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Verizon Retiring Android Data Widget Ahead of Shared Plans

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Jun 26, 2012, 5:39 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Verizon Wireless today confirmed to Phone Scoop via email that it is discontinuing the data-monitoring widget that it provided to its Android smartphones. Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney wrote, "The Data Widget is being retired in anticipation of the launch of the Share Everything Plans. Customers can continue to use the My Verizon app (available on all VZW smartphones) to monitor their data, voice and text messages.  Beginning Thursday, Verizon Wireless will add an enhancement to the My Verizon app that will allow customers on Share Everything plans to see and manage their account level data usage." Raney also noted that Verizon customers can manage their accounts online.

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Jun 26, 2012, 9:24 PM

I'm sorry but...

Verizon is useless
How so? Because they retired a soon to be useless widget?

Jun 26, 2012, 9:25 PM

Sounds like

Verizon WANTS people to go over. I wouldn't be surprised.
The data widget measures data on individual devices and can not work as is with the share everything plans coming out tomorrow. You can still have a shortcut that takes you to my verizon mobile and you can see te data usage for the account.

Carriers do not make money from overage fees, not least of all because 90% of the time or more customers don't even pay them because they are waived...what happens is that the customer is assessed an overage fee, gets angry, calls customer service, cu...
Magnagarde said:
Verizon WANTS people to go over. I wouldn't be surprised.

$15 per 1 GB overage.
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