(Closed) Change in Verizon data plans – Guess i'm switching carriers!

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@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.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

So at the moment one can still upgrade under the old rules? When do the changes come into effect?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just checked my verizon bill and I’d definitely need 2GBs.  f.  I’ll just keep this iphone 4 FOREVER.  suck it verizon.

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