1. LSglock89's Avatar
    So according to Verizon I am better off not switching my plans. The new plan will cost me several more dollars per month based on my current set up.

    Even with my discount it would be $178 before taxes (my current bill is $143 taxes included). $130 baseline charge ($40, $30, $30, $30) + data pack ($60 - 20%).

    I guess I'll be upgrading at full price.
    08-22-2012 05:56 PM
  2. PhoneAddict's Avatar
    My wife and I switched and actually saved $$ but in our case we use quite a few voice minutes each month. We were on the 900 minute plan and I had to monotor call each month to switch new clients into the Friends & Family numbers. Now we have unlimited talk & text and 2Gb of data (never have gone over 1Gb of data in any monthly cycle with two smartphones used mainly for e-mail). Plan is not going to save any $$ for heavy data users but does give those who were paying for unlimited data they will never use a chance to save.
    08-24-2012 05:06 AM
  3. LSglock89's Avatar
    So according to Verizon I am better off not switching my plans. The new plan will cost me several more dollars per month based on my current set up.

    Even with my discount it would be $178 before taxes (my current bill is $143 taxes included). $130 baseline charge ($40, $30, $30, $30) + data pack ($60 - 20%).

    I guess I'll be upgrading at full price.
    After talking with Verizon again...I can upgrade at discounted pricing...and keep everything the same (no Share Everything) but lose unlimited Data...and my bill would be about $6 higher. Might be an option as I rarely use 1gb since I'm on wifi so often.
    08-24-2012 09:05 AM
  4. zrxoa1's Avatar
    I'm not sure who exactly benefits from the new Share plans. My current bill, with two smartphones (both unlimited) and three dumb phones (1400 minutes, unlimited messaging, ten FnF deal, and employee discount) is $201 a month. That includes all taxes and fees and surcharges.

    For the new Share plan, I would pay $80 for the two smartphones plus $90 for the three dumb phones. Thats $170 and I haven't added data yet. While I am currently on my iPhone, I do switch to my 4g android at times. 3gb is almost a given per month and I have hit nearly 10gb a few times. 4g LTE uses A LOT more data than the iPhone. Mainly because android phones load everything on a webpage, flash and all. iPhone's don't load everything. So 4g LTE iPhones probably won't be as bad as their android counter parts, but the data will increase.

    So I would have to add at least 8-10gb data to my $170, putting me at nearly $100 over what I pay now. Then add on taxes, fees and surcharges. Also unsure how my discount would be applied.

    I think Verizon has priced both the data and dumb phone pricing too high.


    Sent from my tricked out Iphone!
    09-02-2012 02:15 PM
  5. 3cit's Avatar
    That's exactly it, VERIZON BENEFITS! 30 bucks a month for dumb phones is ABSURD. You can get a prepaid unlimited talk text web dumb phone for 50 a month...
    09-02-2012 10:07 PM
  6. zeteo#IM's Avatar
    I actually like the new plans. I don't have to worry about my minutes any more.
    09-02-2012 10:29 PM
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