New data plans coming to Verizon
0. phoneArena 19 Oct 2010, 13:07 posted on
Verizon is about to introduce a bunch of new data plans beginning on October 28th...
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5. jtm1208 (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Jun 2009)
you do realize that the prices went down or stayed the same on almost everything right. and there will no longer be data packages required on phones like the env3....I dont see how this is a fail
6. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)
Why is this a bad thing? They are keeping the existing unlimited plan and just adding less expensive options for people who want them. Unless i'm missing something...
16. NexusKoolaid (unregistered)
Assuming an 'unlimited' plan gets you 2 gig a month, with 150mb being roughly 1/12th the bandwidth, shouldn't the price be somewhere close t0 1/12th of the unlimited plan? Or in other words, if you sigh up for the $15 plan and go over your limit, you pay the same as an unlimited plan, but get only 1/6 the service. That's how this is a fail.
24. kellybl131 (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Jan 2009)
The "unlimited" plan for 3G smart phones is indeed unlimited GB and will remain to be so. The is no "2 gig a month" limit. So your assumtion is wrong sir.
40. I Heart Dumbasses (unregistered)
I don't see how this is a "FAIL" for anyone except disgruntled AT&T employees trolling this website.
49. luisandres58 (Posts: 21; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)
hey...this is the most idiotic comment here...i guess u don't understand what unlimited means......what an a$$....
52. NexusKoolaid (unregistered)
There seems to be a serious reading comprehension issue in this thread. Several people have been so centered on detail that they've missed the main point. The 2 gig number was simply a point of reference from which to frame my view on the (alleged) pricing models. Was that really so hard to understand?
AT&T recently offered tiered pricing, with a tier structure that forces me to pay the same for less service than I received before. I was hoping that Verizon might be a little more sensible in their offerings, but if these numbers are true, they offer no incentive to switch. Thus, I say again, these prices are fail.
3. guest (unregistered)
unreal I guess they need to make more money since no one goes over there minutes anymore!
41. I Heart Dumbasses (unregistered)
Where on earth does it say they are charging any more than they have been? Unlimited is still unlimited. Now, they offer cheaper data plans for people that don't use "unlimited". Crawl out from that rock you've been living under with your Boost Mobile phone, moron.
4. bigguy12059 (unregistered)
No one can beat virgin mobile unlimited broadband plan for $ 40.00 per month barnone.
23. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Yea, but everyone can beat their data coverage...
28. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)
43. I Heart Dumbasses (unregistered)
Ping hit the coverage map on the pin-head. The reason why Virgin/Boost/Liberty/Renamed Sprint Bullshit can charge so little is because they have no coverage outside of a major metropolitan market or a fucking NASCAR track. Enjoy your Sprint prepaid, good luck if you ever try to use it in my neck of the woods.
7. souleater93 (Posts: 86; Member since: 20 Mar 2009)
Hopefully this is true because then I can get a smartphone like the Ozone. I've been wanting a smartphone for the longest time, but I rarely use 100mb of data so the $30 seemed like a waste of money
25. jkeskel (Posts: 52; Member since: 23 May 2009)
You really want an Ozone? You know its WM6.5, right?
27. souleater93 (Posts: 86; Member since: 20 Mar 2009)
Yeh, I know. What's wrong with WM6.5? I don't prefer the feel of android phones, so I'd rather get WM
29. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)
WM=freezy POS phones
33. souleater93 (Posts: 86; Member since: 20 Mar 2009)
I know that it can freeze, but will it still freeze if I don't use any applications other than an internet application. The reason I chose the Ozone was because it had global ready capabilities and it's not too expensive full price, $350.
35. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)
havent had much luck with the ozone. sold two and have had to replace them both via warranty. still better than a devour tho. The task manager needs to b ur best friend, get insurance, and hope they replace it with something else when it poops the bed
36. souleater93 (Posts: 86; Member since: 20 Mar 2009)
Yeh I know about the task manager and how it is your best friend lol, my friends have other WM phones. Also you don't need insurance to get a different phone, Verizon has the 3 phone policy, and that can be a life saver if you have a horrible phone, but the sales person also needs to be trained properly to know about it.
37. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)
Verizon did away with the 3 phone replacement...
38. souleater93 (Posts: 86; Member since: 20 Mar 2009)
Seriously? When did they do that??? and did they get rid of the multifru or multithrough (spelling?)
39. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)
Multi-fru was the three phone exchange, and it's been gone since about January I believe. It was too easy to take advantage of...
42. souleater93 (Posts: 86; Member since: 20 Mar 2009)
That's odd because I used that after January with my LG Dare and actually it's two different policys. first it was the three phone policy and then the multi-fru was after that when the replacement was still a problem; or that's what Verizon told me about them. Also it was a hushed policy because most retail employees never heard of it or the manager would literally tell them not to mention it.
44. I Heart Dumbasses (unregistered)
Did this dude seriously say he wanted an "Ozone"?
48. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)
All I know is that Verizon VERY rarely gives warranty replacements in the form of another device unless the original device is no longer available to them or you really raise hell, and even then it's hit or miss depending on who you talk to.
51. souleater93 (Posts: 86; Member since: 20 Mar 2009)
I said like the Ozone because of the global capabilities, due to my families european vacations and some of my friends seem to like their Ozone. @cc16177 it wasn't rarely if you knew about the three phone policy (if you look at my other comment it explains it) because I've had many phones; LG Venus, LG Chocolate 3, LG enV2, LG Dare and then the Samsung Intensity; I bought the Samsung reality at full price a few months later due to problematic employees at my Verizon store.
54. Pdiddles (unregistered)
Ya they dont do 3 phone warranty program anymore.
8. Ally (unregistered)
yes finaly i can get a smartphone... :D HTC Merg hear i come sweety
9. Fizz (unregistered)
Why do you want a Smartphone if you are only going to use 150MB of data?
14. Mando10 (unregistered)
Because not everyone is using data every minuet i don't even use more than 70 mb on my enV Touch, besides i am constantly around WiFi so its all good for me.....
30. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)
...env touch isnt wifi capable. -100 for not even knowing how your phone works
31. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)
-200 on me for not knowing how to read....sorry
10. jamess661 (Posts: 44; Member since: 12 Sep 2009)
I think the problem is $15 for only 150mb why not $15 for 1gb? Since $15 is half the price for unlimited and if the soft cap for unlimited is around 5gb why not even 2gb just an idea.
11. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
All you people complaining need to shut up. AT&T offers you 2GB of data for $30 while Verizon is offering you unlimited for $30. Which would you rather have?
18. bridge4spirit (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)
I'm with AT&T right now. They offer 200 MB for $15 or 2 GB for $25 for smartphones. I have a good dumbphone (Samsung Flight) and only pay $15 for unlimited data on it. I won't go to Verizon because of having to pay $30 for a dumphone's data plan.
45. I Heart Dumbasses (unregistered)
You clearly have no clue how Verizon's data plans work, even on a "dumbphone". Go do your research, then come back and comment.
12. justme83 (unregistered)
WELL DONE VZW! The key thing is that they are NOT getting rid of UNLIMITED data. There will just be more options for people if they dont feel they need unlimited data.
32. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)
None of this is LTE so dont get ur hopes up
13. 405 (unregistered)
I think the pricing is reasonable for some but not suited for all. I think VZW was wrong for charging $9.99 mandatory 3G feature phone charge. I guess they got the money they needed and now they can be competitive with the other 4 major carriers.
15. 405 (unregistered)
in addition- This is way better than the $9.99 for 25mb and $19.99 75mb they had before.
50. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
One of the smartest comments i've seen...
19. Sniggly (Posts: 7291; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
From what I understand, 4G data plans won't have unlimited usage, even for smartphones, but if these plans stay in place, then they would serve as a compelling argument to continue buying 3G phones. BTW, any phone currently considered a 3G Multimedia phone will STILL be considered as such and will STILL require the bullshit 9.99 plan, so you'll have to wait for the new phones like the Octane to come out in order for this new pricing to apply to the non smartphones. And yes, I do applaud all of these plan changes, ESPECIALLY the new 10 gig allowance, though I wish they offered an unlimited plan for the aircards. This is all an example of Verizon Wireless actually LISTENING to its customers and changing their plans for the better.
55. ihateapple (unregistered)
As of Oct 28th the $9.99 requirement is going away
20. bridge4spirit (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)
I have yet to see what is so wonderful about Verizon. They are consistently more expensive than other major carriers. And, unless you are on a mountain top somewhere remote, other carriers work fine. Actually, in New Mexico where I live, there are good sized portions of the state that are so remote no carrier covers them. I was in Jemez and asked a shop owner, "Is it just AT&T or is there no cell service around here?" to which she replied, "None of them work here." I was aghast and said with concern, "OMG, what do you do here?!" She dryly replied, "Landlines." :-)
26. invisibleman (unregistered)
I live in New Mexico as well and this is an area in which Verizon's better network is very clear. First, why would anyone cover an area like Jemez? There have to only be a few hundred people living out there and not a lot of pass through traffic. Do you know how expensive it is to build out a network in an area? Second, in New Mexico, AT&T only has 3G coverage in the Albuquerque area and the Las Cruces area. I live in Albuquerque and if you go about 5 miles outside of town, AT&T has no 3G coverage. They don't even cover Santa Fe, which is a pretty big city. Even though VZW has some service holes in very remote areas, they will cover most anywhere that people live and travel on a regular basis. I snowboard and have had 3G coverage at every ski resort in the state. This may sound like somehting that nobody will benefit from, but listening to Pandora while snowboarding is awesome. Sprint is a bit better than AT&T on coverage in the state and T-Mobile is practically non-existant. Finally, you say that Verizon is consistantly more expensive than the other carriers. This is wrong. They are more expensive than Sprint, T-Mobile and the other "value carriers", but a steak costs more than a McDonald's hamburger and a BMW costs more than a Kia. You get what you pay for. And VZW is not more expensive than AT&T. Their prices are the same for some products, VZW is more expensive for others, and AT&T is more expensive for some others. It's pretty much a wash and most people would agree that overall VZW's service is better.
47. I Heart Dumbasses (unregistered)
+1000000000000 + 1
21. Phonatic (Posts: 27; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)
As long as they keep the unlimited option I see it as a win.
46. I Heart Dumbasses (unregistered)
Best comment in this thread.
22. guest (unregistered)
unlimited data wil be ending once lte is on
53. j (unregistered)
anyone chooses the 15 dollar data option should not have a smartphone but at least the verizon unlimited option is still there.
56. sprintemployee (unregistered)
I say everyone just go with sprint, unlimited date,text, tv,gps and unlimited mobile to mobile....all for 69.99 u cant beat that. Verizon and At&t are so damm expensive and offer all these great service but yet my sisblingshave no service in the office with at&t and my mom gets drop calls all the time wit verizon. sprint also has fast internet service, at&t and verizon claim they have the fastest, they are all the same to me.
57. Ih8sprintdbags (unregistered)
^^^^ you are so darn funny ^^^^^ tool
58. sjung (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Oct 2010)
I love how you base your service off your siblings and mom. Are you serious? Sprint? Go check your Sprint coverage map before making any comments.
Totally agree. I just hope they keep the unlimited option FTW.