+1 to the previous two posts.
It's sickening. Verizon's cellular infrastructure has been paid for hundreds of times over, and their revenues far exceed any technological advancement... which is all done overseas anyways for a far lesser cost. So they give you $400 on a $700 phone and it's going to cost you your unlimited plan. I shouldn't even say giving you $400 on a phone as they're still making out like champs selling you a droid at $200-$300. They can retail their phones for $39 and still turn a profit... not that the phones are their money makers.... it's the plans. Thus the "clause breaking". Get people on the data meter and get more out of their pocket. They're not happy with my four phone plan with 3 on unlimited data netting them $300 a month.... they want another $100.
WTF. American corporate greed.
SHOWER? I'm setting up shortcuts on my homescreen, dammit!!!
Now see, to me what's ridiculous is that you have 5 phones and pay $225/month ($45/month each). Not sure how you got that, but it's an awesome deal!Originally Posted by DroidMomof9
And people complain about Verizon being so expensive...
I think the poster's (...momof9) point is that this Share Everything is supposed to "save the customer money." Doesn't look that way if monthly price goes UP from $225 to $275-300, potentially for less data to be shared. A case of less product for more money. I'll have to think about it, but I'm sure that 275 is MORE than 225.
Also, my choice is now to buy on Ebay or other options non-subsidy / full price from here on. I'll keep my grandfathered Unlimited data as long as possible, which is more important than unlimited talk/text to me anyway.
But one question: why will buying non-subsidy (full price) phones not alter your plans pricing downward to save on the monthly bill? As of now, there is no price difference in monthly bills on any of the plans when it comes to discounted versus non-discounted phone purchases.
Your money, your choice.
I will be buying full price. I'll just save the money each month I'll save by not being forced off my unlimited plan. I'll have the money for a new phone in a year and a half.Originally Posted by Blacksheep427
Imagine that. Someone saving money.
There may come a point in time when Verizon just decides unlimited is over reguardless. I would hate to buy a phone at full price then 1 month later.they totally snatch grandfathered unlimited away. And yes they can because technically after your 2 year agreement is up then you are month to month no contract. Just a thought.Originally Posted by zomnomnombie
We have always renewed our Verizon 2 year contracts. We have never had month to month. Perhaps they could prevent me from renewing my contract.Originally Posted by cdm369
Hopefully by that time subsidies will have ended entirely and prices dropped. If not I'll switch. Until then I'll continue saving money every month.
When you purchase a phone at subsidy you entered a new contract.( price with 2 year agreement) Therefore if you don't purchase a subsidized phone you will become month to month.Originally Posted by zomnomnombie