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http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/08/technology/verizon-unlimited-plan-increase/


If you're still clinging to your Verizon unlimited cell phone plan, your monthly bill is about to jump by $20.
Verizon (VZ, Tech30) is planning to raise the price of unlimited data plans from $29.99 to $49.99 per month. The company confirmed the move to CNNMoney on Thursday morning.
It's yet another sign the company's trying to force people to let go of their highly prized plans that remain only because they were grandfathered in.
The unlimited data is only part of a cell phone bill. Talking and texting are extra. Right now if you're on Verizon's 450 plan, that costs $59.99 per month. Add the new higher rate for unlimited data, the total monthly cost will look more like $109.99, plus fees.


Fuckers are trying to charge more and more and more even after taking away a lot of stuff that we used to get or be able to do. So I am thinking about dropping my phone service down more minutes, since all us old timers are locked into minute plans, and seeing if I can do some fuckery on data.

Verizon, you keep this up and I'll use my phone to download the internet. ALL OF IT.

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Verizon: "our data plan is not expensive enough, so we made it more expensive. you're welcome "
customers:
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Verizon: "our data plan is not expensive enough, so we made it more expensive. you're welcome "
customers:


Yeah, I have one of the older "unlimited" data plans and since I've had that, they removed being able to get upgrades, so I bought a phone outright, and now this. They keep this up and I'm going to stream teletubbies on my phone 24/7
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Disgusting.
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If people throw enough of a fit over this they will cancel the price increase. I wonder how many (percentage wise) of their customers have this unlimited data plan? There must not be a lot (meaning a significant portion of their profit) if they don't care to frustrate them.
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If people throw enough of a fit over this they will cancel the price increase. I wonder how many (percentage wise) of their customers have this unlimited data plan? There must not be a lot (meaning a significant portion of their profit) if they don't care to frustrate them.


They claim 1%
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weeeeeeeeeeeeee i wuv me at&t unlimited data i never stopp3d
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I have unlimited data with Verizon but to keep my unlimited data plan, I have to purchase every new phone at full price. Oh well, it is about time I buy an unlocked Sony Xperia and head over to T-Mobile with their new 4G LTE Extended.

Oh, and not to mention. Verizon is making money off of me with no way to delete the so-called "Super-Cookie" which they gave the option to disable it for 6 months but turned it back on. Congratulations, I hope Verizon goes down in flames.

http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/215798-verizon-resurrects-zombie-cookie-combines-personal-tracking-with-aol-network
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I think Verizon is only good if you need coverage in rural areas. Other providers are catching up, but the Verizon network has come through for me in some really out of the way places. If you only need service in a city or near the interstate there are much better deals though.
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what does verizon have that t-mobile doesn't?
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FlyinDumpling wrote:

what does verizon have that t-mobile doesn't?


Verizon = Coverage
AT&T = Plans / Best GSM Network (3G)
T-Mobile = Fastest 4G Network
Sprint = Who the hell knows?
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Khaltazar wrote:

If people throw enough of a fit over this they will cancel the price increase. I wonder how many (percentage wise) of their customers have this unlimited data plan? There must not be a lot (meaning a significant portion of their profit) if they don't care to frustrate them.


They claim 1%


If it's 1% then forget my post about complaining to them it would be a waste of time. They obviously want to either get customers to switch plans or force them to pay higher rates and they don't care if the grandfathered customers get upset. Verizon seems to be tired of their grandfathered customers and must be under some legal contract where they cannot force cancel them so they will just keep raising the price over and over until all the grandfathered customers drop their service. These cell phone service companies have gotten too large and I think this is an obvious message to you their grandfathered customers that they don't care about you guys and I would expect the price to increase well beyond just $20 in the future. Their goal is to get rid of all grandfathered customers on their unlimited plan.

My aunt was on an AT&T unlimited data plan and they kept raising her prices too as she was grandfathered in. She called and complained and the customer service agent sweet talked her into adding some service and it would remove the additional charge for a year and she thought "oh, great I get the charge waived for a year?" and since she made a modification to her account it removed her grandfather status and they put her on a 30 GB / month plan for a year for the price she was paying for unlimited.

Moral of story, these companies are going to try everything to get rid of you guys grandfathered into unlimited data. If you miss a payment one month or make some account plan modification like adding or removing some service they will be glad to lower your price because then they will lose one more grandfathered customer. The fact that they came out and said they are increasing the prices is proof they really don't care if their grandfathered customers switch. They are giving you guys three options: switch to a different plan that charges less and lose your grandfathered status, cancel your service and lose your grandfathered status, or keep paying the price they tell you to pay to keep your grandfathered status.
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Khaltazar wrote:


VZ68 wrote:


Khaltazar wrote:

If people throw enough of a fit over this they will cancel the price increase. I wonder how many (percentage wise) of their customers have this unlimited data plan? There must not be a lot (meaning a significant portion of their profit) if they don't care to frustrate them.


They claim 1%


If it's 1% then forget my post about complaining to them it would be a waste of time. They obviously want to either get customers to switch plans or force them to pay higher rates and they don't care if the grandfathered customers get upset. Verizon seems to be tired of their grandfathered customers and must be under some legal contract where they cannot force cancel them so they will just keep raising the price over and over until all the grandfathered customers drop their service. These cell phone service companies have gotten too large and I think this is an obvious message to you their grandfathered customers that they don't care about you guys and I would expect the price to increase well beyond just $20 in the future. Their goal is to get rid of all grandfathered customers on their unlimited plan.

My aunt was on an AT&T unlimited data plan and they kept raising her prices too as she was grandfathered in. She called and complained and the customer service agent sweet talked her into adding some service and it would remove the additional charge for a year and she thought "oh, great I get the charge waived for a year?" and since she made a modification to her account it removed her grandfather status and they put her on a 30 GB / month plan for a year for the price she was paying for unlimited.

Moral of story, these companies are going to try everything to get rid of you guys grandfathered into unlimited data. If you miss a payment one month or make some account plan modification like adding or removing some service they will be glad to lower your price because then they will lose one more grandfathered customer. The fact that they came out and said they are increasing the prices is proof they really don't care if their grandfathered customers switch. They are giving you guys three options: switch to a different plan that charges less and lose your grandfathered status, cancel your service and lose your grandfathered status, or keep paying the price they tell you to pay to keep your grandfathered status.


Yeap, $29 for unlimited data vs $29 for 3 gigs and up.

FCC might crack down on them due to some legal shit.
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I think Verizon is only good if you need coverage in rural areas. Other providers are catching up, but the Verizon network has come through for me in some really out of the way places. If you only need service in a city or near the interstate there are much better deals though.


yup down ere in the woods u either have verizon or no service at all
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yup down ere in the woods u either have verizon or no service at all


Not sure if you are being sarcastic. I use Verizon prepaid when I'm traveling out west because I lose service with other carriers. When I'm home I use boost because I get twice the data for half the price. I've heard ATT has good coverage too but I've never tried them.
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