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My family's phone contract ends in August. We were planning on getting iPhones but that is clearly out the window now.

Great job Verizon, you screwed up and lost hundreds of dollars in the next two years from one family alone. Dumbphones it is for the next 2 years!
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What about Sprint?
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What about Sprint?
...What about it...?
    
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The telecommunications market will soon become a duopoly with Verizon and AT&T. It's pretty much a reality already. Sprint is dwindling and losing tons of money and the they are really the last big competitor to stand a chance against them. Nothing will change that as their lobbyist have deep pockets.
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I may use around 5 - 20 GB a month, so if any of the data capping is in the range of 25 GB then I really have nothing to fear...

I think they are intentionally going after media (Specifically Video) sites...
(YouTube / Netflix / Etc.)

Sites which allow uploading / downloading will be paying out the end as well...

I see data capping as the ISPs Vs the Big Corps or Businesses Online who are using a lot of the internet bandwidth...

But Google will not go down without a fight, trust me on this one...

I see them attacking consumers who get a little too greedy too... (If you are using more than 100 GB you will most likely pay more tomorrow, so change habits now!)
Edited by _GTech - 6/21/11 at 1:45pm
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A friend of mine works at Verizon and he told me that current unlimited users will be grandfathered in. Also, the plans will likely save a bit of people money.
Save money? The it's the same damn price but now you get 2GB instead of unlimited. How what huh when? Jesus Christ. We're moon walking backwards into the 90's. I just renewed my contract with Verizon so after 2 years it might be bye bye time.
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The telecommunications market will soon become a duopoly with Verizon and AT&T. It's pretty much a reality already. Sprint is dwindling and losing tons of money and the they are really the last big competitor to stand a chance against them. Nothing will change that as their lobbyist have deep pockets.
after a stunt like this, i know i'll be switching to sprint as soon as im required to renew and pay out the a$$ for data. I'm sure a lot of people will be doing the same. I dont even understand how ATT still has cutomers, being rated the worst cell service by their own customers.
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Cricket. $55 unlimited EVERYTHING, and no contract to boot.

http://www.mycricket.com/cell-phone-...ici=learn_home
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Anyone know if the current contract for unlimited data holds them to it or will this change be for everyone all at the same time?
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gotta love Sprint!
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