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  1. No more unlimited BB data from VZW - FlyerTalk Forums

    [...] pay the monthly PLUS $2/MB or a straight $20/MB. This sucks badly. A few more details here: http://blog.wandr.me/thewan…bal-travelers/. __________________ Wandering Aramean | Twitter | Lounge Guide | Travel Tools Northern [...]

  2. ptahcha
    ptahcha 21 January 2011 at 8:26 am |

    Interesting.. I guess i won’t cancel my plan either.

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  3. Eric
    Eric 21 January 2011 at 8:39 am |

    I was a regular use of Sprint’s $40 add-on for unlimited international data. Similar to your story, Sprint informed me that if I remove it, I will never be able to add it again. Additionally, as of last week, they no longer include tethering while abroad, but at least apps on the phone remain free. :(

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  4. Tweets that mention Verizon Wireless to screw over global travelers - The Wandering Aramean -- Topsy.com

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by BoardingArea, Wandering Aramean. Wandering Aramean said: Verizon Wireless to screw over global travelers: Trying to find affordable data packages that work aro… http://wandr.me/fHVIzD #travel [...]

  5. Zabes64
    Zabes64 23 January 2011 at 4:33 pm |

    I had always considered doing the use it, cancel it, use it, cancel it idea, but I was always worried that they would either cancel it or raise the rates considerably, so I pay $30 a month on Sprint after my corporate discount, which amounts to $360 a year and I can keep it and not lose it… I would have been better off $$ wise realistically switching it on/off, but it was just too low of a price to play around with the chance of losing it.

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  6. anon
    anon 20 February 2011 at 3:55 pm |

    FUCK THIS SHIT. Just found this out the hard way. I am jumping ship. It’s been real verizon!

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  7. Verizon Wireless backing down…a little bit - The Wandering Aramean

    [...] a month ago the news came out that Verizon Wireless was killing their unlimited international data plans for all smartphone devices. Not only was this a huge blow to folks who travel a lot in terms of [...]

  8. doot
    doot 23 July 2011 at 2:25 pm |

    Got an update on what you ended up doing? The Verizon unlimited international data plan went away July 1. Those who lost it had the option to go with a 250 mb/month plan for $10 more a month.

    I happened to do this and then ditched my BB for a Droid but now my issue is tracking the data use to stay under the 250 mb barrier. So far no good answer and the Droid is a data hog.

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  9. doot
    doot 16 August 2011 at 7:13 pm |

    Update?

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  10. Wandering Aramean
    Wandering Aramean 16 August 2011 at 7:22 pm |

    As of right now – despite two different letters received (one via FedEx) insisting that the plan was being revoked – I still have it. I honestly have no idea how or why, but I do and I’m not complaining.

    I did call the toll/roaming-free global support hotline several times during my most recent 2 week trip and each time they confirmed I was still on the plan. When I got home I still was as well.

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  11. professor kerry
    professor kerry 23 August 2011 at 3:50 pm |

    I was a big fan of Verizon and their data plans and told all my international students to switch to VZ before we traveled overseas. Now Verizon has screwed the customers so bad, I spend an hour prior to each trip telling students and colleagues to dump verizon and go for cracked phones with local sims.
    Instead of Verizon making 30-40 bucks extra per month on me, they got greedy and now make ZERO on me. And I tell as many people as possible how to STOP using VZ.

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  12. Arthur
    Arthur 29 August 2011 at 6:05 am |

    Verizon called me and said that my data plan will expire when my contract is due (Feb 2012) and then my Unlimited Global Data plan was going to not renew. CAN THEY DO THIS? I mean, if I don’t change phones, or sign another contract for another plan, can they just remove my Unlimited Global Data feature? I think this would be illegal of them…

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  13. Anonymous
    Anonymous 18 September 2011 at 1:58 pm |

    To hell with this big enterprise corporate bullshit. I’m going to XCom Global for my unlimited data plan.

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  14. Karim
    Karim 28 September 2013 at 10:55 pm |

    Update?

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