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Verizon discontinuing unlimited data this summer
According to Bloomburg this is what Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said will happen this summer:
Verizon Wireless Plans to End Unlimited Data Options for Apple's IPhone - Bloomberg
Hope they keep us grandfathered on unlimited!
- 03-01-2011, 06:33 PM #2
- 03-01-2011, 06:36 PM #3
- 03-01-2011, 06:45 PM #4
- 03-01-2011, 06:46 PM #5
It would be up to Verizon if you can upgrade and keep the old contract but extend it. I'm thinking that the iPhone 5 will have LTE compatibility and Verizon is going to squeeze those plans for as much money as they can.
- 03-01-2011, 06:49 PM #6
Next time those of us that just got iPhones will be upgrade eligible again will be about 20 months from now... and by then, there will be an iPhone5, and LTE should be mostly deployed. It will be a whole different world, and pricing will likely be all new and different.
I have my unlimited now, and I'm not going to stew about anything until it's time to get a new phone again
- 03-01-2011, 06:54 PM #7
- 03-01-2011, 07:56 PM #8
- 03-01-2011, 08:16 PM #9
I could be wrong, but if Verizon somehow didn't grandfather my unlimited data plan in on my ViP4, then that would break my contract? I don't see how they could bump up my data plan price or limit my data when I signed a 2 yr contact.
- 03-01-2011, 08:54 PM #10
- 03-01-2011, 09:37 PM #11
I have unlimited on my droid, the way I see it, I can't lose either way.
If they grandfather me in, I get a shiny new iPhone 5.
If they get greedy, I get a shiny new iPhone 4 at a cheaper price.
Bottom line, I am not spending >$30 for data for the next year or two.
- 03-01-2011, 09:53 PM #12
A buddy of DH went into a Verizon store a couple of weeks ago and was told the unlimited plan would be $50/month staring April 25th.
I know, I know, my cousin's mother's sister's best friend said the sky was falling. Just thought I'd add more fuel to the fire. We all know how reliable the store employees are.
- 03-01-2011, 10:20 PM #13
- 03-02-2011, 12:27 AM #14
- 03-02-2011, 09:52 AM #15
- 03-02-2011, 09:58 AM #16
I really would not be surprised if AT&T stops letting people keep their unlimited plans as they upgrade in the coming years and moves everyone to tiered plans. The days of all you can eat are numbered, if you want to use a lot of wireless data it is going to cost you.
- 05-16-2011, 03:22 AM #17iPhone Newbie
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Last edited by Gunn Ray; 05-25-2011 at 03:59 AM.