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Top message:  Revolutionizing the Family/Data plan? by blueglassunicorn   Jun 19, 2012, 10:13 PM

Replying to:  Re: What exactly by blueglassunicorn   Jun 20, 2012, 4:35 PM

"It's my only source for TV and movies"

by Jellz    Jun 20, 2012, 6:01 PM

And that's your problem. I'm sorry, but with the disappearing of unlimited data plans, it's becoming obvious that the cellular data connection shouldn't be someone's only or primary Internet/TV connection. Individuals burning through data at such a rapid pace is what leads the carriers to turn such draconian measures as data tiers and overages.

The technology simply isn't there yet to keep up with demand of that scale. LTE is a step in the right direction, but even so a wired connection is what you'll want at this point to avoid the massive fees you could incur from such usage.

And the carriers that do still offer unlimited data simply don't offer the same quality of service as those who switched to tiered plans. I don't know how much longer Sprint will be able to hold onto the unlimited 'gimmick,' and at this point it is only a sales gimmick. Their profits are massively hurting from it, and so is their network.

But I digress. Yeah, I don't think anyone else has heard anything of Verizon changes in the future. The Family Share thing was pretty big, someone would have to be pretty high-up in Verizon to know about future plans like that. Reps from third-party retailers like Best Buy aren't exactly well-known for their 'insider info.'

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