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Verizon To Kill All Unlimited Data Plans 331

afabbro writes "Verizon mentioned in an investor conference that it will be eliminating unlimited data plans, even for those it grandfathered in. From the article: 'Speaking at the J.P Morgan Technology Media and Telecom conference today, Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo told investors that the company's 3G unlimited data plans that customers were allowed to hang onto last year when Verizon switched to a tiered offering will soon go away entirely. Instead, the company will migrate its existing and new 4G LTE customers to a new "data share plan." The company has yet to announce the details of this new plan, but it has said previously that the data share plan will be introduced in midsummer. The plan will allow people on the same family plan to share buckets of data each month, much like they share voice minutes and text messaging. It will also allow individuals to share data across different 4G LTE devices.'"
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Verizon To Kill All Unlimited Data Plans

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  • Like a tick (Score:5, Funny)

    by sdo1 ( 213835 ) on Wednesday May 16, 2012 @05:41PM (#40022063) Journal

    They're sort of like a tick that attaches itself to a host and keep engorging itself until it pops.

    It's gotten itself firmly attached to the wallets of 93 million people. Now it's sucking hard. The pop will come enough...

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/19/verizon-quarterly-revenues-q1-2012/ [engadget.com]

  • by gestalt_n_pepper ( 991155 ) on Wednesday May 16, 2012 @05:42PM (#40022069)

    Too bad. They used to be better than the rest. Those were the days. It's unfortunate that they're such dimwits too. Yes, capacity is a problem, until up put a mini-switch/router on every 12th telephone and power pole and then it isn't. The technical problem is solvable, but they'd have to spend some money renting space, placing and maintaining equipment and getting easements. Stock prices would fall for a quarter and some exec wouldn't waddle away with the bonus he truly believes he deserves.

  • by Jeng ( 926980 ) on Wednesday May 16, 2012 @05:55PM (#40022215)

    AT&T will not follow suit, they will figure out a way to fuck their customers even harder, they think of it as a challenge I guess.

  • Ugh. (Score:5, Funny)

    by cmv1087 ( 2426970 ) on Wednesday May 16, 2012 @06:09PM (#40022343)

    Verizon's unlimited 3G meant I could play Pandora through my phone while I was driving without worrying about data caps. :s And they have very good coverage from what I noticed. I guess this means I'll just have to actually use my iPod or something, assuming I can remember where I put it and a way to set it up to either play through the car radio or into my hearing aid.

    My contract is up anyhow and I need to trim down expenses. I have the HTC Droid Incredible, which is a nifty enough little phone. All I really need is texting, email, and maybe some minimum amount of minutes. A camera on it would be convenient. I really don't want to move from Verizon because I know their coverage is solid, but I don't want to reward their greedy data tier plan behavior. Any recommendations?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 16, 2012 @08:12PM (#40023505)

    Verizon can't even tell the difference between 20 American dollars and 20 American cents, and you're throwing euros into the mess?!?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 17, 2012 @05:05AM (#40025805)

    The real news here is that Slashdot actually supports the Euro sign!

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