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  • Verizon Killing Legacy Unlimited Data Plans For 4G LTE Users

    Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo explaining to Verizon customers why they don't matter.


    Verizon is killing unlimited data for anone upgrading to their 4G LTE network. Which, will eventually be everyone.

    Verizon's CFO Fran Shammo announced during the 40th annual J.P. Morgan Technology that consumers moving onto the company’s 4G network will be forced to give up their grandfathered unlimited data plans. It seems rather fitting that Verizon would make such an anti-consumer announcement at an event hosted by J.P. Morgan.

    In case customers thought this move was made to enhance their user end experience, Shammo made it painfully clear the move toward tiered and shared data is for profit only.

    “A lot of our 3G base is on unlimited. When they migrate off 3G they will have to go to data share. That is beneficial to us.” — Shammo
    You can hate on AT&T all you want, but at least they allowed grandfathered unlimited users access to their 4G LTE network. Verizon is using the lure of 4G to destroy unlimited data and in its place institute a “Data Share” model. Under the shared data model families and businesses will have access to a shared pool of data instead of tying the data cap to a single phone.

    Verizon still hasn’t announced pricing for their data share plans, but expect them to do horrible unspeakable things to your bank account. Shammo claims the industry has crippled the smartphone market by restricting data usage to individual devices, but I suspect it has more to do with "restricting" Verizon's profits.

    “If I can add as many devices as I want, that is more efficient from a family perspective and a small business perspective” — Shammo
    One can only assume that by more efficient, he means “get screwed over without realizing it.”

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Verizon Killing Legacy Unlimited Data Plans For 4G LTE Users started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. Agent929's Avatar
      Agent929 -
      This is total crap. Dude you need to figure out what the hell your posting about before you post it. Verizon is making a new plan later this year that will allow people to use a family share package similar to the family text message IF YOU CHOOSE TO OPT IN FOR IT. This WILL NOT affect anybody if they choose to keep the plan and DOES NOT apply to single line accounts. I gotta say this is probably the some of the most bogus **** I have ever seen on this forum. I'm not even going to read the other comments. If you actually read the whole contract you would see they can't do it by default.
    1. MrLingerLonger's Avatar
      MrLingerLonger -
      If AT&T follows this path there is nothing anyone can do. Unless you can organize a go f yourself boycott against them and have everyone flood their lines canceling.
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Wow, this is lame. Precisely why I don't want to use my upcoming upgrade for Verizon, because this might happen. If the next iPhone has 4G...hopefully T-Mobile will fix some stuff up to allow iPhones to use T-Mo 4G network. I'd switch back to T-Mobile in a heartbeat. Sprint may not be killing the unlimited data but Sprint's 4G doesn't even cover my area so that's out of the question. Come on T-Mobile!

      For convenience sake though...I still hope Verizon will let me grandfather my unlimited data plan. The hassle of switching just hurts my head...but killing unlimited data will definitely make me walk away from Verizon.
    1. ibivibiv's Avatar
      ibivibiv -
      The answer is simple, if you have an unlimited plan, when you upgrade your phone just say 'No' to the new 4G network plan. Ask to remain on the existing one. Or better yet change carriers to another that does not @#% on you as a customer. When Verizon sees a mass exodus of subscribers they will roll this back. If you don't like the product, don't buy it. Then that company either goes out of business or changes.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by bleucrayonz View Post
      this is ********.
      Actually it's *********** I Just want to join in with the spelling nazis :P
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Quote Originally Posted by ibivibiv View Post
      The answer is simple, if you have an unlimited plan, when you upgrade your phone just say 'No' to the new 4G network plan. Ask to remain on the existing one. Or better yet change carriers to another that does not @#% on you as a customer. When Verizon sees a mass exodus of subscribers they will roll this back. If you don't like the product, don't buy it. Then that company either goes out of business or changes.
      Kind of hard for people who want 4G.
    1. Aeroavenger's Avatar
      Aeroavenger -
      How many devices does this *mod edit: language** need to use?
    1. Goof's Avatar
      Goof -
      Swanson misspelled the word "anyone" in the first paragraph.

      But yea. I don't like this data share thing.
    1. Shipoopi's Avatar
      Shipoopi -
      They've lost me as a customer. Permanently. I have coined a new word to describe it: netflixing. When a large customer base leaves a company due to unfair increases in price, and overall disrespect of their customers, this is netflixing. I've netflixed them, and so will millions of others over the next several months. Maybe they will hear us now? I want unlimited data plans for less than $50. But Verizon let greed get in the way of customer satisfaction.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      The best way to fight back is to leave the carrier. For most, a smartphone is not a necessity, but rather a convenience. If everyone that was angry at what the carriers are doing just dropped their lines of service, ALL of these carriers would feel the hurt virtually instantly. The problem is most people would rather just complain on sites like this.