1. mickeyboat's Avatar
    Verizon called to tell me I had a free upgrade for my broadband USB modem. I asked if I could keep my current grandfathered plan. They said the only modems they were now selling were 4g and my current modem was 3g. So I could now upgrade for $10 less per month BUT it would have a 2G limit per month. Told them I planned to keep current 3g unlimited data modem until it quit working and then would likely change carriers.
    05-18-12 08:15 PM
  2. SCrid2000's Avatar
    2G a month for a broadband modem? WTH can you do with that?
    05-18-12 08:22 PM
  3. dbmalloy's Avatar
    WOW.... What a deal!!!!!!! amazing companies can peddle this stuff with a straight face.....
    05-18-12 08:41 PM
  4. Super_Mario's Avatar
    They don't have 2GB plans for modems. It's 50 for 5 Gbs or 80 for 10GBs
    05-18-12 10:07 PM
  5. jlb21's Avatar
    For many families this may work out ok. for instance....I have a grandfathered unlimited iphone. Both my wife and daughter have dumb phones. My daughter desperately wants an iphone. But we've said no due to cost. But if the pricing and data allotments are reasonable, we could save money versus just adding $30/line right now.

    Sure, I would lose unlimited, but I rarely go over/near 2gb. Usually it's just downloading podcasts over cell vs. wifi. If I was limited, I would just set my podcast app to only DL over wifi. I usually do that but sometimes override the setting if I want to DL something before my trainride home.....

    Again, this only works for me depending on the pricing and tiers for shared data.
    05-21-12 01:32 PM
  6. Artemis68's Avatar
    jlb,

    Many smartphone customers use under 2GB. Not true for usb modems. Those are used only for tethering. It's made for high data usage by definition.

    Posted from my Droid Razr Maxx.
    05-26-12 11:36 AM
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