10-31-2011 02:14 PM
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  1. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    Downloading ROMs every couple of days got my usage up to 11GB in a month. I'm on AOSP and every update now is about 100mb (1/3 of what Sense was) and they are less frequent.
    10-30-2011 04:22 PM
  2. jamesbrown33's Avatar
    While I am sure verizon will stop letting unlimited data carry over with a contract renewal at some point I don't think it will be for a while, hopefully when they do they will have more options for plans greater than 2gb/month
    10-30-2011 04:28 PM
  3. Aguaski's Avatar
    The most recent data changes happened when Verizon decided to add the iPhone to their line up. When Apple finally gets their act together, and decides to offer a true 4G LTE iPhone, it will not surprise me if that is Verizons catalyst to end the grandfathering of unlimited data.

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    10-30-2011 08:56 PM
  4. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    I don't think VZW will ever DROP unlimited data, for people who are presently qualified for it. I think they will wait until you disqualify yourself under the current criteria. Losing unlimited data will ALWAYS be your fault.

    -Frank
    They will, I promise.

    They did it last time they had a major data type change on their network after some time (1x to 3G), when feature phones started sucking more data (like the Voyager), and then again for smart phones after a certain date.

    After a certain yet to be determined date, they will not allow for a new device to be activated on your line without a plan change.

    Trust me, nothing is forever.
    10-30-2011 09:01 PM
  5. CBMC's Avatar
    They will, I promise.

    They did it last time they had a major data type change on their network after some time (1x to 3G), when feature phones started sucking more data (like the Voyager), and then again for smart phones after a certain date.

    After a certain yet to be determined date, they will not allow for a new device to be activated on your line without a plan change.

    Trust me, nothing is forever.
    Yes. There is no way that they will keep the grandfathered forever. Then again, a lower and lower percentage of subscribers will have the unlimited as time goes on. Hopefully it won't be for a while.

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    10-30-2011 10:07 PM
  6. paul-c's Avatar
    I'm not worried about losing the unlimited data. If it does happen, it won't be for quite some time. And at that point I'll be able to say it was a good ride while it lasted.
    10-31-2011 12:42 AM
  7. cyborg03's Avatar
    I don't see them.changing current plans....I have an altell plan still....

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    10-31-2011 01:41 AM
  8. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    Little off topic but just out of curiousity. Does anyone know any #s/ figures, as to how many people got "grandfathered" in? Don't recall ever seeing anything about that floating around.
    10-31-2011 02:47 AM
  9. cdf3's Avatar
    Wait till you're on LTE to see how much more data you'll be using. You dont even need to try hard. I average at about 50GB o month and that's without tethering.

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    Are you sure you're reading your data usage correctly? Not getting 5GB mixed up with 50GB?
    I use my phone everyday, and tether almost everyday, and I average about 5GB per month. I don't see how it's even possible to use 50 GB per month, especially if you're not tethering.

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    10-31-2011 03:39 AM
  10. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    Are you sure you're reading your data usage correctly? Not getting 5GB mixed up with 50GB?
    I use my phone everyday, and tether almost everyday, and I average about 5GB per month. I don't see how it's even possible to use 50 GB per month, especially if you're not tethering.

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    If he's correct about 50GB, in a month. Ladies & gentlemen, we now know who the first recipient of throttling will be
    10-31-2011 03:52 AM
  11. CBMC's Avatar
    Are you sure you're reading your data usage correctly? Not getting 5GB mixed up with 50GB?
    I use my phone everyday, and tether almost everyday, and I average about 5GB per month. I don't see how it's even possible to use 50 GB per month, especially if you're not tethering.

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    With LTE it is possible, especially when you are pulling 20 mbps. I use about 6 GBs per month using my LTE about 30 minutes per day average (mostly video/music streaming). That all being said, to use 50Gbs you would have to average several hours per day of heavy use.

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    10-31-2011 04:02 AM
  12. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    If he's correct about 50GB, in a month. Ladies & gentlemen, we now know who the first recipient of throttling will be
    Thats the same thing I was thinking lol

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    10-31-2011 04:18 AM
  13. cdf3's Avatar
    With LTE it is possible, especially when you are pulling 20 mbps. I use about 6 GBs per month using my LTE about 30 minutes per day average (mostly video/music streaming). That all being said, to use 50Gbs you would have to average several hours per day of heavy use.

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    You're only able to pull as much data of that file's size.
    If a file you're streaming is only 500kb in size, one would not be pulling 20 MB every second.

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    10-31-2011 04:24 AM
  14. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    You're only able to pull as much data of that file's size.
    If a file you're streaming is only 500kb in size, one would not be pulling 20 MB every second.

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    Exactly, for a minute there I was scratching my head. Thought I was losing it.

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    10-31-2011 05:29 AM
  15. CBMC's Avatar
    You're only able to pull as much data of that file's size.
    If a file you're streaming is only 500kb in size, one would not be pulling 20 MB every second.

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    Of course, i wasn't talking at all about the size of a particular file. I am guilty of not reading the whole thread and was just committing on the post that said "I don't know if it is possible to use 50GB per month". I was just stating that it is possible, but would require heavy usage. Looking back I see the OP said he used 50GB with light use, which seems odd.

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    10-31-2011 06:49 AM
  16. delco714's Avatar
    I use bw 200-300 mb/mo and I have moderate use. But am on wifi a lot more.
    10-31-2011 08:23 AM
  17. tropper's Avatar
    My wife is bout ready for an upgrade, in a couple of weeks. If they force her to get a new contract to get a 4G phone an don't carry over her Unlimited plan, Ill make it rain a stack of " FU close my accounts NOW" one dollars bills, all over the counter an walk next door to sprint an get TWO new phones on a cheaper plan.
    10-31-2011 08:26 AM
  18. milan03's Avatar
    If he's correct about 50GB, in a month. Ladies & gentlemen, we now know who the first recipient of throttling will be
    Lol 50GB is nothing comparing to what my co workers pull in. Most of them average between 90-120GB. We do a lot of network testing, LTE is unlimited matter of fact Verizon wants their customers to migrate to lte and offload evdo.
    I understand it can sound unreal to 3G users, but once the pipe is opened up its not hard at all to use your data the way you'd do it at home.

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    10-31-2011 09:18 AM
  19. HES's Avatar
    I don't see them.changing current plans....I have an altell plan still....

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    Me too. You know they hate us.
    10-31-2011 10:31 AM
  20. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    Lol 50GB is nothing comparing to what my co workers pull in. Most of them average between 90-120GB. We do a lot of network testing, LTE is unlimited matter of fact Verizon wants their customers to migrate to lte and offload evdo.
    I understand it can sound unreal to 3G users, but once the pipe is opened up its not hard at all to use your data the way you'd do it at home.

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    I know that's not a large figure to the top 10%. I made the joke because carriers are already starting talking about throttling down some usesr data speeds, for a certain percentage of users on unlimited plans, cuz they overconsume the free data, when compared to the people who now pay for them on their tiered plans. The nonsense just keeps piling up, left & right, for the everyday consumer.
    10-31-2011 01:27 PM
  21. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    I don't think VZW will ever DROP unlimited data, for people who are presently qualified for it. I think they will wait until you disqualify yourself under the current criteria. Losing unlimited data will ALWAYS be your fault.

    -Frank
    I agree with this, however something really weird happened a few months ago. My mother thought she lost her Rogue back in January and went to a backup phone that didn't have any data options so she lost her Talk, Text, and Data $20 discount when she found her phone and reactivated it with unlimited data. Then my wife got the Revolution so we sent my mother my wife's Droid and my mother activated it on her line with unlimited data. Then the next billing cycle Verizon gave back the $20 Talk, Text, and Data discount to my mother's line even though the promotion ended way back in January and it was my mother's fault that she lost the promotion (that's what they told me when I tried to get the promotion back in January).
    10-31-2011 01:41 PM
  22. negativeoutcome's Avatar
    Didn't read all the posts here but for VZW to do this would be suicide for their company at this point. Sure they have the best network but their are still other unlimited services out there and for a lot cheaper.

    VZW main selling point at this time for current customers is that they can keep their unlimited plans. But imagine if they cancelled it. All things would change.

    Sprint may have the crappiest network at the moment but imagine if VZW cancelled the grandfather plan. Hell imagine if AT&T did it as well. Suddenly you would have a huge influx of new customers looking to Sprint. With all this funding it would allow Sprint to once again reign supreme over the cell phone wars.

    Back in the day Sprint had the largest hold on the cell phone market due to their coverage area. The one mistake they made (imo) is that they didn't jump on the smartphone data bandwagon fast enough. Had sprint used it's full resources back then into inet technology for smartphones i think the cell world would be a very different place now.

    If VZW is smart they know this. As long as Sprint continues to offer unlimited plans it keeps ATT/VZW in check with their long time customers. Cutting off the grandfathered membership means potentially losing a very large portion of their customer base and thus giving Sprint the cash needed to be on top once again.
    10-31-2011 02:14 PM
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