free
    every couple of years.
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    09-09-2015 02:23 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    I wouldn't worry about 5G right now. They still have to get the entire network LTE for every customer. Once they phase our CDMA then I would worry about it.
    09-09-2015 02:56 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    Verizon continues to allow people to keep plans that are almost 20 years old.
    My mother still has the same exact plan that she's had since Verizon was
    still called Bell Atlantic. It's a voice/text only plan. 550 voice peak minutes
    for $15.96 per month(taxes and fees included). Night/weekend minutes
    and unlimited texting are also included. She gets a new flip phone for free
    every couple of years.
    As long as you don't want to upgrade to the latest and greatest,sure. Those on the digital choice plan which was around about 10 years ago (before the nationwide plans) cannot upgrade to 3g or 4GLTE smartphones. They can keep their plans of course... With non 3g/4GLTE devices.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    09-09-2015 04:14 PM
  9. centerwaters's Avatar
    As long as you don't want to upgrade to the latest and greatest,sure. Those on the digital choice plan which was around about 10 years ago (before the nationwide plans) cannot upgrade to 3g or 4GLTE smartphones. They can keep their plans of course... With non 3g/4GLTE devices.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    Her plan dates back to 1996 or 1997 and get this, it only covers
    the Northeast regions(New England states). Outside of those
    states, the included minutes are not counted. Bell Atlantic Mobile
    had some wacky plans back then. Still, I don't get how Verizon
    can continue to let my mother keep this antique plan. She's fine
    with it. This plan is essentially an unlimited VOICE plan. Because
    it comes with a one-time 500-minute credit each 6 months. Those
    500 minutes only kicks in after she goes over her monthly allowed
    550 minutes. Her bill still says employee discount for "Pan American
    World Airways"(the airline went out of business in 1991, but had
    employee discount for mobile service) That just shows how out
    of date Verizon's system is.

    The only downside to having such an ancient plan is that 99% of
    Verizon employees had never heard of it. Making simple changes
    like billing address change requires manual input by a phone rep.
    It usually takes 30+ minutes because the rep has to research into
    the database and find out how to do it to an ancient plan. (because
    when the billing address changed to New York, they had to adjust
    the taxes/fees manually, as the system doesn't know how to do
    this automatically)
    09-09-2015 04:25 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Her plan dates back to 1996 or 1997 and get this, it only covers
    the Northeast regions(New England states). Outside of those
    states, the included minutes are not counted. Bell Atlantic Mobile
    had some wacky plans back then. Still, I don't get how Verizon
    can continue to let my mother keep this antique plan. She's fine
    with it. This plan is essentially an unlimited VOICE plan. Because
    it comes with a one-time 500-minute credit each 6 months. Those
    500 minutes only kicks in after she goes over her monthly allowed
    550 minutes. Her bill still says employee discount for "Pan American
    World Airways"(the airline went out of business in 1991, but had
    employee discount for mobile service) That just shows how out
    of date Verizon's system is.

    The only downside to having such an ancient plan is that 99% of
    Verizon employees had never heard of it. Making simple changes
    like billing address change requires manual input by a phone rep.
    It usually takes 30+ minutes because the rep has to research into
    the database and find out how to do it to an ancient plan. (because
    when the billing address changed to New York, they had to adjust
    the taxes/fees manually, as the system doesn't know how to do
    this automatically)
    But the point being, what would happen if you want to upgrade to a smartphone? Likely you would lose that plan.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    09-09-2015 05:26 PM
  11. oscarnyc's Avatar
    Well of course she'd lose that plan as there is no allowance for data. I love the Pan Am. The whole thing is awesome

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    09-09-2015 07:18 PM
  12. recDNA's Avatar
    I've had unlimited 4g data since the tbolt came out and unlimited data dates back to 3G Droid. Way more than 3 years but 5G may entice me to quit for 20 gb plan. I seldom use 20gb. 20 x faster? Impossible. It will never happen.
    09-09-2015 07:49 PM
  13. Joe378's Avatar
    4G is fast enough for me to want to want to keep my unlimited data.

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    09-10-2015 05:27 AM
  14. Bbeelzebub's Avatar
    IIRC, they tried that with the switch from 3G to 4G and it didn't work out well for them. A week after saying that, they changed the policy.
    09-12-2015 12:08 AM
  15. Mr. Toad's Avatar
    I thought Verizon would make you give up unlimited when VoLTE came out. I would not be shocked if they just don't care about the few unlimited customers left in 2018. It seems to be staying now. I can use the NFL App this year. If I remember correctly in the past you could not use it on unlimited. In addition, if you get the Moto X 2015 Pure Addition there is no subscription check for the mobile hotspot.



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    09-12-2015 08:01 AM
  16. recDNA's Avatar
    I thought Verizon would make you give up unlimited when VoLTE came out. I would not be shocked if they just don't care about the few unlimited customers left in 2018. It seems to be staying now. I can use the NFL App this year. If I remember correctly in the past you could not use it on unlimited. In addition, if you get the Moto X 2015 Pure Addition there is no subscription check for the mobile hotspot.



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    Do you have to pay to use the NFL app?
    09-15-2015 11:04 AM
  17. dpham00's Avatar
    I thought Verizon would make you give up unlimited when VoLTE came out. I would not be shocked if they just don't care about the few unlimited customers left in 2018. It seems to be staying now. I can use the NFL App this year. If I remember correctly in the past you could not use it on unlimited. In addition, if you get the Moto X 2015 Pure Addition there is no subscription check for the mobile hotspot.



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    Nfl app worked with unlimited... But before you had to pay a fee

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    09-15-2015 12:13 PM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    Do you have to pay to use the NFL app?
    Before yes but not currently

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    09-15-2015 12:13 PM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    IIRC, they tried that with the switch from 3G to 4G and it didn't work out well for them. A week after saying that, they changed the policy.
    That was Shammo speaking off the cuff, not an official press release. And the next day, they clarified the issue.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    09-15-2015 12:14 PM

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