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Verizon has added overage charges to new data plans

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Frankster, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Frankster

    Frankster Guest

    Are these changes extended to the voice plan data addon plus tethering
    option on PDAs? (i.e. $45 "unlimited" plus $15 tethering=$60).

    -Frank

    "Dave Rudisill" <denali@alaska.net> wrote in message
    news:f5pls3lisbbqtb6je7o3phr2vjkut1dd5m@4ax.com...
    > From a posting by Alex Sian on
    > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CellSatWiFi/:
    >
    > There are now two Verizon BroadBandAccess data plans.
    > (these are data device plans, like for USB720/USB727/UM150)
    >
    > $59.99/mo gets you 5 GB of data and $0.49 per MB overage change.
    > $39.99/mo gets you 50 MB of data and $0.99 per MB overage change.
    >
    > Most people would NOT be able to stay under 50 MB per month, and since
    > there is NO CAP on the overage charges, it would be dangerously
    > expensive to "try it out". Going from just 50 MB to 100 MB would raise
    > the amount paid from $39.99 to $89.49!
    >
    > It is NOT known at this time that any overage charges will be added to
    > accounts that existed before March 2, 2008 (the date the changes
    > started for new plans).
    >
    > --
    > Dave
     



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  2. Slippy

    Slippy Guest

    > $59.99/mo gets you 5 GB of data and $0.49 per MB overage change.
    > $39.99/mo gets you 50 MB of data and $0.99 per MB overage change.


    Man that sucks. Most other places give you unlimited for $25 a month.

    I found that it was cheaper for me to reduce all my Verizon stuff to only
    voice and get my data through an entirely different company. Of course that
    means I have to carry two devices :(
     
  3. Bill Kearney

    Bill Kearney Guest

    > I found that it was cheaper for me to reduce all my Verizon stuff to only
    > voice and get my data through an entirely different company.


    If you have decent enough coverage, at decent enough speed, then yeah it
    certainly makes a LOT of sense to look elsewhere. However, if you're on the
    go across a lot of different areas then you're generally going to want a
    carrier that's known for overall good coverage across that area. Some
    carriers are better than others, but it varies greatly by area.
     
  4. George

    George Guest

    Slippy wrote:
    >> $59.99/mo gets you 5 GB of data and $0.49 per MB overage change.
    >> $39.99/mo gets you 50 MB of data and $0.99 per MB overage change.

    >
    > Man that sucks. Most other places give you unlimited for $25 a month.


    You might want to expand on that so others can benefit. What other
    comprehensive wireless services can someone get for $25/month?

    >
    > I found that it was cheaper for me to reduce all my Verizon stuff to only
    > voice and get my data through an entirely different company. Of course that
    > means I have to carry two devices :(
    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Larry

    Larry Guest

    George <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in news:MJmdnSd9SP-
    Wa1banZ2dnUVZ_qmdnZ2d@comcast.com:

    > You might want to expand on that so others can benefit. What other
    > comprehensive wireless services can someone get for $25/month?
    >
    >


    I get around 800-900Kbps from Alltel for $25/mo. Noone complains about my
    constant streaming video or how many gigabytes I use. Sometimes in the
    busy parts of town during business days, it slows down to 300-400K on the
    speed test pages, but that's plenty for what the N800 tablet uses. It will
    still run Skype calls simultaneously with what I'm doing because I stop the
    streaming when the calls come in, I suppose. Works great.

    When I stop for lunch, I usually connect to someone's free wifi if it's
    convenient, just for the hell of it.

    While I'm on the road, I leave Maemo Mapper running with the little BT GPS
    receiver. Mapper uses data from Virtual Earth's composite
    streetmap/satellite photo mosaic server over the phone so I can see the
    area around me. This runs concurrent with the streaming and uses quite a
    bit of data updating the picture on-the-fly, as it were. I don't store the
    mosaics as it's unnecessary and a waste of the 16GB of storage cards
    usually loaded up with Divx movies and MP3 files. Navicore navigation with
    all of North America is also resident and takes up around a gig of memory.
    It doesn't require internet and I use it to find my client's locations and
    to guide me there.

    $25/mo for what I use is a good deal on unlimited. I'd never buy any
    service where I have to count bytes and worry about overage charges.
    That's bullshit in 2008 in these competitive markets.
     
  6. George

    George Guest

    Larry wrote:
    > George <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in news:MJmdnSd9SP-
    > Wa1banZ2dnUVZ_qmdnZ2d@comcast.com:
    >
    >> You might want to expand on that so others can benefit. What other
    >> comprehensive wireless services can someone get for $25/month?
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I get around 800-900Kbps from Alltel for $25/mo. Noone complains about my
    > constant streaming video or how many gigabytes I use. Sometimes in the
    > busy parts of town during business days, it slows down to 300-400K on the
    > speed test pages, but that's plenty for what the N800 tablet uses. It will
    > still run Skype calls simultaneously with what I'm doing because I stop the
    > streaming when the calls come in, I suppose. Works great.


    But you missed the question. I asked what *comprehensive* wireless
    service is available. Altel is a regional carrier that does not have
    service anywhere I go.


    >
    > When I stop for lunch, I usually connect to someone's free wifi if it's
    > convenient, just for the hell of it.
    >
    > While I'm on the road, I leave Maemo Mapper running with the little BT GPS
    > receiver. Mapper uses data from Virtual Earth's composite
    > streetmap/satellite photo mosaic server over the phone so I can see the
    > area around me. This runs concurrent with the streaming and uses quite a
    > bit of data updating the picture on-the-fly, as it were. I don't store the
    > mosaics as it's unnecessary and a waste of the 16GB of storage cards
    > usually loaded up with Divx movies and MP3 files. Navicore navigation with
    > all of North America is also resident and takes up around a gig of memory.
    > It doesn't require internet and I use it to find my client's locations and
    > to guide me there.
    >
    > $25/mo for what I use is a good deal on unlimited. I'd never buy any
    > service where I have to count bytes and worry about overage charges.
    > That's bullshit in 2008 in these competitive markets.
    >
     
  7. Frankster

    Frankster Guest

    "George" <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:MZmdndWTg_5hlFbanZ2dnUVZ_vKdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    > Frankster wrote:
    >> Are these changes extended to the voice plan data addon plus tethering
    >> option on PDAs? (i.e. $45 "unlimited" plus $15 tethering=$60).
    >>
    >> -Frank
    >>
    >> "Dave Rudisill" <denali@alaska.net> wrote in message
    >> news:f5pls3lisbbqtb6je7o3phr2vjkut1dd5m@4ax.com...
    >>> From a posting by Alex Sian on
    >>> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CellSatWiFi/:
    >>>
    >>> There are now two Verizon BroadBandAccess data plans.
    >>> (these are data device plans, like for USB720/USB727/UM150)
    >>>
    >>> $59.99/mo gets you 5 GB of data and $0.49 per MB overage change.
    >>> $39.99/mo gets you 50 MB of data and $0.99 per MB overage change.
    >>>
    >>> Most people would NOT be able to stay under 50 MB per month, and since
    >>> there is NO CAP on the overage charges, it would be dangerously
    >>> expensive to "try it out". Going from just 50 MB to 100 MB would raise
    >>> the amount paid from $39.99 to $89.49!
    >>>
    >>> It is NOT known at this time that any overage charges will be added to
    >>> accounts that existed before March 2, 2008 (the date the changes
    >>> started for new plans).
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Dave

    >>

    > According to the website:
    >
    > BroadbandAccess Connect - 1st Month Free, $15/month thereafter
    > Turn your BlackBerry® or PDA/Smartphone into your wireless modem
    > 5 GB($0.49/MB Overage) of data access for high-speed wireless Internet
    > access! With BroadbandAccess Connect, connect to the Internet remotely
    > using your device.


    Well, I aleady have the 45+15 tethering plan. Works well for me. Looks like
    the only real change is to ADD the $0.49MB Overage charge. I liked it the
    other way - although I haven't busted the 5GB anyway. On second thought,
    this overage charge probably would go into affect only on new contracts. I
    am on the NW plan now.

    -Frank
     
  8. Larry

    Larry Guest

    George <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in
    news:VdSdnWeBTMSTnFHanZ2dnUVZ_sqdnZ2d@comcast.com:

    > I asked what *comprehensive* wireless
    > service is available.


    Now we need a definition for "comprehensive”...in this context.

    We’ll wait....
     
  9. Sprint doesn't care how much data that you use and there is no limit. Sprint
    is the bomb!


    "Larry" <noone@home.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9A56CF20A5A9Anoonehomecom@208.49.80.253...
    > George <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in
    > news:VdSdnWeBTMSTnFHanZ2dnUVZ_sqdnZ2d@comcast.com:
    >
    >> I asked what *comprehensive* wireless
    >> service is available.

    >
    > Now we need a definition for "comprehensive"...in this context.
    >
    > We'll wait....
    >
     
  10. John

    John Guest

    I second that. I have a friend in the industry and he got me a free USB
    card and unlimited
    internet for $45 a month. It works great.

    He told me that he can do that for anyone so long as it's a new activation.

    "Jar-Jar Binks" <jarjar@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:9Q4zj.59415$ov5.34328@newsfe15.phx...
    > Sprint doesn't care how much data that you use and there is no limit.
    > Sprint is the bomb!
    >
    >
    > "Larry" <noone@home.com> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9A56CF20A5A9Anoonehomecom@208.49.80.253...
    >> George <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in
    >> news:VdSdnWeBTMSTnFHanZ2dnUVZ_sqdnZ2d@comcast.com:
    >>
    >>> I asked what *comprehensive* wireless
    >>> service is available.

    >>
    >> Now we need a definition for "comprehensive"...in this context.
    >>
    >> We'll wait....
    >>

    >
    >



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  11. SMS

    SMS Guest

    John wrote:
    > I second that. I have a friend in the industry and he got me a free USB
    > card and unlimited
    > internet for $45 a month. It works great.
    >
    > He told me that he can do that for anyone so long as it's a new activation.


    SERO has the free AirCard® 595U, but the $45 is 10% off. For those
    without any other corporate affiliation to get a discount it's a good deal.
     

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