On 7/4/2012 4:10 PM, email@example.com
> On Tue, 3 Jul 2012 21:56:03 +0000 (UTC), Justin<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> SMS wrote on [Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:30:42 -0700]:
>>> On 7/3/2012 11:50 AM, Janet Wilder wrote:
>>>> If I paid cash for a new phone 3G, then I could keep the same plan I
>>>> have now?
>>> That seems to be what Verizon is saying. You can keep unlimited as long
>>> as a) you don't get a subsidized phone, and b) you don't move to 4G.
>> That doesn;t seem to be what they are saying...
>> Customers will not be automatically moved to new shared data plans. If a 3G or 4G smartphone customer is on an unlimited plan now and they do not want to change their plan, they will not have to do so.
>> When we introduce our new shared data plans, Unlimited Data will no longer be available to customers when purchasing handsets at discounted pricing.
>> Customers who purchase phones at full retail price and are on an unlimited smartphone data plan will be able to keep that plan.
>> The same pricing and policies will be applied to all 3G and 4GLTE smartphones.
> You seem to be right. But not doing the phone upgrades mean that you
> are paying whatever part of your plan cost is to subsidize the phone
> swap without getting the benefit of it.
From what I saw and heard in the local store the subsidy is so small
compared to their charge for new phones that it might not be worth it
anymore. Even the dumb phone I was looking to replace (with a global
phone) was $200 with a $50 rebate. IMHO, BFD.
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