Verizon Wireless: Unlimited Data Not 'Sustainable'
Some Food for Though... Be Gentle
1.) Smartphones - People love their smartphones. How much? Enough to pay $30/month for them. If you saw no value in this, you wouldn't have purchased one, because I am assuming that a majority of people on this forum are sensible individuals who are fairly tech savy. But consider a couple things, which I have seen from personal experience. Blackberry users tend to use between 500mb-1GB of data transfer per month. IPhone and A...
Because the smartphones users, get this USE DATA!! I know its a news flash. Thats why they pay the additional cost because they are using additional bandwith. If thats not the case then explain to me what is.Ive worked in wireless for nearly 15 years and I just cant understand why carriers think people are stupid. Just tell the truth. You see the increase in data usage as a whole and want to make more money by raising the cost of what poeple want. Simple supply and demand. Dont say well these people are Bandwith hogs and we have to raise the cost or change the plan to keep up...
1.) $5 fee to pay your bill in store
2.) Service Charge to speak with customer service rep
3.) The Big One - $125 spending limit
These are only a couple examples. But as you said. Balance between profit margin and customer satisfaction is important and certainly played a role with Sprint in the past few years. Since the Verizon CTO's statement was a generalization, we have yet to see the exact effects. Could it pertain to 3G? I doubt it. I see it as a move on the 4G side. But ultimately, Verizon Wireless is no...
It's like someone who makes an "all you can eat buffet" when most customers would eat a plate and then be full. then people start eating 3-4 plates, demand higher cost choices, etc.. so the buffet increased the cover charge, or started charging extra for some things.
There needs to be a balance.. but when the phones now vastly outclass the phones of even two years ago, can you really blaim a company for looking 5 years in the future?
5.) New Devices - Think it's absolutely absurd that the Samsung Rogue or LG ENV Touch require a minimum $9.99 data package? Why do you need either of those devices over a Samsung Intensity (which has full qwerty, memory card slot, and music player)? Manufacturers see no profit in creating a touch screen non-web, non-multimedia enhanced phone. Why pay a premium price for a basic phone? Look at the Moto Rival, an attempt at a cheap touch screen phone and not even worthy of being used as a doorstop. If the demand was there, regardless of carrier influence, the manufacturers would be making them.
Please start naming the non-smart phones on sale at VZW that are 1.well-built, 2.hav...
verizon does have a process for getting unbranded devices on their network
And if they do, have fun trying to get them to do it, sure we all read about this guy who got a Pre running on VZW but those are few and far between.
though it would be great if you could take a phone from sprint and run it on verizon (or vice versa) there is too much red tape on BOTH ends to currently make it feasible.
Samsung Smooth - camera phone, basic flip, solid design
Samsung Convoy - camera, micro slot
Samsung Intensity - multiple color options like ENV, mp3 player, camera, full qwerty
Samsung Sway - sleek form factor, slider, micro slot, camera, mp3 player
Samsung Trance - sleek form factor, multiple color options, camera, mp3 player, micro slot
UTStarcomm Razzle - full qwerty, micro slot, camera
GZone Rock - tested to mil specs, micro slot, camera, video, mp3 player
Notice I didn't name a single LG. I think LG phones are poor constructed, and they have been too comfortable in their place providing handsets for CDMA carriers that their quality control cea...
But again if I could provide my own phone (which I would not ask them to fully provide tech. support) that would eliminate this complaint. I am not making this up, it works other places. I have been to a few places its normal.
VZW has an attitude problem in my opinion and I perceive it in their policies and public statements. "Smug" comes to mind.
As far as VZW being smug. I can see how you can get that from the policies. It's a fair assessment and opinion based on your experiences. I think that most American businesses are the same, including all the cell carriers as well as the auto industry, cable, etc. Such is the culture we have created as a nation. Luckily we have forums like this to vent.
The change on monday is that the 9.99 is 25MB a month and INCLUDES Mobile Email. There is now a 29.99 option(lawl) for unlimited and with Mobile Email. Popping this on everyone to recoup the loss in revenue by lowering the unlimited Plans $30 I say. SIGGHHHHH
I still think there is more
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