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Should I cancel my old Unlimited Data plan for the new one from Verizon?
March 14, 2017
11:00 am
Karen Lueck
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I have one of the last few original Verizon Unlimited Data Plans.  I use my smart phone a LOT and I also use it to tether to my laptop. I have used it for years to tether to my laptop via PDA Net

I happened to call Verizon today and was offered their new Unlimited Data, Text and Call plan for a $60 monthly savings.

I was told I could use the new Data plan for a mobile hot spot for up to 10 separate devices.  So it looks like I could still tether to my laptop, plus my husband would also be use his netbook while I was on my laptop.

The benefit is of course the $60 monthly savings but I’m afraid to give up my old unlimited data plan because I know I would never get it back.  I feel I must be missing something?

At this point I can’t see any reason not to go with the new cheaper plan that has more features?

Anything I am missing?

March 14, 2017
11:55 am
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We are in the same boat – we have the old grandfathered unlimited plan from Verizon. We will not switch to the new plan – at least not yet.

Here is the fine print directly from Verizon’s site: (click to enlarge)

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So, the “gotcha” is that they throttle to 3G speeds after you have used the hotspot feature – or tethering with PDANet – for 10GB worth. If you can live with 3G speeds, then you’re fine. I’m not ready to do that yet

We highly recommend researching this topic with the folks at – they keep up, test and communicate with users of all the various plans. Here’s one of their pages on unlimited data plans.

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