Verizon switching to tiered pricing when 4G kicks off?

By Matthew · 4 replies
May 27, 2010
  1. Grab your pitchforks Verizon customers, unlimited data may be a thing of the past when 4G rolls out, according to CEO Lowell McAdam. In a conversation with investors yesterday, McAdam said that he doesn't think that unlimited data plans will make sense when the company's 4G network launches – and by not making sense, we assume he means to Verizon's bottom line.

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  2. Wow they would try and scam us for more money somehow! I think the $30 data plan for unlimited is pretty sufficient and with the amount of users switching to Blackberries they are racking in the cash because 90% of them barely use over 100MB a month! If the cost of each MB goes down they should keep the $30 unlimited deal because the overhead for them is going down but the revenues are still coming in just the same. Taking away unlimited options will definitely deter me from wanting to stay with Verizon even after loving all the services I have been getting from them for 6 years now!
  3. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

    Cell phones just keep getting more expensive.. Pretty soon $100 a month will be basic service. Who would of every thought we would be paying over $100 a month for a phone and paying over $100 a month for TV.
  4. Consumers are being shafted more than most of you realize already, so this is no surprise. As someone who is in the know it's scary enough, especially with regulatory agencies looking the other way...
  5. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    As long as people believe these things are "necessary" and pay the premium, the premium will go up. Capitalism isn't supposed to work like this, but when you have all the companies of an industry agreeing to keep prices the same as each other and the government doesn't do its job regulating it will never end.
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