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Verizon data plans changing
Will Lester, Photographer
Ontario | CA | USA | Posted: 6:54 PM on 07.05.11
->> http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/07/verizon-details-usage-ba...
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Juerg Schreiter, Photographer
Fort Lauderdale | FL | USA | Posted: 1:27 PM on 07.06.11
->> everybody is doing it ... I think it's called bait and switch......
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 1:59 PM on 07.06.11
->> It's not really "bait and switch" in the true sense of the term. But it certainly means different pricing and changing usage habits.

If you already have an unlimited data plan, isn't that grandfathered in? I don't think they are switching their costumers that already have unlimited data...from the LAT story: "Current Verizon cellphone subscribers, which includes those who have the $29.99 unlimited data plan, won't be affected by the new offerings unless they want to switch over to a new usage-based plan."

This has been a long time coming and having read a lot on this --- I was thinking of making the switch from AT&T to Verizon when I bought the iPhone 4 --- there is a lot going on with regards to why all mobile service providers are going to the usage-based system.

Now what will really get me going is when the Internet service providers begin doing the same thing...
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David Scott, Photographer
Portland | OR | US | Posted: 2:16 PM on 07.06.11
->> Robert

I just switched from my extremely reliable but expensive T1 line to very unreliable internet from Comcast. I was surprised to see on my bill that there was a cap on my usage. However, even with my kids using Netflix we didn't go over limit.

-- Dave
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 2:29 PM on 07.06.11
->> Thanks David ... good to know.

I have been using the small home DSL for a long, long time and have been giving thought to a "faster pipe" ... like cable modem. The home DSL has been really stable all of these years and I can only think of once where we lost our connection.

I will have to check the fine print on the contract to see that the cap is. If they have a do-it-yourself install I probably will make the jump to the 21st century...
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 2:30 PM on 07.06.11
->> Anyone else have a cap on data for home Internet and mobile?

Have you gone over the cap?
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Erik Markov, Photographer
anywhere | IN | | Posted: 3:16 PM on 07.06.11
->> 150gb cap (I think) with AT&T dsl. No cable only ota tv, which is so so. Watch most stuff online, have Netflix also do hulu. Have not had any issues -yet- with the caps. Netflix does let you adjust your data rate now. But i don't d/l a lot of stuff otherwise, just the occasional updates to ps, lightroom etc. But the cap's only been in place for a few months
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Al Goldis, Photographer
East Lansing | MI | USA | Posted: 3:18 PM on 07.06.11
->> Comcast's cap is 250GB per month.

If you need more than that (and very few of us do), you can pay more and get a business account which is unlimited.
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Alan Look, Photographer
Bloomington/Normal | IL | United States | Posted: 5:19 PM on 07.06.11
->> Bait and Switch is when your cable company sends you the package listing and after spending several nights with your spouse examining the options and finally agreeing in one and tendering payment, the cable company changes the selections in the package and instead of the History Channel, National Geographic channel and several others your spouse really enjoys for 2 dozen channels that are in a language you don't speak, write, or understand and subtitles aren't even available.
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Matt Cashore, Photographer
South Bend | IN | USA | Posted: 6:13 PM on 07.06.11
->> I have no idea what 75 megabytes a month means. I mean, I understand 75 megabytes: half-dozen-ish RAW files. But on a phone? How many kilobytes is represented by visiting Google Maps, for instance...? Or checking nytimes.com while I'm waiting for a portrait subject to show up...or checking Wikipedia when I just *gotta* know whether "King of Pain" came out in '83 or '84...that sort of thing.
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Phil Hawkins, Photographer
Fresno | ca | usa | Posted: 6:21 PM on 07.06.11
->> I think the thing that's very important but not being asked is the policy on "throttling". This is when the advertised upload speed is good for the first 30 seconds or so, and then automatically "throttles" back to about 75 to 125kb/s for the remainder of the upload. I am on Comcast, and they always throttle my uploads. I have never even approached hitting the cumulative bandwidth limit, FWIW.
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Mike Ullery, Photographer, Photo Editor
Piqua | OH | USA | Posted: 7:29 PM on 07.06.11
->> I'm over my head on most of this, but to answer the "grandfathering" question, if I read correctly, anyone with a current contract would be grandfathered - until their contract is up, at which time they would be unable to renew for unlimited data.

I am a Verizon customer with unlimited data plan. If I can ever figure out exactly what all of this means, I am wondering if the answer is to tell Verizon to take a hike with their data plan and go to a good 'ol fashioned plain-Jane telephone, then get an iPad (without 3G/4G) The way that "hotspots" are growing, it may be a better option.
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David Scott, Photographer
Portland | OR | US | Posted: 8:02 PM on 07.06.11
->> Phil

That explains what I've been experiencing. :(

-- Dave
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 9:27 PM on 07.06.11
->> Robert...
I've been using Earthlink for about 15 years -- starting with telecon and switching to DSL about 12 ago. There is no cap for me. Now if new customers have a cap, I have no idea. And for the past couple years my DSL has been fully used not only by myself, but my HS twins who are now in college; and I never got a notice of over use.

Ironically, I've been courted by Qwest -- the local telephone company -- to join them. But when I check out their packages my area is only rated at 56k dial-up speed. When I tell them I've had DSL for over a decade they said that was impossible.
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Nick Morris, Photographer
San Diego | CA | USA | Posted: 12:27 AM on 07.07.11
->> Here is an interesting read regarding the internet. I tried to do a story on this very subject 5 years ago and CWA refused any comments as did a few execs in the music and movie industry that were known to pal around with a few high power lobbyist's. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10317118-38.html
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Juerg Schreiter, Photographer
Fort Lauderdale | FL | USA | Posted: 11:52 AM on 07.07.11
->> "it's not really "bait and switch" in the true sense of the term. But it certainly means different pricing and changing usage habits."

that maybe true, but just as soon as I had bought a virgin mobile hot spot... 1 month later the price when up $10/month and the 'unlimited' turned into data cap, while they were still advertising it as unlimited.

Now t-mobile has a new 'unlimited' no-contract for 4G but somewhere in the commercial they quickly throw in that if you go over a certain limit, the speed will slow down.
Maybe they should call it unlimited with limits.
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Eric Canha, Photographer
Brockton | MA | United States | Posted: 12:34 PM on 07.07.11
->> Phil I have Comcast as well and had MONSTROUS issues with reliability and service. I tweeted @Comcastcares and 30 or so minutes later had an email back asking for details. A little while later (same day) someone from the "president's" office called and promised to get things fixed. I rolled my eyes and figured that I knew where this was heading. We setup an appointment for the next day to have a tech come out.

No sooner was I getting off the phone with this person I had a knock at the door and 3 Comcast trucks surrounding the house (again this was all the same day that I tweeted). A foreman and two installers were at my house and running all new cable from the pole to my computer and TV's. The next day a IT tech came out and did his thing. It turned out that the provisioning for my modem was still pointing to an old modem and not the new docsis 3 modem. I regularly upload small sets of files at 6mbps and when uploading large tournaments see the speed fall back to 4-ish rates.

Long winded way of saying you may want to tweet their inbox.
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