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Verizon to Introduce “MORE Everything” Plans Tomorrow – Double Data at Same Prices, Discounts on Lines, and Doubled Bandwidth

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According to multiple sources of ours, tomorrow morning, Verizon will unleash its response to the recent changes made by both T-Mobile and AT&T. Big Red is going to announce new “MORE Everything” plans that aim to give customers more data at no extra cost, doubled bandwidth, free 25GB of cloud storage, and unlimited international messaging. If you are a part of Verizon’s EDGE upgrade program, you will see extra discounts on your line access as well, which could vary depending on the amount of data you are signed up for.

Let’s talk about it all. 

Doubled data, same price

The document below details the new plans, but we’ll try to summarize. In terms of data packages, you’ll soon find the 500MB $40 now offers 1GB of data for the same price. The same thing goes for the 1GB $50 plan, which jumps to 2GB, and the 2GB $60 plan, which jumps to 3GB. The rest of the tiers appear to be staying the same.

EDGE line discounts

If you are a part of Verizon EDGE, they are now offering you line discounts depending on the amount of data you are paying for. So if you are on a plan with 8GB of data or less, you’ll receive a $10 discount on your line. If you are on a 10GB or higher plan with EDGE, you’ll see a $20 line discount. Current participants in EDGE will automatically receive this discount.

So what exactly is this discount? Verizon normally charges $40 per smartphone plus the price of your data package. With these new discounts, you’ll see that $40 drop to either $30 or $20 depending on your data package. In other words, this is Verizon finally removing the phone subsidy from their plans if you are paying for a phone on EDGE.

“MORE” all the things

Verizon is also claiming that it will offer doubled bandwidth in “cities coast to coast,” that they will hand everyone 25GB of Verizon cloud storage, and are opening enrollment in EDGE.

Also, Verizon has confirmed that “#MORE is coming” on Twitter.

Thoughts?

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  • chirs_johns

    i mean….like…i mean….no….my girl wants a moto x and wants to upgrade bc shes available but not for a measly 3gigs when she has unlimited…she was gonna go tmobile but they dont have the moto x subsidized which i was surprised about…why cant verizon just give the 6 gigs for no edge upgrades

    • gpzbc

      If coming from an unlimited plan, ask for the “Data Max” plan. It will give you a 6GB plan for $30/month. They only offer it if you ask for it.

  • David Caccavo

    what if you’ve bought your phone elsewhere and not through VZN (motomaker), shouldn’t you get the same EDGE subsidy reimbursement?

  • cush2push

    “with 8GB of data or less, you’ll receive a $10 discount on your line. If you are on a 10GB or higher plan with EDGE, you’ll see a $20 line discount. Current participants in EDGE will automatically receive this discount.”

    what if we’re on EDGE and have unlimited data? is that a $20 discount too?

  • Lucas Rains

    My VZW contract ends in October and I’m really looking to go elsewhere. What are my best options? T-Mobile has 2G coverage throughout my entire county and AT&T isn’t great at my house. Makes me sad.

    • T_Dizzle

      Check pre-paid carriers in your specific area as my buddy just found one in ours that uses Verizon and his plan is way less than being on contract. Sorry I can’t remember which one.

  • splat10

    on contract with 1 gb data currently. Always use 75% or less of that usually less than 500mb because i’m always on wifi. Is it just a matter of calling verizon and asking them to keep me on the 1 gb and changing my rate to $40 or do i have to go into a store?

  • Lucas Rains

    My VZW contract ends in October and I’m really looking to go elsewhere. What are my best options? T-Mobile has 2G coverage throughout my entire county and AT&T isn’t great at my house. Makes me sad.

  • MichaelFranz

    Can’t take my unlimited from me that easy. if they offered me the 6GB $30 plan doubled or even for 10GB then I would consider, wiht utl call and text. Plus give me an additional phone upgrade. Mayyyybe, just mayyybe i’d consider…

    wont happen i know but hey, a guy can think right

    • flosserelli

      Don’t worry. Verizon will make that choice much easier for you later this year when they kill all unlimited data plans.

    • dm33

      Not worth it to me to be on Verizon even with my unlimited data. I don’t really use it any more. I’m heading over to Tmobile. Save a bunch. Don’t have to worry about when unlimited is going away. I’m tired of feeling unwanted at Verizon. They asked me to verify employer discount. That was the last straw. Started shopping and TMobile is a MUCH better deal and coverage is surprisingly good and fast in my area.
      Bye bye VZW.

  • iamevie

    It looks like a good deal…. until you realize you need to pay a hefty line access fee every month.

  • Mikey Styles

    Is it me or does this still seem half-assed? Nice Try though Vzw Lol

  • Kevin

    anyone know if we have to request this, or does it just happen? Reluctantly switched to the share everything plans a few months back and we are surviving off of two gigs, but a bump to three would be nice.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      It reads like it should just bump, but I don’t think we know for sure until it just happens.

  • Michigan Guy

    Obligatory

    • T_Dizzle

      Nice beat down the boys put on OSU on their home court last night :-)

  • Nayners

    TL;DR version. Verizon data pricing still sucks.

  • Disqus_n00b

    Verizon can’t break phone subsidies from plans otherwise the whole Edge operation falls apart. Edge depends on your ignorance, making you think you have 1 device subsidy instead of 2.

  • belsonc

    Last I knew, I’m getting 2gb/$30… is that just an old plan I’m on?

    • PoisonApple31

      It must be the old plan you are on, you have a base plan and then data. New plans have line access fees and a bucket of data. They are priced differently – you are probably saving some cash with the old plan.

  • Disqus_n00b

    Lots of marketing with little savings. People will see through this. AT&T’s documentation was very clear. Verizon seems to think if you just keep shouting “Edge! Upgrades! $99 Value!” you’ll be happy

  • Kelly OBrien

    I still can’t find a reason to relinquish control of my unlimited data plan

    • Damon C. Walden

      I haven’t pushed the boundary yet as it’s only been since Christmas, but I think someone goofed at Verizon when I upgraded my wife’s line (she doesn’t care about unlimited data). I signed her up for the 2gb/$30 individual package but she is still showing as unlimited through my account.

      Here’s hoping!

  • fauxshizzl

    Does “offer doubled bandwidth in cities coast to coast” indicate some users are getting more bandwidth than others at their discretion?

    • PoisonApple31

      It means they are rolling out AWS, so you actually are able to use your phone in big cities, provided your phone can access AWS.

      • fauxshizzl

        Thanks for clarifying!

  • Thardorin

    Verizon, just simplify the whole thing and do what ATT did with their mobile share plans. Really can’t beat ATT’s 3 lines for $145, 10GB data, unlimited talk and text.

    With Verizon even with these changes, it looks like it would still cost $220. $100 for the 10GB of data, and $40 for each smartphone. Even with 3 lines on EDGE that’s $160 and ATT still has Verizon beat.

    • PoisonApple31

      You only get that discount from AT&T when you bring your own device, buy a phone at full retail, or do ATT Next. It doesn’t happen when signing 2 year contracts.

  • Mordecaidrake

    Still a scam, I’ll continue to do upgrade swapping with non-smartphone lines to keep my unlimited data. When they take that away, I’m off to T-Mobile.

  • jeff manning

    cool 4gb stays the same. just what i wanted

  • yummy

    Yay, MORE unlimited data!
    It helps to cover the smell, but it dont make the stink go away

  • DougFunnie

    Well these plans still aren’t all that great. Definitely will continue exploring my options. I’m currently on a 450 Min plan (use less than 200 minutes a month) with 20 gigs of data. after taxes and discounts I pay 133. Looking at Aio Wireless .. their throttled speeds are comparable to what Verizon has been giving me lately.. or att go phone service. I need at least 6 gigs .. these plans give me no incentive to change plans or remain a customer.

  • Franklin Ramsey

    Why don’t they just get rid of the “line access fee” and their rates would look pretty decent. I love how they advertise the whole unlimited talk, text, and 2 GB of data a month for $60 dollars a month, but they don’t say anything in their advertisements about that damn Line access fee.

    • epps720

      Agree, still a scam. No reason their prices should be that high.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Well the reason they are so high is they are Greedy and want to make a lot of money. I’d say they need to cut out their line access fee and they would have decently priced plans that would still make them money.

        • epps720

          Yeah I would think so. Just like seeing that Verizon is finally feeling the pressure from AT&T and T-Mo. Now we just need them to relax with their logo on phones.

          • PoisonApple31

            I don’t think Verizon is feeling the pressure yet. I think they are just trying to screw more people into the EDGE plan.

        • Dan DeMarco

          Cut out the line access fee? How is this possible on plans that would have more than one line? this makes no sense.

          • TylerCameron

            Well, the first line doesn’t need an access fee. That’s silly.
            But does the access fee for every phone seriously need to be $40?! Make it $10 like it used to be.

          • Dan DeMarco

            Ok so, you want it to be $10 like it used to be with the $30 data plan? Wait a second, that also equals $40. It’s the same as it was before, just structured differently.

          • TylerCameron

            The data is shared. Not every line needs a DAT plan. When shared tex and minute plans were introduced a million years ago, did they charge every lone a separate minutes fee or texting plan? No.. TbsgThat’ss the whole point of a share plan. Saving money by not having a separate plan on every line. You pay for the data plan once, and share it across all your lines with the $10 line access fee.

          • Dan DeMarco

            I have no idea what half of response says due to typos, but based on how I’m interpreting it your company would make no money because you’d be drastically cutting your rates. VZW puts the most money into their network, hence their large and reliable coverage, so they would never in a million years take your suggested plan structure.

          • TylerCameron

            With a big company like Verizon, there is no such thing as not making money. There is simply making less money. They will ALWAYS make money. There is ALWAYS profit.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            It makes perfect sense. They are having you buy a block of data, why should it matter how many lines access it?

          • Dan DeMarco

            This isn’t difficult, Verizon provides service to smart phones, basic phones, tablets, mobile hotspots, machine to machine devices. Are you saying they should all cost the same monthly price by removing the individual line access fee? If this was your own business, you would NOT price them all equally.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Apparently it is difficult. I’m saying the way Verizon is charging people doesn’t make any sense. They used to charge people extra for data access and charged a single amount for how many Minutes and Texts people sent. Now, they give unlimited data and charge a fee for a block of data to share. I can take my sim card out of my phone and put it in a tablet, hotspot, or other phone without incurring any additional charges so they don’t care how many devices are accessing that data block. I’m saying if they are going by this cost structure, yes, get rid of the line access fee. If I can put my sim card in 4 different devices and use my one plan to do so, it doesn’t cost them any extra to have 4 different sim cards issued to do the same thing, and they give out sim cards for free.

            Now if you want to argue that isn’t the way to make money, then do it more like T-Mobile, charge people individually for each line of service they have (IE: the sim card), and if a person has more than one sim card in use on their account, they get a discount. T-Mobile doesn’t have you buying a block of service, like Verizon does.

            IF it were my own business, Yes, I would charge people a single price to access whatever it is they are purchasing from me. If I can’t make money off that price, that is my fault. I’ll say this, if I were in business like wireless service my price structure would be more like T-Mobile and not Verizon. Think of it this way, if you were a Pizza joint, would you sell a person a pizza and then say they have pay 1 dollar per person that is going to eat the pizza? That’s basically what Verizon is doing. T-Mobile’s structure is more like selling each person an individual pizza, but the more pizzas you buy, the better deal you get (like buying in bulk orders).

      • Nunyur_Biznezz

        Oh you are a business expert and you have insides access to Verizon’s financials? Well share the inside info you obviously have. Quit keeping it secret.

    • Ben Tapia

      No, actually there is a plan that offers unlimited talk, text and 2 GB for $60 with no additional line access fee. It just doesn’t apply to family share plans.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        I currently have unlimited, but I would think about switching to that as it would be a lot less than what I pay on Verizon. Sadly, the Verizon reps have no idea what plan you are talking about, nor can I find it when I go to “upgrade” my phone. Do you have more details how I can get this? Without using Prepaid, which doesn’t allow for 4G access.

        • Troy Haskett

          You can only get that plan if you are within 1 year of your contract. The 2GB version is a loyalty plan. There is a 1GB version for $60 that anyone can get,

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Within 1 year, as in having your contract be up for less than a year? Cause, I’ve only been contract free for 6 months. 1 gig wouldn’t cut it as I’m typically between 800MB-1.5GB a month when I’m around wifi in the office. Out of the office I sometimes go over 10GB, but my office is supposed to be getting a hotspot which would be nice.

          • areffes

            Anyone who’s out of contract or on Edge.

          • jeremyvbk

            I am on Edge…Oh wait that was just Tmobile Coverage…

    • Chris Hughes

      I recently left Verizon but thought I would give them one last chance…
      This is the support conversation (paraphrased)..

      VZWREP: “We can give you 8GB for 90 bucks a month!”
      Me: “Really? So it would only be 90 dollars plus taxes?”
      VZWREP: “yes, it’s a great plan.”
      Me: “Why isn’t this listed on your site? The site says that plan would be 170 Dollars?”
      VZWREP: “That’s wrong. I will report it to our internal team”
      Me: “Are you sure it’s not 90 dollars plus 40 bucks per line and THEN taxes?”
      VZWREP: “Yes, 90 dollars plus taxes”
      Me: “40 dollars a line access is not a tax. That’s the cost of the plan on to of the $90.00 per month”
      VZWREP: “The Line access fee is a tax”
      Me: “You’re scam artist and you’re being intentionally evasive ”

      The chat then suddenly terminated.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Wouldn’t surprise me. If you go into a store and talk to them they will say $90 a month plus taxes and fees.

        • Chris Hughes

          Its downright lying. I don’t know how they get away with it.

          It’s like if I was selling a car and said it’s only 500 bucks.
          Plus fees

          *fees are 250 per mile driven

          • rawr

            That is why you tell the dealer “what is the out the door cost, tax, title, fees, everything”, Don’t let them play 4 square with you. I can’t wait until everything is done online and we can all just chill Wall-e style.

        • Dan DeMarco

          Not sure what kind of shady VZWs you’re going into but I’ve never seen/heard anything like that.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            The only one of the four in my immediate area that I haven’t heard say it was the corporate kisok store they have in the mall.

          • Dan DeMarco

            There are no long corporate “kiosks” in a majority of the US , they were all sold to a retailer called Diamond Wireless.

          • areffes

            Incorrect.

          • Dan DeMarco

            Being that I am employed by said company. I’m gonna go with my word here.

          • areffes

            Not doubting that you work for Diamond wireless. I haven’t heard of them before, but that’s irrelevant. I work for Verizon, and I can assure you we still have plenty of kiosks in malls, that’s all. It was just the ” majority” part that I was objecting to. Sorry for being brisk earlier. I hadn’t had any coffee yet. ;)

          • Dan DeMarco

            No sorry, I can see how there is confusion there. I’m talking my employment with VZW in the Philadelphia Region.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Ok, so what you are saying is that I’m still correct. You said you weren’t sure what shady Verizon store I’ve gone to to get that answer from, and you are telling me the only Verizon store I’ve actually gotten a straight forward answer from is one that isn’t really a Verizon store.

            Thank you for proving my point.

      • DaveIsAwesome

        You pay $0.00 each month, plus fees and taxes!

      • Ch8832

        Why doesn’t everyone calling Verizon “greedy” look at every other carrier! Who’s greedy AT&T who throttles data after 2gb and offers HSPA calling it 4g at 4g prices. Luxury comes at a cost, switch to tmobile if you can’t afford the premium.

        • Ch8832

          And to boot, 500mb plans went to 1gb, 1gb went to 2gb that’s double the data.

        • Chris Hughes

          Its not really about the premium. Its about the value at my location.

    • Nunyur_Biznezz

      Oh so you should get service for free? Why would it be fair for a10 line plans to pay the SAME rate as single line plan. You can argue maybe the line access fee is too high but you can’t argue there shouldn’t be one. Even on the old plan each extra line was $10 more per month.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Of course I can argue no line access fee. Each line, has unlimited talk and text so the only thing anymore is the size of your block of data. If you are buying a block of data from them, who cares what you do with it? They don’t stop you from switching your sim card from one device to another so it obviously isn’t about how many devices you connect!

      • chris125

        Because data is data.same way its a rip off to charge for data then make you pay extra for tethering. You must work for Verizon with how hard you defend them here…

    • areffes

      The unlimited talk, text and 2gb data is a single line prepaid plan, totally unrelated to these share plans we’re talking about.

  • sr_erick

    I’d be willing to lose the unlimited data for a plan that costs less and is capped at 2 to 4 GB, but I don’t see anything too tempting. In every case, with a single smartphone, it ends up coming in at the same I pay right now ($88 before tax and other surcharges) or more.

  • Fiorta

    Wait, what’s the bandwidth thing? Do current subscribers get bandwidth cut in half?

    • PoisonApple31

      I think the bandwidth thing refers to the fact that they launched the AWS spectrum in some bigger cities. This is available to everyone whose phone can access AWS.

  • feztheforeigner

    I hope they double my unlimited data! :p

  • rdm1776

    I think I’ll stick with my buddy upgrades and keep my unlimited data.

  • Philip J. Fry

    ….

  • imtoomuch

    Too little too late Verizon! I can’t wait to leave their crap hole.

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    And so it begins.

    Step 1, de-emphasize contracts and subsidies. If ETFs won’t work to keep people around, lock them in on their equipment.
    Step 2, make special offer for unlimited customers around the GS5 and One+ releases. Make them extremely enticing to maximize impact,
    Step 3, after ~3 months (Q3 2014) eliminate unlimited data entirely.

    • Alexander Garcia

      Step 4… Execute “Order 66″

  • Bobby

    Why does this still seem like a bad idea?

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Because they add the line access fee in separate. It looks like you are getting 3 GB of data, unlimited talk and text for $60 a month, until you add the line access fee which adds $40 if you are not on edge, and $30 if you are. So, AT&T’s $160 dollar plan for 10GB of data for 4 lines is $100 for the Data, and $80 for the line access fee if you are on Edge, but $160 if you aren’t on Edge, so $180 total if you are on Edge and $260 (the same price it is now) if you aren’t on Edge.

    • Rick Ramey

      Because it is?

  • David Dzado

    Do I ditch my unlimited and move to an EDGE plan? Thoughts?

    • Joe Bertolino

      I’m thinking about this as well. I don’t have unlimited but I would love to get out of my contract. Which, after talking with multiple Verizon reps, is something that they allow.

      • Joe Butler

        Just buy at full retail and sell on eBay or Craigslist.

        • Joe Bertolino

          what?

          • flosserelli

            Joe is saying buy your next phone (actually all phones) at full retail price, which does not extend your contract. When you want a new phone, sell your current phone on CL and pay full retail again for your next phone. You recoup most of the cost of your new phone by selling your old one. Wash, rinse & repeat.

    • David Dzado

      I just did some math… yeah.. .why on earth would I get rid of it?!? It’s $30 for 500mb now. I’m only paying $30 for unlimited!

      • PoisonApple31

        Most people don’t want to get rid of it. People who give rid of unlimited data either want to buy a phone on contract, don’t need unlimited data, or may just want the unlimited minutes if they are going over on their legacy plan (know a few of these believe it or not). Your plan is structured differently then these new share everything plans $30/500mb to $30/unlimited is not an equal comparison.

  • Dale

    If you have an option between AT&T and Verizon with your company discount, AT&T will be the better deal. Verizon is still charging line access fees, even with EDGE, which means your discount will only apply to the $100 monthly service fee. AT&T’s new plans do not have line access fees ($160 monthly service charge for 10gb of data) and your discount would be larger.

    • Tim242

      The new at&t plans do have line access fees, $15/line.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        But isn’t that included in the price of the $160 plan?

        • Tim242

          The plan is $100 for 10 GB of data, plus $15 line access per smartphone. So, the discount would still only apply to the 100.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Yeah, but the AT&T plan is still at least $20 cheaper than Verizon as the line access fee is $20 per line on Verizon if you have Edge.

    • Carl

      Wrong. At&t still has Line access fees. Also, to get the $160 4 line plan with at&t, you have to be on their version of edge called Next. Otherwise their 16gb plan is same price as VZW

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Aren’t the AT&T line access fees included in the 4 line plan for $160?

        • PoisonApple31

          Yes, the line fees are included. 10 GB = $100, 1 Line x 4 = $60. The kicker is being on a Next plan, buying phone at full retail, or bringing own device to get the cheaper line access fees. If you get 4 – 2 year contracts, you can’t get the $160 price.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Still better than the Verizon Option. If that documentation reads correctly, you HAVE to be on their Edge program. You couldn’t bring your own phone or buy at full retail and get the discount.

  • MJZ

    I wonder if that’s only for Share Everything people?
    Will those of us on the “Loyalty” 2GB UL/UL plan get a bump in data allowance as well?

    • PoisonApple31

      I would think it’s for just the Share Everything people. Your loyalty plan is already getting a substantial discount.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Anyone else curious what they mean by “offer doubled bandwidth in cities coast to coast”?

    • ac

      yes the double bandwidth is from vzw buy back of Vodafone towers. this means that the network will not be bogged down due to high traffic use in major cities. This also lays ground work for 4G lte advanced voice over 4g and so on.

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        Vodafone never had towers in the US. Verizon just bought out Vodafone’s portion of the company. The only thing that makes since is their AWS spectrum.

        • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

          You’re right, they’re just expanding their AWS deployment

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            It would be nice to have a list of cities that have AWS though

          • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

            New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Boston, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. are the ones I know of

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            There are a lot of smaller cities people have reported on HoFo. I’d love to see Verizon post a complete list of all AWS markets.

          • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

            I need to go over there and see. I havent seen it in my area yet.

    • http://cpuangel.com cpuangel

      AWS?

  • Ethan

    I guess it’s a good thing that I didn’t go for the 6gb for $30 by coming off of my unlimited… I wonder if they’ll offer more for those of us still considering giving up unlimited or keep it the same.

  • litobirdy

    that is one confusing chart and info

  • Scott in MA

    Too good to be true. At least for us, on a 5 line,5 smartphone (Android!) family plan sharing 6GB. Looks like nothing. If it wasn’t for the network and coverage. T-Mobile is 2G!!! where I live.

  • Allen

    If I’m in a 2 year contract and I downgrade my data from 4GB to 3GB, am I going to be hit with any additional charges?

    • MJZ

      Nope.

    • Jonathan Berry

      You can always make plan changes (that don’t affect your contract) at any time.

  • FS

    Glad I left for T-Mobile. Yes, I realize its not an option for everyone, but I live in a city and it works perfectly for me. YMMV.

    • Philip J. Fry

      I hear ya, I left for aio and couldn’t be happier

      • Miguel

        Just left for Straight Talk, $45 unlimited calls and text plus 2.5gb of LTE then they slow it down, that’s good enough for me since I’m usually in WiFi.

    • Ronald Bernard

      I left for T-Mob and have had no issues. Currently it saves me like 50 bucks. Once I pay off the phones about 90. So no Verizon your network wasn’t worth the extra almost $100. Assclowns.

  • Cael

    Absolutely nothing for the people whose contracts have been up and won’t sign a new one? What a waste. Somebody should sue.

    • jimt

      You still get to pay alot more than what other carriers charge.

    • Tim242

      EDGE is non contract.

      • Cael

        I know. Just saying…lol

  • Trueblue711

    Just realized.. the promo $60/month for Share Everything plus 1GB is still a better deal.

  • chris125

    Still nothing to even come close to att 4 line with 10gb for $160. Come on Verizon

    • Chris Hughes

      +1 to this. We got 10GB a month for 106 + taxes for 2 lines. Off contract

  • ali jawad

    Nuts, was hoping that all data plans would be doubling. I’m on 6 GB shared with 4 people, and an extra 6 GB on top would be money.

  • chris125

    2gb to 3gb isn’t double the data…

    • Warwick

      Verizon logic

      • Tony Byatt

        Kellen Logic actually…

        The Verizon memo says “2x data on select plans”…

    • The Narrator

      Not sure why they wouldn’t just eliminate the 4gb/70 and make it 4gb/60. Greedy bastards

      • Franklin Ramsey

        You just answered your own question. Greedy Bastards.

        • The Narrator

          They’ll learn one of these days. At least this is a step in the right direction.

          • michael arazan

            And no one will even know about these plans like the average customer who doesn’t visit android blogs on a daily basis. I doubt we’ll see any advertising for it, and by the time people find about it, it’ll be over.

      • you silly goose

        Like you said “Greedy bastards”

    • Wimbo

      Well the actual handout does say “up to 2x” data; it’s Kellex’s title that is misleading.

    • r0l

      2 x 2 x coefficient of Verizon’s sleaziness = 3

    • Nunyur_Biznezz

      chris125 failed reading comprehension in elementary school. It says UP TO.

      • chris125

        I was talking about kellens title, so please try again. I wasn’t talking about the Verizon pamphlet… “Doubled data, same price” is what I was talking about. Smh

  • litobirdy

    good thing the official paper says up to 2x more data because 2gb to 3gb is not double lol

  • Trueblue711

    Thank you, T-Mobile!

    • The Narrator

      And AT&T!

      • Trueblue711

        Ehh… AT&T only did it to counter T-Mobile’s direct attacks on them. Also, we can thank AT&T for capped data plans, so I’ll pass on thanking them.

        • The Narrator

          Verizon’s only competition is AT&T. Whatever AT&T does, Verizon will be forced to do later on down the road. I guess it all comes back to T Mobile in the end.

    • Nunyur_Biznezz

      Hope you’re 401k isn’t full of mobile carrier stock. Or you can thank T-Mobile the nice reduction of your retirement plan.

      • Trueblue711

        The carriers are not about to lose money anytime soon. They were doing just fine before everyone’s bill went up by $30/line since the smartphone craze.

  • Eric G Canoy

    If you still have a GNex with Unlimited data, put your hand up *raises hand*

    • Matthew Dickinson

      Not a GNex, but I’m with you on the Unlimited data

    • T4rd

      Upgraded to Gnex with grandfathered unlimited data. Sold the Gnex after a year and got a Note 2, now I’m about to sell the Note 2 for a Note 3. Unlimited til the end! =D

    • Pdewet

      More like Note 3 with unlimited data :-) *both hands up*

      • MistaButters

        Your hands may be up, but I’m sure your wallet hurts :P

        • Pdewet

          Not too much…I was one of the lucky ones that was able to upgrade during that Verizon online glitch so i only paid $299

          • MistaButters

            Very Nice! Too bad you don’t hand three hands to put up!

        • T4rd

          On Verizon, I’m paying $135/month for 2 smartphones on unlimited data and 1400 mins/month with friends & family (add 10 numbers for unlimited mins to them). I don’t think that’s too bad considering I have LTE basically everywhere I go, including out in BFE where most of my family lives.

          • MistaButters

            I was talking about having to buy the hardware out on contract. But he got the glitch.

          • trumpet444

            I have the exact same plan and I’m paying $210 a month to verizon

          • T4rd

            I have a 15% government/military discount, plus I got in on a promotional rate for the plan soon after I got my OG Droid that dropped it another $20/month and up’d my mins from the 750 to 1400/month. No insurance on our phones either.

        • JustinD2473

          Verizon 1400 minute plan here w/ 5 lines…all smartphones w/ unlimited data. $230 per month.

          • MistaButters

            Again, not talking about the plan…. Scroll down 4 comments

          • Radgatt

            Same thing here

    • gambit07

      Haha, well I’m on a DNA with unlimited, but I’ll do the same!

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      I have an LG G2 that I got on contract and kept unlimited data, so ha! :P

      • Joe Butler

        Exactly the same here! xD

      • Jeff Broders

        Same here. Wife and I both upgraded to the g2 and kept unlimited and only paid promotional $50 upgrade price! You just have to talk to the right people and be nice. Most Verizon employees that I’ve talked to, don’t exactly agree with the corporate decisions and will help you if they can.

        • Nate Webb

          Just curious, what exactly did you say to the VZW rep to get this type of a deal?

          • middlehead

            I HAVE A GUN AND I AIN’T AFRAID OF THE COPS

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            With me I got my phone during the unlimited update glitch that allowed you to buy it online for the subsidized pricing while keeping unlimited. I really don’t think it’s possible from a rep in a store.

          • Jeff Broders

            Well, I had to update my proof of employment for the discount program in the store because the Web site wouldn’t let me. After a few days the Web site wasn’t updating my information and I was trying to upgrade my daughter’s phone through the site. I called tech support to tell them the site wasn’t working. The tech said that outside firm takes care of the site, he could pass along the issue and in the meantime he could help me. Joking I said I’d like to upgrade my unlimited lines at the promotional price. He said no problem. I told him sales people wouldn’t do it, and he replied he wasn’t sales and he could do anything with his supervisors approval. So I upgraded all five lines. Two with unlimited. All at promotional price. Once the phones came in be said to call him back to activate. He sent an extra pair of Sim cards. Swapped out preloaded Sims with sent ones and activated.

    • Jonathan Berry

      Was there. Left for T-Mobile and the Moto X.

    • David Dzado

      Galaxy Nexus with unlimited here.

      Is it worth it to move to an EDGE plan? I don’t see how. I like not having a cap on data. Some months I use way more than others.

      • VZW=Greedy Bastards

        No. Edge is not a way to go. Use their Device Payment Plan and you will retain your unlimited data while upgrading to whichever phone you want. I did that yesterday to get my new Droid Maxx.

        • j__h

          Just a note, the Device Payment Plan is just a loan.

        • David Dzado

          DPP? I didn’t know they had that. You basically roll the full price of the phone into your monthly? How much is it divided up?

          • Radgatt

            Divided by 12 +$2 finance fee

      • chris125

        Or just go to best buy, use their 18 months no financing and keep unlimited data while having a new device. Better than the Verizon edge plan.

        • David Dzado

          Also a great idea. I didn’t think about that. Holy crap! Am I in the dark ages??

          • chris125

            That’s what I do. Great offer and get a new phone + building up my credit at the same time. All that and getting to keep unlimited data

    • The Narrator

      I feel bad for you son, i got 99 problems, and bad battery, poor performance, and no signal is none of them.

      • Eric G Canoy

        I’m just lazy to fork over $400 for a G2, but upgrade to ShinyROM kinda helped it

        • The Narrator

          Unless you don’t have home WiFi, id say it’s definitely worth upgrading this year.

      • Jeremy Cope

        Have 2 gnexes and none of those problems.

        • The Narrator

          Consider yourself the 1%

    • King of Nynex

      Hands in the air like I just don’t care.

    • mpledzeppelin2

      Just replaced my gnex last week. So nice to have a phone that doesn’t constantly drop my connection

    • Alex Coldstone Simon

      No gnex. But been unlimited since my og incredible. Incredible > rezound > dna > g2 > Moto x. Done pretty good so far I’d say…

      • TylerChappell

        3 phones in about a year? You whore.

        • Alex Coldstone Simon

          Resound screen cracked, got pushed into a desk and it was in my pocket, so my girlfriend used her upgrade to get me the dna. Got the g2 through the amazon glitch so that was cheap. And got the Moto x with 100 off so that was cheap as well. Call me what you wish, but I not put out for good reason. :)

    • Shawn Gill

      Used to have a gnex but got the moto x and kept the unlimited!

    • Welcome to Life

      what I find amusing about this whole discussion is how everybody has wasted time And data today to just so they can reply to this article that is based on speculation. how many people remember the days when you were cautious about picking up a landline because when you call two towns away it was going to cost you $5 for a two minute call? its peculiar how people weren’t so quick to offer their opinion back then

  • vwbeetlvr

    So grandfathered 4g lte customers don’t receive double bandwidth?

    • ac

      if you are on the 500mb 1gb or 2 gb you automatically migrate

      • vwbeetlvr

        Sorry I don’t know what it is like to use 500mb in a month. I use at least 12gb a month on my unlimited plan. That’s basically 500mb a day.

        • JayDubya

          Spoke with a rep at Verizon yesterday, within 6 months everyone on unlimited data still will be pretty much forced off of it. I’ve had unlimited for years with average use of 30gb a month and sometimes past 50gb.
          It’s inevitable to lose the unlimited data on Verizon.

          • 80am

            I Really doubt the rep knows what they are talking about. But if they are right, let the over excessive use of the unlimited plan commence! Oh wait, you are already doing that.

          • http://www.allankintz.com ack154

            What could you possibly be doing to use 30 GB in a month? Is that like Netflix 24/7 or something?
            Serious question – never known anyone (personally) that uses anywhere near that amount of data.

          • Brian Ward

            Share phone data with the household. When they got rid of upgrades for Unlimited plans, I was so ticked I put the SIM into a hotspot and ran it through laptop configured as a router, distributing the Verizon data to all devices in my houses. After about a month or two of that I sold the unlimited line on eBay. Ironically, I was a 2GB/month user before they axed upgrades on the unlimited lines. Did it out of GP.

          • MicroNix

            Yes, inquiring minds want to know!

          • JayDubya

            HD youtube, HD video podcasts and a bit of offline music storage from Google play in third place. At times when I was rooting phones, it was up to 50gb simply because of downloading different Roms every other day. Exploiting unlimited data because I had it. Even though I have much faster wifi at home with no data cap as well.

          • Guest

            And people wonder why the best carriers are dropping unlimited data.

          • jmich

            Don’t see how that is possible since I just got a 2 year contract w/ them a couple months ago on their computer upgrade glitch…

          • Radgatt

            Yeah exactly, Verizon stated that they were going to honor those new contracts.

          • James Hill

            Not going to happen; reps are mostly uninformed about anything that goes on, and frankly I don’t think they even care about their jobs.

          • JayDubya

            The reps at my store knew how to cancel a simply caller ID order that held up customer service, tech support and a tech supervisor for around 30 mins or so. The rep even dropped a F-bomb in frustration Lol.

          • Dan DeMarco

            Unless this rep actually works high up in Corporate there is no way that they would actually be a reliable source.

          • JayDubya

            Guess it’s just words taken with a grain of salt.

          • Dan DeMarco

            In-store reps are bottom of the totem pole when it comes to leaked information.

          • JayDubya

            Anything and everything with out official proof is here say. I’ll see if my corporate friend’s words become truth or not.

        • jmich

          Don’t see how that is possible since I just got a 2 year contract w/ them a couple months ago on their computer upgrade glitch

    • http://cpuangel.com cpuangel

      I wanted unlimited x 2!

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        haha I was thinking this when I saw the title

    • flosserelli

      Actually some of yours will now be shared with tiered subscribers, so you will get reduced bandwidth.

  • Chris

    * as long as you agree to buy a device with our huge a s s logo on it and use up all that data on services and apps you may not even want to use that always run in the background…

    • KATU

      Looks like you hurt some Verizon employees or customers feelings. Why else would you get downvoted?

      • The Narrator

        Unless i am blind, all carriers use logos. But hey. Lets criticize the 2 or 3 devices with one on the front.

        • BillySuede

          never mind that. is the logo that oppressive? that’s the last thing i would care about.

          • TylerCameron

            It’s bullying! No carriers make Apple do it. Carriers in other countries fondon’tt force it. Buying a phone with a carrier logo on the front is telling the carrier “we support you bullying OEMs!”

          • BillySuede

            so they bullied you into buying the phone?

            #firstworldproblems

            i bet if you drove a bmw, you’d have no issue whatsoever making sure everyone saw the propeller head logo in the front and back though.

        • Chris

          Others don’t use large ass logos on home buttons or such… and they do always run in the background. I used to have verizion…

          • The Narrator

            That was one phone. Last year.

          • Gr8Ray

            Lol, you use phones with Home buttons.

          • The Narrator

            I’m not seeing any Verizon apps. Tell me more about how they always run in the background.

    • Gr8Ray

      Funny, I barely notice the Verizon logo on my Moto X. Maybe you just suck at picking phones?