Tiered Data possible this summer - From Verizon

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hopefully the will grandfather in people with pre-existing data plans...wouldn't that be nice

They have to do that. They can't change your data plan forcefully so in other words you'd have to renew a contract or try to activate a phone with restrictions for them to change it.
 

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They have to do that. They can't change your data plan forcefully so in other words you'd have to renew a contract or try to activate a phone with restrictions for them to change it.

They could. But the logistical expense of having to coordinate that would be HUGE. Because, you'd have to choose a Tier. Then what happens if you don't choose a Tier? It's a nightmare.
 

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They have to do that. They can't change your data plan forcefully so in other words you'd have to renew a contract or try to activate a phone with restrictions for them to change it.

well, that kinda sounds like a decent reason to sign another 2 year contact, 2 more years of unlimited data...and who knows what they will be doing by then!
 

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well, that kinda sounds like a decent reason to sign another 2 year contact, 2 more years of unlimited data...and who knows what they will be doing by then!

They can increase the rate at any time.. they just need to provide you with written notice in advance. Check your ToC.
 

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They can increase the rate at any time.. they just need to provide you with written notice in advance. Check your ToC.

They can't just change your data plan -- that's in the contract. Per the VZW reps I spoke to regarding a different data situation I had, they can't change anything on your contract unless you renew or try to change a feature.
 

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They can't just change your data plan -- that's in the contract. Per the VZW reps I spoke to regarding a different data situation I had, they can't change anything on your contract unless you renew or try to change a feature.

You have the option of cancelling your contract, of course, at no charge.
 

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You have the option of cancelling your contract, of course, at no charge.

True, but like I said she told me that I am locked into my contract's pricing until I change something. I highly doubt they'd risk cancelling contracts and possibly lawsuits. More than likely they will lock you in then change it for later upgrades so you won't have a choice.
 

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i was referring to this

"we will be launching the HTC Thunderbolt very shortly here—that will give you a flavor of what our tiered pricing structure will look like going forward"
 

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i was referring to this

"we will be launching the HTC Thunderbolt very shortly here?that will give you a flavor of what our tiered pricing structure will look like going forward"

Ah, well, I wouldn't be shocked, but Verizon's exec said it would be summer so that does conflict.
 

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Yeah not sure which article to believe now. The above statement is from "Fran Shammo, Verizon’s chief financial officer". Sure makes it sound opposite the article I linked to in the OP.
 

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just saw this article, does this mean that we won't be getting 4g included with the $30 3g unlimited fee? it says that they are going to have tiered pricing when the tbolt comes out, but later in the article it states that tiered pricing won't come till summer. what the heck?!

Verizon: HTC Thunderbolt coming 'very shortly,' LTE tiered pricing too | ZDNet

From later in the article:

Today, Verizon Wireless offers a 5GB a month plan for $50 and 10GB for $80.

Really?
 

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