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Verizon Wireless: Unlimited Data Not 'Sustainable'

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Jan 13, 2010, 3:56 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

In an interview with the Washington Post, Verizon Wireless chief technology officer Dick Lynch said that metered plans are likely to be put in place eventually. He explained, "The problem we have today with flat-based usage is that you are trying to encourage customers to be efficient in use and applications but you are getting some people who are bandwidth hogs using gigabytes a month and they are paying something like megabytes a month. That isn’t long-term sustainable. Why should customers using an average amount of bandwidth be subsidizing bandwidth hogs?" Lynch indicated to the Post that it will probably charge a general data access fee once its Long Term Evolution network is up and running, and then take advantage of a usage-based model to calculate monthly bills.

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Could this signal the impending arrival of the iPhone for VZ... Cleindian44 Jan 15, 2010, 11:19 AM
THIS IS MADNESS techdiva44 Jan 14, 2010, 12:53 PM
they can't afford to give it away ChipDaFone Jan 15, 2010, 3:51 AM
another way for the 4th reich to charge more for less!! snowbdr89 Jan 13, 2010, 8:28 PM
Some Food for Though... Be Gentle VZW_insider Jan 13, 2010, 9:12 PM
New Verizon plans Sunday 1/17 art23ncsu Jan 13, 2010, 6:16 PM
im thinking about taking bets Murphy Jan 14, 2010, 3:32 PM
I Want No Part of This Azeron Jan 13, 2010, 4:36 PM
I agree completely. adilus Jan 13, 2010, 4:51 PM
Who cares? Just change the billing structure for data service. evrodude Jan 14, 2010, 9:54 AM
WiMax is completely committed to unlimited... Slammer Jan 13, 2010, 6:42 PM
WiMAX is unlimited! Jayshmay Jan 13, 2010, 4:23 PM
Well I was going to switch... agostinod Jan 14, 2010, 7:31 AM
Comes down to greed. info411 Jan 13, 2010, 6:19 PM
Not greed at all, it's capitalism hrpuffnstuff Jan 13, 2010, 9:01 PM
JUST KICK OFF THE DATA HOGS KMFS1 Jan 13, 2010, 5:46 PM
For all of you AT&T Haters..... bluecoyote Jan 13, 2010, 5:51 PM
You all freaked mist668 Jan 13, 2010, 4:28 PM
This argument is old and tired. Kagehiru Jan 13, 2010, 4:51 PM
Good corporate maneuvering....harsh reality for all of us island-guy Jan 13, 2010, 7:58 PM
 
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