Verizon to end “grandfathered” unlimited data plans this summer

Verizon to end “grandfathered” unlimited data plans this summer

Oh boy, this could get ugly really fast.  Verizon will be killing off its unlimited data option for all customers this summer, even those on “grandfathered” plans.  Speaking at tech conference, Verizon’s Fran Shammo advised that 3G unlimited data plan customers migrating to 4G LTE will be required to purchase the yet-to-launch data-share plan.  Kiss the $30 all-you-can-consume data plans goodbye because Shammo says, “Everyone will be on data share.”  It’s not clear when all of this will take place however Verizon plans to debut their shared data plans this summer.

All might not be lost…yet

Reading the details on Fierce Mobile, we get the sense that you might be able to hold on to your 3G smartphone for a while longer and keep the plan.  It sounds like as long as you stay on 3G then you won’t be handcuffed by the change.  Perhaps some clarity from Verizon is in order.

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  1. Josh Bates
    May 16, 13:31 Reply

    This is rather lame!! I wonder if you can get around it by paying full price for the device without “upgrading”?

  2. aergern
    May 16, 13:37 Reply

    If they make those of us who have been on LTE with unlimited grandfathered plans switch to one I’d these tier plans that would most likely violate the TOS and be reason enough to make them let us out of the contracts without an ETF. At least I would think so.

  3. Raykallio1969
    May 16, 14:05 Reply

    I will end my contracts and move to a different carrier. If that’s what u signed up for that’s what u should get till you end your contract. All of these companies have to much power in saying what we can and cannot have. I hope Verizon loses alot of subscribers for this stupid move.

  4. Havoc70
    May 16, 14:21 Reply

    As soon as they make this change me and my 4 phones will be gone, SCREW U VZ

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