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Liquid Shadow Jun 26, 2011, 11:50pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Man it's been a while since I've been to these parts. I'm in a dilemma.

Many of you probably heard about the upcoming change in Verizon's data plan packages (Effective July 7th). I can get a discount now if I upgrade my phone, but if I wait til Aug 7th I can get an additional discount on the phone (probably $50 off). The downside is I'll be stuck with thes**tty data packages.

Basically I'm looking at the Thunderbolt right now, if I get it now, I'll pay $199 for the phone, and $30/month for unlimited data.

OR

Wait til Aug 7th, get an additional $50 off a phone, hopefully a new phone that's not out yet, but get stuck with $30/month for 2GB of data.

What should I do? I'm leaning toward on getting the Thunderbolt now and enjoy the unlimited data.




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~Vel Jun 26, 2011, 11:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dilemma About Upgrading My Phone
Doing some music streaming and stuff I hardly go past 400MB each month on my plan, 2GB is enough unless you plan on tethering a lot or streaming stuff almost constantly.

Rhort Jul 03, 2011, 02:52am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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A recent report I read says that only 5% of mobile phone users go over half a gig of bandwidth in a normal month, so unless you're a massively heavy duty user, 2Gb should be plenty.

Users that fall into the 5% above 2Gb are those with a hundred and one widgets on their home screens constantly updating in the background, or persistant video streamers. Unless your phone is your only internet cnx, you should be fine a 2Gb, or do you have some reason to believe you regularly use more than that?

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