Even though many have made a good case that Verizon can tell about tethering, I just have absolutely no reason to believe the case made.
Also I don't tether and what any one chooses to do is up to them and if they get penalized, they can't plead ignorance.
Why do I say this about the tethering? When tiered was first mentioned, and after,we all heard this was the way they were going to address the tethering and other "abuses".
But aren't all those people, "abusers", already grandfathered or resigned up for unlimited for the free tethering and upgrade?
Some months I unknowingly use a ton of data, so much that when I see the total a zo my gosh comes outta my mouth. More than enough that if they were just going on suspicion of tethering, I would have already been contacted.
As for Verizon reneging on the grandfathering, no way, everything has now finally been made very clear and public. To go back on that would be to sabotage themselves. And it would only impact those already with Verizon, so they would chase off existing customers.
In business it is normally estimated that it costs at least twice as much to obtain a new customer as it does to retain one. This would be a horrible financial decision and no company that wanted to remain profitable would canabalize their existing customer base. Not to mention the secondary impact on new customers, not popular to sign up with a company that just voided a stated agreement with their long term customers.
Obviously if it's the unlimited tethering you want, that's dealing with a specific variable that will be important to some and understandably impact the decision to buy now.
But forcing yourself into a purchase because you think the company won't keep their word sounds odd. Why sign up with a company you have no faith in when it comes to holding up their end and standing by their word?
I don't believe that to be the case which is why I will continue to stick with Big Red for years 9 and 10.
If any of you are interested in how they do in fact screw all of us, this is the entire industry and becoming the norm with corporations, look into "mandatory arbitration".
Usually now boiler plate stuff that is within most contracts we sign.
In a nutshell we have signed away our right to take the company to court regardless the crime or complaint. Instead you are forced to arbitrate, and here comes the great part, the arbitrator(quasi judge) is chosen by the corporation and you have zero say.
So first person to have a phone blow up on them will have one hell of a second shock when they come to. And then the public will flip out as the majority will have no idea that they signed the same thing.
Contacts and lawyers, the gifts that keep on giving.
walkin the walk while tappin the talk