Samsung Galaxy Nexus
ROM: Team Sourcery!
I recently watched 2 movies from Netflix on 4G and I don't wanna know how much data I was using. Unlimited is the best. It's like buying a sports car that's cheaper because it only has a 2-gallon gas tank. Fast, but you don't go far.
I ended up going with an add a line on my family plan using the Amazon 1 cent deal. It can't really be beat for a $299 bionic. I don't use a whole lot of data, so I think the 2 gigs a month is fine for me. I am on wifi at work and at home and don't travel a whole lot. I think that verizon will eventually eliminate the unlimited or limit speed when you get to a certain threshold.
The economics for me make more sense to go with the 1 cent deal. 2 gigs is a ton of data...
This line will have the number ported to google voice and the month to month plan (which goes off contract nov 6th (2 year anniversary date of original droid)) will be canceled. The google voice number will be forwarded to my new line.
I still have a few days to decide if this is the best route. I still cannot come to terms with paying $299 for a phone with a 2 year contract. Even the new iphone is $199. Verizon has gotten out of control with their phone and contract prices. I have been a verizon customer for 10 years and a new customer can buy a $299 phone for 1 cent, wtf?! Other than unlimited data there really isn't much else they are giving their loyal customers.
I AM. I did it like this:So who's using the old line with unlimited data?
-Ordered Bionic from amazon for .01 cents and added a line for 9.99 a month and 29.99 data package (2GB)
-Recieved the bionic on Monday, took it to the verizon store and activated on my primary line w/ the unlimited data package.
- My X2 went on the line I added to get the bionic temporarily
-Purchased dumb phone off of craigslist for $5 on thursday, and activated it on the added line and dropped the data package. So now we are down to only 9.99 a month for the added line
- X2 went to the girlfriends account and this is how it's laid out now:
Line 1: Droid Bionic w/unlimited data
Line 2: Droid X2 w/unlimited data
Line 3: Dumb Phone with NO data package
I would NOT have done this if Amazon wasn't selling the phones for a penny. But with that price, I'll only end up paying $240 over the length of the contract plus a $25 activation fee.
That's $265 total, in other words, a hell of a lot less than buying the phone retail, and I have an additional line's upgrade to work with in the future. Right now, I can upgrade phones about every 7-8 months at the subsidized price. Kinda nice if you ask me.
Last edited by nateohio; 10-25-2011 at 06:30 PM.
I have a feeling that amazon will ding you for the change in plan during the first 181 days. They are pretty explicit in their terms and conditions.
Perhaps you worked the system correctly by keeping the dummy phone at the $10 a month plan. I can do a similar setup, but I already activated the new bionic on the new number with the 2 gig plan. I will try and call verizon to see if I can do a switch a roo with the number.
Nowhere in their terms and conditions did they mention the data package specifically, the only thing that was addressed specifically was the line itself. As long as that line stays active for 181 days, its good to go.
I was just reviewing the terms and conditions and you are right. Verizon seemed to charge me $35 instead of $25 for the add a line, which is strange. The extra $9.99 a month kinda stinks and amounts to about the same cost as to just buy the bionic with an upgrade for $249.99. You have to assign a value to being able to upgrade in 7 -8 months like you say. I am not sure if it is worth the extra cost though going the add a line route.