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Monday Poll: Are You on a Tiered or Unlimited Data Plan?

It’s quickly coming up on a year that Verizon introduced their tiered data plans. Back then, the idea of tiered data didn’t seem all that swell for folks who came accustomed to unlimited streaming capabilities. Unfortunately, for people who were late to the Big Red party and had to opt for one of the limited packages, they had to deal with the cards they were dealt. We want to know how many of you were lucky enough to be grandfathered in and keep your unlimited packages and who here has a data cap. If you are on a tiered plan, let us know which package you have down below – 2GB, 5GB,or the monstrous 10GB plan?

Are you on an unlimited or tiered data plan?

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  • guest

    I’m sure if anyone that’s unlimited decides to change from 3G to 4G LTE they’ll start kicking people off the unlimited plans because they would consider that a change to your plan, even if you stick with a smartphone. You will eventually have to change, just like people grandfathered in on an old Alltel plan had to change. Hopefully by 2013 there will be better tiered pricing, or we may go elsewhere. $30 for 2GB of data is a joke, when US Cellular charges $50 for 5GB of data with tethering included. Although it may be cheaper for my sisters and I to stay with Verizon, even with the $20 upgrade fee. 

    • guest

       I meant $30 upgrade fee.

  • nicotinic

    Me: Unlimited

    Wife: Unlimited

    Got a friend to hammer Verizon for Unlimited after Amazon Contract said they’d be unlimited. VZW rep called shortly after my buddy gave up and said she was…Unlimited!

  • JAPF4

    Big Red will have to pry my unlimited plan out of my hands,even if its 3G.

  • Glen

    4 GB

  • Komatsu Pk

    Unlimited but throttled to slower speeds

  • I have unlimited data.  When I left my family plan to go to my own account, they let me keep unlimited as well as I was not getting a new number, just transferring.  I will always stay with Verizon as long as I have unlimited. 

  • Zack

    Unlimited and I burn through data like no bodies business 32gb this month and I still have ten days left on the cycle

  • I am seriously considering swapping for a tiered plan to get better speeds.

    It does not matter if I have unlimited data if Sprint can only get me .25MB/S in my area!

  • BillB14

    When I switched from ATT/Blackberry/unlimited to Verizon/Droid 4, I had no choice but to go with a tiered plan.  Luckily, it was while one of the double the data promotions were taking place.  So, I got the 5GB plan, which is doubled to 10GB.  It’s certainly too big for what I need today. But, if I had gotten the 2GB, doubled to 4GB, I think that I would eventually regret it.

  • Helenoftroy

    Wow~! I hope they never switch to tier!  I have always been on the unlimited data plan!  They should just keep it the way it is!  I will never leave VW! 

  • trevorsalienarms

    Grandfathered in w/unlimited data from Alltel days; prior to that company being absorbed into Verizon.

  • C2Cab95

    I’m on the 10 GB plan… just upgraded to it for $50/month

  • totally

    I have 4gb.  When the Gnex was available *(December 15), VZW had a free double data promotion from 2 to 4gb.  I don’t use a lot of mobile data, however.  I use mostly wifi, as my work has wifi and so does my home.

  • Grandfathered into the $10 unlimited plan here baby! (Actually 5 lines) Its technically part of my voice plan (according to the promotion) so I’d like to see then try to take it away while I am under contract. I’ll keep renewing contracts to keep it locked in. 🙂

  • peezwizz

    I was on a family plan for like 14 years with my mom and dad. Finally I broke off from their plan and started a new one with my girlfriend. We were told both of us would lose unlimited data (she was coming off a family plan too) and there was nothing we could do about it. I begged the rep but he told me sorry, can’t help ya. Yet somehow to this day (almost a year later) we both still have unlimited data. I dont get it, but I don’t ask questions. She works for HASBRO and has a 15% off deal with Verizon, I wonder if unlimited data is part of her perk… I guess I will never know because I’m too afraid to ask VZW and risk losing it. 

  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    I was on unlimited until yesterday. I switched jobs and needed to keep the same number, but they wohldn’t let me hold on to the unlimited data when i changed everything over. :'(

  • Executor 32

    I had a Droid 2 with the $30 unlimited data plan, and I seem to have kept that when I upgraded to my Galaxy Nexus on the 18th.  Good thing, too; ever since LTE was turned on in our area, I rarely connect to my WiFi network with it.  Weren’t we supposed to be forced to switch to a tiered plan upon contract renewal?

    • Brian

      No as long as you keep a smartphone and don’t downgrade to a basic phone you will keep unlimited just be careful ordering online verision site because I lost unlimited and keep me over two weeks of calling everyday to get it back

      • Brian


  • HerroMoto

    Unlimited pay just $10 a month for my Galaxy Nexus data 🙂 Whole family is

  • Kevin Faaborg

    Tiered, but also have the 10GB plan so I don’t have to worry about how much data I use (mostly, as long as I don’t tether since the GNex also will measure for me, give warnings and not allow to use anymore data when you get to that point).

  • ABerry5

    Kellex, you should post a poll on how much mobile data DL readers use a month and if people are throttled or not… it is a mystery who the top 5% of users are… I average between 5-8gb a month on my gnex and I routinely get on wifi when i’m at my house

  • icedhot

    currently on the unlimited verizon data plan but will switch to att for the galaxy note soon….whatever……

  • Grandfathered into Unlimited!

  • Madelinedao

    Damn you unlimited bastards. Stuck with 4GBs of data a month. Would’ve been 2 GBs/month if I didn’t renew my contract during Christmas season when they had the double data promo.

  • Thanks, Data Hogs. You’re the reason unlimited doesn’t exist anymore.

    • Franklin

      Way to blame those on the same side of the fight as you and not the greedy corporate execs….

  • Arlington Albertson

    UNLIMITED BABY!!!!! (VZW Grandfathered of course! 😉 )

  • 2GB/mo. Haven’t gone over yet. All I really do is stream music, watch Youtube sometimes, read lots and lots of web pages, and send a couple thousand emails per month.

  • sucks for 395 people

  • nightscout13

    I feel sorry for the poor saps that pay for tiered data.

  • Brandons94lt1

    4 lines, all unlimited.

  • You all will hate me…but I have unlimited data through verizon for 9.99 a month.  my wife does also.  A promo was sent around on Engadget (possibly here) about a year ago.  I was fortunate enough to get a customer service rep who was able to sign us up on a family plan with this data rate.  No expiration date on it either.  Love it!

    • Beka27

      Us too!  I love saving $40 a month on unlimited data!

  • Im on att, recently switched…but i have the 3gb plan…

  • Droidfan

    Grandfathered unlimited.

  • I’m on the 4g/mo plan… It’s enough, haven’t gone over yet… but I don’t tether too often.

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  • Paul

    Unlimited living.

  • Danofiveo

    I have both:
    Razr – Unlimited
    Xoom – 2GB

  • cornflahkes

    Shoot, I have a grandfathered voice plan(America’s Choice Family w/500 minutes), grandfathered texting plan ($5/250 messages), and grandfathered unlimited data. If they ever force me off those, AT&T will be a distinct possibility. Shoot, I just used (wasted?) my last $30 off NE2 the week before the contract signing penalty took effect to buy an iPhone for reselling purposes. First two bites on Craigslist were (no kidding) Nigerian scammers. Sigh. Them and Verizon execs, urgh.

  • ericl5112

    I’m on unlimited, but get throttled after 5gbs

  • JulianZHuang

    got my unlimited from Dinc released day and now unlimited 4g GN. 

  • Keii Graham

    Sprint looks forward to the day Verizon kills grandfathered unlimited.