Why cant verizon be unlimited?
whycantverizonbeunlim
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T-mobile is unlimited for 80 bucks

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Tidbits
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Go to T-Mobile and find your answer. Depending on your area T-Mobile may be like throwing money away. If T-Mobile give you great service then I suggest you go to them to save money.

whycantverizonbeunlim
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Well if they are getting more customers like me who switch because they want unlimited data, they are actually gaining money ;/

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ynggrsshppr91
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If you like slow slow slow data speeds then sure, unlimited is for you and so it T-Mobile. And not that many people really switch, and half the ones that do go running back to the limited carrier.

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When they switch and realize T-Mobile will never work for them then Verizon would make even more money.  If T-Mobile was working.  You yourself would be there.  Alas you are not.  That's why Verizon doesn't feel like they have to throw gimmicks because the company that throws them doesn't have the coverage like Verizon does.

FYI I use T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T.  Every time I travel I use my Verizon line 80% of the time, and AT&T 19% of the time.  Only when I am at home I will use my T-Mobile line as I learned...  My often places of travel T-Mobile = waste of money.

winterbaby18
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The only carrier that I always had coverage with was VZW no matter where I was or what building I was in.  None of the other 3 carriers could match that.

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whycantverizonbeunlim
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Well I live in the Las Vegas area and I think t-mobile might be good enough to watch netflix anywhere unlimited because i have a co-worker who can do it on his phone

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ynggrsshppr91
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Hope you don't like HD at all. T-Mobile is only unlimited 3GB. You only get 250MB of 4G LTE with them. There is a reason its cheap.

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Snn5
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They run 128kbps max after 3GB of 4GLTE.

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Weth
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If you mostly stay in major cities, then T-mobile will likely work just fine for you. If you travel, that is where you see the limitations of Sprint and T-mobile. Unlimited is not any good if you don't have signal or you have just 50 MB of domestic roaming data. Here is a great example I found on the T-mobile equivalent forum to this Verizon forum to illustrate the point from an actual T-mobile user:

I have an iPhone 5s. I drove from Dallas to northeast Oklahoma.  As I left my house in Dallas, I was streaming music on my phone. About 50 miles into my trip, the music quit streaming. I waited a while to see if it was just loading or whatever but it never did start playing again. I checked my data settings. Cellular Data and LTE were both enabled but still didn't work.  I then enabled Data Roaming and that didn't get my data working again either.  Any time I tried using the internet, it returned a network error, etc. I spent the rest of my trip listening to a podcast I had downloaded via WiFi prior to leaving.  My maps app wouldn't work either.So this evening I contact TMobile support online chat for help.  The rep checked my account and said I had reached my 50mb domestic data roaming limit.

user dwreves September 10, 2014

50 MB is really not much and would be used up in an hour of so of streaming music, and a few minutes if doing video. Many of us travel frequently enough that I could never consider T-mobile or Sprint. Verizon knows this and does not need to entice users with offers that make them a lot less money.

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whycantverizonbeunlimited wrote:

Well I live in the Las Vegas area and I think t-mobile might be good enough to watch netflix anywhere unlimited because i have a co-worker who can do it on his phone

then I suggest you switch to them.  If it's such a better deal and you can do what you want why haven't you switched?  T-Mobile will "pay" your ETF(some restrictions apply), and you'll be paying closer to $100 unless you get a high end device then you are looking towards $110-120 after fees and taxes.  Of course if you want your bill cheaper then you'll have to buy your phone outright then they won't pay the ETF unless you bought it outright directly from T-Mobile.

Remember I am a T-Mobile customer and I understand how everything works for them.  You can go to T-Mobile forums and message me and I'll  give you the links to all their FAQ's on it.

whycantverizonbeunlim
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I'm just waiting on my contract to end so I don't have to give up my phone for etf. But none of these answers my question of why can't verizon be unlimited.  I know in the statement from Verizon in 2013 stated it was because of physics that's why but come on who the heck who likes limits.

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Ann154
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If you really wanted unlimited data on Verizon Wireless then you should have joined Verizon Wireless when it was available.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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So your phone is more important than unlimited data?  Your phone is more important than supposedly saving money?  There's ways to do it without giving up your phone you know that right?  You could buy any Verizon phone from CraigList and then trade that in, and get one of their cheap phones(which you can sell it for the same price you paid on CL). So for $60ish you keep your phone, and T-Mobile pays your ETF, and you can get most of your $60 back if not all.  Doesn't include the savings if they do work in your area.

We live in a free market and companies can choose what they want to do in their business.  Much like we can choose what we do with our money.  Loyalty is nothing than a marketing tool in a free market.  Talk with your money!

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ynggrsshppr91
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Again....It comes back to if you want unlimited from any carrier its going to be slow. You get 2 options. Fast and limited or slow and unlimited. What good is unlimited if you can't use it for 75% of things?

whycantverizonbeunlim
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Well it might be fast and unlimited with t mobile in Las Vegas I will have to check with someone who has it. Also you guys just all accept this like it has to be this way.

We do live in a free market so hopefully tmobile will show verizon it is possible and it isn't the physics.

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ynggrsshppr91
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They have had 3 years to try. Face the facts its not happening now and most likely never will. Look at the statistics and tell me what you see. T-Mobile sure isn't anywhere close to Verizon. Not even a little.

Tidbits
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whycantverizonbeunlimited wrote:

We do live in a free market so hopefully tmobile will show verizon it is possible and it isn't the physics.

We'll see when T-Mobile ends up getting twice as many customers how long will they have unlimited.  Sprint already went on record themselves they can't offer unlimited in the future.  The reason being is saturation, and right now T-Mobile doesn't have enough.  Why do you think Sprint said themselves they won't be having it for long?  If you compare Europe...  Each European country has their own services and each country is smaller than the US as a whole.  So it's EASIER for them to sustain their small networks.  Not one of them has come to the US and succeed with their thinking(T-Mobile is owned by DT and since their initial investments has never broken even as of yet.  They are sill in the black).

That being said I thought you said you had a friend that has T-Mobile and they are able to do Netflix no problem? 

Anyway yes accept it... it's Verizon's choice.  you are accepting it yourself when you are complaining about it and fitting the bill.  If I didn't agree with the terms when that day comes I will no longer have a cell phone if there is nothing I agree to with any carrier. 

whycantverizonbeunlim
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I heard him say that he watched netflix but I didn't ask what carrier so I'll ask him tonight. Also no I will never accept limited data. That's why I'll switch when the time comes because I'm a data hog I haven't even used any video or music maybe just 400mb worth and I'm hitting the caps at 3gigs. Just using emails, news apps browsing amazon app, surfing web, kindle.

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Tidbits
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I wish you luck.

Weth
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If they did offer unlimited, usage would go way up, and the limited amount of wireless bandwidth would be depleted causing a frustratingly slow experience for all. Verizon has many more customers than T-mobile and there is not enough capacity for all to have unlimited. There is also the unfortunate examples of users who then take the unlimited and replace their home internet and use up to several hundred gigabytes per month.

A good historical example is AT&T. When the iPhone first came out, AT&T was unlimited data. The adoption of the iPhone and the increase in data use brought AT&T's network to its knees. They were the first carrier to cancel unlimited. Verizon does not want to repeat history.

And as I stated in my previous post, if you travel 50 MB of roaming data is certainly not unlimited.