reply to Markie
Re: Karl, Seriously? Not making excuses for this horrible price plan, but the infrastructure isn't paid for. Verizon's busy deploying new LTE towers everywhere. They desperately need it too, their 3G network is so saturated it's nearly unusable in my LA suburb.
I feel pretty strongly that they're going to need to make adjustments or else lose customers. These prices are just completely out of line - I get 2GB/month for $30 on my Verizon LTE iPad. Reading this structure, that would cost me $60 for 1GB ($10 tablet + $50 / 1gb). Paying double for half the data? Really?
AT&T U-Hearse - RIP Unlimited Internet 1995-2011
said by djrobx:which is why these plans don't make sense. If the goal is to get people off of 3G phones and onto 4G phones these plans do the opposite. Plenty of people now plan on NOT upgrading. In other words keep using 3G phones and not move up to 4G. Thus keep saturating 3G while 4G remain basically deserted. Sending billions on 4G upgrades NO ONE will be using because of these stupid plans. I imagine 4G phone makers will be pissed at Verizon too when they see a reduction in phones being bought.
Not making excuses for this horrible price plan, but the infrastructure isn't paid for. Verizon's busy deploying new LTE towers everywhere. They desperately need it too, their 3G network is so saturated it's nearly unusable in my LA suburb.
reply to djrobx
There are cheaper data-only plans. You'd actually be at $40 for 4 GB ($30 for 4 GB shared data and $10 for the tablet)
reply to djrobx
I've read previously, that Verizon has approximately 55,000 cell towers. At a generous estimate, on average, of $140,000 each to construct, that would amount to $7.7 billion.
Verizon's 2012 1st quarter revenues for WIRELESS DATA alone were $6.6 billion...
Now, I could be off in left field, but I think the infrastructure is paid for.