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post #1 of 32
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Verizon claims it's unlimited but I heard that "unlimited" package is only 5 gb. Not very unlimited to me and that could be eaten up pretty quick if that's true. So which is it?
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post #2 of 32
It is unlimited - they would need to stipulate in your contract otherwise.
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I'm pretty sure there is a limit. Not sure what that number is, but there is an actual limit. It could be in the fine print...
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post #4 of 32
I've gone over 5GB more than once...then again, I'm not sure if they've changed anything over the last couple months/years. I've been on unlimited since 2004
post #5 of 32
There is no limit. I've hit a little over 7gb on my phone and 10gb total on my account and nada. Verizons unlimited is unlimited. The most you are going to hit is between 7-10gb due to speed limitations.
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post #6 of 32
It's not really unlimited. There's a "soft cap" at 5GB. They cover their arse with the "fair use", "network balancing", or "protecting everyone's experience" verbiage in the ToS. Consider yourself lucky. When I was on VZW and went above 5GB twice, they made sure I knew about it with two letters, and email, and a phone call for each "violation". hmmsmiley02.gif

Edit: I also called the rep inquiring as to the whole "unlimited"/soft cap thing and they said that they were starting to be more stringent with all the rising popularity in Android and smartphones in general. iPhone wasn't mentioned because this was back in August of 2010.
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post #7 of 32
if you go over the soft-cap they will throttle your speeds and tell you to simmah down
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I wish they had an unlimited that was not $20000 for ny 4G USB Modem frown.gif
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post #9 of 32
^^dont agree, every month im over 5gb. And I have not once received a call/email/letter. I've been with Verizon since 04 and had droids since they first came out and never had any problems with throttling my speeds
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post #10 of 32
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So unlimited is limited. That's false advertising. Can't say up front that it's unlimited but only to put in fine print that it's not.
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