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Old 07-09-2011, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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This question may have been answered elsewhere, but I didn't see it during a rapid search. If so, then please direct me to the correct thread. Thank you!

I own a 3g Droid X and am currently covered by a plan that includes unlimited data. I am willing to consider upgrading to a 4g Droid X² (or another 4g smartphone) next Spring, but ONLY if my current plan remains untouched. I will not pay a wireless provider for limited data unless I see no reasonable alternative. I love Verizon's coverage and hope to remain with them, but will not hesitate to leave them for unlimited data elsewhere.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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After a bit more research, I may have discovered the answer. Assuming Verizon won't change the rules before mid-March 2012, I should be able to upgrade to a 4g smartphone and retain the unlimited data plan.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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Yes you are grandfathered in if you already had the unlimited data plan. If you ever change your data plan to one of the new ones that are not unlimited you will never be able to get the unlimited back or not at least until customers start dropping verizon and the competition heats up enough they have to bring it back.

We seem to be going through another cycle of cell phone providers getting greedy again and prices getting out of control. It will probably take a couple of years but customer churn will start kicking in again and that is when the competition on rate plans heat up.

I have the unlimited plan but only because they forced me to take it at the time I bought my droid. I actually use very little data and it would suit me just fine if I could drop the data plan altogether and just run off of wifi connection when I want to use it. Probably 99% of the time I do use mine, there is a wifi connection I could be using instead of using the wireless data plan.

When my current contract is up, I will be shopping around before signing again.
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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According to PhoneNews.com and Verizon, if you're currently on a grandfathered 3G unlimited plan, you will retain your unlimited usage when you upgrade to a 4G device. They're also apparently going to allow existing customers to sign up for the $30/unlimited 4G hotspot plan (that's $30 + $30, so $60 for unlimited data + unlimited tethering).

Verizon Confirms 3G Unlimited Data to 4G Upgrades Keep Unlimited Data | PhoneNews.com

Pretty slick for the 90 million or so of us already on the network!
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