Data plans
Dalejrfan88
Newbie

I think it would be great if Verizon had a plan between the $10, (25MB) and the $30(Unlimited) plan!  25 MB goes quickly.  If you go over 25, you have to play .20 per MB after 25.  But I don't think it's right that you have to pay $30 for unlimited data.  Does anyone else feel like we're being robbed as long time LOYAL customers?

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spottedcatfish
Champion - Level 3

Yeah, but I also know that Verizon's purpose in doing business with us is to rob us, so at least I'm clear on their intentions.

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TheGreatOne
Master - Level 1

There was a rumor that Verizon might change their data plans and go towards more plans like AT&T has now

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budone
Legend

Speaking to a crowd of investors at a Barclay’s conference this week, (In May)  Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam said that the introduction of its LTE network later this year will see the company introduce tiered data plans. According to McAdam, one of the reasons Big Red has opted to go this route with its next-generation network is because “people will have four or five or perhaps even more devices they will connect to the network.” Before anyone starts to wig out, McAdam made it clear that the tiered pricing won’t be as expensive as it sounds. Thanks to the efficiency of LTE, Verizon’s cost per megabyte will be approximately one-third of what they are today. At the same time, McAdam also said that LTE will offer further savings to customers, as he expects that all calls made come 2012 will be done via VoIP as opposed to its CDMA network. Verizon is expected to have LTE in place in 30 to 40 markets by the end of 2010.

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spottedcatfish
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Somehow I doubt that Verizon will pass any more of their savings on to consumers than is absolutely neccessary to either match or SLIGHTLY undercut the prices offered by AT&T.  We've already established that Verizon is comfortable with T-Mobile and Sprint offering lower price-points on their service, so I think it's safe to say they won't try to match those companies, even as Sprint rolls out its 4G technology to more markets.

 

I'll also be interested to see how Verizon plans to roll out LTE to all of its rural markets by 2012, or perhaps they just expect us to cough up the cash for VoIP service for others while we wait until 2014 or later for our network improvements.  Probably the second one...  Ah well, many people have said Verizon should be more like Sprint in their pricing, and charging all customers a premium for a network feature that not all customers can access (4G on the EVO) sounds about right!

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kbush
Newbie

I wondered how texts are not considered "data" and you have to pay extra for texting even with an "unlimited data" plan....

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acraftylady
Specialist - Level 2

kbush wrote:

I wondered how texts are not considered "data" and you have to pay extra for texting even with an "unlimited data" plan....


Texting does not use the internet to send and receive and I hope it never does as I don't need internet on my phone so just want to pay for the texting.  Mary

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Annega
Newbie
Does anyone knows about how much data emails use? I switch my plan around and now am limited to the 25 MB because I don't want to pay more than the $9.99 extra. I am concerned that downloading my emails will put me over my limits. Thanks for your answer.
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spottedcatfish
Champion - Level 3

It depends on how many e-mails, if they have any attachments and how you are downloading them.

 

Using the Mobile Email application, which is plain text and does not download any attachments will use the least data.  Going through your providers webmail interface and downloading attachments will use the most data.  I would say use your e-mail for a few days and carefully watch your data usage on MyVerizon, that will give you an idea of how much data your typical e-mail usage consumes and you can make adjustments if you need to.

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concerned_parents-2

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