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And here I am in Australia, paying $40 a month for a measly 2Gb on 3G. Go figure.
I only ever hear bad stuff about telecomms companies in the US. Do any of them give you what they offered and what you pay for?
hahaha verizon... dont they understand what UNLIMITED MEANS?!
thats prety normal here in the states actually even though they claim we get more... we dont
That's about $47USD.
Unlimited calls text and MMS with 2GB data for 30 days on prepaid. One of my friends got charged $50 per GB over her allowance, of which she used 4GB... But that's another telco and on a plan. I'd still rather US telcos though
I would agree with this if they had simply grandfathered in unlimited data, but they didn't. Instead they make their unlimited users pay full price for their phones. If I'm already paying a premium on my phone I shouldn't get throttled as well.
This really sucks for those who managed to get grandfathered in on unlimited plans. But verizon isn't doing it just to be the bad guy, they are trying to make sure that everyone gets a good experience. Honestly what are you downloading over lte if you use more than 2gb anyways. I have a jail broken phone and still rarely come close to the 2 gb mark.
My experience with Verizon's "unlimited" data plan is that it has been throttled all along. I take issue with this article calling me a "data hog." One factor in my choosing this plan was that it had allegedly unlimited data. Verizon shouldn't have sold me a data plan they couldn't support.
hearing about verizon now a days pains me greatly money [censored]s isp and wireless carrier, what makes me mad is that they charge like hell yet they want more it is redic that the infrastructure in us has not been upgraded since 2005. what verizon is doing just ridiculous now a days
I don't have Verizon, but I know I pretty frequently go over 2GB. I use Google Play for all my music (streaming) and I'll play a lot of games and all on my phone. If all of these companies took the tax breaks and such they received to actually do what they were supposed to, there wouldn't be all of these issues now. Verizon should get their act together and provide what they're selling.
The overall message behind this policy is this: "We're calling it unlimited because that's a snazzy marketing buzzword in cellular service plans, but in reality, it's really not."
Not only that, but by "grading on a curve" rather than spelling out clear-cut limits to what your data dollars are actually buying you, they have guaranteed that at least 5% of their customer base will not get the "unlimited" experience they are otherwise being promised. I'd much rather they go back to imposing hard caps, and offer an equitable solution for purchasing more data. At least that way you know upfront what you're dealing with. And from a technical standpoint, instead of trying to offer speeds that are faster than users' own home broadband connections, maybe they should look to use that increased bandwidth to support more users at sustained reasonable speeds with the capacity they have. I'd rather have 5 Mbps that I can use freely than 50 Mbps that I can utilize for about 3 minutes before I have to worry about hitting some nebulous throttling threshold.
Sometimes I wonder if those responsible for designing these policy decisions give any thought to the actual use case for the types of customers who would be attracted to marketing for the "fastest 4G speeds." Or maybe they just don't care, once your credit card charge as successfully gone through.
My opinion this doesn't breach the contract of unlimited. It's still unlimited, but slower when you reach a limit. And some of the people on unlimited plans abuse it and use it as there entire Internet connection, so it's a good idea.
thats really crap of them doing that.....
It's sad that Verizon feels the need to cry abuse and throttle the users rather than upgrade their infrastructure and provide more bandwidth. Services are just going to become more data intense as time goes on, so they may as well bite the bullet now, expand and be ready for the future.