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Are they going to offer it with unlimited data?...
01-20-2011, 12:42 AM #1
Are they going to offer it with unlimited data?
01-20-2011, 12:44 AM #2
01-20-2011, 12:46 AM #3
If they do offer it with unlimited data I might buy one.
01-20-2011, 12:49 AM #4
01-20-2011, 10:28 AM #5
The fact that they've been so tight-lipped about plan costs, especially 2 weeks before pre-orders start (for existing customers) and 3 weeks before it officially goes on sale makes me skeptical about them offering unlimited data with it.
They've been wanting to move away from unlimited data for almost a year now.Hear my sporadic ramblings: @liquidzoo on Twitter
01-20-2011, 03:47 PM #6
Articles on the web are still saying when they contact Verizon the word is
No cannot confirm the Iphone pricing plan
Its hard to believe that the pricing plan will not be more then it is now, if it was going to be the same then why the secrete......
I do not trust them!
01-21-2011, 09:54 AM #7
I would imagine they're just protecting themselves from potential backlash if they do have to change the rate plans. I would imagine >$30 for unlimited more than I would imagine $30 for limited (2gb-5gb) data. And I see them offering more than 2gb if they do limit it, just to steer people away from using an unofficial tethering application and loading tons of data off their phone to their laptops.
01-24-2011, 03:12 PM #8
01-24-2011, 04:38 PM #9
02-03-2011, 06:19 AM #10
Posted this on a News story but it belongs here too:
As much as the carriers say "Unlimited" Data, its a lie
Link to story
I was looking at the service once again yesterday for someone and decided to see what the terms look like 7–months later. Now they explicitly come out and say that their unlimited plan can only be used for up to 5GB a month otherwise your usage will be considered unacceptable and your service will be terminated (the bold text points out the important things):
Unlimited Data Plans and Features (such as NationalAccess, BroadbandAccess, Push to Talk, and certain VZEmail services) may ONLY be used with wireless devices for the following purposes: (i) Internet browsing; (ii) email; and (iii) intranet access (including access to corporate intranets, email, and individual productivity applications like customer relationship management, sales force, and field service automation). The Unlimited Data Plans and Features MAY NOT be used for any other purpose. Examples of prohibited uses include, without limitation, the following: (i) continuous uploading, downloading or streaming of audio or video programming or games; (ii) server devices or host computer applications, including, but not limited to, Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, automated machine–to–machine connections or peer–to–peer (P2P) file sharing; or (iii) as a substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections. This means, by way of example only, that checking email, surfing the Internet, downloading legally acquired songs, and/or visiting corporate intranets is permitted, but downloading movies using P2P file sharing services and/or redirecting television signals for viewing on laptops is prohibited. A person engaged in prohibited uses, continuously for one hour, could typically use 100 to 200 MBs, or, if engaged in prohibited uses for 10 hours a day, 7 days a week, could use more than 5 GBs in a month.
For individual use only and not for resale. We reserve the right to protect our network from harm, which may impact legitimate data flows. We reserve the right to limit throughput or amount of data transferred, and to deny or terminate service, without notice, to anyone we believe is using an Unlimited Data Plan or Feature in any manner prohibited above or whose usage adversely impacts our network or service levels. Anyone using more than 5 GB per line in a given month is presumed to be using the service in a manner prohibited above, and we reserve the right to immediately terminate the service of any such person without notice. We also reserve the right to terminate service upon expiration of Customer Agreement term.
So the important part of the verizon statement:
Anyone using more than 5 GB per line in a given month is presumed to be using the service in a manner prohibited above, and we reserve the right to immediately terminate the service of any such person without notice. We also reserve the right to terminate service upon expiration of Customer Agreement term.
At&t is more honest with the 4gb then Verizon and will not cut you off ( just charge you) Verizon may cut you off.............
02-03-2011, 07:03 AM #11
The 5GB cap was something that most people who cared to look deeper into it already knew about. At least I already knew about it. At least theyre giving 5GB for $30 rather than AT&T giving 2GB for $25.
02-03-2011, 07:18 AM #12
Verizon and At&t have the same fear, too many internet users. They fear that the Iphone is popular enough to cause a system overload if they allow people freedom to use the internet.
They must enforce limits to protect themselves. Sad really, to lie and get people into a contract and get away with it all this time, where are the Feds on this false advertising?
My point is all carriers enforce a cap when they see what they consider excessive use, even the cable internet or DSL providers to homes do this. DL is a sin per ISP's
My argument is why so these carriers advertise modems for Internet access? why? Some give you computers as well. To me its a double message.
We can provide internet to you but if you use it and a lot then we will cut you off....... Hmm makes you wonder why they get to have the pie and eat it too?
Last edited by DRFP; 02-03-2011 at 07:22 AM.
02-03-2011, 12:13 PM #13
I am a longtime Verizon Wireless customer, and this morning I ordered a VZ iPhone4 for my daughter. It requires a minimum of a $29.99 unlimited data plan, or $44.99 for a "corporate" data plan (whatever that is). But at the bottom of the page it says:
My daughter has the $15 150MB plan on her current Alias2; apparently they will let us keep that if I call.
Last edited by lanulos; 02-03-2011 at 12:15 PM.
02-03-2011, 07:51 PM #14
02-03-2011, 08:03 PM #15
02-03-2011, 09:53 PM #16
02-07-2011, 02:08 PM #17
That scanned paragraph from the feature selection which I posted above in post #14 on the previous page, about being able to keep an existing data plan such as 150MB/$15/mo., is not being honored by Verizon. I talked to a representative and a supervisor, and they would not let me downgrade from the unlimited plan. Besides, they discontinued the 150MB/$15/mo. plan on Jan 30th, I think they said, and replaced it with a 75MB/$10/mo. plan, which I also could not switch to. So I'm stuck with $29.99 a month no matter how little she uses.