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  • Price of Verizon's Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plan to Increase by $20


    Remember when unlimited data plans were the way to go a few years back and then some U.S. mobile carriers started phasing the plan out, while others still honored it to consumers who held onto it? Well Verizon Wireless is now changing the monthly price of unlimited data plans for those who were grandfathered in. According to The Verge, Verizon will be increasing the price of unlimited data plans by $20.

    The monthly price per line for those holding onto the company’s unlimited plan will hike from $29.99 a month to $49.99 a month. The Verge reported that the increase in price will begin next month, starting the beginning of November. Apparently there’s less than 1% of Verizon customers still on the grandfathered unlimited plan, so it shouldn’t affect too many customers. However, we’re sure those affected by this price increase won’t be happy about it.

    $49.99 will be the price of the unlimited data plan alone, which means it will be added on top of the customer’s text and voice plan. This means that for those who have Verizon’s Nationwide Talk and Text 450 Plan ($59.99/month) will have to add an additional $29.99, making the total bill $109.98. Do keep in mind, this is just for the Nationwide Talk and Text 450 Plan- for those paying more already, it will be even more expensive.

    Keep in mind that this price increase will only affect those who are out of contract and are paying month-to-month. Those currently still on a two-year contract won’t be affected by the price increase until the end of their term. It was noted that corporate and government accounts won’t be affected by this change either.

    Source: The Verge
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Price of Verizon's Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plan to Increase by $20 started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 40 Comments
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Great, now AT&T will follow suit. Monkey see, monkey do.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Thank god for T Mobile!
    1. Abneriel's Avatar
      Abneriel -
      I am on that plan. It is currently comped by work, but that is pretty lame.
    1. todomz's Avatar
      todomz -
      Kills me how phone technology is out doing cell phone companies! The idea that these phones do so much to strain these networks and they have to cap you is America 2015! Rich/Greed!!!
      T!
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      i have grandfather Verizon im still on a contract tho till end of year thats bull **** corporate and government should be charged as well i work for my funds greedy pos
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      They haven't changed that rate for about 10 years. Just how many years would you expect it to continue.

      Also, T-Mobile is crap!
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      They haven't changed that rate for about 10 years. Just how many years would you expect it to continue.

      Also, T-Mobile is crap!
      Since companies are increasing the size of their data buckets without increasing their price, I would expect Verizon to never increase their price. In fact, I would expect them to lower it!
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Where is government regulation when you need it?
    1. bobnwako's Avatar
      bobnwako -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      Great, now AT&T will follow suit. Monkey see, monkey do.
      Bingo! You said it all.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I can already hear the backlash...
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      I still have 13 months or so left on my contract but F them I'll dump them if they raise my plan. Until then rape the data
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      Also, T-Mobile is crap!
      That's your opinion, I happen to have great service where I live and at work. Switched 4 line from At&T and never been happier! True unlimited data, great service (for me) and a 40% lower bill. Never going back.
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      Where is government regulation when you need it?
      They're not getting the price hike so they don't give a sh1t!
    1. rickybuckets's Avatar
      rickybuckets -
      Is this even legal?
    1. bobnwako's Avatar
      bobnwako -
      Quote Originally Posted by rickybuckets View Post
      Is this even legal?
      No it is not. Just a way to get people to opt out so the rip off can continue.
    1. MoonFighter's Avatar
      MoonFighter -
      Quote Originally Posted by rickybuckets View Post
      Is this even legal?
      Sure it is.

      And they desperately want people off these unlimited plans. People will either stay on their plan and pay out the behind, switch to a capped plan to save money or leave altogether. Mostly a win for Verizon since it only affects 1% off their customers; it's not like it'll hurt them any of some of them leave.
    1. jackbauerctu's Avatar
      jackbauerctu -
      [emoji121]️ I love how one person says yes it's legal right after someone else says no it is not legal. So which one is it?
    1. MoonFighter's Avatar
      MoonFighter -
      Quote Originally Posted by jackbauerctu View Post
      [emoji121]️ I love how one person says yes it's legal right after someone else says no it is not legal. So which one is it?
      Well, I'm no lawyer so I could be wrong xD

      It's slimy as all get out but I don't see any reason why it would be illegal. Just me and my two cents.
    1. scorpio02150's Avatar
      scorpio02150 -
      Wow, this ontop of the noticed I received last month letting me know that THEY were slashing my corporate discount starting on my nov cycle; not to mention their service has gotten worse. I guess its time to jump ship and head to tmobile.
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by rickybuckets View Post
      Is this even legal?
      How is raising their prices not legal?