My question is will I have a breach of contract battle when they cancel my unlimited data? I am one of those under contract, and once I have to pay for it, I will cancel. At that point they have breached the contract, and I wont pay the cancellation fee.... Know your rights!
When you upgrade, ie get a new phone, you will THEN need to choose a new data plan.
Actually VZW could say today all unlimited data plans are history, choose something new and we could not get out without an ETF. Only the calling plan is protected, not add ons... Such as data, messaging and such. They wont, but they could.
Know your rights, but know the contract you signed also
See I just heard that Sprint could no longer use their towers. I dont know, if they still allow a trial period I may grab a phone and head up for a weekend before I cancel the Verizon. If no go, I'll try the upgrade now and ride it as long as Verizon lets me. How is 100 bucks a month not enough for a phone. 45 mins last month. 2000 Texts. And just shy of 4 gig transfer. (Yeah alot of transfer, but I work nights, and thats ALL pandora.
With Verizons prices for all of the services, you are better off going elsewhere anyhow. The grandfathered data plan was the only reason I was still around (even though I have never gotten to the 2gb level).
Its a good time to read your contract now if you haven't before.
And budone said;
Know your rights, but know the contract you signed also -
There will be no "breach of contract" with this change.
I currently have unlimited data on my BlackBerry, which is kind of pointless because I am always WELL under the 2 GB cap - I'm under 200 MB! Even my daughter does Ok with her iPhone, keeping it within the 2 GB limit that is HER data plan. So this change, for now, will not affect the bottom line on the bill, and it won't impact how we use our phones. Yeah, it was good to know I had the unlimited but in reality, I didn't need or use it. And as research has shown, 90% use less than 2 GB anyway, so for most of us, nothing will change in either our bill or our usage. Yes, it will impact some, and those people will need to figure out if Verizon is still the best deal for them. It may or may not be, but you make the same type of choices every day when prices and/or service options change on groceries, gas, auto maintenance, clothes...
I've said it before and I'll say it again here, and then just sit back and listen ... shop around, find your best deal with the coverage and services you need, and go with whatever carrier fits. No need to bad mouth and complain about the ones that don't suit, as if they are supposed to cater to YOU. Businesses offer merchandise and services - you make choices.
OK, I'm done.
This is not about finding the one that fits this is about sticking with the people who stuck with you. Even at&t grandfather in users before they started charging for data. They did away with roll over minutes, but not unlimited data. I think its sad that verizon is doing this to customers that was already on unlimited plans up to this point. with new people coming to them because of the good service and the fact they have unlimited. If you must charge for data start with every new customer that comes later not with the ones that have been with you for years.
Yes we make choices, agreed, but this is just greedy! Verizon is now the leading Cell Phone Company and now they are going to choke hold their customers....get them addicted to a service and then rape us with the charges... o hell yea - I will break contract and they can send me to collections....whether it is our choice or not, this is just WRONG! No other way to look at it.....every business has their choices also. Loyalty, customer service and options....when they do the bait and reel, that is exactly what they are doing. I will stay with Verizon, but loose the data plan. Lived without data plan before, and instead of going forward in technology, they will force me to go right back to my dinosaur cell.... We have our choices, and Verizon has theirs......They will lose a tremendous amount of customers....it is business suicide! So there is their choice...
It doesn't say anything of the sort. First it's plans not planes. Secondly, it's data plans, not voice plans. Thirdly, it didn't say anything about forcing anyone to pay. They are introducing the shared data plans everyone has been begging for. At the same time, they are doing away with anymore new unlimited data plans. Existing unlimited data plans are not affected. When existing contracts expire, you can sign a new contract with one of the new plans, or revert to "off contract" and keep your unlimited data plan. If you purchase a subsidized phone, you will have to sign a new contract with a new plan. People really need to learn to read and/or comprehend what it is they have read.