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    Verizon Takes a Turn in a Negative Direction and Launches new Data Plans.


    Today AndroidCentral leaked images and text from internal Verizon emails. These emails explain the new Data Plans launching at Verizon on 7/7/11. The news is NOT good. Verizon is upping the cost of their data plans to an almost CRAZY, yes I said it CRAZY, price plan.

    As you can see in the image above, there will no longer be a $30 unlimited plan, and instead you will see an $80 10gb plan... This is just crazy! I am glad I am not part of Big Red's network.

    From the images and emails provide it looks like the unlimited data for $29.99/month, which works with both 3G or 4G LTE smartphones, will only be around for 2 more weeks. So if you have it already you are lucky and will be able to continue using this price point until Verizon says otherwise. If you dont have a data plan, I suggest you get the $29.99 unlimited plan now, before you miss your chance.

    Here is a breakdown list of the changes:
    • $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
    • Mobile hotspot access will cost $20 a month for 2GB of data
    • 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


    So to some up this tragedy that Big Red is committing on their customers, if you don't have a Data Plan GET ONE NOW! If you are not a Big Red customer and want to be, do it now or go to AT&T!






    Verizon indirect retailer e-mail
    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.
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    Being an AT&T customer and BlackBerry owner, we've had tiered data plans for a little bit now and I'm actually saving money with it now (paid $30/mo for unlimited and now pay $25/mo for 2GB which I never go over) and the rest of my family plan has the $15/mo plan and they never go over 200MB even with BlackBerry devices.

    That being said, I would be PISSED if I was a Verizon customer and had to pay $30/mo for 2GB of data... Android and iPhone users will prob be even more pissed cuz of how much more data their phones waste than our BlackBerry devices.
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    That is one BIG plus that BlackBerry has over Droid and iPhone... Data Usage!

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    Yes, this is total BS. Sure I understand having to cap unlimited data plans with 4G coming into the markets, but raising the prices to $30 for 2G! That's a shame.

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    Even 3G and 4G... they should have separate plans. Make 3G cheaper and charge more for 4G.
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    This is terrible! $30 for 2G, I just added the tethering to my Storm last week- $20 for 2G, and its long gone as of Thursday. was only checking emails and Facebooking. 2G went very very quick! Not sure how much data I use on my BB but I know its a lot............. Sprint looks better and better everyday
    theres a Storm a brewin!:aargh4:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJS View Post
    This is terrible! $30 for 2G, I just added the tethering to my Storm last week- $20 for 2G, and its long gone as of Thursday. was only checking emails and Facebooking. 2G went very very quick! Not sure how much data I use on my BB but I know its a lot............. Sprint looks better and better everyday
    Right, a lite user could easily blow through 5Gig a month on a 3G network.

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