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Verizon doubles the megabyte allowance for newly signed 4G smartphone data plans

0. phoneArena 09 Nov 2011, 02:19 posted on

Starting tomorrow, November 8, anyone who commits to a 4G smartphone data plan with Verizon will receive twice the megabytes that the plan includes...

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posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:12

14. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Sure. You get 4000 MB instead of 2000. :)

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:25

25. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Technically, a GB = 1024 MB....

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:32

28. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


they mean gigabyte.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:59

11. SMB (Posts: 30; Member since: 02 Aug 2010)


I signed up for a 2GB plan back in August. Can I call and get this deal?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:49

19. Nick_T (Posts: 170; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Sure! Just give them a call tomorrow.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:14 2

15. snowgator (Posts: 3601; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Good!! We are between re-upping at AT&T or moving to Verizon. It is nice to have options. Verizon is the most expensive, so to have a more on their plans is a plus. Throw in the overall best nationwide network, and it will be okay if we are sliding over to Verizon now.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:35 1

17. trin (Posts: 88; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Oh wow vz. Nicccee.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:01 3

21. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Verizon should make this move permanent. 2 gigs scares me as a ceiling, but I would be very comfortable with 4 gigs.

Dammit, if only the RAZR was coming to AT&T.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:08

23. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It just didn't make sense that they would tier 3G and 4G equally. 2 GB over LTE takes up so much less bandwidth than over EVDO.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 12:40 1

36. torr310 (Posts: 890; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


This is an endless road. Once you got 4GB, you will be hoping for 8GB a few months later.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 12:58

40. snowgator (Posts: 3601; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


If only this pushes AT&T to 4G as well. Doesn't hurt to hope.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:07

22. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Does this count for broadband?

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 11:01 1

62. baboex (Posts: 10; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


no, only 4G smartphones

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:08

24. Jyakotu (Posts: 844; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I wonder if this move will make AT&T increase their data allowance for their 4G devices. At least make the $15 plan 2GB, the $25 5GB, and the $45 should be upped to 10GB (5GB for data + tethering). I love AT&T, despite currently having Sprint, but I think they should allow users more data because, let's be honest, a lot of average users won't utilize Wi-Fi.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:27

27. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Not true....AT&T does have the most Wi-Fi connections of any network....that is why the congestion has dropped...lol.
Plus, they have 15.00/200 MB plan, so I doubt they will offer a similar plan to Verizon, unfortunately.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:22 1

32. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


AT&T usually copies Verizon's plans. They don't have LTE though so..

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:26

26. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Is this permanent? Meaning, if I sign up now, will I be reduced to the regular allowance of data at some point?

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 11:01

61. baboex (Posts: 10; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


If you sign up for this promotion, you keep it until you make some change to your data features. Ex. Switching from the 2/4 Gb plan to the 5Gb plan AFTER the promotion has ended.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:56 1

30. ap1989 (Posts: 145; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


This is why Verizon is better then AT&T

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:01 1

31. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It's still about the network coverage for me. Where I work I have 4 bars of 2G and 3 bars of 3G on VZW. AT&T is stuck on EDGE here, Sprint is 2G only and T-Mobile is roaming.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:23 5

33. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Awesome move by VZW

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 13:08 2

44. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Why do you care taco? Your using a 3g phone :P

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 12:16

35. Mr.phone.guy. (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Sep 2011)


I hope Verizon keeps these plans until August of 2012. That's the time my sprint contract is over. Is Sprint a good value? of course. However, they don't seem to know what direction they want to go pertaining to their 4g plans. I live in Madison, Wi and Sprint only has Two 4g (wimax) towers, Which they wont even recognise exist. When I drive through town, my 4g only last for about 3-4 minutes tops, before it falls back to 3g. With the amount of time I use pandora in my car (which is always) skipping songs is very tedious. Sprint has until August to win me back or I'll switch.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 10:49

60. baboex (Posts: 10; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


This promotion ends in January of 2012

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 12:41 3

37. Scuba_Steve (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


What would you guys rather see, lowered prices or a higher allowance?

I love that vzw is doing this, finally I can have a little more faith. Still I'd rather see dropped prices.

The MBB went from 5GB/$60 to 5GB/$50

Imagine a $10 dollar drop on data pricing. That's a $240 savings!

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 12:43 1

38. torr310 (Posts: 890; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Signing up for a 2-year contract is just insane in the technology world.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 13:56

49. JasonLegend00 (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Nov 2009)


I still get unlimited! :-D

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 15:05 2

50. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I love my Unlimited OG plan :) I get %20 off because of my job so VZW FTMFW

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 16:48 1

51. cappy718 (Posts: 26; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


I randomly check FB and look at internet and I am at 2.8gb lately. I've been doing more cuz I'm trying to figure out if this Bionic is going to cause a call to verizon. Plus it keeps deleting aps on me...which causes me to download them again...sigh! Glad I'm grandfathered unlimited! :)

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 20:38

52. fonefan (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


I would have rather seen the price cut in half for the 2GB rate. Most people don't use anywhere near 2GB.

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