Daughter has the Envy 3
2 Options on the Verizon Website
1st Plan is $9.99 for 25MB and $19.99 for 75 MB
The phone has to have a Data Plan there is no opt out option online any longer for this phone nor any of the smart phones as far as i can tell.
Its simple. Choose a phone that does not use data, keep using the env2 or pony up the extra cash. I don't agree with it but it is what it is. They'll charge whatever the market bears.
Like I said, its a kick in the nads.
There are three stages of phones at Verizon:
- Standard Feature phones - these don't require a data plan
- "3G" Enhanced Devices (env3, env Touch, etc) - require at least $10 data
- Smartphones (droid, tp2, etc) - require at least $30 data
If you don't want to pay the extra data, get one of the cheaper phones that you can still text on, but they don't require a data package. That is what my mom did. . .
Yep, I'm in the same boat...My wife is currently on an old Palm Centro and uses text only, no data what-so-ever. She's eligible for NE2 next month and theoretically, to get her a new phone with the EXACT same capabilities, it's going to cost me an extra $10 monthly.
I'm thinking I might pick her up a new phone on ebay or Craigslist and forgo the whole NE2 deal altogether. I'll wait and see if they can give me a reasonable explanation of why I need to pay an extre $10/mo when I'm at the VZW store before I decide.
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