General Keeping the unlimited data plan

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http://androidforums.com – I am planning on getting a Nexus device (or maybe even the Padfone2) when it comes out. I got the Bolt when they still had the unlimited data plan on Verizon. I know that we now need to pay the full price of the device in order to keep the unlimited plan. Does it make financial sense to do that over a 2-year period? Is there any other loophole that could be exploited to keep the unlimited plan? Also, what phones are you guys looking at in case you are switching? Is the Padfone2 likely to work on Verizon? (General)