Message only plans from VZW - Is this new?

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  1. nerdbox08

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    I think this is new. I have never heard of anything like this from Verizon either. I know other carriers have had this for a while though so maybe with the increase of popularity of smartphones Verizon decided to jump on board with the messaging craze.
     
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    Yeah, I was looking on their site, as I'm learning more about Google Voice, I'm half tempted to split my line off to it's own plan from my families and use the unlimited talk and use the SMS from Google?

    I'm not even sure if this is possible yet, lol. So much reading to do and I can't find the mega Google Voice thread I saw a few days back.
     
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    No its not new. It has been around for quite some time. About 2 years ago the plan was allowed. It has come down in price, but it is not new.
     
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    Gotcha. I guess I never had a reason to look for something like that.

    I guess desire can cause you to learn something new
     
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    lol so true. I actually don't see people with it as much as I thought I would.
     
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    I've been a Verizon customer for almost six years.... If this has been out for two years, I was clueless. I think it comes down to knowing/not knowing that it's available. Who knows. lol. Not enough marketing, imo. This would be perfect for a teenage 'kid'.

    But as I see it with the new pricing plans, why not pay maybe a little more and get text/talk? :)
     
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    Exactly. Most people just go to a family share plan and have their kid have minutes. The accounts i have seen though are teenagers.
     
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    You'd need a VOIP solution in addition to GV to use a data-only plan .
     
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    But its a PHONE!
     
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    lol. Touche.

    I just linked it cause I thought it was something new. ha
     
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    fail. GV routes through the normal phone service. try nimbuzz of fring to use your skype account to make voip calls, or try pbxes + some other stuff that was too complicated for me to do