1. hal737's Avatar
    Recieved this from FierceWireless this afternoon...Thought you may find it interestingggg and a bit sad

    Verizon Wireless announced its new mobile data plans earlier this week and its new "unlimited" data plan now has a hard stop at 5GB. Current users of the
    $59.99-a-month unlimited data plan at Verizon Wireless might get a stern warning letter if they use more than 5GB of data during a month or have their throughput reduced to 200 kbps. The rules have changed for the new $59.99 plan, however, since the carrier will now charge 49 cents for every MB of data used past 5GB a month. The carrier is also offering a $39.99 plan that includes 50MB of data per month, and users who exceed the limit have to pay an additional 99 cents per MB. The new plans take effect on March 2nd.




    Verizon's New $59.99 Data Plan has Overage Charges (MobileBurn)
    02-29-08 01:45 PM
  2. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    It's always been 5GB. It just wasn't in HARD WRITING before.
    02-29-08 05:44 PM
  3. VZWBBnewb's Avatar
    Guess more people will be converting to BBs where then they can get truly unlimited data!
    02-29-08 06:31 PM
  4. cate's Avatar
    what the world... is it very hard to go over 5G?
    03-01-08 01:51 AM
  5. Dr. Newport's Avatar
    So, my plan is 29.99 unlimited data. Is this going to be changed too? Seems rather lame as I just signed up for it last month.
    03-01-08 01:54 PM
  6. daddybear's Avatar
    dude 5 gigs is a lot for a berry...

    a LOT !

    you would need to be straming music to go over...

    ...and they dont allow it...

    -db
    03-01-08 02:04 PM
  7. cate's Avatar
    so really, most don't have much to worry about?
    03-01-08 02:08 PM
  8. daddybear's Avatar
    if you would stop downloading all that porn cate you'd be fine...

    -db
    03-01-08 02:11 PM
  9. VoltaicShock's Avatar
    Most users won't use the 5GB.
    03-01-08 02:15 PM
  10. cate's Avatar
    if you'd stop sending it to me, it wouldn't be a problem.
    03-01-08 02:28 PM
  11. aleshalee's Avatar
    Umm...the data plans in the article are for aircards, not BB.
    03-01-08 05:32 PM
  12. daddybear's Avatar
    well i didnt read the article...


    but verizon DOES have a 5 gig cap on handhelds...

    kid yourself not...

    -db

    and is that lindsey LOHAN in your avatar?
    03-01-08 05:35 PM
  13. miakeru's Avatar
    Yeah that article is about their stand-alone laptop connect service. Anyway there was always a 5gb cap... They would just throttle your speed really low or cancel your service when you hit it before and you were banned from playing games or streaming music or video through it. At least now you've got the option, granted the overages are insane.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-01-08 05:41 PM
  14. daddybear's Avatar
    from the big red horses mouth:

    DATA PLANS AND FEATURES

    Data Plans and Features (such as NationalAccess, BroadbandAccess, GlobalAccess, Push to Talk, and certain VZEmail services) may ONLY be used with wireless devices for the following purposes: (i) Internet browsing; (ii) email; and (iii) intranet access (including access to corporate intranets, email, and individual productivity applications like customer relationship management, sales force, and field service automation). The Data Plans and Features MAY NOT be used for any other purpose. Examples of prohibited uses include, without limitation, the following: (i) continuous uploading, downloading or streaming of audio or video programming or games; (ii) server devices or host computer applications, including, but not limited to, Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, automated machine-to-machine connections or peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing; or (iii) as a substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections. This means, by way of example only, that checking email, surfing the Internet, downloading legally acquired songs, and/or visiting corporate intranets is permitted, but downloading movies using P2P file sharing services and/or redirecting television signals for viewing on laptops is prohibited. A person engaged in prohibited uses, continuously for one hour, could typically use 100 to 200 MBs, or, if engaged in prohibited uses for 10 hours a day, 7 days a week, could use more than 5 GBs in a month.

    For individual use only and not for resale. We reserve the right to protect our network from harm, which may impact legitimate data flows. We reserve the right to limit throughput or amount of data transferred, and to deny or terminate service, without notice, to anyone we believe is using an Data Plan or Feature in any manner prohibited above or whose usage adversely impacts our network or service levels. Anyone using more than 5 GB per line in a given month is presumed to be using the service in a manner prohibited above, and we reserve the right to immediately terminate the service of any such person without notice. We also reserve the right to terminate service upon expiration of Customer Agreement term.

    -db
    03-01-08 05:44 PM
  15. aleshalee's Avatar
    and is that lindsey LOHAN in your avatar?
    No...that's Yancy Butler. Witchblade.
    03-01-08 05:51 PM
  16. daddybear's Avatar
    is there a difference?

    -db
    03-01-08 05:55 PM
  17. orle8050's Avatar
    I don't think so.


    I think the 5GB cap is reasonable. I don't understand what the problem is.
    03-01-08 06:35 PM
  18. Click's Avatar
    The closest I came to 5GB was 3.8GB(roughly) and I was doing a LOT of surfing that month!
    03-01-08 06:49 PM
  19. orle8050's Avatar
    WOW! That is amazing.

    So a side question, is this surfing because you don't have access to a computer or just because you love your berry?
    03-01-08 06:52 PM
  20. cate's Avatar
    well, just as long as i don't go over 5GB, i should be good to go!

    knowing me, i will... :[
    03-01-08 07:13 PM
  21. Furf's Avatar
    From what we got at the store indicates that this only applies to aircards. I could be wrong I will do the training tomarrow and let you guys know.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-01-08 09:52 PM
  22. Furf's Avatar
    I also use my BB as my modem so this could sick if that is true. I think I am getting angry.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-01-08 09:54 PM
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