Unlimited Data Plan
honors21
Enthusiast - Level 3

Word has it that Verizon is dropping the unlimited plan on July 7th **bleep** .What does that mean to everyone who signed contacts, since Verizon is going  away from what we signed we can leave without penalty? because I will take my 4 lines to Sprint! Way to Go Verizon Guess you dont make enough money or are just greedey like everyone else.

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rcschnoor
Legend

They are not going away from what you signed. The price of your data plan is not in your contract.

 

Regardless, if you have unlimited data now, you will still have it after the change unless YOU change it.

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AZSALUKI
Legend

this change applies to new contracts.....not existing ones.

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TBhouston
Specialist - Level 1
I read in my contract data is a feature and can change for any reason at anytime
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suntam
Newbie

Thats true whoever is grand fathered in, that doesn't matter, there plans will change sept. 1st.

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HoustonHeart
Contributor - Level 2

IF you are contracted with unlimited then it will stay as that. I worry they may pull the unauthorized changes and claim there were changed by users,  liek comcast has in the past, but well it nailed comcast to the cross with legal issues and wouldn't fly.

 

If Verizon wants to compete they better stay unlimited, there are to many other options out there.

 

 

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Cstrait
Newbie

I read recently on Cnet.com that AT&T hasn't discontinued their unlimited data plan for existing customers. So, it's safe to say that VZW will not blink first.

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suntam
Newbie

Even if u have unlimited, u only have it until Sept. 1st, everyone loses it. Sorry!!

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mdram4x4
Champion - Level 1

suntam wrote:

Even if u have unlimited, u only have it until Sept. 1st, everyone loses it. Sorry!!


proof?

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medina
Newbie

Really now Grand father means i accepted the old terms not the new one, I have the choice to swtich if i want

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PJNC284
Master - Level 2

yeah, I haven't read/heard anything about being forced to switch in September.  They may change to where you can't switch between 3G and 4G devices and keep unlimited but I doubt they'll just get rid of it for those already with LTE devices and unlimited plans.

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medina
Newbie

it makes no sense cause i sign off  on a 2 year contract, before switch there not the same terms

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PJNC284
Master - Level 2

The data plan technically isn't part of the contract.  It's required to have a smartphone but you can get rid of it by putting a dumbphone on the line so Verizon isn't contractually obligated to leave everyone on unlimited.  There is a materially adverse effect clause in the contract that could probably be used if you're a heavy user and regularly go over 2GB.  Someone who uses 10GB+/month would definitely have more of a case due to overages than someone who only uses 1GB or less.  So while Verizon has the option, I really doubt they want to deal with the negative publicity and everything that would go along with making that change.

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WCMack
Specialist - Level 1

The following paragraph is taken verbatim from the Verizon Customer Contract:

 

Can Verizon Wireless Change This Agreement or My Service?

We may change prices or any other term of your Service or this agreement at any time,but we'll provide notice first, including written notice if you have Postpay Service. If you use your Service after the change takes effect, that means you're accepting the change. If you're a Postpay customer and a change to your Plan or this agreement has a material adverse effect on you, you can cancel the line of Service that has been affected within 60 days of receiving the notice with no early termination fee.

 

In other words, Verizon may legally change prices at any time, but must give you notice if you have a postpay plan (monthly billing, not prepaid) and you can terminate without the termination fee.  Basically, it's a business call for Verizon as to whether to force contract customers who signed before July 7 (if that's the magic date) to go to the new pricing.  They can do it, but risk losing customers to other carriers.

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Ed1956
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Well, If they change and start charging by use for those with the 2 years contract on unlimited...expect many people terminating their contracts, not good for Verizon and I hope they see that before it happens


WCMack wrote:

The following paragraph is taken verbatim from the Verizon Customer Contract:

In other words, Verizon may legally change prices at any time, but must give you notice if you have a postpay plan (monthly billing, not prepaid) and you can terminate without the termination fee.  Basically, it's a business call for Verizon as to whether to force contract customers who signed before July 7 (if that's the magic date) to go to the new pricing.  They can do it, but risk losing customers to other carriers.


 

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HoustonHeart
Contributor - Level 2

Customer contracting/Biling stated clearly (call) if such a plan is still implemented (sounds like thay second guessed it) current contracts will be honored for the term period (1 year/2 year) and changes would go in affect at renewal time if plans are changed.

 

That should end the debate. Verizon isn't silly enough to make a change of agreement to people that did the plan and I did a locked data plan for a 2 year period plus 2 year unlimited calling, for a discount, not monthly.

 

Like another carrier that tried thsi move and lost customers as well as peopel usign data plans, it would bite them in the but. Droids are more data extensive then other smartphones. Just liek comcast tried their limited monthly bandwith. THey want to sell affintity/hulu and stop NEtflix streaming, however actually enforcing it is another story, when I signed up and asked for the service I was not informed of it at time of hookup. THere have already been cases against them which comcast lost against.

 

Verizon has to clearly word the "Limited" service and restrictions. Which will turn away customers for the whole service. I pay enough for unlimted everythign else, I shoudl get unlimited data as well, not limited.

 

 

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