Synchromesh wrote:I don't think iPhone 5 will be coming out. By all accounts it looks like next iPhone will be something like 4S, ie modified 4. And it shouldn't get LTE until next year anyway.
I'm looking to get rid of my horrible Android junker named HTC Eris for a new phone soon. Hopefully VZW will be able to provide something decent instead of this pos. But I'm very unlikely to buy anything HTC after this horror of a phone. iPhone is a possibility but relearning the OS all over again doesn't excite me too much. I wish they had a better selection of 4G droids too.
VZW wrote:Verizon Wireless officially confirmed today that it will replace its unlimited data plans with tiered options starting Thursday.
Spokeswoman Brenda Raney told FierceWireless that consumers will have their choice of four data allotments: $10 for 75MB per month, $30 for 2GB per month, $50 for 5GB per month, and $80 for 10GB per month. The cheapest tier is avaialble only for feature phones. Subscribers with an iPhone or a WebOS, Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone 7 device will have to choose one of the remaining three options.
As expected, existing customers will be grandfathered in with the $30 unlimited plan, even with future handset upgrades. Raney also confirmed that overage charges would be $10 per GB of data, regardless of plan.
But that's not all. The carrier also is adjusting its LTE mobile hot-spot service, available on handsets like the Droid Charge, LG Revolution, and HTC ThunderBolt. So far, all customers have used the mobile hot spot free of charge and without bandwidth restrictions.
Starting Thursday, however, subscribers currently using the feature will have to pay an extra $30 per month for unlimited access. Anyone who adds the hot-spot option after July 7 will pay $20 per month, but they'll get just 2GB of data to use however they see fit.
Verizon's news means that Sprint will be the last of the major wireless providers offering customers a truly unlimited data plan. T-Mobile comes close to giving its subscribers as much data as they'd like, but speeds are throttled should users go over their allotted amount.
Many mobile users who are anxious over which rate plan is right for them might want to take a look at a few recent bills. According to recent findings from Nielsen, the average Android user goes through less than 600MB per month. It's possible that some of you could end up saving money each month should you wind up with the right usage-based plan.
Is that a personal preference, a la preferring TouchWiz over MotoBlur? Or is there something else that you make you come to your conclusion? The Bionic is reported to be launching with a qHD display (960×540), versus the WVGA (800×480) on the Galaxy S II. Though, I've read reports that the Bionic might launch with a pentile display, which be an instant deal breaker for me. The Super AMOLED screen on my Charge is absolutely gorgeous, and the Galaxy S II will be supporting the same (or similar) display.DancinJack wrote:If it does come to VZW. Get the SII no question about it - at least over the Bionic.
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