$29.99 Droid Verizon Plan

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    Ok I was just about to purchase my Droid, but I decided to call Verizon to ask some questions..


    I come to find out that on my phone now, I have the $14.99 Unlimited Online plan, but when I switch phones the $14.99 offer is gone, because they have new plans that are $9.99 for 25mb download limit, and $19.99 75mb limit. This doesn't concern me much other then the fact that if I do change my mind and go back, that $14.99 unlimited offer is gone for good, can not get it back, well that's what Verizon told me.

    Now the main question I have is, what does the $29.99 plan offer?
    If there a reason to get the $39.99 plan? (I can not offered)
    Whats the bad part about the $29.99 Droid Plan, am I missing on some feature, is there a limit to Mega Bites? etc..
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    I have a similar question whats the difference?
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    A "smartphone" plan is your ONLY option for Droid I believe. (I suppose the reasoning is if you don't want a smartphone, why buy a Droid?)

    For 450 voice minutes plus data (not including messaging) the plan is $79.99. If you add on messaging, $99.99. Goes up from there if you add voice minutes. I believe the data is unlimited on the smartphone plans (there is a sticky in one of these forums that explains). There is no $14.99 with download limit plan for the smartphones.

    If there are any VZW reps here I hope they correct me, but I believe I am correct based on what is on Verizon's website.
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    It's one of the prices (literally) one must pay to have a more advanced handset/smartphone.

    Gotta Pay To Play!
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    The main link has been fixed
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    So far the higher plan is for people that need verizon to host a exchange server for them, so they can sync with the verizons. 98% of the people on this forum will not need the more expensive plan.
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    I got the 450 minute "basic" plan which was $40, then the smartphone data plan was $30 more, and I got the 250 text messages add on for another $5. So a total of $75 for 450 min/unlimited data and 250 texts/mo. I believe this is the cheapest way to go.
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    I do not know how they see IM's but if they can trace it, and you IM alot, the 250 texts may not be enough.
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    Which type of IM are you talking about? I am fairly sure an IM does not count as a text message.
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    From the verizon site itself... for the $5 / 10 dollar plan

    "$5 monthly access/250 messages includes Text, Picture, Video, Instant messages and Text Alerts"

    "For only $10 Monthly Access, you can get Unlimited Text, Picture, and Video Messages to any other Verizon Wireless customer from within the National Enhanced Services Rate & Coverage Area. PLUS get 500 Additional messages.*

    *Applies when sending and receiving instant messages, text alerts, emails, and Text/Picture/Video Messages to non-Verizon Wireless customers."
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    Interesting, thanks for the heads up. I've never IM'd on my phone before. I'm kind of curious as to how they'd differentiate that data. I assume there must be a number of different apps that could do that.
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    That's why i said i'm not 100% sure if they can track it on the droid, merely was saying be cautious.
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    IM's are typically counted as txt messages even though they are sent/received in the IM interface at least they were last time I read the fine print.
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    I know they had been on dumb phones and stuff like that, just wasn't sure about a smartphone like this, with multiple ways of sending them.
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    IM is included as data not text. Atleast it was on my BB. I use it everyday
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    Yeah Miami but MMS is also considered data too, does that mean those aren't charged? Just wondering.
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    You do not need the unlimited plan to sync with Exchange. This has been discussed numerous times.
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