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Verizon Readies Tiered Data Plans for this Summer, Family Versions in the Future

Verizon announced this week at the Reuters Global Technology Summit that they plan to introduce tiered data plans (not surprising) some time this Summer, meaning the days of enjoying our unlimited $29.99 package are coming to an end.  Well, they didn’t specifically say that the $29.99 unlimited plan would be gone, but it’s fair to assume so, isn’t it?  No other details around new plans were provided, however the words “kick off” and “Summer” were thrown together in the same sentence, so expect changes to happen sooner rather than later.

Shared family data plans were also mentioned though, giving those of us with multiple smartphone lines a little bit of hope.  Since there are buckets of minutes for families, it only makes sense that they would attempt to introduce something similar involving data.  Again, no time frame mentioned here, and “Summer” wasn’t anywhere near this comment, so let’s not hold our breathe on this one happening at the same time as tiers.

Mobile broadband plans currently start out at $20 for 1GB of data  – let’s hope those don’t transfer over to phones.

Via:  Reuters

Cheers everyone!

  • Anonymous

    Thank God I’m grandfathered in with 3 lines, each with a $9.99 unlimited data plan. I’ll NEVER be making any changes, unless it’s better than my current plan…

    • Knightcrusader

       Yeah, same here for me. I have 5 lines, all with the $10 data.

  • http://www.agrstech.com Zephaniah

    Well, Sprint here I come.

  • Downey1971

    A smart phone is not something I have to have, just a phone. With that said, I will be going to walmart and getting a Straight Talk phone and plan. $99 for the phone and $45 for unlimited everything. I dont care that the phone want be a smart phone, cause at least I will be a smart consumer with my $100 a month in savings every month. Now if everyone would do this then it would change the game for sure.

  • Jesus Otero

    Im probably the reason they are doing this!
    i have 20.088GB worth of data so far. and im only 27 days into the 30 day cycle.
    thats what i get from pdanet tether and wireless tether’s bluetooth tether :(

    • Binglut9

      That’s sad

  • Nicknacc

     If I upgrade my phone and therefore extend the contract, will I keep the $30 unlimited? 

  • CaptainHowdy

    Family version might be cool but I just have an old phone that requires no data plan to take advantage of multiple lines ;)

  • Bendover

    Dear loyal Verizon customer once again FU

    Sincerely big red

  • Binglut9

    I think tiered plans would actually make my bill cheaper..I am always on wifi home, work, friends house, parents etc…wouldn’t matter much to me I think I would rather pay less than what I am paying now

  • Tesseract 3

    From what I remember from upgrading before/after contracts need to be renewed, if you change your phone, in any way, or change your contract, you have to select a “current” verizon plan. Which means the only way to keep your unlimited is to have an unlimited plan before the tiered plans are introduced and keep your same phone, for two years. After those two years are up though, then yes, you will lose your unlimited plan (almost certain of this, from what I recall from renewing my contracts in the past, been with verizon for awhile). And even if you didn’t have to change when you renew your contract, if you got a new phone you would certainly have to… who wants to be stuck with 2 year old hardware? So yeah you will have to be tiered eventually, no way around it. 

    But if you got a T-Bolt or Charge or something on unlimited 4G before the tiered plans are introduced… you should probably get to keep your 2 years of unlimited at least…

    • Greg

      Most of us got out thunderbolts out of contract.. at least I did.. Paid full retail. My contract is up next July.

      • Tesseract 3

        Well that sucks.  

    • http://profiles.google.com/gonnadie4thegov Jeremy Wray

       you sign a new contract with them every 2 years. the only way you could grandfather yourself in is if you did not renew your contract and instead bought a new phone outright for the full retail price.

      • linuskinrak

        Not really, I have had the same Alltel data plan through my OG droid, and Thunderbolt.  I havent not been forced to change to a Verizon plan at all during that process. My plan nor bill has changed for 5 years. 

        • Anonymous

          Have you signed new contracts or did you buy it outright and just activate it? I bought a new OG Droid a few weeks ago and the only thing I had to do was activate it and add data. No new terms or anything 

          • linuskinrak

            I have been renewing the same contract for every upgrade. They lock me in for to years with my device and I get the discount on any new phone.  I think what has maybe saved me was that I had a data plan with Alltel with my BB Curve. But I have had no problems with upgrading and keeping a great plan for all my upgrades.

        • Tesseract 3

          jeremy, And if you didn’t renew your contract you wouldn’t be with verizon anymore………..

            linuskinrak, Well if you started with an Alltell plan things might be different. But for normal verizon customers yeah, they have (at least recently), been making people switch to plans that “exist”, if they get a new phone. I have personally experienced this. 

          • linuskinrak

            I think you may be correct.  I am still considered ann Alltel customer because I cannot get phone upgrades from non Verizon corporate stores (i.e. Best Buy), without them trying to force me to switch my plan.  

    • Anonymous

      Read your contract & fine print about any of that. I agree with you but I’m sure the contract has the we have the right to change your terms at any time type of thing. But as long as you never sign another contract you might be fine by just upgrading your phone at full retail all the time. Not sure though.

      • Tesseract 3

        I have read most of the fine print (but it’s too much legalese for me to remember or understand all of it). I read contracts before I sign them, but often that isn’t that helpful. It’s possible, I suppose. When I upgraded I bought it, then added it and it said I needed a different plan, even though my previous phone had also been a very similar smartphone. 

        Not really sure though, it might even be different, for different customers for some reason. As the example of someone else who was once with Alltell which was taken over by Verizon, might have some different terms going on…

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure I’m being optimistic but I hope 29.99 becomes the 5GB cap that everyone on the internets thought it was all all along.

  • Mr.Joe

    Watch them keep unlimited data and everyone here still bitch! 

    • Greg

       You sound really stupid. Go sit in the corner and count backwards from zero.

      • Mr.Joe

        Well ok.

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        • Tesseract 3

          I like you.  

          • Mr.Joe

            Thanks! 

      • Mr.Joe

        So not cool that you deleted my comment DL!  I’m just doing what Greg wanted me to do.  

        PA LEASE SUGAR PUSS! 

  • Rain_king46

    Verizon will still offer an
    unlimited data plan. How much will it cost is the question. Look at the plans
    offered by their only real competition (AT&T). Verizon will not go too far
    past AT&T in fears of losing some of the ground they have taken from
    AT&T. Unless of course the two are in collusion, then we are all pretty much
    f’ed.  It is too bad Tmobile got swallowed by AT&T. I would have liked to see them maybe merge with Sprint/Nextel and form a third real player in the market. 

  • Rain_king46

    Verizon will still offer an
    unlimited data plan. How much will it cost is the question. Look at the plans
    offered by their only real competition (AT&T). Verizon will not go too far
    past AT&T in fears of losing some of the ground they have taken from
    AT&T. Unless of course the two are in collusion, then we are all pretty much
    f’ed.  It is too bad Tmobile got swallowed by AT&T. I would have liked to see them maybe merge with Sprint/Nextel and form a third real player in the market. 

  • Pcguru30

    If they don’t at least offer an unlimited plan in the tier this is going to really tick off smartphone users that use bandwidth heavy services like netflix and pandora

  • http://twitter.com/JasonAGrier Jason A. Grier

    Let’s just hope the Droid 3 or the “Droid Bionic” come out before the tiered data plans to get locked in a contract… though I’m going to guess that those phones are going to be the flagship devices for these plans.

    • Anonymous

      precisely. 

    • Rain_king46

      I half wonder if they aren’t holding back the Bionic until AFTER the data plan change to try and force people  into new plans to get the cool new phone? 

  • GotSka81

    I was in a Verizon Store the other day getting a warranty replacement for my phone, and the rep brought up tiered plans…maybe he had no idea what he was talking about, but he made it sound as if when the tiered plans hit, I can maintain my unlimited if I want to, but I might save money by going to a tiered plan.

    Personally, I don’t see any monetary advantage to Verizon doing it this way, so I think it’s unlikely that they would follow that route.  More likely, I would say they’re going to up the price of unlimited data to $40 and include 4G (regardless of your phone), or offer a tiered plan for less money, with the option to add 4G for an additional fee.

    • Greg

      They get money out of us NOT using the phones, but charging us out the ass for overusage.

  • Mctypething

    In 5-10 years, once other carriers beef up their coverage, Verizon is going to rue the day they stuck it to consumers with all of this nickle and diming. At some point, the reasons to stay with Verizon will run out, and it looks like we’re really close to this point if not there already. Personally, I’m going to shop around when my contract ends in September, and I’ve been with Verizon forever. For such a profitable company, it’s sad what corporate greed can do, in this case, bleed consumers for as much as you can.

    • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

       No they won’t, everyone else will join in.  Leaving you with no choice.

    • Mr.Joe

      What other Carriers?

      AT&T plans are REALLY similar to vzw (they also have tiered data), T-Mobile is going to become AT&T, and the only one I can think of is Sprint.  Who well let’s just see how much you love Sprint ID. 

      • Patrick Henderson

        Sprint iD is only on certain phones. Quit spreading FUD. 

        • Mr.Joe

           Really?  Cause every Sprint phone I’ve seen runs it.  They even updated the Samsung Epic 4G/Galaxy Tab to get it.  Neither of those originally had it.

    • Teri

      Every carrier “nickel and dimes” their customers. In fact, every business is in it for profit. That’s normal. If you don’t like it, then yes, switch to another carrier with much less satisfying coverage and the same business models as VZW. You won’t escape it..

      • Mr.Joe

        Teri you FUNKING ROCK!

        I love ya man!  You should be writing for Droid Life.  

    • Teri

      Oh, and about them bleeding their customers dry: Yes, but they also own up to their mistakes. They just sent me an unclaimed funds letter stating that in 2008 they were OVERCHARGING me and now are cutting me a check for $269 dollars. But yes, they are sooo greedy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.lippert Tony Lippert

    tiered plans will take all the fun out of the smartphone.. no sirius, no netflix, no pandora, no scanner radio…. any app that streams will become worthless due to the fact that the normal user won’t be able to afford to use them… boo big red… 

    • Anonymous

       Couldn’t have said it any better myself.

    • Anonymous

       Couldn’t have said it any better myself.

      • Jeyrivera89

         Supposedly, Current customers will be ‘grandfathered’ in and will be able to keep the unlimited data plan for the duration of their ‘relationship with verizon wireless’

        • Mxman311

           I really hope so… A tiered data plan would prompt me to switch providers as soon as my contract is up..

          • Jeyrivera89

            That’s just info I have received from my buddy at vzw… then again things can change very quickly

          • http://twitter.com/Monkdn Ray Baker

            I realize this is 3wks old, but does the grandfathered in mean same contract?  Basically can I get a new contract to get the bionic (or whatever phone finally tips the scale) and pay 250 instead of 700?  

            Being grandfathered in would be worth it to not have to ever think about it…  

    • Anonymous

      Connect to your home Wifi. Of course AT&T just put a cap on your home internet(I have u-verse) right in line with comcast. I don’t crusie around to pandora as much as I thought I would.

      • CaptainHowdy

         This is why I switched to frontier FIOS, faster and no CAP,  I was blowing through my cap with comcast and my roomies…

        • Anonymous

           Since Fios is from VZ they might cap that also. But most lickely not untill this all calms down. Since I have u-verse they give me 250G a month and your u-verse tv does not count to that cap. Think I’ll be fine but we’ll see w/ netflix, online gaming and my LOTRO.

          • Kevin

             For what it’s worth, VZ has said themselves that they do NOT have any intentions of capping FIOS. The quote was something along the lines of “We don’t want to take the shine (may have been luster) off FIOS”. They did, however, leave themselves open to be able to institute caps at a later date.

      • http://www.facebook.com/tony.lippert Tony Lippert

         I do when I’m home, but I spend 8 hours a day in a car while working and I usually stream from my cell phone during that time.. after having sirius for the last 5 or 6 years I can’t stand regular radio..

        • Anonymous

          I use an alarm app to wake up to pandora & while I make breakfast. I mostly rock my ipod in the car.

    • Jesus Otero

      Im probably the reason they are doing this!
      i have 20.088GB worth of data so far. and im only 27 days into the 30 day cycle.
      thats what i get from pdanet tether and wireless tether’s bluetooth tether :( 

      • http://twitter.com/BrownDanielUSN Daniel Brown

         That’s something to be proud of.  Way to go Champ. /EndSarcasm

      • Anonymous

        when my bill goes up I’ll be the one saying f people like you as I pay it each month. Thanks for helping to ruin it for the rest of us.  

      • Tesseract 3

        And people like you are the reason this is happening…  

        • Jesus Otero

          well my bad! lol, i dont have any home broadband or anything, so i have to use my phone’s internet connection to tether my laptop and my brother’s laptop. just taking advantage of my phone’s unlimited data plan because of the economic stance were in. it doesnt make sense buying and paying monthly for a new wifi hotspot when u can just use your phone’s data plan. :D

          • http://www.adamalter.com/ Adam Alter

            Regardless of you feeling justified or not, it’s that rationalization that likely caused this. Not that it’s a big deal to me, just throwing it out there ;)

          • Jesus Otero

             or maybe just vzw tryin to make some money? lol

          • Calculatorwatch

            Yeah people like you are definitely the reason the rest of us are getting screwed over. I’m sure you need the money more than Verizon does but they make the rules so that’s how it goes.

            I guess I can’t be too pissed about someone taking advantage of the system when Verizon left the opportunity wide open. What I’m really pissed about is that this is also why Verizon hates rooting and we have to deal with locked bootloaders on all our phones. Hopefully the tiered data plans will solve the problem well enough that they can relax on exercising full control over our phones.

          • Anonymous

            HTC is doing the locked bootloaders on its own. Motorola may be changing their ways. Samsung and LG don’t appear to give a damn.

            It’s a manufacturer thing, not a carrier thing (except when it comes to previously being unable to sideload apps on AT&T). For instance, the T-Mobile HTC Sensation has harder to penetrate protection than the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt.

          • http://twitter.com/BrownDanielUSN Daniel Brown

            I’m not trying to bash you for your economic stance, but if this is your reasoning…you could get a dumb phone (without a data plan), get cheap dsl, a router, and solve all of your problems cheaper.  You chose otherwise…

          • Jesus Otero

            I understand what ur saying, but I’m constantly on the move between my mom and dad’s house and can’t just get just one DSL account. And I am NOT leaving my precious dinc! I love this thing so much! XD

        • http://www.twitter.com/dailydroidapp AndroFan

          No, it’s not.  Telcos would love for you to believe that’s the case, but it’s simply not.  The profit margins for the major providers have never been higher, but they continue to use increased data consumption as the justification for dropping unlimited plans.  How about they invest some of those record profits into infrastructure?  Also, they’ll be the first to tell you that less than 5% of users use more than 5GB of data per month, so this one guy pumping out 20GB+ is utterly inconsequential in the scheme of things.  It’s absolute bullshit, and a major part of the reason I’m jumping ship to Sprint (off contract, in case they try to pull the same horseshit too).

      • anthony

         I’ve used 126 gigabytes. and i still have 6 more days left in my billing cycle, beat that!!

      • Steve Hillshire

        Let me just say “thanks” in advance…. 

    • Kevoskee

      Netflix is a big one for me, a big eater on data. I might cancel my service soon

      • Anonymous

         There is always wifi but that’s still dirty of Verizon, turning their smartphones into big featurephones. Idk what I’m gonna do, I use as much data as both my parents combined. Least I don’t have to worry til my upgrade next year.

    • Amenemhat1

      Look, it does not matter who consumes what. The mobile broadband is there for the taking. Its called capitalism. And big red is capitalizing on the fact that we like smartphones, and they can charge as much as the want to the point of bursting out with laughter. 

  • GianniOD

    I guess it’d be naive to assume that instead of removing the unlimited plans, they are introducing lower priced, tiered plans for people that use minimal data that don’t want to pay $30 a month?

  • Anonymous

    I can see this getting confusing from some of the comments, let me try to help. This is my understanding as a former indirect sales rep :

    Yesm you will get grandfathered in to a Unlimited plan, however, if you upgrade at the discount price 3 months later, you have to be on a “Current Verizon Plan” (eg – no unlimited if they no longer have it) So you will lose unlimited. The same occurs if you switch devices later down the road without upgrading (eg buying full retail) When the device is activated on your account, it must have “A current verizon plan”

    Not flaming anyone just telling you all how the SYSTEM does it as of a few months ago when I was indirect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1332240301 Dan Graziano

     Do we get grandfathered in with our unlimited plans?  If not hello Sprint and your beautiful Nexus S 4G or newer models 

    • Rain_king46

      Sprint is on every list of “companies likely to go out of business any day” that I have seen the last couple years. Betting on that pony may just delay your pain a little. You may end up right back on big red any day.  

      • Michael Scrip

         Exactly…

        If Sprint keeps losing money quarter after quarter… how much longer can they afford to build out their network and offer all this unlimited bandwidth?

        I wonder how that WiMax decision is playing out…

  • Anonymous

     The last time everyone got all spun up about Verizon tiered data plans it only applied to tablets and laptops, not phones. It possible that LTE will be an extra cost (like Sprint), or there will be cheaper tiers below $30, or it may only apply to iPhones. Its all rumor and speculation.

    • Binglut9

      Its not a rumor verizon CEO said it was coming to smartphones this summer…

  • Anonymous

     the only thing in the that lessened my anger was the possibility of a shared data plan…no way i should be paying $80 for what is effectively 11 GBs of data a month.

  • Jj69chev

    BOOOO VZW.. greedy pricks 

  • Bucho2k

     Verizon Corporate said they would grandfather the unlimited users. Woooooo!

    • Anonymous

      Until you upgrade… 

      • Anonymous

        Purchase off contract and you should be fine.

        • Anonymous

          I’m told that the new device will need to be on a “current Verizon data plan” when activated, even if you payed full retail. I hope that’s not the case, but I wouldn’t be surprised… 

  • SassySally

    If Verizon is going to start a tiered system, they better stop with all of their bloatware crap and ads leaking my bandwith.. If that’s the case then Ad-blocking should come standard with every phone.  

    • Kevoskee

      Right, I’m tiered of Verizon’s bloatware. It seems like we lose more options every day. No one year’s, tiered data, etc

      • Mr.Joe

        LOL, get used to it.  AT&T has tiered data and their phones are filled with just as much bloat as Verizon.  Even Sprint has bloat (Sprint ID anyone?) for their crap.  Don’t know about T mobile but who cares they’re AT&T now. 

      • Mr.Joe

        LOL, get used to it.  AT&T has tiered data and their phones are filled with just as much bloat as Verizon.  Even Sprint has bloat (Sprint ID anyone?) for their crap.  Don’t know about T mobile but who cares they’re AT&T now. 

        • Kevoskee

          I believe Tmo do have bloat. Good thing we have an option to root….. For now.

      • Anonymous

         “I’m _tiered_ of Verizon’s bloatware.” I see what you did there!

        But, yeah, bloatware is bogus. Ruined the Storm. Was a nuisance on the Thunderbolt (did I even have an 8GB internal ROM?). It only makes for a lesser user experience.

    • http://twitter.com/BrownDanielUSN Daniel Brown

       Sounds like the beginning of a pretty good class action lawsuit….

      • Mr.Joe

        Oh yeah!  We’ll get rid of stuff like Bing and Amazon Kindle.  Then we’ll see increase in prices! 

        • http://twitter.com/BrownDanielUSN Daniel Brown

           How is that going to raise prices?  Do you really think that the bloatware sponsorship money is being transferred to the consumer for a discount on service or hardware? 

          • Mr.Joe

            Like frell I know what vzw spends MS and Amazons bribe money on.  

            Quite frankly I don’t give a frell either!  There’s much more important things in my life to figure out.  

            You can help me figure them out or you can find out this insignificant question you have.

            The choice is yours.

            May Jorgeandro Guide you,

            Mr.Joe

      • Lloyd_anthony2000

        Tea partiers thanks to the Republican appointed Supreme Court. It has been ruled that you can no longer file class action suits against corporations. Keep supporting the GOP :-))

      • Lloyd_anthony2000

        Tea partiers thanks to the Republican appointed Supreme Court. It has been ruled that you can no longer file class action suits against corporations. Keep supporting the GOP :-))

  • Mii

    I dont get why they dont just do 29.99 g3 unlimited some increase but not substantial maybe 10-15$ for 4g unlimited , and have 4g include 3g  and then tier it down. you dont want unlimited heres a 10.99 and a 19.99 pluse increase for 4g. Big red has been shooting them selves in the foot i think with these insane data plans. Your speeds and phones may be the best* but if people cant afford the data plans for them , your going no where quick

  • Mii

    I dont get why they dont just do 29.99 g3 unlimited some increase but not substantial maybe 10-15$ for 4g unlimited , and have 4g include 3g  and then tier it down. you dont want unlimited heres a 10.99 and a 19.99 pluse increase for 4g. Big red has been shooting them selves in the foot i think with these insane data plans. Your speeds and phones may be the best* but if people cant afford the data plans for them , your going no where quick

  • Interstellarmind

    i bet verizon will stick to it’s word on the timeline for introducing the new tiered system (unlike software updates).

     

  • Interstellarmind

    i bet verizon will stick to it’s word on the timeline for introducing the new tiered system (unlike software updates).

     

    • Anonymous

       of course. they dont make money on software updates

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_ohh Daniel Ogilvie

    Wow.  I use at least 2.5 GB every month. (Usually more.)  Tired data plans would be bad news for me.  Let’s hope they grandfather us in…

    • Nyplaya513

      I want to know this as well. It would be a major upset if they tried to alter our existing plans and then prevent us from continuing it in the future

    • Anonymous

       Our Thunderbolt/Droid Charge 4G plans will stay the same I can almost guarantee that. However, if we were to ever change our phones (sell a T-Bolt for a Bionic, for instance) then I don’t think you’ll get to keep your plan, even if you call or go to the store.

      • Nyplaya513

        meaning once we update in a year or 2, we are screwed

      • http://profiles.google.com/nerdydesi Nerdy Desi

         I hope I can buy phones at full retail to keep my plan!!!

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_ohh Daniel Ogilvie

    Wow.  I use at least 2.5 GB every month. (Usually more.)  Tired data plans would be bad news for me.  Let’s hope they grandfather us in…

  • Anuraj Bhatt

    I’m sure this will be rolled out right before the Bionic/Targa. Damn you VZW. 

  • Anuraj Bhatt

    I’m sure this will be rolled out right before the Bionic/Targa. Damn you VZW. 

    • Anonymous

      my thoughts exactly!!! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AOFZNUYIFIO2XBZ7RLBX7IZUAU ArturoB

    Sprint!

    • Mr.Joe

       Sprint ID ROCKS!

      You’ll love it’s amazing choice of Bloatware! 

  • tbaybe

    umm i think even if you dont upgrade, your contract can change with out notice. 

  • tbaybe

    umm i think even if you dont upgrade, your contract can change with out notice. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.turnley Jeremy Turnley

      If your billing terms change, you have the right to cancel your contract at that point.  That’s why they always grandfather existing users; to avoid giving them an excuse to escape.

    • Thunderatrix

      You can switch carriers if they breach the contract with no early termination fee

  • Gg101

    So first no more early upgrades, then no 1year contracts, and now no more unlimited data.  Add a disappointing new phone lineup in and I am seeing little reason to keep giving them my business once my contract is up in July.

  • Gg101

    So first no more early upgrades, then no 1year contracts, and now no more unlimited data.  Add a disappointing new phone lineup in and I am seeing little reason to keep giving them my business once my contract is up in July.

    • tbaybe

       if it wasn’t for their coverage… i too would switch.

      • http://profiles.google.com/crazyrunner33 David Flower

         Agree, on the West side of Michigan we have Verizon 3G almost everywhere, Sprint only has 3G near major highways, the closest AT&T 3G is over 40 miles in each direction.

      • Greg

         Thats’ about 85% of us. I dont have the urge to switch to anyone else. I use Verizon for everything, internet and tv as well

    • Mr.Joe

      I love empty posts like this.  

      All threats but no actions.  

      • SassySally

         ?  Did you take your meds this morning?   Gg101 said they will go a different carrier when their contract is up .. How is that no action?  That’s exactly what we all have to do.

        • Mr.Joe

          As a matter of fact I did Lady SassyAss.

          We’ll see if he actually does.  He won’t. 

          • Mr.Joe

            Actually I didn’t take my meds this morning Lady SassyAss.

            You see, I have Dementia and I can get really truthful when I don’t take my meds.  I read blogs that tell me that taking my meds causes more harm then good.  Blogs like Droid Life.  

            So with that I don’t take my meds any more (that and I ran out and won’t have money for another two weeks to get more).  

            I find that without my meds I can think more clearly outside the norms of normal thinking.   I can see pasts lies and sarcasm and into peoples souls.  It’s deep yo VERY DEEP.

            So if you don’t like my truthfulness please donate money to help me think like the normals again.

            Thanks and may Jorgenadro Guide you in this life,

            Mr. Joe

          • Joe sucks balls!

             I’ll donate to a bullet in your head.

          • Joe sucks balls!

             I’ll donate to a bullet in your head.

      • Anon

        How the hell would you know, Mr Joe, if he actually acts on it or not?

        When you stated “I love empty posts like this” you were referring to your own, insignificant squeak in this discussion.  Why don’t you STFU? 

        • Mr.Joe

          I know a lot Anon.  I know quite a bit. 

  • Anonymous

     Say it ain’t so!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ecubuntu Alex Fernando

     That’s why i love @verizonwireless:twitter 

  • http://www.facebook.com/ecubuntu Alex Fernando

     That’s why i love @verizonwireless:twitter 

  • http://twitter.com/ericalj erica

    Bah, that rots.

  • http://twitter.com/ericalj erica

    Bah, that rots.

  • garrett

     really. vzw can shove this up their ass

  • garrett

     really. vzw can shove this up their ass

  • Dane

     Damn! My upgrade is in july. and I am refusing to upgrade to a new phone. I’ll pass on that shotty Droid x2, and what else is currently out. Come on bionic! or iphone with 4 g. 

  • Dane

     Damn! My upgrade is in july. and I am refusing to upgrade to a new phone. I’ll pass on that shotty Droid x2, and what else is currently out. Come on bionic! or iphone with 4 g. 

  • Greg

    FIRSSSST. HA. Sike nah

  • Greg

    FIRSSSST. HA. Sike nah

    • Greg

       But honestly though.. Looks like I’ll be paying retail for all of my phones. Refuse to have a data cap. REFUSE.

      • Cjreyes666

        Im with u

      • Cjreyes666

        Im with u

      • Greg

         I just wonder though… my contract ends in 2012 in July. Mind you I bought my thunderbolt full out.. So.. if July comes up [and the world doesnt end on Saturday lol]… in order for me to get a new contract.. I have to change my plan though?

        • Greg

           So basically… if you’re a Verizon Wireless Customer now…and you’re comfortable with your plan.. it wont be for long, because you WILL have to change to the latest data package once your contract needs to be renewed. [all fancy words left out]

      • Greg

         I just wonder though… my contract ends in 2012 in July. Mind you I bought my thunderbolt full out.. So.. if July comes up [and the world doesnt end on Saturday lol]… in order for me to get a new contract.. I have to change my plan though?

      • http://twitter.com/kejar31 Justin Rogers

        Why???? Verizon won’t make you change your contract to renew it, even if you get a new phone…  

      • http://twitter.com/kejar31 Justin Rogers

        Why???? Verizon won’t make you change your contract to renew it, even if you get a new phone…  

        • Greg

          You sure? Per “AndroidPolice” this is what they’re saying…

          “As a reminder, Verizon may force you into a new
          contract if you decide to upgrade your phone, or your contract expires
          (no, upgrading does not automatically extend your contract –
          grandfathering is sheerly a customer retention measure), and with major
          data plan changes like this, individual customers might be forced to
          face the music and finally give up their ancient unlimited plans to get
          their hands on fresh hardware. We’ll see in the coming months.”

          • GotSka81

             I’m almost certain that once your current contract runs out, you’re subject to all the new terms and condition…meaning…If my contract expires in June and I don’t renew, my account goes month to month.  If Verizon (theoretically speaking) releases tiered plans in July, my account will be changed to the new plan regardless of what phone I have (or if I buy one without signing a contract).  If I were to sign a new contract in June when it expires, I’m grandfathered in until the contract expires (2 years).  Once that’s up, I’ll move to the new plan…

            So long story short, we’ll all be on this plan eventually.

          • Greg

            Exactly. At some point, you have to renew. And when you do… you’ll have the package they support.

            Like you can’t walk into every mcdonalds and get a “mcrib” because the one by your house has it in essence. 

          • GotSka81

             Right, but you don’t even have to renew your contract, it will happen as soon as you go month to month, or as soon as your current contract ends.  You won’t be grandfathered month-to-month because you have no contract to grandfather into.

            Either way, bad for all involved…just another shitty move by big red.

      • Ckochinsky0125

        Same here. I may switch carriers when my contract is up in sept.

    • Greg

       But honestly though.. Looks like I’ll be paying retail for all of my phones. Refuse to have a data cap. REFUSE.