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Verizon becoming a socialist company?

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http://moconews.net/article/419-verizon-wireless-requires-data-plans-for-more-phones-drops-price-of-unl/

so last time i checked we lived in America and in America, companies do not force their customers to buy optional features of their product. However, the new changes made by Verizon wireless are severely unconstitutional. They require that users who buy a phone that is connected to the 36 network MUST get a data plan of $10 a month. while this change does not effect users under contract,  when the user’s contract is up and the user needs to upgrade, this plan goes into affect. As a loyal Verizon customer for years, i am simply appalled at these changes.  I have a modest env2 and my contract expires at the end of May. I’m not looking for anything special, probably just an envy3 or envy-touch, but now all of a sudden, i need to pay an extra $10 a month for a service i don’t even use? the whole idea is absolutely ludicrous. i have a mac and a ipod touch, one of which are always on me, so there is no need for me to have internet on my phone.  Verizon’s rebuttal is that you don’t have to get the data plan if you get one of their older phone, but honestly if you looked at the selection of phones you can get without being required to buy the data plan, you would be disgusted, these phones are poorly designed and I’m not going to go under contract for two years with a phone i am not happy about. correct me  if I’m wrong , but i thought people get upgrades when their contracts are over, not DOWNGRADES. Ultimately, Verizon is forcing people to buy their data plan, because the majority of their customers will not settle for the other unethical option. i am so disturbed by this change that despite Verizon’s coverage, i am seriously thinking about switching phone services.

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Written by bitetto16

May 21, 2010 at 2:53 am

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