Post # 1
If you have Verizon Wireless – get ready for some changes.
Specifically if you are grandfathered in on their old Unlimited Data plan for smart phones. To put it simply, you can’t transfer that to a new phone anymore unless you want to pay the original phone price. AKA- instead of the 200 dollar 2 year contract price you’ll have to pay 650 dollars for the phone in order to keep it on your old (and cheaper) unlimited data plan.
AND those new plans – 90 dollars for unlimited calling and texting and 1 gb of data. And they are getting rid of all limited texting and calling plans
Data only plans – 50 dollars for 1gb, and 10 extra for each gb. Meaning in order you just get 2 gb now you are going to have to pay DOUBLE what their plans are at now.Currently 30 dollars for 2 gb.
Where they get in their mind that doubling the cost of their plans is a GOOD idea is beyond me.
FI and I are both on our parents family plans right now grandfathered in at the unlimited data plan…. I guess we are going to have to live with our current phones until they die and then switch carriers. awesome. Although i suppose you could get around this if you buy the phone on ebay or something.
Post # 3
@Kate0558: Actually you can transfer it between phones. I’m grandfathered in under the unlimited data and I bought my new iPhone in September and I was allowed to keep it.
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Post # 5
Sprint is the only carrier that has unlimited data plans, at least in our area. Those date charges can add up pretty quickly.
Post # 6
I heard it was going forward if you want to upgrade your phone (and sign a new contract) you would have to switch to one of the new plans. We’re switching to Sprint at the end of the year because we can get unlimited everything for the same price we’re paying now with Verizon.
Post # 7
To be honest, $90 is less than I pay now, and I don’t go over 1gb of data, so it doesn’t bother me too much.
Post # 8
Its BS….I signed up for an Iphone the last day they were offering unlimited data plans and now they are changing it. I hope they lose a ton of business.
Post # 9
Oh my gosh…we just got our new iphones in February and we were grandfathered in so we got to keep our unlimited data but our plan is still almost $200 a month for my husband and I. We get unlimited data and texting, insurance and 700 minutes. It’s already a rip off, I REFUSE to pay any more than that, so I guess we will be switching carriers in a few years when our plan is up because thats some BS. They are already robbing us.
Post # 10
So at the moment one can still upgrade under the old rules? When do the changes come into effect?
Post # 11
Tmobile has ‘unlimited’ but they throttle you after 2 GB, meaning after your first 2 GB every month, they slow you down from 4g speeds to 2g speeds for the rest of the month I rarely go over 2 though, so it’s not horrible for me, but it still sucks.
The problem with Sprint is that they’re running on different technology/a different type of wireless network, which is slower than the other carriers already. So they kind of have to keep it unlimited just to stay competitive.
Post # 12
Fun, but not surprising. I don’t really use the unlimited to download movies or music, so I’ll probably be ok, but this does teach me to take care of my phone to make it last as long as possible!
I’m mostly happy to be grandfathered in for 250 text messages, particularly now that I learned (belatedly) about imessages and updated my phone for it. Bet that’ll go away too soon.
Post # 13
@rachelmichelle: that’s true, but Sprint will be going to 4G LTE… they are just a little slower to jump on the bandwagon.
Post # 15
Verizon is such a rip-off. My FH, mom and I have a Tmobile Family Plan, unlimited data up to 5GB. $150 for all 3 of us.
Post # 16
I just checked my verizon bill and I’d definitely need 2GBs. f. I’ll just keep this iphone 4 FOREVER. suck it verizon.