1. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Verizon's LTE Pricing To Launch Dumb Pipe Era -- InformationWeek

    Looks like pricing will be similar to that of home Internet service: pay more for faster speeds.
    11-18-10 10:49 AM
  2. jlb21's Avatar
    I don't like that.

    And it wasn't clear to me if this was for everything LTE on VZW or just the Net access (and not smartphones).
    11-18-10 11:11 AM
  3. barbarianthemadserb's Avatar
    Ya, they are throwing the soap bar in front of us to bend over and pick it up. You know what happens next!
    11-18-10 11:48 AM
  4. Super_Mario's Avatar
    Ya, they are throwing the soap bar in front of us to bend over and pick it up. You know what happens next!
    Why do you keep posting this? STFU!
    11-18-10 11:50 AM
  5. markhunsaker's Avatar
    I don't mind that. IMHO, 3G speeds are great for MY needs. 4G...wow they will be amazing. But I am a firm believer in "you get what you pay for." If you want to save money, drop down the speed and amount you can access. If you are a power user and require high speeds and a lot of data, you pay for that. No one is holding a gun to your head, demanding that you pay a specific amount.

    If you want a smartphone, there are natural consequences = money.
    11-18-10 03:22 PM
  6. i7guy's Avatar
    I don't mind that. IMHO, 3G speeds are great for MY needs. 4G...wow they will be amazing. But I am a firm believer in "you get what you pay for." If you want to save money, drop down the speed and amount you can access. If you are a power user and require high speeds and a lot of data, you pay for that. No one is holding a gun to your head, demanding that you pay a specific amount.

    If you want a smartphone, there are natural consequences = money.
    For smartphone usage 3G speeds would seem to be good enough. Now talking about tethering and data cards is a different story.
    11-18-10 07:35 PM
  7. jlb21's Avatar
    Oh I agree with these latter comments. My concern is we have no way of ensuring that big red isn't clamping down speeds where they shouldn't, etc. I guess you can run a speed test app to monitor things, but I just have this feeling that big red will screw it up.

    That being said, if I can retain my unlimited, or a sufficiently high number for my useage, and I can lower my bill, that's a +!
    11-19-10 08:29 AM
  8. tech_head's Avatar
    LTE is overrated for a handheld.
    3G works for me and I don't plan to pay more for LTE.
    11-19-10 08:45 AM
  9. lastraid's Avatar
    If you plan on video conferencing (good quality) or other things that will evident in the future. 3G may not be enough, even on smartphone
    11-19-10 12:16 PM
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