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Verizon charging extra for Grandfathered Unlimited Data subscribers - What is everyone doing?

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I've had my verizon account with unlimited data for a while. I pay about $65 for 300 anytime minutes, no text messaging, and 4g LTE unlimited data. After my employee discount, it comes out to about $57 a month, however this is set to expire january as that's when verizon will find out I am no longer employed with this company Stick Out Tongue.

What I would like to know is what everyone else is doing here? My contract is set to expire September, 2016. I would like to retain everything I have, but at the same time know that I could get more minutes, text messaging, at a cheaper price at the cost of having to let go of unlimited data and being under a limited data plan which is not a big deal. My only thing is that I prefer to have a newer smart phone.

I looked at my data usage for the past few months and they were around 1-3gb a month of usage and I am sure I can bring that down since I purposely keep it on 4G LTE all the time instead of using my wifi connection.

With Verizon charging extra effective November, does that give me right to break existing contract?

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I got tired of being a slave to that plan never being able to get a subsidized upgrade, not being able to share data and then the bottom fell out of the market to sell the plan so I just quit and went to tmobile. I have 2 lines/phones unlimited everything now for $100/month now and am way happier.
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What people need to do is look at their usage and get an idea if "unlimited data" is really worth tying yourself down. For example ATT has 5GB for $50/mo - if you never use more than 5GB (or rather, on average, since their plans have rollover), it might as well as be "unlimited"
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DH uses a lot of data, I use <1 GB and we switched to the Large plan with 6 GB. After I DL go90 app and registered, I received txt message of getting add'l 2 GB until 2/23/16. That'll probably keep DH from whining about our 'limited' plan. LMAO

We've agreed that once our contract expires in June and we will never be swayed to renew no matter how enticing their phone deals are. We will then re-assess whether we're fine with the L plan plus employee's discount and $20/line. Our plan B should they keep on raising rates is to switch to Straight Talk which works well in our area.
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The extra charge is only for people out of contract. Hopefully before your contact ends, you can sign up for another two year contract.
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Quote from wizardman View Post :
The extra charge is only for people out of contract. Hopefully before your contact ends, you can sign up for another two year contract.
Good point. My contract ends sometime August / September of 2016. Is it worth it to try and just sell my account to someone else who will really need it? I hear it's not exactly an easy process. Also, is it still possible to do the sim card change trick to get a new phone through Best Buy without impacting your existing grandfathered unlimited plan?
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No idea. i'm out of contract (since 2008!). I may have to upgrade using one of the proven method (and not lose unlimited) and enjoy for 2 more years....
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No idea. i'm out of contract (since 2008!). I may have to upgrade using one of the proven method (and not lose unlimited) and enjoy for 2 more years....
In the same boat... what is this "proven method" you speak of?
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Quote from Dr. J View Post :
What people need to do is look at their usage and get an idea if "unlimited data" is really worth tying yourself down. For example ATT has 5GB for $50/mo - if you never use more than 5GB (or rather, on average, since their plans have rollover), it might as well as be "unlimited"
The only thing that makes me wonder about all of this is what the near future might be like with new technology and new more powerful smartphones that may require more GBs of usage. I know back in 2009 when I got my first smartphone, using 1 GB of data was HUGE for the average person, but now that's not much at all if you want to watch youtube or any other type of videos here and there. So, maybe the extra $20 for unlimited would not be so bad, but then they could raise that amount again and who knows when they may ultimately discontinue unlimited period. For now, I've decided to pay the extra and wait and seeEmbarrassment
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