The grandathered plans "axe" gem that came out of CFO Fran Shammo at an investor conference
, caused quite the backlash and openly voiced displeasure from customers on forums and in comments. A lot of them threatened to move away from Verizon for alternative options, if the carrier goes through with these plans.
Alternatives would be moving to T-Mobile, Sprint or a regional carrier, all of which have unlimited data options with varying degrees of small print, like T-Mobile throttling users after a certain cap, but no overage charges.
That is why we wanted to ask you, dear reader, if you plan to make the switch from Verizon to something else, in case you have to give up your grandfathered unlimited for some reason. Check an option that suits you in the poll below, and sound off in the comments for the world to see.
- Are you planning to switch carriers if you have to abandon Verizon's unlimited data plan?
Verizon's network is great, so I don't mind paying full retail for a new phone
8.22% (151 votes)
I'll keep my trusty phone with $30 unlimited, thank you
13.28% (244 votes)
Let's wait and see the new data-sharing plans pricing first
28.25% (519 votes)
T-Mobile works fine in my area, so I'll switch to its unlimited plan
8.98% (165 votes)
Sprint works fine in my area, so I'll switch to its unlimited data fix
23.68% (435 votes)
My regional carrier offers unlimited and I'll make the switch
3.65% (67 votes)
I'm so angry I can only see (Big) Red
13.94% (256 votes)