New Verizon data caps
Soooo, according to what I just read on the TiPb homepage, since I'm already a Verizon customer, when I upgrade my iPhone in 2 years, I will be able to keep my unlimited data plan. I'm going to be in Europe from Aug. 2012-May 2013, so I won't need it then, but when I get back, I'm planning on upgrading to HOPEFULLY the iPhone 7 (if it's out by then). Am I correct in my thinking that I will be able to keep my current unlimited data plan? Thanks!
- 07-05-2011, 06:37 PM #2
No one knows for sure what Verizon is going to do in the future with customers who are still on the unlimited data plans. However, it is my understanding that current customers will be allowed to keep their unlimited plan as long as the account remains open and in good standing.
- 07-05-2011, 11:12 PM #3iPhone Newbie
- 47 Posts
July 7th the new plans go in effect with 2gb for $30, 5gb for $50, 10 gb for $80. I thought the idea of tiered data plans was to offer cheaper options like maybe a $20 for 1gb plan to avoid the required $29.99 data plan?? Apparently not. This makes Verizon higher priced that AT&T.
Customers with unlimited data will be grandfathered in. The tablet data pricing is changing too with 2gb for $30, eliminating the $20 for 1gb and $35 for 3gb plans. I assume if customers are already on those plans they may keep them.
- 07-06-2011, 12:57 AM #4
- 07-06-2011, 12:58 AM #5
- 07-08-2011, 04:42 AM #6
- 07-09-2011, 07:27 PM #7
Although it is nice to keep unlimited data as a longtime Verizon customer, I have no doubt Verizon will pull that rug from the table eventually. That's the Verizon way.
BTW, I don't have an issue with tiered data plans; I do have an issue where the cheapest one is the same as the former unlimited. Wait till LTE. People will use gigabytes of data just turning on their phones. $$$$$ in Verizon's pocket, and we're stuck for 2 year contracts.
- 07-11-2011, 11:52 AM #8
No one knows what they are going to do in two years. The unlimited gravy train will stop at some point. I have two guesses. The first is when the iPhone gets LTE, they will force data plan upgrades. The second, and more likely IMHO, is when voice over LTE comes online. I think they completely revamp the plans and force upgrades across the board as contracts run out you have have to get a VoLTE phone and new plan with it, conveniently unlimited data will not be a part of those plans. Just my $.02, take it for what it's worth.
- 07-11-2011, 12:11 PM #9
- 07-11-2011, 08:16 PM #10
- 07-16-2011, 12:45 PM #11
- 07-16-2011, 01:21 PM #12
Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk.
Last edited by Irish Rose; 07-16-2011 at 01:25 PM.
- 10-06-2011, 04:17 PM #13
- 10-06-2011, 08:15 PM #14
- 10-10-2011, 03:58 PM #15
- 10-12-2011, 08:59 AM #16
- 10-12-2011, 09:04 AM #17iPhone Newbie
- 29 Posts
As long as you have an unlimited plan, they should allow you to keep it. The issue is, SOMETIMES in the past, Verizon had a grandfathered plan it allowed folks to be on, BUT in order to upgrade to a new phone, you were forced to get a new plan. Now, since it's a data feature and NOT the voice plan, generally it will stay there until you change it, but if you do, or someone makes a mistake, the chances of getting it back are very slim!
oh and I am on day 16 of my bill cycle, and have over 3500mb use (hulu plus, youtube, pandora) mainly...