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Verizon finally killing unlimited data plans this summer, says it'll get iPhone 5 at same time as AT&T

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Verizon's been telegraphing its intent to drop unlimited data plans for nearly a year, and despite the fact that LTE smartphones launched with all-you-can-eat options, those plans haven't changed one bit. Reuters reports that Verizon will finally nix the megabyte buffet this summer, replacing it with a fully tiered data pricing scheme, though CFO Fran Shammo also floated the idea that tiered data could open up an avenue for family data plans. We've never really enjoyed sharing minutes, so we doubt counting our kilobytes will be much fun, but we suppose there's always room for Verizon to pleasantly surprise us with a really low price for mobile web browsing. Right? By the by, Fran also reiterated claims that the next iPhone will be a global device, and said that when it launches on AT&T, it'll hit Verizon stores at the very same time.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/19/v...s-this-summer/


Hard not to quote the whole thing...

AT&T and their stupid ideas (=greed). It was just a matter of time other will do the same. Wondering what Sprint is going to do...
Edited by mechati - 5/20/11 at 8:08am
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post #2 of 111
They can pull this crap because they know people will pay and take it up the rear and smile. This is total BS , these companies are way to greedy
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post #3 of 111
I just want Sprint to make SmartPhones free (the data plan) but then again they would have to add caps... so I don't know.
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Nothing new here, its been expected (and even talked about) for sometime. Current users with unlimited data plans will probably be allowed to keep what they currently have, but it they elect to change their plan in the future they will not have 'unlimited data' available any longer.
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Sprint is already capped at 5GB on 3G. At least 4G is unlimited.
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Well i guess this just means a ton more customers for sprint with their $99.99 simply everything plan.
    
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I am fine as long as they do not force me to downgrade my unlimited plan to some 2gb plan.
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Originally Posted by DarkRyder View Post
Well i guess this just means a ton more customers for sprint with their $99.99 simply everything plan.
Screw that. Go Virgin Mobile. Decent phones with unlimited dats for 1/2 the monthly cost.
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In Canada we pay $30 for 1GB of data, that's it. No complaining.
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I am fine as long as they do not force me to downgrade my unlimited plan to some 2gb plan.
Did you even read the title, much less the article?
 
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