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Re: Is data plan truly unlimited?
Zehan
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The 5 Gb limit only applies to broadband cards and tethered handsets. Browsing, downloading, and other data-using apps on the Eris will never charge you for overage on data usage.

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Re: Is data plan truly unlimited?
PPC_Dude
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Zehan wrote:

The 5 Gb limit only applies to broadband cards and tethered handsets. Browsing, downloading, and other data-using apps on the Eris will never charge you for overage on data usage.


Zehan, I am basing my reply on the information found on this page >> http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/mobilebroadband/?page=plans <<. Is this not the correct plan information? If it's truly unlimited ,sans tethering, that would be great.
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Re: Is data plan truly unlimited?
willanaya
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this is from another droid site and this is the information i have always come across:

 

Ok there have been WAY too many people that have misconceptions about the data usage on their phones.

The $30 plan that you got to surf the web and to play with your apps. This plan includes "UNLIMITED" data usage. It does NOT have 5GB cap. This has been confirmed by 3 verizon reps on our site. Also confirmed if you read the terms and conditions of the data plan you purchase. The terms and conditions can be found on their website, or below this paragraph.

planterms.pdf

The 5GB data usage plans are for following and ONLY for the following: USB Modems, PC Cards, ExpressCards, MiFi 2200, Notebooks, Netbooks, OR if you are tethering a device from a: Mobile Broadband Connect-capable smartphone or blackberry. Shown in the PDF file below.

Mobile Broadband Plans for USB Modems.pdf

On your Phone as long as you are using it ONLY as a phone to access the internet, play games, listen to the radio, or whatever else the phone is capable of (NOT TETHERING!) it is unlimited.

*WARNING* If you do find a way to tether the phone without paying for it, verizon wireless has the ability to find out that you are doing it. While it is unlikely that they find you if you stay under 5GB, they still have the ability to. They will charge you the full amount for the data usage for the times you've used it if caught.
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Re: Is data plan truly unlimited?
PPC_Dude
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willanaya wrote:

this is from another droid site and this is the information i have always come across:

 

Ok there have been WAY too many people that have misconceptions about the data usage on their phones.

The $30 plan that you got to surf the web and to play with your apps. This plan includes "UNLIMITED" data usage. It does NOT have 5GB cap. This has been confirmed by 3 verizon reps on our site. Also confirmed if you read the terms and conditions of the data plan you purchase. The terms and conditions can be found on their website, or below this paragraph.

planterms.pdf

The 5GB data usage plans are for following and ONLY for the following: USB Modems, PC Cards, ExpressCards, MiFi 2200, Notebooks, Netbooks, OR if you are tethering a device from a: Mobile Broadband Connect-capable smartphone or blackberry. Shown in the PDF file below.

Mobile Broadband Plans for USB Modems.pdf

On your Phone as long as you are using it ONLY as a phone to access the internet, play games, listen to the radio, or whatever else the phone is capable of (NOT TETHERING!) it is unlimited.

*WARNING* If you do find a way to tether the phone without paying for it, verizon wireless has the ability to find out that you are doing it. While it is unlikely that they find you if you stay under 5GB, they still have the ability to. They will charge you the full amount for the data usage for the times you've used it if caught.

 

Will, I get a 403 - Forbidden error when trying your links.

 

The attachment is a snippet from the link I gave previously.  I'm not arguing with anyone, it just seems that there is a lot of conflicting information about this.  Could an admin maybe step in and clear this up?

 

 

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Re: Is data plan truly unlimited?
bkfist
Sr. Member

That is correct, it's unlimited, except for tethering.  For the most part, it would be hard to consistently get a monthly usage over 5GB anyway, unless you *were* using the phone to tether with.  Could you go over 5GB with an Android phone, certainly, but it would be tough to do (if you "have a life" outside of trying to reach 5GB)  :smileyhappy:

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