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  1. Master Droid
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    ok, so i just recently recieved a PM about a certain subject in particular, and thought i should tell you guys my thoughts (as well as VZW policy) on the matter.

    The question was about an employee discount. As many of you know, ED's are what make it possible for many people afford being able to have 3, 2, and even sometimes just one cell phone. And...when discounts range anywhere from 8-30% (the extremes of what i have seen), if your cell bill each month is $250, THAT is QUITE a discount!

    The senario placed before me was this:
    "I had worked for *BLANK* for about 4 years, and they offer thru verizon, as well as other carriers, a significant discount of about 20%. A few months back, my company was going thru some cutbacks, and i was on the shortlist i just recieved my most recent bill in the mail, only to find that i was still recieving my discount! Now i didnt really think much of it till i read your post about retro-active account changes on the forum if verizon does an audit of your account...would this apply to me? i mean it isnt really my fault that they havent taken off my discount yet...right?"


    ok, so heres my answer.........it isnt reaally about who's fault it is.
    i mean, yea, its great that your still recieving your discount, and i am SURE its helping, especially with the lost job and all, HOWEVER, ....i CAN NOT and WILL not say it is "ok" or condone it. when you sign your life away when you first start your employee discount, they make no bones about it in that paperwork. vzw can and will (although, i will admit that it is in VERRY few cases) take legal action against someone who is falsifying information. and when you sign up, it states clear as day, that when you quit your current employer, you will notify verizon so that they can take your discount off.
    this is kindof an ethics/luck situation. lol, if you feel comfortable with screwing "the man" by getting the discount as long as you can, and you want to test your luck...that is your decision.

    take this example tho, and i will be done.
    when circuit city went out of business (i know they arent gone completely people, but still) and SOOO many people lost their jobs, MOST of the ones that HAD cell phones, had VZW because the discount was somthing like, in this case, 20%. there was one man who worked there, had a family plan, and was getting a significant discount for about 8 months. verizon saw this, and said to themselves "hey...why is this guy getting a discount from a store that no longer exists". they back tracked his account, and found that he had not worked for circuit city for over 5 YEARS! yep, you guessed it....they took it away, and then he went from one month having about $200 bill to the next having about juuust over $3,000 in charges....ALL LEGITIMATE. he, of course, could not pay, and he was then taken to court, and ended up filing bankruptsy.
    is it worth it to you....?
    This is legit. I have seen it as well.
    So have I.

    As much as it sucks, better safe then sorry.

    While it may appear that short term the discount is helping, the possible long term consequences do not make this worth it.

    The User would be much better of having a PP eval done, see where costs can be cut, while still retaining the ability to use the features they like to use, but on a more financially realistic level due to the job loss and whatever discount they were receiving.

    If they can't find a happy medium with a new, lower calling plan then the option to suspend w/out billing for a while is always there.

    I wouldn't want this to happen to somebody, so it's best to play by the rules.
    I saw it on an employee account 2 years the bill I saw was more than $2,000.00. I am not going to say what our discount is, however it was a lot of money. (You vzw guys know what I am talking about)
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjman349 View Post
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    This is legit. I have seen it as well.
    So have I.

    As much as it sucks, better safe then sorry.

    While it may appear that short term the discount is helping, the possible long term consequences do not make this worth it.

    The User would be much better of having a PP eval done, see where costs can be cut, while still retaining the ability to use the features they like to use, but on a more financially realistic level due to the job loss and whatever discount they were receiving.

    If they can't find a happy medium with a new, lower calling plan then the option to suspend w/out billing for a while is always there.

    I wouldn't want this to happen to somebody, so it's best to play by the rules.
    I saw it on an employee account 2 years the bill I saw was more than $2,000.00. I am not going to say what our discount is, however it was a lot of money. (You vzw guys know what I am talking about)
    Im gonna have to say thats pretty funny, cz my old asm got socked for $800 cz he never changed for empl to cust, they didnt notice til his wife went in to pay the bill with cash, and a csr called care and transfered to empl liable
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    Huge scam going around you all should be aware of. A mass spam of texts was sent out to Verizon Wireless customers from a third party company saying your Verizon Wireless login is going to expire. It gives you a bogus website to go to something to the effect of verizonaccount.is-the-boss.com. Do not login to this site. It is not a Verizon Wireless website.
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    Data Plans and $$$

    Hi....... I'm a long-time VZ customer. I'm currently paying $90/mo for DATA!! $60 for broadband and $30 for data for the droid. Of course the droid is just new in its 2-year plan, but the broadband is over 2 years old (Unlimited usage!), so I can drop it with no early term. fee.

    What is my best plan of action? Wait for VZ to offer tethering? Jailbreak? Root? Gotta do something soon, this is more $$ than it's worth. Thanks
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    Your plan of action is really up to you. If you want to use a third party tool to tether you can. You do need to be prepared that there is a small chance you will be charged a mobile broadband connect fee of 30. If you realize you don't enjoy that option just keep in mind that old unlimited plan is grandfathered and you won't be able to get it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboardduet View Post
    Hi....... I'm a long-time VZ customer. I'm currently paying $90/mo for DATA!! $60 for broadband and $30 for data for the droid. Of course the droid is just new in its 2-year plan, but the broadband is over 2 years old (Unlimited usage!), so I can drop it with no early term. fee.

    What is my best plan of action? Wait for VZ to offer tethering? Jailbreak? Root? Gotta do something soon, this is more $$ than it's worth. Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by xjman349 View Post
    Your plan of action is really up to you. If you want to use a third party tool to tether you can. You do need to be prepared that there is a small chance you will be charged a mobile broadband connect fee of 30. If you realize you don't enjoy that option just keep in mind that old unlimited plan is grandfathered and you won't be able to get it again.
    yea, thats true, and if your into WOW or UO or any kind of online gaming, than the unlimited is for you, and you just need to pony up that dough. but if you really dont use that much, just to post on forums , than the 5 gb plan might be somthing to look into.
    alot of times though, when somone gets Verizon internet, it is because no other internet services are offered in their area, because believe you me, verizon is NOT the cheapest out there. but....after two or MORE years, you might want to check your local provider and see if service is offered...

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    Thx

    A big thank you to the VZW reps for answering all these questions. Very informative...
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    I have 5 lines, but one of them isn't being used. My daughter wanted a new phone and no one was due for an upgrade, so we figured it would be cheaper to add a line and get a cheap phone. So for Christmas my wife and I thought it would be fun to surprise her with a new phone. Anyhow, her previous phone was the LG EnV Touch, which requires a $9.99 data plan. It is sitting turned off in a box, and probably will never be used.

    What I want to do is transfer that phone's plan to an older phone of mine and disable the $9.99 data plan. I have an LG Voyager that was my previous phone, but my wife or someone may have another functional phone that we could enable if that too would require a data plan. I am not sure if the Voyager requires one, I don't believe it did when I got it, but I had a data plan on it myself anyhow.

    If this is possible, is it possible to do this without going to a VZ store? They are all out of my way, and I also try to avoid them, especially on the weekends and at nights, if at all possible.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by cupfulloflol View Post
    I have 5 lines, but one of them isn't being used. My daughter wanted a new phone and no one was due for an upgrade, so we figured it would be cheaper to add a line and get a cheap phone. So for Christmas my wife and I thought it would be fun to surprise her with a new phone. Anyhow, her previous phone was the LG EnV Touch, which requires a $9.99 data plan. It is sitting turned off in a box, and probably will never be used.

    What I want to do is transfer that phone's plan to an older phone of mine and disable the $9.99 data plan. I have an LG Voyager that was my previous phone, but my wife or someone may have another functional phone that we could enable if that too would require a data plan. I am not sure if the Voyager requires one, I don't believe it did when I got it, but I had a data plan on it myself anyhow.

    If this is possible, is it possible to do this without going to a VZ store? They are all out of my way, and I also try to avoid them, especially on the weekends and at nights, if at all possible.

    Thanks
    You absolutely can. The Voyager does not require a data plan. You can activate that phone a few different ways without going into a store. Vzw.com, *228 option 3 (on the Voyager you want to activate), or call *611 and me or my other peers will help you activate it. If this didn't answer all of your questions please let me know.
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