Verizon changing the data plan pricing for their feature phones
posted by FAUguy / Jan 21, 2011, 10:51 PM
Now one of our tipsters has sent us the image below of what the new data plan will be for feature phones. It appears that the $15 for 150MB plan will be replace with one costing $10, but will only include 75MB. If you go over your 75MB, you'll then automatically be billed $10 for another 75MB. Even though you will be saving $5 a month on this new plan, the price-per-MB is actually more at 13 cents, where the older plan was running 10 cents per MB. Current customer can choose to keep the older 150MB $15 plan, but soon new customers will only have the option of the pay-as-you-go $1.99 per MB, $10 for 75 MB, or $30 for unlimited. 3G Smartphones remain unchanged requiring the $30 unlimited data plan.
Interesting news, thank you tipsters!
posted on Jan 21, 2011, 11:20 PM 1
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Is there still $15 150mb package?
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 12:16 AM 0
Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011
Nope. It will be $20 for 150. Reread the article. $10 for 75mb is replacing 15 for 150mb. If you go over 75mb it will cost another $10 for 75mb. In other words this is another price increase.lol
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 12:46 AM 0
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Price increase with Verizon? Go figure. They have a great network but that's one reason I was glad to leave them, nickel & dime the customers. If their network is so prepared for high data traffic why don't they prove it by letting customers have more data, other than unlimited?
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 7:03 AM 2
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i dont think i was ever under a gig on my storm1. i can barely keep it under 5 on my vibrant. makes me glad i have tmobile. faster service for nearly half the price with true unlimited to boot. i run 5mb/s pretty steady on my 3g vibrant. whatcha gettin on ur droid? :)
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 10:52 AM 1
How is it a joke verizons network is limited to 1mbps on all there 3g phone and LTE runs on a seperate frequency in which no verizon phone has currently, Vibrant specs tops off at 7mbps allowed in 3g frequency so 5mps is more than accurate on vibrant or even on there new motocliq 2 which tops of at 10mbps if there was such a frequency available 4g is considered higher than 14mbps which is the mytouch 4g and the G2, not saying thats what they get in a speed test but thats what there capable of. Verizon is catching up with there technology while sprint and tmobile push the standards so people like you dont start b*tching or crying that you pay too much when your buddy with the EVO or MT4G are leaving your phone to paperweight with higher monthly bills. The joke is on you for having half a brain to make statements out your A$$.. GOoD Day to you.
posted on Jan 25, 2011, 12:32 PM 0
This is great. Hopefully these will be the data plans that apply for the iPhone 4. I can't wait to leave this Blackberry Storm. I never thought that I'd say it, but Welcome iPhone!
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 12:47 AM 0
Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011
You will never get by with 75 mb or even 150mb. The iphone is a data hog. You will end up getting the unlimited data. So these new plans should mean nothing to you,
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 1:29 AM 0
when is this supposed to happen because I will be switching to verizion in the next 10 days or so?
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 9:47 AM 0
Pretty sure that there will be no other smartphone plan besides the 30 dollar unlimited. Look at the bottom of the sheet. "Data package of 29.99 or higher required for smartphones.
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 10:07 AM 1
Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 11, 2009
good eye...if you look at the data packages in the current brochure, you will notice in similarly tiny print that the $15 150mb for smartphones is a "promotional" offer...it was only a matter of time before they went back to 30 or nothing on smartphones....
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 10:22 AM 0
Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 07, 2011
"As you may remember, last year Verizon imposed mandatory data plans on all of their 3G feature phones, which was $9.99 for 25MB of data per month, or $29.99 for unlimited data." First of all it was not all feature phones. it was only a select few including only the LG phones other than the 5500. Second this isnt really a big deal. If you want internet on your phone, GET A SMART PHONE: in which case you will want unlimited data. This $10 plan is for feature phones. how much internet could you possibly want to do on one? And if you do, the email portion is still unlimited and things like occasionally checking facebook or searching google wont hurt you. yet once again, if you want a true internet expierence, just get a smartphone and none of this applys to you.
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 11:15 AM 2
my god bigred is still nickel n diming you guys..ATT is $15 for 200mb..50mb is a BIG difference
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 4:40 PM 0
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