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Data is far overpriced

The plans for data are ridiculous. Just a couple years ago anyone could have unlimited data with verizon for a not bad price and suddenly data is one of the most expensive things each month.  Simply ridiculous.

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verizonisoverpriced wrote:

The plans for data are ridiculous. Just a couple years ago anyone could have unlimited data with verizon for a not bad price and suddenly data is one of the most expensive things each month.  Simply ridiculous.

Perhaps you should have gotten a smartphone from Verizon Wireless when it was available and kept it activated to grandfather you into that plan.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Verizon and the other wireless carriers do/did that and get/got away with it because of the FCC, the FTC, and last and not least because of the U.S. Congress (both Senate & House).

They (FTC, FCC, and U.S. Congress, et al) allowed themselves to be bamboozled into believing that what the wireless carriers charge for transmitting data is fair.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Data-is-cheaper-to-transmit-so-why-is-Verizon-more-expensive_id39022

http://www.alternet.org/economy/how-big-cell-phone-companies-are-getting-away-ripping-you-each-month

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Yet these same experts were saying something completely different a year ago... So who's telling the truth AMD who is lying? There's a lot more to it and I have explained on this forum. Carriers DO NOT own majority of the back end. They lease majority of it. They pay overages as much as we do. At some point with a larger number of users paying X dollars will yield a loss as usage goes up.

Also you can't compare a network 1/1000 the size and 1/10000 the users and expect them to be equal. Networks don't scale that way.

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I agree ,..they charge too much for phone service and dont give you enough data , or want you to pay a ridiculous price for it ,......i use my phone very little and they have no option to buy minutes , which makes  me pay for much more than i use ,,,i prefer to buy time as needed but they are shutting down the CDMA network to force everyone to upgrade and I  cant stand corporate greed and their games ,. they are as dirty as politicians and want as much money out of everyone that they can get ,...

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..........?

There's a plan that costs $25 for 700 minutes & unlimited texts or $30 for unlimited talk & text and 500mb of data for customers who don't need smart phones.

Verizon prepaid starting plan is the same $30 plan that also allows you to use a smartphone.

If someone can't even afford $30 for monthly phone service, that isn't Verizon's fault.