- 09-15-2012, 07:47 PM #76
- 09-15-2012, 08:42 PM #77iMore Pro
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I paid full retail price, and gladly did so, to keep my unlimited. Why?? Because Verizon's 3G is slow enough that if I want to watch something on YouTube or Netflix, most of the time I will say....I will just wait until I get home on my WiFi so it won't buffer. And I still use 3GB a month.......
Now, with 4G, there will be no waiting.....so I, and others as well probably, will use more data over 4G because you can do more over 4G. I actually live kinda in the country and the fastest DSL speed I can get is roughly 2Mbps (I know, don't laugh) but I have about 2 bars of 4G here and I get around 5-6Mbps. So when I get my iPhone 5, I'll use 4G and not Wifi. So my data use will be even more. I predict I will use somewhere between 6-8GB per month with the new iPhone.
- 09-15-2012, 08:47 PM #78
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- 09-16-2012, 12:29 AM #84
Really when it comes to it, if you're willing to front the money for a full retail, more power to you. I am sadly dropping unlimited because I don't have the $800 for a phone upfront. That's fine, I understand.
If you're on month-to-month, as I have been for over a year, in all reality, Verizon could contact you and say, "sorry but we no longer offer your current plan. Please select one of our new plans and get a new device at a discounted price." Blah blah blah.
Yes, would they see backlash? Of course. But is it possible...you bet.
- 09-16-2012, 01:35 AM #85
If i add a line to my bro inlaws verizon account, will it be unlimited data like his two other lines? If its not, will it still be worth doing compared to opening my own separate account and line? I have sprint now and i have no bars in and around my house what so ever. So i might go to verizon and save/ freeze my sprint account for a while. What do all you guys think of this plan?
- 09-16-2012, 03:56 AM #86
No it won't be unlimited
If he's one a older plan data will be 30 for 2 gig ...
Def sharing a family plan is cheaper all around then having one phone on your own account ..
Remember adding a line to his account he signs a contract just like sprint .. If you cancel you will get etf
- 09-16-2012, 04:58 AM #87iPhone Nanite
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Have you guys seen that they are making three different versions of the
iPhone 5? What are your thoughts on this? You can check out the article
about it here: Why Apple Made Three iPhone 5 Models and What That Means For You | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
After weighing the pros and the cons, I'm going to part with my unlimited data plan and go for the 4GB plan (including hotspot) when I'm eligible to upgrade. It comes out to a little more than I'm paying now and should be enough data. I worry that because I'll use LTE more (and also will be tethering my iPad), I might go through the data fast. If that happens, I'll just add more data to the plan. Or I could just jump to AT&T and get 5GB...nah, I'll stick with Big Red.
- 09-17-2012, 08:29 AM #89
- 09-25-2012, 02:15 PM #90
iPhone 5 and unlimited data plan
In order to buy the 5 at the discounted price from Verizon, I was willing to give up unlimited data because a analysis shows that I don't use much data. Numerous Verizon reps and supervisors confirmed that all I had to do was switch to the family shared plan and add a line and then move the new line to my iPad. Tis way, i would be eligibile for a new phone each year with staggering eligibility. Well, my new phone was delivered to my office this morning and I immediately called Verizon. Asked for a supervisor to make sure no glitches and as recommended in this thread, I didn't turn the phone on.
The supervisor supposedly put my new phone on my old line and then transferred me to the iPad dept. the rep. There told me stuff that didn't make sense regarding the transfer of the new line and its activation regarding eligibility for discounted price plus future eligibility so I asked for a supervisor.
I got transferred to a plain old rep and they transferred to a rep in a different dept, etc. after 5 transfers and nearly 2 hours later, I got the right supervisor. He confirmed the process was correct but investigated and determined was a problem switching the 5 to my old number since after 2 plus hours, it had not happened.
Now, he has to call me back and said it an take 5 hours or more to remedy the problem and then we would have to go back to deal with the iPad issue. The iPad may be a further problem as well because I had tried to set up the other line a few weeks ago and to make a long story short, it was determined that I needed a new SIM card to activate it and Verizon would probably have to mail me one. Why didn't they do it already?
The bottom line is Verizon sucks!
- 09-25-2012, 04:16 PM #91
Re: iPhone 5 and unlimited data plan
- 10-18-2012, 04:34 AM #92