Are we screwed with tiered data plamd when we renew or upgrade our phones???

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    Are we screwed with tiered data plan when we renew or upgrade our phones???

    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/07/...p-mobile-data/


    Check out this link, now I thought we'd be grandfatherEd into the unlimited data plans and stay there as long as we stayed with Verizon, but according to this article once our "contact" is up we are going to get stuck with the tiered data plans too! All I have to say about this is WTF!!! We need to figure out what we can do about this before it happens! I for one DO NOT want to get stuck paying for data charges!

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    I hate to say it, but if we do not get to keep our unlm data....your other option, besides taking tiered, is to leave big red. As of now however, the official word is that we keep our plan and all new lines must get tiered.
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    The only thing we know for sure is that current customers are grandfathered in at this time. No one knows how long that time will last for, but most people are kind of figuring its not going to last forever (ex, more than 2 years when its time to renew again).

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    Upgrade to a 4g phone and you'll be locked in for another 2 years. I'm pretty sure that if you don't ever take a subsidized phone from Verizon they won't change your plan. Of course, you have to buy your phone outright, which will be expensive. But, probably worth it when you consider how much data you'll use on a 4g network vs of 3g. You can blow through 2gb of data in less than a day on 4g....so, things can get REAL expensive quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goondan9 View Post
    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/07/...p-mobile-data/


    Check out this link, now I thought we'd be grandfatherEd into the unlimited data plans and stay there as long as we stayed with Verizon, but according to this article once our "contact" is up we are going to get stuck with the tiered data plans too! All I have to say about this is WTF!!! We need to figure out what we can do about this before it happens! I for one DO NOT want to get stuck paying for data charges!

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    You will be grandfathered in.. even when your contract expires...

    (Source - I work for vzw)....

    P.s. the people getting screwed are new smartphone customers... its BS. But we are safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfranckiv View Post
    You will be grandfathered in.. even when your contract expires...

    (Source - I work for vzw)....

    P.s. the people getting screwed are new smartphone customers... its BS. But we are safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfranckiv View Post
    You will be grandfathered in.. even when your contract expires...

    (Source - I work for vzw)....

    P.s. the people getting screwed are new smartphone customers... its BS. But we are safe.

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    I hope so lol...I don't think I could ever go to sprint... they are the only ones left with unlimited contracts

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    Quote Originally Posted by ras0787 View Post
    I hope so lol...I don't think I could ever go to sprint... they are the only ones left with unlimited contracts

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    Sprint's coverage territory is miserably small. Other than that...

    The article above is the first thing I've seen that says we lose our package at renewal. Everything else seemed to indicate that even if we upgraded our phones at renewal that we'd be able to keep our plans.
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    I just got upgraded and was able to keep my unlimited.
    I have done a lot of write up's....here's a link to some. If you would like help with your phone simply ask, PM me, or drop me an email and I will assist where I can.
    List of phones I can help with: Droid, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Droid X, Droid X2, Droid 3, Droid Bionic.
    If you don't get response here try me on DroidForums, XDA, or Rootzwiki under the same name

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    Some confirmation, then. Thanks, Nerdslogic.
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