Verizon Issues Clarification Regarding Discontinuation Of Existing Unlimited Data Customers’ Plans

by on May 18, 2012

Verizon Issues Clarification Regarding Discontinuation Of Existing Unlimited Data Customers' PlansYesterday, following an earlier report (citing Verizon’s CFO) regarding the upcoming discontinuation of existing unlimited data plans as customers make the upgrade from 3G to LTE, Verizon issued a clarification statement to The New York Times.

According to Verizon’s update, there are one of two avenues customers can take to secure their unlimited plans in the future as the carrier starts switching to limited shared data plans. First, if a customer choses not to upgrade their device and remain on 3G (or 4G if they already have an LTE-capable device), their current plan will remain intact. Secondly, when a customer goes to upgrade and they decide to pay in full, their plan will remain unchanged.

- Customers will not be automatically moved to new shared data plans. If a 3G or 4G smartphone customer is on an unlimited plan now and they do not want to change their plan, they will not have to do so.

- When we introduce our new shared data plans, Unlimited Data will no longer be available to customers when purchasing handsets at discounted pricing.

- Customers who purchase phones at full retail price and are on an unlimited smartphone data plan will be able to keep that plan.

- The same pricing and policies will be applied to all 3G and 4G LTE smartphones.

While it seems there are loopholes to circumvent Verizon’s upcoming restrictions and downgrades, which are scheduled to take affect this summer, most customers will presumably lose their unlimited data due to a lack of awareness regarding their options or the inability to purchase an upgraded device at the unsubsidized price.

Stay tuned for more coverage regarding Verizon, their plans to inevitably drop the majority of unlimited data customers and updates on other wireless carriers as the industry becomes more competitive.

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  • Mark
    May 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

    So if I have an iPhone 4 with an unlimited 3g date plan now, when the new iPhone comes out with 4g LTE if I pay full price will I be able to keep my unlimited plan on 4g?


  • May 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    AT&T part 2? its alright what most people dont know is that if your an average user you would only need 2gb of internet even if your on the go all the time verizon offers the double plan for the price of 2gb you get 4gb  thats pretty awesome Att which i have does not have that at all but i can say that although ATT and verizon do have limited plans now compared to sprints speed and service they are worth the limits


  • Nexus4thewin
    May 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    ive  never been so happy to own a thunderbolt 


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