Verizon Max plan to offer 6GB for $30 to wean unlimited data users onto a tiered plan
0. phoneArena 23 Aug 2013, 13:38 posted on
If you have a grandfather plan on Verizon giving you unlimited data, you likely guard that plan to an obsessive degree because the other option is to start paying for one of Verizon's very expensive tiered data plans. But, Verizon wants to wean you off of the unlimited data, and so the carrier is going to be launching a limited time offer along with the Verizon Edge plans called Verizon Max...
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8. newbey123 (Posts: 603; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Eventually, they will eliminate it and just start throttling speed once one of the unlimited customers pass a certain amount.
11. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1038; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
similar to what Tmobile customers deal with. But they had to have known what they were getting themselves into by offering unltd mobile data. I envy those that have the untd data plan because there are no restrictions. Id still use Wifi, but Id have the option of using mobile data whenever I want or when the Wifi signal is too weak to use
53. nnjerzy (Posts: 122; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
TMob only throttles you if you are on the 50.00 plan and after the 2gig.. you drop down... if you have the everything unlim plan 70.00 a month its all you can eat data and LTE service NO THROTTLE
30. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
They're not desperate. They could eliminate unlimited data at any time if they so desire. This is more like a slightly underhanded good-will gesture to keep those that will defect to other carriers when they get rid of it.
78. 14545 (Posts: 1598; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
They are desperate. That's why they are giving these "sweetheart" deals to try and lure us over. They don't want to revenue loss that would come with kicking us to the curb. That and they want us to do it voluntarily because some of us are in contracts(intentionally, in my case) for the next two years. So they can't do sh!!t to my plan for two years or they break the contract.
84. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You just think they're desparate. They're not. We're talking about the biggest wireless carrier in the nation with the largest coverage. Most people couldn't leave if they wanted to without suffereing a huge downgrade in service. I highly doubt they have a seriously substantial number of people still using unlimited anyway. And while you're allowed to break contract if your carrier changes the rules midstream, most people don't actually know that. Most people would be smart to take this deal.
9. McLTE (Posts: 854; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
The day I lose my unlimited plan is the day I start switching my 5 lines to another carrier. The ONLY thing that keeps me with Verizon is the unlimited data plan.
These tiered data plans are such a joke it make me ill. The providers used to pillage our wallets through texting and minutes usage.. now they are shifting towards data consumption.
As society moves towards using more data.. we can count on our providers to be there to put us in a position to have to pay more and more.
16. riggsy (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
Especially once phone calls start going over the data pipeline.
19. steven252000 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)
Yep that is coming.....VoLTE. or what ever it is called. That is reported to be the next thing coming. So then when calls use data it is gonna get real ugly. This to me would be the real reason they are trying to temp those on unlimited to switch.
20. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
And Verizon would be happy to lose you and replace you with 10 customers with 10 new phones using the same amount of bandwidth.
47. designerfx (Posts: 76; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
well that sounds nice and all, but it doesn't work that way. considering easily over 1/3 of their userbase is unlimited they carry a lot of sway.
59. miles16852 (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
your RANT sounds better on paper (or posted here) but does not work in the real world
102. c.hack (Posts: 613; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
There's one problem with your comment - losing hime will not get any customers. In fact having a dissatisifed customer dump Verizon is likely to convince others. I'm dumping Verizon because a friend at work switched to Sprint's unlimited and loves.
70. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
I'm with you my Unlimited friend; they will have to kill me for it. Not to worry, though, I'm collecting Galaxy Note 2's (because darn-it, I keep "losing" my phone) in case they eliminate Unlimited Data completely; I'll just use my rooted "Lost" phones on Walmart's SmartTalk $30 Unlimited Plan. Besides, I've already downloaded everything I could ever need or want for the next 5 to 10 years ... lol
God Bless Unlimited Data and God Bless America!!
72. miles16852 (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
you do realize GOD does not bless countries, he bless's people !
74. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
I agree with you but, that blasphemy is written into one of our country's (USA's) songs by the same name.
10. calebsyoon (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)
so can someone with a 2 GB plan move up to 6 GBs? my contract isn't up for a while and i don't want to get screwed over cause this deal is a limited offer
15. riggsy (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
No. It clearly states you have to be on an unlimited plan.
12. bwhiting (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
I would like to have the data plan they are offering since I had their service since 2006. I mean that would be beneficial to me and help a lot of the older customers that had to switch because of the plans where pushed on them from upgrading their devices but if I could do that then it would be really worthwhile and keep me staying with them longer.
Even though I am constantly renewing the contract each two years I don't plan to go to anyone else other than them or AT&T if I leave Verizon.
14. jamesedward318 (Posts: 99; Member since: 25 Dec 2010)
Gee this sounds like SUCH a great deal! How could anyone EVER pass this deal up? Verizon has no idea what they are doing!!!!!! They are basically giving away the house one this!!!! *said in all sarcasm*
17. jaxson983 (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)
Ha...no way I give up my unlimited on principle alone. Upgraded my phone just a few weeks ago through best buy because it lets you keep your unlimited that way even if its a free phone. So really no reason to sign up for this
21. steven252000 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)
Hmm.....are you sure on that? Sounds too good to be true. So those who are on unlimited and are due an upgrade can go to Best Buy and get a discounted phone and still keep their unlimited plan?
25. lolrus (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 May 2013)
I did an alternate upgrade for a customer a few weeks ago and the line using the upgrade kept the unlimited. Which I was very surprised by, but apparently it works. I work for Staples, btw.
60. miles16852 (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
LOL! i wouldnt be surprised if that ended up being a error and a few billing cycles that customer finds out they LOST there unlimited data, LMAO!!
90. lolrus (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Which very well could happen. I told them they were going to lose it and they were OK with it, so keeping it was just an added bonus. Even if it's temporary.
26. jaxson983 (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)
yeah I thought it was too good to be true when the best buy guy was telling me that. go to best buys website. Pick your phone and when you pick your plan it gives you the option of keeping your data plan. Got a new phone a little over 2 weeks ago
98. A_Steal (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)
That will sit until the VZW account manager looks over their activations for the month and switches it back. I used to work indirect VZW and we used to save people's unlimited all the time. VZW since has agents who's sole job is to check and make sure companies didn't do that and switch it back if they did.
101. jaxson983 (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)
Nah...I verified it with Verizon. I have the whole convo in writing. Also at this point I've just completed the 2nd billing cycle.
22. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
man verizon seriously think these companies need too considered bringing BACK OUR UNLIMITED PLANS.
23. tlsmithsr (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
I wish I could post a photo on this site. I have a friend that uses on average 250 gigs of Verizons data. It's insane