Verizon Wireless, Just Say No to Tiered for internet on cell phones.

As you know, AT&T has eliminated their unlimited data plans for smartphones. What you may not know, is that Verizon is planning to do the same. Smartphones like the units running the Android operating system are constantly connected to the internet, there is no way around this. If Verizon Wireless follows in AT&T's footsteps, we can all expect a dramatic rise in our monthly bills. For example, I checked my data usage for my HTC Incredible and I found that I used 12,102MBs last month. AT&T only offers blocks of 200MBs per month for $15 with each additional block costing another $15. If Verizon follows this plan, then my bill would have cost me an additional $892.65 no including the standard phone and messaging charges. Is this something that we can afford in this economy? Do we really want Verizon, the largest cell phone company in the US to do this to us?

 

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http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-06-17/verizon-may-follow-at-t-s-iphone-to-tiered-pricing-update1-.html


http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/verizon-wireless-mulling-tiered-data-plans/

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    Scott Campbell, United States

    3 years ago Comments: I was told this is done because 95% of users dont go over 2 gigs. What does that matter and then why is it a problem? The other reason i hear is cause some people abuse it. How can you say that its abused and still be called unlimited. If your network cant keep up then maybe its a problem you should fix and not force it on your costumers. When i signed up i had the option to upgrade later to see how much data i use first. I have been with Verizon for a long time and my bill gets more and more expensive and don't understand why i am not a valued costumer. I upgrade every-time and sign a new contract with you Verizon. I don't know how loyal i can be in the future?? If i had the option and felt safe signing the contract because i could change it later. Then you change your options in the middle of my contract?? Every costumer has the right to change plans and i look at what else is available in case i do want or need to. I should be entitled to the same choices i had when i signed up or ' Sounds like your in a breach of contract somehow?!! There's streaming video, pictures, internet, music, podcast, and ADVERTISEMENTS. I record music and send and receive attachments through email. I use the phone for business. I'm going over 2GB/mo with all these.
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    Julien Demassey, United States

    3 years ago Comments: It's called an oligopoly. And it should be completely illegal for the same reasons that monopolies are. It's just a little harder to prove the existence of an oligopoly due to the nature of proviing that it is a concerted effort or conspiracy. See Oligopoly (from dictionary.com): ol·i·gop·o·ly    [ol-i-gop-uh-lee] –noun the market condition that exists when there are few sellers, as a result of which they can greatly influence price and other market factors. In this case, we have a limited number of choices in phone companies, namely AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile (hopefully the merger will be blocked), and Sprint. Since they haven't ALL gone tiered yet (at least not at the same time), it is unlikely that it can be considered one, although it may feel like one for some. Not until they all go the way of tiered. Then hopefully capitalism will foster some entreprenuer who starts a company with unlimited data to take in all the alienated customers from the tyranny of the big companies controlling the market!
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    Daniel, United States

    4 years ago Comments: Screw you Verizon. I'm leaving if you do this
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