1. t_williams9476's Avatar
    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 06:09 PM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    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 07:37 PM
  3. Link's Avatar
    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 12:12 AM
  4. susanexpress1's Avatar
    Thank you for your sharing.
    07-06-2011 01:57 AM
  5. paul100's Avatar
    You'll have to wait and see.I would assume they'd just let the people who already have unlimited keep it.
    07-06-2011 01:58 AM
  6. dcsr23#IM's Avatar
    As long as you don't turn off your phone line for data. I believe you could suspend the account for a time frame (still have to pay monthly to hold the line) but if you say switch to a dumb phone, and then come back expecting to have unlimited, you will not.
    07-08-2011 05:42 AM
  7. mtcowdog's Avatar
    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.
    07-09-2011 08:27 PM
  8. boomhower1820's Avatar
    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 12:52 PM
  9. Eileen89's Avatar
    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.
    Verizon has already said that once a customer switches over to their LTE service, they will have to change over to one of their LTE data plans. That means all of the current Verizon iPhone 4 users will be switched over anyway once Verizon gets a LTE iPhone on their network.
    07-11-2011 01:11 PM
  10. CG68's Avatar
    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.
    I totally agree with you on the cheapest plan being the same as the unlimited one especially when AT&T charges $5 less for the same plan!
    07-11-2011 09:16 PM
  11. Johnny Alien's Avatar
    Verizon has already said that once a customer switches over to their LTE service, they will have to change over to one of their LTE data plans. That means all of the current Verizon iPhone 4 users will be switched over anyway once Verizon gets a LTE iPhone on their network.
    This is actually incorrect. Verizon reps and material have confirmed that you can keep the same unlimited service and price when you move to LTE. The pricing structure is the same so those grandfathered in will get unlimited LTE.
    07-16-2011 01:45 PM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    This is actually incorrect. Verizon reps and material have confirmed that you can keep the same unlimited service and price when you move to LTE. The pricing structure is the same so those grandfathered in will get unlimited LTE.
    Where are these materials that you speak of? It was a Verizon rep in a Corp store who also said that the unlimited data plan would not carry over to LTE. Maybe what you said here is a recent change, which is why I ask to see Verizon's written policy on this...


    Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk.
    Last edited by Irish Rose; 07-16-2011 at 02:25 PM.
    07-16-2011 02:21 PM
  13. itistherabbit's Avatar
    Supposedly, if you upgrade to LTE you keep your unlimited plan and they don't throttle you when you go over 2GB, which is easy to do. I hover around 2gb with music streaming and youtube watching. Imagine all the peeps who have netflix or crackle or vcast...
    10-06-2011 05:17 PM
  14. zackawee27's Avatar
    Verizon data cap is kind of bad on an iPhone because, you cant surf the web a lot. and you can't use how a lot.
    10-06-2011 09:15 PM
  15. itistherabbit's Avatar
    Verizon data cap is kind of bad on an iPhone because, you cant surf the web a lot. and you can't use how a lot.
    what's how?
    10-10-2011 04:58 PM
  16. E_Brown's Avatar
    what's how?
    I was wondering the same thing...

    I am always using my phone, web, craigslist, tapatalk, facebook, twitter. No streaming, or anything, and I almost never go over 1GB.
    10-12-2011 09:59 AM
  17. iphone_guy's Avatar
    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...
    10-12-2011 10:04 AM
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