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Verizon Confirms $30 Unlimited Plan for iPhone, Cuts $15 Option

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Yeah, that's real smart

T Bone

Jan 25, 2011, 9:26 AM
Put a big sign that says 'data hogs welcome here', encourage all the people using 10,15, 20 GB a month to come to Verizon....then watch as they congest your network and bring it to its knees....

Here's a nickel's worth of free advice for Verizon 'don't let your mouth write a check that your butt can't cash'

This is suicide.
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tjfenske

Jan 25, 2011, 9:34 AM
Good! Now maybe AT&T will relax with their data plans.
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art23ncsu

Jan 25, 2011, 10:05 AM
You can keep your nickel. Verizon Droids use as much or more data than a Iphone and Verizons network has been just fine thanks. Google "Droids use more data than Iphone?" CDMA network ftw! Cool
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JeffroPuff

Jan 25, 2011, 10:21 AM
What T bone is saying, is that the data abusers who use unholy amounts of data are going to switch to take advantage of the unlimited plans.

Your irrelevant reference to the well-publicized study that Droids use more data than iPhones isn't a valid point.
Let me save anyone else's time Googling:
"According to the study, average data consumption on Verizon smartphones is 421 MB as opposed to 338 MB on the iPhone."

Thank you, art23nscu for referencing the fact that the average Verizon user will be paying $5 more per month for unlimited data they don't need at slower speeds. You see, 421 MB is a lot less than 2GB. Just sayin'...

Thank you, drive through.
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trenen

Jan 25, 2011, 10:47 AM
Rolling Eyes

And if VZW announced a new data plan outside of unlimited you all would still be bitching. Bitch, bitch, bitch. PhoneScoop is more like PhoneBitch. Nobody wins, just the bitch.
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epik

Jan 25, 2011, 11:02 AM
Can I bitch about your post?

You're spot on, in my opinion. That's the primary focus of this forum now. I remember the days when customers would come on here to get help from people inside the industry. Now it's primarily brandfans and insiders bitching about anything and everything they don't like. Customers don't come here much these days (which is good for PhoneCan [plug]).
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trenen

Jan 25, 2011, 1:14 PM
Yeah, unfortunately it's becoming like that nearly everywhere and totally sucks ass. It's fine to debate, but these days it's what you said - brandfans that bitch. We get it...you're most all too poor for Verizon and iPhone is 2007's hotshit. Let's move on! Smile
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Menno

Jan 25, 2011, 11:02 AM
But Here's the thing about unlimited. It's a marketing term.

An overwhelming majority of people who WANT unlimited have no use for it. So even if they use less than 2gb, they'll want unlimited data, even at the cost premium.

Yes, Verizon will get the data hogs, but it's pretty hard to use more than 10-12GB a month without tethering, and Verizon's contract reserves the right to cut you off if they catch you tethering, so they can keep those really heavy users in check (I've never heard of them cutting anyone off for consuming massive data on their device sans tethering though, even if it was 20gb)

It's actually a really smart move on Verizon's part, because it gets people to switch for unlimited, and then when they upgrade, they'...
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Caucasian

Jan 25, 2011, 11:07 AM
It is 100% marketing, you are correct.

They would run the risk of losing the new influx of iPhone users and losing customers before LTE even has a chance to "Wow" them.

Making the switch at LTE will be easier, and people will have a physical difference in speed to help with the understanding of what that cost is for.
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dh8ight

Jan 26, 2011, 9:18 PM
I work for Verizon and can assure you that an flocking of customers slowing down our data network is the least of our concerns. Unlike AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and any other carrier, Verizon invests properly into sprectrum and infastructure for our networks. Our 3G network would be fine if we took half of AT&T'S iPhone user's and our neteork MIGHT lag by a percentile or two.

Verizon will be fine!!! That's why we're the Nation's largeset and most reliable network!!!
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OrionsVantage

Jan 25, 2011, 11:20 AM
T Bone said:
Put a big sign that says 'data hogs welcome here', encourage all the people using 10,15, 20 GB a month to come to Verizon....then watch as they congest your network and bring it to its knees....

Here's a nickel's worth of free advice for Verizon 'don't let your mouth write a check that your butt can't cash'

This is suicide.



Implying that there is an overwhelming amount of customers using that much data. As a guy that has analyzed 1000's of customers accounts i can tell you that i can count the number of smartphone users that consistantly use more than 5gb on two hands.

The only way to accumulate more than 10gb (as menno previously stated) is to make your device tether outside of ...
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art23ncsu

Jan 25, 2011, 11:28 AM
PDAnet is a fantastic one time purchase app available for Blackberries, Droids and Iphones. Verizon cant tell its Tethering. Either they cant, or they dont care...though they "reserve the right". I have a friend that uses 10 to 15gigs a month cause hes downloading movies and been fine for over a year.
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jskrenes

Jan 25, 2011, 1:45 PM
OrionsVantage said:
The only way to accumulate more than 10gb (as menno previously stated) is to make your device tether outside of Verizon Wireless's knowledge, which the iPhone may not be capable of doing.


I hope that if Big Red goes to tiered data pricing, they drop their tethering/mobile hotspot charges. I've been able to do wireless tethering on my Droid 1 since a week after launch when the first hacks started coming out. Give everyone 2-3 GB for $20-30, charge $10/GB for overage and let people go crazy.

What I'd also like to see is some sort of partnership with Netflix or Blockbuster where movie downloads and streams wouldn't charge against your data if you had the feature tied to your VZW account...
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AndroidRules

Jan 25, 2011, 3:00 PM
I can't wait for the iSheep to start calling Verizon when they get interrupted by a phone call when browsing the net only to find the internet no longer works.
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Slammer

Jan 25, 2011, 9:18 PM
----"Implying that there is an overwhelming amount of customers using that much data. As a guy that has analyzed 1000's of customers accounts i can tell you that i can count the number of smartphone users that consistantly use more than 5gb on two hands."----

Once 4G and the speeds associated with it become more mainstream, there will be a shift in mindset from subscribers. The faster a device has access to info, the quicker the individual can move on to the next command. Up until now, 3G has not been to a speed tolerable for individuals to want to initiate massive downloads through phones. It has been painstaking.Today's phones are now increasingly getting faster. Between fast phones, fast networks and the inception of new advances in...
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