Verizon killing Grandfathered Unlimited Plans

Friday, 18 May 2012 21:12
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Verizon Wireless is no longer letting customers with legacy unlimited accounts purchase devices at a subsidy while retaining unlimited data. Older data only customers using 3G USB modems have already grown accustomed to this and have been doing it for years. So, just like data if you want to have the latest and greatest smartphone and retain unlimited data you'll need to pay full retail pricing for the latest smartphone.

Originally Verizon planned to allow legacy customers to have a subsidy upgrade path to upgrade to a newer 3G/4G smartphone while keeping their unlimited data service. This decision coincides with the upcoming launch of "Data Share" plans, which will allow families to pool their data plans over multiple devices. According to Verizon the following applies:

 


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