Verizon adds more data options for pre-paid customers, won't rollover unused data
posted by Alan F. / Jan 22, 2015, 3:22 PM
If you need more data, an extra $5 each month will give you 500MB, which must be used within 30 days. $10 more each month will add an additional 1GB of data to your plan, which must be consumed within 90 days. And 3GB of data can be added to your plan by paying an additional $20 a month. Again, you have 90 days to use the data before it expires.
Speaking about data expiring, is there any chance that Verizon will join T-Mobile and AT&T, offering customers the opportunity to rollover their unused data into the next month? Big Red's CFO Fran Shammo says that there is not a chance of this happening. "We’re a leader, not a follower," the executive said. He also added that rolling over unused data just to keep a price-conscious subscriber from leaving doesn't make "financial sense" for Verizon. In other words, when you're the largest carrier in the nation and you can afford to let some subscribers bolt for the competition, why institute a feature that clips your bottom line?
T-Mobile's Data Stash gives those customers using a Simple Choice plan with a 3GB data bucket or higher, 10GB of data to use. After that data is consumed, any amount of data unused each month is rolled over to the next month, and must be used within 12 months before it expires. Starting January 25th, AT&T's Mobile Share Value customers can roll over unused data to the next month when it must be used, or it will expire.
source: CNET, AndroidGuys
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Translation - "F You, we're Verizon" I also find it funny that "they are a leader and not a follower" but followed suit with their upgrade program after tmobile...... Weird coincidence maybe?
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 3:36 PM 9
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Yup, they know they have the best network, especially if you travel. Their philosophy is go ahead, you'll be right back.
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 3:47 PM 0
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I just changed from $45 prepaid Verizon Wireless to Cricket $35. Cricket is AT&T. I literally had no service (zero bars) indoors in the lines at the Disneyland Indiana Jones ride or California Adventure Soarin over California ride. My girlfriend cannot even drive from Seal Beach to Torrance on Pacific Coast Hwy (Hwy 1) without getting two dropped calls on that less than 20 mile drive.
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 4:51 PM 0
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According to Verizon's map I'm fully immersed in 3G/LTE. Signal wise I get around -95 to -100dBm on 3G and -120 to -129dBm on LTE. That puts us in the fringe area, not in the middle like the map shows.
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 8:31 PM 1
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T-Mobile $80 Unlimited LTE is the best prepaid plan for Internet in the country. What they lack in coverage, they more than make up for in speed.
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 3:50 PM 2
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Prior (3-4 months?) to getting 4G LTE on prepaid, he also said that prepaid wasn't getting access to 4G anytime soon. I believe him about as far as I can throw him, which I would like to do sometimes.
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 4:03 PM 1
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Please give an option without unlimited mins and text. Data is more important to us!
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 4:29 PM 0
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This is Verizon being Greedy. They will lose a bunch of customer and then offer rollover data when its to late. Same thing happened when everyone else offered Edge before VZW. They all went to the service that gave them the most bang for their buck. Now Fred Samm-wow is banging your buck ya heard. LOL.
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 5:46 PM 1
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I heard there used to be this company called Sprint. Has anybody heard about them?
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 8:37 PM 1
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