7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 16, 2012 12:03 PM by wkavan02 RSS

    Unlimited Data Plans - Expiration Date?

    dwolfe32

      When will Verizon be doing away with the Unlimited Data Plans?  I probably need to upgrade before then just need to decide about which phone to upgrade to.  I can't find anything from Verizon that says when the deadline is.

        • 1. Re: Unlimited Data Plans - Expiration Date?
          jag28co

          Sorry to tell you but the expiration date was June 28, when the tier plans were announce.  Here is a link to a website I follow that usually has great information regarding Android phones.  http://www.droid-life.com/2012/06/25/reminder-verizons-share-everything-plans-launch-this-thursday/   You might want to call customer service and see if they will make an exeption about it.   You are right; Verizon never provided any notices regarding the new tier plans   

          • 2. Re: Unlimited Data Plans - Expiration Date?
            kking815

            they didn't tell anyone because they knew everyone would update their phone before the change went through.  Hmmm, class action here we come.

            • 3. Re: Unlimited Data Plans - Expiration Date?
              silver6056

              kking815 wrote:

               

              they didn't tell anyone because they knew everyone would update their phone before the change went through.  Hmmm, class action here we come.

              Great idea!  Just remind again what the basis of this class action would be.  Not informing consumers of future changes?  (Except of course that they did, as much as anyway).  So does your supermarket tell you "Only 5 days to go before we raise the price of your favorite cereal, better stock up now?  Oh, and we will no longer carry product X after next week."  How is this different, it doesn't impact you until you try to get a new contract.

              • 4. Re: Unlimited Data Plans - Expiration Date?
                mdram4x4

                if i had a nickle for every time i heard someone say class action on here

                 

                and how many have we seen?

                 

                zero, because they have no basis

                • 5. Re: Unlimited Data Plans - Expiration Date?
                  budone

                  Verizon did announce it to the world and ALL media outlets had reports on the change.

                   

                  First press release was May 17th and it was on the national news that evening.

                  • 6. Re: Unlimited Data Plans - Expiration Date?

                    mdram4x4 wrote:

                     

                    if i had a nickle for every time i heard someone say class action on here

                     

                    and how many have we seen?

                     

                    zero, because they have no basis

                    Even if they won what would they win? A few bucks? If they think they get Verizon to keep unlimited they're mistaken. While I think the current data prices are ridiculously high, I do understand why they can't offer unlimited data.

                    • 7. Re: Unlimited Data Plans - Expiration Date?
                      wkavan02

                      There isn't a single legal argument in this area that wouldn't get thrown out almost immediately by any competent judge. "Grandfathered" unlimited data wasn't a clause in ANY Verizon Wireless contract, and even if it was, when you upgrade, you're signing a new contract, nullifying all terms and conditions of your previous contract (if it hasn't already been nullified by expiring).

                       

                      So, yeah, that's not how contracts work, people. "Prior consideration" elements can not be forced unto one party in a new contract. It would be like a professional athlete arguing that because he used to get paid $5 million a year under the terms of his contract with the team, the team is legally obligated to continue to pay him $5 million a year, even under a new contract. If the team voluntarily agrees to continue paying him $5 million a year after the expiration of the previous contract, that's perfectly valid, but they do so under NO legal obligation.