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http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/4/7977273/verizon-cutting-more-everything-data-prices

 

"Verizon has announced that as of tomorrow, it's cutting pricing on several of its More Everything data plans. In short, for all data tiers below 10GB, the carrier is bringing costs down by $10. 1GB of data, which runs $40 today, will be $30 starting tomorrow; 2GB will be $40, 3GB will be $50, 4GB will be $60, 6GB — a brand new option — will be $70, and 8GB will be $85 (only a $5 discount compared against the current plan).

But here's the catch; if you need more data than 8GB, things will actually get a bit more expensive tomorrow. Right now, you can choose a 10GB More Everything data package for $80 and a 15GB data pool for $100. Those were always meant to be limited time promotions, so with tomorrow's rate changes, the higher data tiers are reverting back to their normal pricing. If you want to take advantage, today's your last chance to get in. No, it's not T-Mobile pricing, but if you need Verizon's coverage, we'd recommend not missing out."

 

More in the article, including a rate chart. Will be interesting to see what they do for/to us who

switched from Millenicom. Bet it's not good...

 

Donna

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Right now, you can choose a 10GB More Everything data package for $80 and a 15GB data pool for $100. Those were always meant to be limited time promotions, so with tomorrow's rate changes, the higher data tiers are reverting back to their normal pricing.

 

I'm not clear on this wording. I upped my data to the 15GB for $100 when it first came out a few months ago. Does the above mean that I will now be paying more for those 15GB, or is that only for people who select the 15GB for the FIRST time tomorrow?

 

If it's the former, since I don't really use 15GB during a month, I'll have to back my data allowance down to something else.

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I tried to get someone on the chat feature with Verizon and no luck. I did see on my home page where it said my 30gb plan is no longer available. Looks like I may need to lessen our plan as well. I thought they told me my plan would continue unless I made a change when I signed up. One good this is that we are not under contract so can change to whatever. whenever we choose. To bad there is not a better option for data plans.

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Usually, I believe, the price increases apply to new users, or to people who change their plans. Probably if you were on a 10GB plan, like I am, and wanted to go to 15GB, starting tomorrow you would have to pay the new rates.

 

Based on that assumption I just changed my data plan from 10GB to 15GB, just in case. We came very close (9.65GB) to exceeding our 10GB usage last month.

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Usually, I believe, the price increases apply to new users, or to people who change their plans. Probably if you were on a 10GB plan, like I am, and wanted to go to 15GB, starting tomorrow you would have to pay the new rates.

 

I hope that's the case. Guess I'll find out tomorrow as today is the end of our billing period.

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Yep, today, Verizon increased their data rates as stated at the start of this topic. Yesterday I changed my plan from 10GB ($80) to 15G ($100). Today I logged on to Verizon and my account shows that I am still on 15GB plan for $100/mo. There is a warning, when I look at the data plans, that my 15GB plan is no longer available and if I change plans I will be subject to the new rates.

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Yep, today, Verizon increased their data rates as stated at the start of this topic. Yesterday I changed my plan from 10GB ($80) to 15G ($100). Today I logged on to Verizon and my account shows that I am still on 15GB plan for $100/mo. There is a warning, when I look at the data plans, that my 15GB plan is no longer available and if I change plans I will be subject to the new rates.

 

So in other words If a person took advantage of the lower rates like I did on the 30gig plan, my price will not be going up UNLESS I change my plan.

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Over time I believe the other providers will catch up with coverage. The only reason we left Sprint for Verizon is that Sprint did not offer large enough data packages on their hotspots, and did not have MiFi devices at that time. Verizon does seem to be greedier than the others. They will not change their pricing to benefit their customers until many of those customers jump ship. For those of us living in RVs there does not seem to be a lower cost alternative at this time. Hopefully that will change over time.

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So in other words If a person took advantage of the lower rates like I did on the 30gig plan, my price will not be going up UNLESS I change my plan.

No guarantees, but looking at the confirmation I received from Verizon, it looks like I am locked into the price I have now, unless I change my data plan again.

 

Calling Verizon and asking would give a definitive answer.

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Over time I believe the other providers will catch up with coverage.....

 

I worked for Verizon Wireless for 4 years and this is what a lot of people thought. 6 years after I left the statement is the same Over time I believe the other providers will catch up with coverage.....

As long as Verizon keeps putting billions of dollars back into their system it will be even longer for the other carriers to catch up. Look what happened with the Iphone. When I worked for Verizon we didn't offer the I'phone. We had tons of literature stating why a different smart phone was better than the Iphone. But as soon as the ATT proprietary deal with Apple came to an end Verizon jumped on the Iphone.

For now their service is worth a premium TO ME. Hopefully some day I will have the will to try one of these smaller outfits and reduce my costs but not at the expense of coverage.

 

James

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No guarantees, but looking at the confirmation I received from Verizon, it looks like I am locked into the price I have now, unless I change my data plan again.

 

Calling Verizon and asking would give a definitive answer.

 

I spoke with Verizon today and they confirmed that current plan prices will not change.

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