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Tuesday Poll: What Kind of Data Plan do You Currently Have?

It has been a while since we asked the DL community which data bracket they fall under. A year ago, the world was set on doing whatever they had to do to keep unlimited data. But now that shared data plans and individual tiers have been around for a while, and a number of new devices have become available, are you willing to give up unlimited to get the latest and greatest on the cheap? Paying full retail prices for phones is not fun, especially when you can get the same phone for hundreds less, as long as you change your data plan. So, a year after the death of unlimited, what plan do you currently have?

What kind of data plan are you currently on?

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  • 21stcenturymobile

    I have unlimited talk, text and data for $49. Haven’t paid a cell phone bill since August of this year. I use a new cell phone company that doesn’t use mainstream media to advertise.

  • mhowerton32

    I work for a VZW agent, and if you have a basic phone or non unlimited smartphone on an account with an unlimited smartphone, I can keep your line on unlimited data for at least another 2 years and get you a new phone at promo price

  • Itchy_Robot

    unlimited on Verizon … grandfathered in

  • imronburgundy

    All of you who are so sure that Verizon can never take away your unlimited data or think it would be illegal have obviously never read your service agreements… This was taken directly from Verizon’s:

    “Can Verizon Wireless Change This Agreement or My Service?
    We may change prices or any other term of your Service or this agreement at any time,but we’ll provide notice first, including written notice if you have Postpay Service. If you use your Service after the change takes effect, that means you’re accepting the change. If you’re a Postpay customer and a change to your Plan or this agreement has a material adverse effect on you, you can cancel the line of Service that has been affected within 60 days of receiving the notice with no Early Termination Fee if we fail to negate the change after you notify us of your objection to it.”

    So, obviously by using your phone after they eventually take the service away says you agree to accept the new service terms.

  • Serpico

    I already have Google Wireless. It’s been around for a while now … duh.


  • BigFonz

    Yeah buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I lost my unlimited data with Verizon when my ex turned off my phone. She thought it was revenge, but really it just cut out two of the worst things in my life. 🙂 Tried T-Mobile unlimited for $30/mo, but the coverage was spotty and slow. I was hoping I could use Groove IP for calls and the 100 minutes a month would work for me, but I couldn’t stay logged in for long and kept missing calls. Switched to Straight Talk for $45/mo, couldn’t be happier.

  • Savan Ghetiya

    with the continued power outage going on for almost 10 days straight now in south jersey.. I am using my unlimited data on verizon to its max potential for tethering 24/7 .. in 9 days, i’ve used up 37.80 GB 🙂

    • Jonathan Ofalla

      Without power, how do you keep your phone charged?

  • gamaliel hood

    the next nexus that has 4g will help me consider what company i go. that is if my unlimited is revolked by verizon

  • kervation

    Still rockin unlimited on my GNex! My contract is up this month but I don’t see any devices that make me want to go out and drop full price for a phone on Big Red. Gotta keep my unlimited data, especially for using Groove ip for my data calls.

  • Clint O

    Grandfather Unlimited Plan on my GNex with VZW. Moving soon to a non service area and verizon wont let me cancel without a ETF..Gonna have to find someone to transfer my accout to.I hate to let it go..But whats the point if I cant use it at home and never upgrade cause I’ll lose it…..My buddy works for ATT and adding me on his emp plan with the Galaxy Note II

  • Chris Pinola

    haha wow, glad to see that most of this community is holding out against verizon 🙂 im just a little apprehensive about buying my next device unsubsidized. seriously considering the razr maxx hd to replace my gnex. really hoping to see a dev community grow around it.

    • kervation

      Considering the Maxx HD as well but that’s the only device I am even remotely interested in ATM.

      • Chris Pinola

        Agreed. I love my GNex to death, but the 1GB of RAM and TI OMAP SoC is starting to show its age. Not the mention the battery life/radios on the Verizon GNex are piss-poor.

        • kervation

          LOL! My GNex’s poor battery life makes me envy any device with all day battery life plus the poor radios makes Moto very tempting.

          • Chris Pinola

            haha i hear ya. Moto is still #1 in build quality and hardware in my opinion (barring, perhaps, cameras lol). reaaaaaaally hope those moto nexus rumors come true!

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    I’m not waiting to dump unlimited data.. Tired of paying Verizons ridiculous prices so I am moving to T-Mobile and its crappy coverage… $30mo makes it sort of tolerable 🙂

  • I have unlimited data, can I keep it past 2 years of I didn’t want to upgrade my phone?

  • Chris

    I will pay full price from now until I die …. Cause those greedy Verizon bastards will have to pry my Unlimited Data Plan from my COLD DEAD HANDS! Last month I used 22 GBs … Before that 20 … It’s beautiful not to worry about overages and have freedom to use what I want …. When I want it! In fact, They say the unlimited data plan is “Tied to the phone number” ….. So as long as that’s not changed I’ll pass it on to my kids… I’m dialing a lawyers number as we speak to start the will 🙂

  • Skidmark

    RAZR MAXX, unlimited, my 4th Droid, and it I’d t the best because of the battery and quality (perceived). I’ll stay with Big Red until that’s gone.

  • chris125

    I have unlimited and my contract is up in June and most likely I will be looking to another carrier. I can switch to att, get more data than verizon’s share prices and pay less while doing it. Not to mention being able to get whatever phone I choose and not deal with verizon bloating up the phones.

  • baldypal

    Unlimited baby! Straight Talk in my area uses Verizon towers. That unlimited 4G is very tempting!

  • shehippie

    Two unlimited and one 2 gig plan.

  • androidkin

    My unlimited data plan is the only thing keeping with Verizon, i’ll stay for another 2 years IF they allow me to keep my plans as is. Otherwise I’m leaving for T-Mobile

  • Cam

    Grandfathered Unlimited. Should I ever lose my unlimited VZW 4G, you’ll see me on MetroPCS 4G unlimited.

  • CrustaceanFreak

    I didn’t buy a smartphone until January, so I’m on a $30 double data package. 4 gigs is plenty for me (I average .33 GB per month). I use wi-fi at work and at home, and I typically use my Nexus 7 for Netflix and YouTube. Plus I like to keep a couple movies on it for when I’m outside a wi-fi network and need to kill some time. I do wish I had unlimited, though. I would love to be able to stream Pandora or use my Google Music cloud library for my daily commute and road trips.

  • Verizon is nuts to think people would want to switch to tiered data on a network that could eat it up in a matter of minutes. I’ll keep my unlimited and pay full price for phones that I want. Most of what they offer is garbage anyway.

  • Unlimited family share plan

  • Matt Gondek

    I’m still unlimited. Suck one Verizon!

  • interstellarmind

    left my vzw unlimited to go to tmo unlimited.

    • Jared Nichols

      how do you like it?? I really wnat to leave VZW, my unlimited plan has become not enough to keep me as a customer and I wish some of the others here on DL would leave them too

  • Emmanuel McDonald

    I wish Verizon will give me an unlimited plan. Verizon is the best 4G LTE carrier in Mississippi, but they do not offer an unlimited plan anymore. I have a 10GB data plan with Verizon and that is still not enough. I think I am about to leave them to join T-Mobile for their unlimited data plan. I’m scared to switch because their coverage is not the best here, and I only want to be with a national carrier. T-Mobile does offer a pretty good HSPA+ network here in Jackson, MS. If Sprint would hurry the hell up and spread their 4G network, I would switch to them. Oh well. U.S. cellular carriers offer great coverage and devices, but the plans are too expensive and rural areas are often forgotten. Come on T-Mobile! Show me how badly you want to go from being a carrier ranked #4 to #1!

    • ROB

      straight talk

  • RoadsterHD1

    Unlimited pays for itself

  • Matthew Merrick

    family share pla. 8 gb for 7 users. my uncle pays the bills, but he and histwo kids are such havy users that me and a few ithers have had to completky turn off our data connection and run our android phones as wifi only. i really, truy hate the plan, and as soon as i can afford it (struggling college freshman here) i plan on leaving for strait talk.

  • arthur2142

    Somehow I knew this site would yield mostly Unlimited Data plans…I love DL!

  • Symbiotx

    I have unlimited right now, but honestly, I’ve only used 250mb so far this month. I would probably be fine on one of the data plans. I’d like to be able to use unlimited when I wanted of course, but I don’t know that I need it.

    • Totally agree, some months are more than others but just knowing that it doesnt matter how much i use is great. Greed on both parties (verizon for wanting more money and customers for abusing the unlimited no-cap) is what killed it.

  • Droidzilla

    Anyone want to buy my 2 line plan, one line with unlimited and the other with 4GB/month? Message me if so; I’m looking to ditch Verizon for a bit (though I’ll probably regret it!).

  • Leaving Verizon this week along w/ my unlimited and switching to Tmobile and still getting unlimited. At least if I have to buy a device at full retail I wont be subject to Verizon’s pricing and limited options. Long Live GSM !!

  • Verizon will have to pry my unlimited data plan from my cold dead hands!

    • Aj

      That can be arranged…

  • Pfff I would die without unlimited. Last cycle I used 68GB. I’m surprised they haven’t tried to throw me off lol. Even the tech support couldn’t believe it.

  • Kenneth Kewatt

    My wife and I both have unlimited which we only pay $10 for.

    • Man, that’s even better than mine, 30 a month unlimited.

      • Kenneth Kewatt

        Yeah, it was a promo on Verizon about a few years back. I’ve been buying our new phones at full price since they cancelled unlimited. Just bought my wife a Razr Maxx HD for her B-day, since she doesn’t care about “that root stuff” and has a habit of forgetting to put it on the charger. Figured the big battery would be of more use than an unlockable bootloader.

    • I’m in the same boat, but I also have my parents and my brother with it too, so its 5 lines at $10/each… and then a corporate discount on top of that.

      I will GLADLY pay the full price for a phone to keep my $1200/year data discount. 🙂

    • nightscout13

      And how do you manage to have that?

  • There aren’t enough options on this poll. Where’s the “unlimited” throttled option.

  • mwalker

    if BIG RED cuts me off my unlimited…i’m out.

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    I had to replace my Thunderbolt.
    I WiFi whenever I can. 4 gig plan for 4 days now.

  • Bigwavedave25

    I got the Galaxy Nexus the day it was released and was able to keep my unlimited plan. Wifey has unlimited on her iPhone4, which she could easily live with a 4gb plan (but not I)

    It will be a tough pill to swallow paying full retail (or used thru Swappa), but I will do this no matter what happens for my next phone. This way I am covered two ways…
    1) I keep my unlimited data (no new family shared crap)…
    2) I am not under new contract, so when VzW goes full douche and puts the ax to my unlimited data plan I have the option to jump ship for another carrier if I so please!

    • FSFer

      In exactly the same situation, but where I live the other carriers have terrible coverage, so my options are limited. on the other hand I haven’t been tempted by any of the new phones yet.

  • Staying on unlimited til VZW forces me off. Then I’ll jump ship to Sprint.

  • fauxshizzl

    I am still on unlimited through VZ. But I plan on switching over to prepaid as soon as the Nexus is available for purchase. I can buy the phone at full retail and pay my ETF for less than the cost of another neutered phone from Verizon at full retail.