Is keeping ulimited worth it anymore?

Discussion in 'Verizon Wireless' started by crimanysakes, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. TatDroid

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    A good compromise for many people, including the OP here it looks to me, is Verizon's "Max" plan. This plan is not listed anywhere, and is ONLY for current unlimited data customers that are now off contract. For the exact same $30 you now pay for data you will get 6GB.

    The bad news is you will go back on a 2 year contract. The good news is that you will continue to pay exactly the same amount monthly, but will now be able to upgrade to a subsidized phone.
     
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    At some point the number of unlimited customers will be small enough that Verizon will tell them switch to a different plan or a different carrier. When that time comes, the choices will probably not be as good as what is currently available with the Edge plan.
     
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    Holy crap that's what you pay for unlimited data on your smartphone? I'd be leaving it alone for sure that's a crazy price, I'm in Ontario Canada with Rogers as my carrier and I pay $70.00 & it includes the following Unlimited Weekday/Weekend Min. Local, Call Answer Display Messages, Unlimited Texting, & 2gb of Data. so about $80 once taxes & any long distance charges etc.
    I'd so pay $29.99\month for life if I could, I can only hope that data gets cheaper. :)
     
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    Android in my opinionmis more user friendly than IOS
     
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    I totally agree that Android is much more user friendly then Apple iPhone, I loved my iPhones & everything they were capable of then tried the gs3 & it was a whole new ballgame. I'll stay with Android 100% it's easy to use, has some wicked theme's & icon pacs etc. Way more user friendly!
     
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    Just curious why you decided on this thread to post that opinion?
     
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    Oh yes, I see now just 2 posts.
     
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    Back on track and for what it's worth...

    I had an unlimited plan that was 65 dollars a month with taxes and fees included. 18 months ago I added a line for my wife and they put us in a Shared 700 minute plan. I was able to keep my unlimited data and she has 4gb of data on her line and the monthly bill is now $165.00

    I recently asked Verizon what would happen if I used my upgrade on my unlimited line. He said he could put me in a special 6gb plan for people that have unlimited and the price would be the same as it is now. It would not be an Edge plan (which is a scam in my opinion), just a straight 6gb for the same $29.99 I am paying for my unlimited and I could use my available upgrade.

    This is tempting for me because I'm not using the huge amounts of data that I used to use with my GNex.

    I've read in several places that a certain amount of your monthly bill to Verizon (15-20 bucks maybe?) is a hardware charge. So if I understand correctly, that's why you get subsidized pricing on upgrades, they get the balance of the phones retail price from you through this hidden monthly fee. Once you are eligible for upgrade or out of contract you are still paying this monthly fee for hardware but you aren't getting anything for it. So, to keep my unlimited, I have been buying phones at full retail and I still get hit with this monthly hardware charge. I think I read yesterday that AT&T has started reducing the monthly fee when you are eligible for upgrade or out of contract. It would be nice if Verizon would do that.

    Anyway... 6 gigs for me and 4 gigs for my wife should be plenty for us now and I can start using my upgrades. It is tempting. But part of me says.. "Yeah, and soon as you do that you'll find a need for the unlimited data and be kicking yourself in the arse"
     
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    I may try to see if they'd be willing to give me 6GB of data to move off of Unlimited, I'd do it for that
     
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    dang, so I'm talking with a rep right now, sounds like I won't be able to get it, because I don't currently use much data (less than 1 GB a month)

    *update*

    lol, so it sounded like he was going to do it, and as he pulled the info, he goes, oh sorry, I can't do anything because you aren't the primary account owner (I am under my dad's). FFFUUU, you couldn't mention this when we started when I told you I am under my dad's acct and i'm trying to get my line possibly changed? ugh, guess I shoulda just pretended to be my dad the whole time, not like they woulda known
     
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