DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 76

Thread: No Droid for me because of $20.

  1. Junior Droid
    PapaDeuce's Avatar
    Member #
    54374
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    29
    Liked
    1 times
    Phone
    Razr
    #1

    No Droid for me because of $20.

    My family is on a 5 phone family plan. And we have 2 phones with data plans @ an extra $30 each for the phones.... our base monthly bill is $130. Then add all the taxes and stuff and it comes to ~ $160.

    So I went to buy my Droid today and the guy tells me that I MUST upgrade to include a $20 a month family text plan. In my entire life I have sent exactly ONE TEXT, and received about 10 texts. ( in about 18 years of having a phone ) Nobody uses text on any of our 5 phones.

    I can't justify $240 a year for texting I will never use. Sigh. I am so disappointed.
  2. Master Droid
    MM1 Payne (US Navy)'s Avatar
    Member #
    25616
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Florida.
    Posts
    270
    Phone
    Moto Droid Rooted: BB 950Mhz
    #2
    Quote Originally Posted by PapaDeuce View Post
    My family is on a 5 phone family plan. And we have 2 phones with data plans @ an extra $30 each for the phones.... our base monthly bill is $130. Then add all the taxes and stuff and it comes to ~ $160.

    So I went to buy my Droid today and the guy tells me that I MUST upgrade to include a $20 a month family text plan. In my entire life I have sent exactly ONE TEXT, and received about 10 texts. ( in about 18 years of having a phone ) Nobody uses text on any of our 5 phones.

    I can't justify $240 a year for texting I will never use. Sigh. I am so disappointed.
    Yeah i feel your pain it does suck. but you never know you might wanna be sending texts to your friends all day as soon as you get this superphone. Although I'm suprised he didnt say anthing about the mandatory data plan....
    HPF Turbo Stage II Kit:17,000$
    Blue Candy Paint Finish: 3,000$
    DrOiD Kickin' it on the dashboard:600$

    Watching your ex and her new boyfriend stare at your bimmer as they crash into a tree.....
    PRICELESS
  3. Master Droid
    GolfProRM's Avatar
    Member #
    3140
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Lincoln, NE
    Posts
    265
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #3
    Try a different guy at a different store. Maybe you'll have better luck.
    I write Android columns for: Hijinks, Inc.
    Follow me on Twitter!
  4. Senior Droid
    the3dolla's Avatar
    Member #
    1771
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    180
    Phone
    Moto Droid of course
    #4

    or..

    Or.. Start using texting. I have it on my family plan with 5 phones. I was anti-txt for a while, but now it's fun/sweet/awesome/etc.

    Maybe you'll like it!
  5. Master Droid
    dylanthecat's Avatar
    Member #
    10762
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    632
    Phone
    Droid
    #5
    I have 4 phones on a family plan with 2 data plans. We do not have the family text plan and no one ever mentioned it. Sounds like your rep is misinformed. I agree with the try again comment.
    --Robert

    "Peace through superior firepower" requires actual firepower, not just a trite bumper sticker.
  6. Super Moderator
    jkhonea's Avatar
    Member #
    29506
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Snellville, GA
    Posts
    3,077
    Liked
    87 times
    Phone
    Droid Incredible 2
    Premium Member
    #6
    Agree with the others saying try someone else. All I've ever heard required is the data. Never anything about texting. Sounds like someone at the store might not know what they're talking about.
  7. Droid Ninja
    RW-1's Avatar
    Member #
    10175
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Nazareth, PA
    Posts
    2,257
    Liked
    2 times
    Phone
    Galaxy Nexus
    #7
    He's off. Your Droid only needs the required data plan, which covers your texting, etc.

    Your other phones likely have texting included in their data plans, or as a separate add on, check that for your other phones, and go to a vz owned store if possible.
  8. Droid Ninja
    jsh1120's Avatar
    Member #
    13823
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Seattle, Washington
    Posts
    2,462
    Liked
    15 times
    Phone
    Razr Maxx
    #8
    I'll join the chorus. There is no requirement for a text messaging plan. Period. When and if anyone in my family exceeds 1 text per day on a regular basis, I'll consider it. Until then, we pay $.20 per text message.
  9. Junior Droid
    PapaDeuce's Avatar
    Member #
    54374
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    29
    Liked
    1 times
    Phone
    Razr
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by MM1 Payne (US Navy) View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PapaDeuce View Post
    My family is on a 5 phone family plan. And we have 2 phones with data plans @ an extra $30 each for the phones.... our base monthly bill is $130. Then add all the taxes and stuff and it comes to ~ $160.

    So I went to buy my Droid today and the guy tells me that I MUST upgrade to include a $20 a month family text plan. In my entire life I have sent exactly ONE TEXT, and received about 10 texts. ( in about 18 years of having a phone ) Nobody uses text on any of our 5 phones.

    I can't justify $240 a year for texting I will never use. Sigh. I am so disappointed.
    Yeah i feel your pain it does suck. but you never know you might wanna be sending texts to your friends all day as soon as you get this superphone. Although I'm suprised he didnt say anthing about the mandatory data plan....
    I knew about the data plan before I went in. I have that on our 2 Blackberrys.

    Here is what he said: " Because the phones you want to update are so old, you MUST have a family text plan." I was taking an available update on my mom's phone so that I could replace my Blackberrry, which I can't stand. The BB is not available for an update until December.
    Last edited by PapaDeuce; 04-05-2010 at 04:40 PM.
  10. Master Droid
    ldimick's Avatar
    Member #
    9615
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    632
    Phone
    Moto Droid
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by PapaDeuce View Post
    My family is on a 5 phone family plan. And we have 2 phones with data plans @ an extra $30 each for the phones.... our base monthly bill is $130. Then add all the taxes and stuff and it comes to ~ $160.

    So I went to buy my Droid today and the guy tells me that I MUST upgrade to include a $20 a month family text plan. In my entire life I have sent exactly ONE TEXT, and received about 10 texts. ( in about 18 years of having a phone ) Nobody uses text on any of our 5 phones.

    I can't justify $240 a year for texting I will never use. Sigh. I am so disappointed.
    What I would try to do is upgrade an existing phone to a Droid without adding the plan. Then add a crap dumb phone and swap the numbers. Or go to a different Verizon store or even a Best Buy. I know the BB people have a lousy rep but it is not entirely deserved.
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

ghost armor drying time

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+