Why cant Verizon offer unlimited data plan like Sprint does ?
MasseyHarris
Enthusiast - Level 2

I prefer sprint unlimited data plan because Im deaf and I have to use data only. I have Videophone and it uses alot data. Unfortunely, Sprint signal around my area is poor and Verizon is only one i can get full bars and 4G speed and I am limited to 5GB monthly for overpriced $50 which is pretty pathetic. It would be great if Verzion would get rid of limited data plans and provide unlimited data plans around $50 !

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Ringah
Contributor - Level 1

The following came from Sprint's website http://unlimited.sprint.com/?INTCID=TSC:Plans:Unlimited:052212

"Sprint reserves the right, without notice, to deny, terminate, modify, disconnect or suspend service if off-network roaming usage in a month exceeds (1) voice: 800 minutes or a majority of minutes; or (2) data: 300MB or a majority of KB."

At least Verizon isn't lying about data being unlimited when it's not.

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MasseyHarris
Enthusiast - Level 2

so whats your point ? ?  my usage is around 9gb to 14gb per month for $42 with taxes. never once got stopped by sprint with any of those stuff you mentioned. 5gb for $50 isnt good deal. more like 15gb or 20gb for $50 would be okay deal, compare to charter and cable internets that goes alot more gb usage for alot less $$$$... 

Lyondellic
Enthusiast - Level 3

The limit you mention only applies to Roaming, not to normal use on Sprint's towers/systems.

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PJNC284
Master - Level 2

Lyondellic wrote:

The limit you mention only applies to Roaming, not to normal use on Sprint's towers/systems.

The fact that their off-network roaming area is larger than their native coverage would still make that a huge problem for those not near a major highway or city.  Plus their building penetration is junk.

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Jax_Omen
Specialist - Level 3

Be glad Verizon doesn't offer unlimited data plans like Sprint does...

I am currently a Sprint customer. On 3g, I get ~.5mbps download speeds. This is roughly twice as good as most Sprint customers receive. On "4g" (wimax), I get ~5mbps, which is decent, but I also only get .5mbps upload speeds, which is still awful. Then I travel literally 1000 feet and I'm back on 3g. Seriously, their 4g coverage is the spottiest I've ever seen, and I used it in Seattle, WA, which you would think would be a major metro area.

I'd rather have a data limit and be able to use it than have no limit and barely be able to use it. I'm on wifi most of the time anyway.

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MasseyHarris
Enthusiast - Level 2

i go to town where theres 4g signal and it works great as verizon, only problem is im too far from those sprint cell tower. that doesnt answer to my questions still...

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AZSALUKI
Legend

have you considered using wifi while at home? i believe these networks are designed to sort of be a second supply of data for mobile devices. you referenced charter and cable internet. those are built for extremely heavy use, which is why they are cheaper for much more data (hard wired).

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MasseyHarris
Enthusiast - Level 2

thats what i have, mifi hotspot with verizon. Videophone requires higher speed like 4G and it is data hog. I agree with you, I would have gotten charter or att cable but they are not available in my rural area, satellite internet costs too much. I have very limited options and thats what gets me. I have to keep checking my usage and not going over otherwise it would add $10 for each additional 1gb which i hated it.

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AZSALUKI
Legend

Yeah......its pretty tough in rural areas that have no cable internet. I foget sometimes that not everyone can just pay $40 and have unlimited wifi.

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mimipres
Enthusiast - Level 3

I agree and am on the same page as you. Sprint doesn't work very well in my area either and I do perfer to use the video phone for lip reading. Totally wrong of verizon to have customers who are deaf have to pay more to make their already struggling hard life even more so hard without the unlimited data plan like they used to have. I ended up getting the 2GB in which a verizon represenative advised me to get via tty and now I cannot use my data anymore because I used up all my GB from using skype and email. So discrimatory of verizon to rip off those who are hearing disabled.

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Not applicable

So Sprint's terrible service is Verizon's fault?

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mimipres
Enthusiast - Level 3

lol No, thats not what I am trying to say at all. My point is I  agree sprint has better data and text messaging plan than verizon, where area's sprints singal lacks. Then as a deaf person, verizon needs to help the needs for those who are hard of hearing or deaf especially sine the deaf community uses data and messaging more so than voice talk in minutes.

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Not applicable

No Verizon doesn't need to do anything. It's not Verizon's responsibility to pick up Sprint's slack.

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