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Verizon Offers Cheaper Smartphone Data Option

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Oct 28, 2010, 10:49 PM   by Philip Berne

Verizon Wireless has started offering a lower-tier data plan for BlackBerry and other smartphone users. For $15 per month, users can purchase 150MB of data. After the first 150MB, Verizon will charge another $15 per 150MB block. The Network is still offering an unlimited monthly plan for $30.

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justfinethanku

Oct 29, 2010, 10:43 AM

$30.00 for 300MB or $30.00 for unlimited...

Maybe there is something I am missing here.

If Verizon has set the Value of unlimited Data at $30.00 then why can't they just switch you over to that plan if you go over the 150MB plan?

$15.00 for 1/8th of a Gig worth of data seems a little expensive.

It's almost like they WANT their customers to go over on data...
i bet they do want people to go over....come on 150 mb i use that on my g2 in couple days... i think the customer should get 1gb for that price
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Really only works for BB users who do not use youtube or Pandora/Slacker. There are lots of people in that category, and Verizon doesn't want them jumping to AT&T.

They had to make this option available. AT&T called the bluff on unlimited pricing...
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Perhaps if a customer monitors their usage and discovers that they have exceeded their 150MB they can backdate a feature change as long as they discover this before their bill cycle date? I don't think they WANT customers to exceed their usage. This...
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Hmm, I'm getting a sense of deja vu. Anyone remember sprint fair and flexible plans? Great idea, but it died because even though it was a great idea it was just too hard for customers to get their head around.
And as a point of comparison, Verizon ha...
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justfinethanku said:
Maybe there is something I am missing here.

If Verizon has set the Value of unlimited Data at $30.00 then why can't they just switch you over to that plan if you go over the 150MB plan?

$15.00 for 1/8th
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justfinethanku said:

Maybe there is something I am missing here.



You're not missing anything. Verizon is proving once again that it's a snotty, elitist company that thinks their dookie doesn't stink.

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Actually, I think they "want" it, but not for the reason you're thinking.

As a Verizon rep, you hear ALL THE TIME about how "I'll NEVER use data on my smartphone, I just want it for the calendar" while they are eying the droid X.

So Verizon come...
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You're autonatically given another 150mb if you go over....people freak out for no reason. This is more for those people who are not sure if they want to go with a smartphone or not. Rolling Eyes
Chandlerashby

Oct 30, 2010, 12:44 AM

atandt

at& t offers 15 bucks for 200mb for there data
and they don't offer an unlimited plan

Verizon Android users consume more data per device than ATT users. Unlimited is more important than an extra 50MB on the cheaper end

50MB is less than an HOUR of music streaming
eilrah

Oct 30, 2010, 4:25 PM

YOU WILL NEVER BE HAPPY!

"You" meaning everyone who is complaining about this. If it does not work for you then it doesnt. They are giving people more options. How about looking on the bright side and saying "hey, Verizon is thinking about their customers that use small ammounts of data." No instead its "Verizon wants people to go over their data". If they said there was a $20 Unlimited data plan, there would be complaints that it is too high and people dont use that much data.

PS PEOPLE WHO DONT FULLY READ POSTS AND JUST SKIM OVER IT, THERE IS NO $20 DATA PLAN.
netboy

Oct 29, 2010, 9:14 AM

ATT still got the better deal!

ATT gives you 200mb for 15$ instead of 150mb on verizon!
ATT gives you 2GB for 25$, so i put 5$ in my pocket every month! i dont need unlimited, i never go over 2gb!
Netboy, the proper convention calls for a $ before a number, so it's $5, not 5$.
Most folks with a smartphone don't go over. I think it's awesome that carriers are making smartphones more affordable. I think Verizon will keep their unlimited plan for now...but as they move to LTE, they will have a good reason to make it a finite d...
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Yeah but you're still paying 25 bucks for a 3g service you can hardly use because of their **** network!
Does AT&T offer a $30 Unlimited option? THAT is the better deal, in my opinion.
Jump fan boy! JUMP!
netboy said:
ATT gives you 200mb for 15$ instead of 150mb on verizon!
ATT gives you 2GB for 25$, so i put 5$ in my pocket every month! i dont need unlimited, i never go over 2gb!


Sad, but true. Eff you, Verizon.
and 7+ on a heavy month.

The average Droid user consumes 500MB a month, the average Dx user consumes 5x that amount. (per Verizon's numbers)
bluecoyote

Oct 29, 2010, 3:22 PM

What is Verizon Paying you?

"The Network?" Shocked
Considering it's basically one of their taglines I see nothing amiss here. It's like someone taking the time to type iPad instead of Ipad or IPAD
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flip mode

Oct 29, 2010, 8:26 AM

To Throttle or Not To Throttle...

the neck of whoever came up with this wickidness called "tiered data"

Eh?
Well, not everyone needs an unlimited data. Some people might use a few megs a month. Unfortunately for me, this plan would not work because I went back 6 months and looked at my data useage and I average a few hundred megs a month. I don't need unlim...
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I like how T-mobile is doing their quasi-tiered data plans.

Pay for XXXX megabytes of fast data, but if you exceed that, you can still load simple webpages and feed emails with ZERO overages.

DiamondPro would jump in at this point with a bunch o...
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You must have missed the memo about sprint's tiered data pricing coming for the galaxy s tab. I know you're a Sprint fan boy so I just wanted to point out that your god-like carrier is doing the same thing.

I'm willing to bet they will change too.
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