Verizon will not cancel upgrades that let customers keep unlimited data
posted by Alan F. / Sep 30, 2013, 9:17 PM
The question was whether or not Verizon would allow those who were able to take advantage of the glitch, to keep their orders. Or, would the nation's largest carrier unilaterally cancel those orders? As it turned out, Verizon decided to allow those orders that benefited from the glitch, to go through. Keep in mind that not every Verizon customer was able to upgrade to a new subsidized phone and keep their grandfathered unlimited data plan. At least one Big Red customer upgraded to an Apple iPhone 5s and was forced to give up his unlimited data.
You can check out Verizon's statement below.
Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013
Every carrier shud gve unlimited data plan...
posted on Sep 30, 2013, 10:28 PM 1
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Sadly they are not dumping much money into increasing bandwidth except tmobile. http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phone-plans/individual.html
posted on Sep 30, 2013, 11:00 PM 0
Posts: 1917; Member since: Dec 07, 2011
It's the only reason why it's able to be somewhat more affordable than the others. This was never a secret and it's what got me on-board with them when I started working my first job in high school. Then I got a job that required a lot of travel and needed to be connected almost everywhere I went so I looked at the map and went Verizon since Sprint was still spotty despite having a full colored map. AT&T gave my brother coverage problems so I crossed them off as well. Besides I have friends who tell me otherwise on the affordability side of things as their bills aren't that much cheaper than mine.
posted on Oct 01, 2013, 2:03 AM 0
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Classy move VZW. I really expected another royal screwing, but you proved me wrong. Congrats to those lucky customers and let's hope for more glitches.
posted on Sep 30, 2013, 11:42 PM 2
Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012
PA if y'all keep ya freaking mouth shut on these sort things then there not be a fix on the glitch and folks can or would still be able to keep there unlimited plans on upgrades. Who are you folks in bed with it sure doesn't sound like us consumers.
posted on Oct 01, 2013, 1:17 AM 0
Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011
Well, the carriers, in a roundabout way, do keep the lights on here. Not to mention, it hit slickdeals, so it was only a matter of time before VZW caught on anyway. Engadget is really the one to blame, they did outright reach out to VZW and ask if "it was a mistake".
posted on Oct 01, 2013, 9:22 AM 0
Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011
I don't believe for a second that this was a software glitch. I think somebody on the inside is responsible for this. It went on for way too long and you should have seen the screen while creating an order. There was the option to switch to the 2 GB data plan for $30, the 6 GB data plan for $30 and then the keep unlimited data plan for $30.
posted on Oct 01, 2013, 7:56 AM 0
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