Verizon Tests $70 Unlimited Data Plan

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claytovt

Why must you push your Republican propaganda on me. I came here to read about tech not your free-market yada yada. Yes, 9 time out of 10 free-market works but plenty of times it also does not. So whoop whoop go troll on a site about politics!

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someone87

why Why WHY cant you just ignor what you don't want to read, instead of making a big deal about it.

You sound like a liberal whiny democrat, when you don't like something, it must be removed from the world, rather if I don't like something, I just ignor it and let others live their own life.

So you stop pushing your propaganda on me please.

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Emmit066

Having been a Verizon customer for years, I have been looking forward to the day when iPhone would be available.  I have a family plan with 4 phones on it and have never wanted to go though the hassle of switching 4 phones just so I can have an iPhone.  If the unlimited package becomes a reality I'd probably sign up for it once the iPhone comes out for Verizon.

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akelly78

I still think Sprints plan is better because it offers unlimited talking to any cell phone not just sprint.

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someone87

The free market *does* work. Sprint wanted more customers, and they lowered their price, and now Verizon did (is doing) as well. The consumer wins when business compete.

To word it another way, because Sprint was "greedy", and wanted to steal more customers from other wireless phone companies, they lowered (yes, I really said that) their prices. Greed doesn't = higher $$$$$, sometimes that might happen in the grand plan, but 99.9% of the time, in the end, features go up, prices come down.

Compared to dialup, which runs you 10$ a month, you can now (in essences) get unlimited, extremely high-speed (compared to dialup) internet. Wireless! Like no wires, all over the country! How awesome is that?

If you notice, there was no government intervention that spurred this price drop on, simply free market competition, and we, the consumer, wins!

PS, even if Version completely scraps their plans after this small test, everyone switch to Sprint, and tell Version to suck it. Vote with your wallet, and businesses will listen.

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jgrimoldy

Of course the free market works. 

The consumer wins when business compete.

Not always.  To wit: baggage fees. 

We'll see how truly "unlimited" the data plan is.  I'm sure that Verizon will pull a "Comcast" as soon as someone really pushes the limits of what "unlimited" means.

PS, even if Version completely scraps their plans after this small test, everyone switch to Sprint, and tell Version to suck it. Vote with your wallet, and businesses will listen.

It's never that easy.  If you're only, say, 3 months into your 2-year commitment (that you happily agreed to so you could get that snazzy smartphone cheaply), early-termination fees will be a bitch.  Most folks won't cough up the dough to go to another provider. 

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someone87

If you signed a 2 year contract, Verizon can't change that plan on you, because it's a *2 YEAR CONTRACT*. If they do change it, then you can cancel without canelation fees.

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jgrimoldy

You're a fucking idiot, someone87.  Verizon will bury a clause deep in the contract that will allow them to change the definition of "unlimited" without any reprecussions.  You know the contract, it's the one that you didn't read either when you signed up.

 

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punditguy

I don't know why people bag on Sprint -- the coverage is good, and the network where I live and travel is... well... adequate. But I can tether my BlackBerry to my laptop and my daughter can watch Netflix while we're driving around on long trips. Or I can Pandora/Slacker from one side of the country to the other (with some dropouts in the middle of Kansas). And I do those things without having to worry about getting hit with some monstrous data charge each month.

If the unlimited Verizon plan includes tethering, that's still good news for me -- competition is great.

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someone87

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Another free market beleiver!

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