Confused about losing the unlimited plan

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  1. TatDroid

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    Are you sure? I'm pretty sure the last line on my family plan that was upgraded to a standard 2 year contract with unlimited data doesn't expire until June 2014.
     
  2. lloydstrans

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    11/11/11 when the Droid RAZR debut, unlimited was still intact.

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    First, unlimited date was done away with in 2012. I got my phone November 2011 and have been off contract and still unlimited since November 2013.

    Second, I am trying to decide how the math works out on all these plans. I currently use about 4 gigs a month of data as I stream Sirius at work. I pay $83 a month including a 16% discount and taxes totalling approx $7 a month. I have 450 minutes and unlimited text and data. My Rezound has been giving me problems and I'm unsure if it is the phone or battery.

    I have three choices:

    buy new S4 phone at $500 plus tax and keep my unlimited plan. That would add about $21 a month to my cell costs based on a 24 month life span of the phone. Total monthly $104

    Enter into new service agreement with 4 gigs internet. Phone is $99 up front and plan with 4 gigs service is $110 - 16% =$92.40 plus the $7 in taxes = $99.40 plus $4 for the phone cost spreadover a 24 month period. $103.40 a month.

    Edge plan with 4 gigs is $100 a month plus $20 for the phone monthly. With 16% discount on the plan, I am at $84 plus $7 tax = $91 plus the $20 for the phone. = $111 a month.

    Now, all three plans are within a few dollars of each other. if I choose to keep my plan i am still limited to 450 minutes of peak time but I get unlimited date. (never used more than 5 gigs though in any one month) I also do not use my wifi connection at all with the phone as I am on unlimited plan. I take the risk of spending $500 of my own money now PLUS the risk of VZW cancelling my monthly plan at any time.

    If I go with the service contract and just buy the $99 phone then I am out the $99 up front and locked into a 2 year contract with the same phone. i'm limited to 4 gigs data but also gain unlimited calling.

    If I go with the edge plan I am out about $8 a month additional, only get 4 gigs data and locked into the 24 month agreement. However, I gain unlimited voice, no up front out of pocket, and the ability to get myself the latest and greatest in a year instead of two years.

    Right now I am looking at going with the edge plan as to me it seems to make the most sense. if I can get more info on this MAX plan then tat may solve all my worries and I'll have gained unlimited voice with really no downside expect being locked into another contract. as I have been with VZW for the last 4 1/2 years, i think I can manage another 2.

    What would you guys do?
     
  4. jackiescivic

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    I personally would just do the Max plan and get 6gb/month and get the subsidized phone, but that's just me. I use about 2gb/month and had to switch to the Share plan because I sell Verizon, and went with 4gb just to cover myself. I didn't need unlimited, and I wasn't going to shell out $600 for my phone

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  5. kodiak799

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    Have you tried rooting your Rezound and flashing some new roms? Also if you've had it since Nov 2011 it is almost certainly time for a new battery. I just had to replace mine (and I'm not a heavy user - just charge overnight is good for me for the day) with the Laza extended battery...which is AMAZING battery life by the way.

    VZW just came out with a $60 2gig plan (unlimited talk and text) that is VERY tempting...$10 cheaper than my current plan AND I get a subsidized phone. But until there's actually a phone I want or need I'm going to wait them out to see if better offers come along.

    On the other hand, if I really cared about $10/mo I would cut the chord, drop home broadband, and abuse the beejezus out of my unlimited plan.
     
  6. mikeinctown

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    kodiak, yes at one time I had rooted it. When the phone was new and the updates OTA were unknown, there were places you could flash the update from using your SH card. Since then, I have not touched a thing on the phone other than installing a LAZA battery last March. In fact, i think it may just be the battery causing me issues. Lately when I charge it, the battery starts swelling and the back cover starts popping off. I lose connection.

    The other problem is that the phone is acting like the middle of the touch screen is being touched even when it is not. Applications will open and menus will pop up. occasionally, I will touch the menu buttons at the bottom and the phone will be unresponsive. I wonder if the battery has something to do with it. I found my OE battery last night and installed it and the OE cover and am seeing if anything changes.

    As far as VZW goes, I now say screw them. I ran the numbers again and they don't give you the discount on the phone portion of the bill, only the data. This means my bill would be more than $10 higher a month plus the $20 for the phone. I'd rather just buy a phone off craigslist and keep my plan. (If you like your plan you can keep it... LOL)

    now to figure out how to get a proper non stolen phone I'll be happy. I'm thinking that the only way would be to meet the person at a VZW location and work out the transaction as the phone gets activated.
     
  7. cybertec69

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    Verizon is not forcing anyone to buy a subsidized phone "if you decide that's the way you want to go, then you will have to sign a new contract" , you pay for the phone outright, be it craigslist, eBay, you're friend, swappa, or any other venue, you get to keep your unlimited, can't have your cake and eat it too.

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  8. B-Unit

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    As were contract renewals/upgrades with grandfathered unlimited in Feb 2012 when Droid 4 launched. I believe the last of the grandfathered upgrades were allowed in June/July of 2012.
     
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    Yes. I keep saying that the contract on the last unlimited line on my family plan doesn't run out until June 2014, which means it was still available in June of 2012, but people still keep trying to say that unlimited ended sometime in 2011. *facepalm*
     
  10. jackiescivic

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    Unlimited was officially taken away from those grandfathered into it on June 28th, 2012.

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    I was a Verizon customer from 8/2010 to 10/2013 (unlimited data plan). I was not given the choice of continuing with that unlimited data plan if I wanted a 4G/LTE device, so I switched to T-Mobile, where I currently have an unlimited data plan with a 4G/LTE device.
    I have nothing against Verizon (they are a good Carrier in many ways), but I really wanted 4G/LTE, and especially this kind of T-Mobile 4G/LTE speed -
    http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/768642687

    And I am paying T-Mobile today the same amount as I paid Verizon in 2010.

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    **You weren't allowed to keep your unlimited data plan with a subsidized rated phone. You could have upgraded another line and put it on your main # or bought it retail.
     
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