reply to pnh102
Re: Capped plans cause this. For the most part it wasn't a price issue there were many factors.
I have an AT&T hspa+ phone for work and for 99% of taks you can't tell the difference between that and lte.
CDMA phones and especially CDMA lte phones are the slowest to get updates if they get them at all because of how CDMA works.
I wanted a nexus that would get updated right away.
I had wanted these things for awhile and when Verizon went to share everything and started treating existing unlimited customers like red headed stepchildren I couldn't take it anymore, to keep unlimited data i had to buy phones at retail knowing the poor update history of CDMA phones I did not want to do that, or accept a 2gb tier for the same subsidized phone that would have problems getting updates.
Or I could leave Verizon and their battery hogging phones that have horrible update records, pay half what I was paying to Verizon and buy a gsm galaxy nexus that guareented updates first, and I went from 450 mins to unlimited, 500 texts to unlimited and have roughly a 2gb cap. at this price I could buy the new nexus every year and still be saving money and getting more than I did at Verizon.
It's not like 300 mbit service, Because honestly the difference in day to day experience is the same, better actually because my gsm phone gets 5+ hours of active usage where my Verizon phone was lucky to get 3.
Verizon isn't worth the premium price they think their worth.
T-mobile offers a good value for data and soon will be going unlimited, and sprint users will probably use the network a lot more if they can get decent speeds, I'm hoping the network vision program is the success they expect.
It's not just me, prepaid wireless is the fastest growing sector because the big two are getting too greedy and not providing additional value for their premium price. Why do you think AT&T has opened their network to so many mvno's, even Verizon has mvno's though less compelling options admittedly.
Because they know their pushing customers away