So last year, Verizon announced that no more unlimited data for plans starting after June something-or-other. But if you got in before then, you were good to go - grandfathered in even if you upgraded your phone in the future.
Well apparently the future has ended, because they’ve just announced that nope, that was a lie.
Anyone upgrading after June 28th of this year either says bye-bye to that plan, or has to pay full price for a new phone.
Hey, everyone wins, right? :rolleyes:
In fact I haven’t crunched the numbers. But their argument “more people can connect, yay!” is dubious at best.
Fact is, if you were planning on getting a smartphone, you were ready to work the finances under their current plan. This won’t make me go out and get another one for another family member. And if you’ve got one data hog in the family, they’re going to grab up all the bandwidth and cause trouble for your line.
I actually don’t have a problem with a shared data allowance - I think it’s a long time coming. My husband and I don’t use that much data (as in, the only times we’ve gone over 2 gig were when travelling and using the maps etc. extensively). But we now have a kid on our plan, and kids tend to chew up the data, and I’d sure like to be able to continue to monitor his usage separately from ours and throttle him (figuratively!!) if he starts blowing the limits.