I really don't mind having tiered plans and its great they are keeping unlimited but 150MB for $15 is quite stupid. I would consider switching off unlimited to a 2GB plan for $15 but the $15 for 150MB is a waste...
Looks like you'll just see more d-bags taking up good seating in cafes playing with their computers instead of eating, because "Look, I'm using the internet, but not at home, so I'm cool!".....damn d-bags.
$80/mo for a limited connection, seriously? There are full (unlimited) cable/phone/internet plans for that much. Sprint's simply everything is only $99/mo. As long as the wireless carriers are coddled like wall street banks, they'll continue reaching deeper into your pockets until they're sure have you by the...ahem....wallet.
I'm already paying 30 a month on Verizon for unlimited so this doesn't change anything for me but gives me a choice now. It's still a rip-off, but in their defense, more choices.
Now they need to work on the cost quite a bit. Like others, the cost doesn't justify the data usage, these are after all cell phones we're talking about here. Communication companies need a reality check.
I'll have to look and see how much data I use on my droid, but I just got it so I've downloaded a lot of stuff. I'll wait another month before looking at how much I use without downloading all those apps. I figure it's like a lot of things with wireless companies. You use .005 MB's of data and they'll go ahead and charge you for 1MB.
The feature phone thing is a complete joke. $1.99 for one MB? It would be for simple email and that's it. Verizon would probably make a killing on it if they gave people a whopping 5MB's for 2 bucks a month. I'm sure they'll make a killing on it anyway...all the 9.99 plan did was turn people off of being a customer and go elsewhere. The 2.99 work in won't be nearly as big a distraction.
I am in favor of the new tiers. The unlimited pricing remains the same and now with the $15 smartphone option, not at all users have to shell out $30 a month if they dont want to.
If you look at verizon's multimedia and feature phones, they all have screens under 2.8" and very few have keyboards. I want a phone like the Fascinate or Droid but primarily for the large screen and fast android OS. Now just because I cant afford $30 a month doesnt mean im stuck squinting at my phone and waiting 10 minutes for it to load tetris.
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Yes. Thank God they decided to keep the "unlimited" and not go the ATT route. Especially considering that I just got a LG Ally Android phone for me and my fiance last Monday and I have already used 1061937KB (1GB) alone and my wife is probably at near that as well.
Man on the current $0.10/MB it would be $103, at the old $1.99/MB it would be $2063 O_O
Too late. Been paying $30 smartphone + $30 tethering (5 GB cap) for quite some time. Finally jumped ship to Sprint because I get about equal coverage in my area. My everthing data (450 min) + $30 hotspot (uses the in-phone unlimited data, no 5GB cap) plus I get texting, something that Verizon wanted me to pay another $20 for. Cheaper.
However, my wife will stay with Verizon. After all, one of us will need a decent voice-call phone when we travel.