Current Verizon Subscribers Get To Keep Their Unlimited Data Plan Afterall?

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    Current Verizon Subscribers Get To Keep Their Unlimited Data Plan Afterall?





    If you want to get in with Verizonís current data plans but arenít a current smartphone subscriber, you better hurry up an get with the program before the rumored July 7th change to tiered opricing. The date isnít certain, but a Verizon spokesperson has confirmed that the new data plans uncovered yesterday will indeed go into effect this summer. If you are a current subscriber, you may be in luck, however, as DroidLife has uncovered some info that suggests your old data plan (unlimited data included) will be grandfathered in past the cut-off date. Whatís more, those same data plans should even live on through contract renewals and upgrades for as long as you are a Verizon subscriber.

    The writing is on the wall, but take it as a rumor for now. We wonít know exactly how Verizonís new data plans will shake out until they become official.

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    What I think is funny is how they have the 2GB plan at $30, but my unlimited plan is also $30. And they say the new tiered plan is supposed to save customers money, so how is paying for less data at the same price saving ME money? Its that VZW logic again......

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    It's been confirmed that current subscribers get to keep their unlimited plan.

    Here's an actual Verizon retailer indirect email:

    As of this morning we have been given the green light to start training on the data changes Verizon Wireless is making effective 7/7/11.
    $29.99 unlimited data will be discontinued effective 7/7/11

    • EXISTING CUSTOMERS- That have our $29.99 unlimited data plan WILL BE GRANDFATHERED IN, they will keep their unlimited plan after 7/7/11
    • EXISTING CUSTOMERS- That current have the unlimited data WILL BE ABLE TO UPGRADE AND KEEP the unlimited data feature (No known end date on this as of this moment)
    • EXISTING CUSTOMERS- That add lines post 7/7/2011, will NOT be able to choose the $29.99 unlimited data feature
    • NEW CUSTOMERS- Any customer that sets up service from now, until 7/7/2011 WILL BE ON, AND WILL BE GRANDFATHERED into our $29.99 unlimited data package
    • NEW CUSTOMERS- Any new customer that set up service AFTER 7/7/2011, WILL NOT be able to choose the $29.99 unlimited plan
    • BUSINESS DISCOUNTS- Currently our business discounts apply to the $29.99 data plan on the primary line only. Most discounts are 20% despite whatever monthly access discount they have
    • BUSINESS DISCOUNTS- After 7/7/2011 data discounts will only apply to the $50 and higher data packages on the primary line.
    • Discount break down ex. of customers with a 20% feature discount on their primary line. ($50-20%=$40/month for 5GB and includes the business e-mail feature)
    • -- ($20/GB vs. $40/GB+ Business e-mail )

    New data pricing for smart phones is as follows:

    • $30 for 2GB with $10/GB overage
    • $50 for 5GB (this also includes business e-mail at no additional charge) with $10/GB overage
    • $80 for 10GB (this also includes business e-mail at no additional charge) with $10/GB overage

    So all changes effective July 7th, 2011.
    Existing customer KEEP their $29.99 unlimited data plan
    If an existing customer upgrades from a feature phone to a smart phone after 7/7/11, they will NOT be able to add on the unlimited data package. They must choose from the new data plans.
    Anyone who sets up new service with unlimited data, upgrades from a feature phone to a smart phone with unlimited data, or customer currently on the $29.99 before July, 7, 2011 will be grandfathered in.
    These changes also apply to employee plans as well (personal accounts w/work discounts applied)
    SO, This is a huge time for us to set our customers up with the right package for them! We only have 14 DAYS remaining for unlimited data, and until the new data pricing takes effect. (14 days to setup new customers w/unlimited data, and customers upgrading from a feature phone to a smart phone)
    PLEASE, PLEASE make sure we take advantage of this heads up and get our heavy data users set up on these unlimited plans before they change.
    Please call, text or e-mail me any questions or concerns you might have.

    Source: Android Central

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    I am glad I got mine locked in before this happens. Will keep my account and my unlimited plan forever...
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    Yeah I really wish providers weren't going down this path. It's just a cheap way to make money in my opinion.

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    I agree, it looks like just another way for them to increase their profit share. Theres another document floating around that I read that said vzw employees should explain to customers that they should be using wifi as much as possible. So they want us to pay for data plans but encourage us not to use it.

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    My question is does that mean if I were to upgrade to a 4G phone I'd keep my plan...or when i move to a 4G phone I'm going to need to update my plan to the new crack tier plan they have brewing.

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