My Verizon

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  1. SwiftLegend

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    Finally tried My Verizon, after having my Droid for almost a year. (my mom wouldnt tell me the password,ol) I noticed it has a data usage widget, but I have an unlimited data plan.
    My question is, do they/can you change that widget to minutes used? My whole family, 4 phones, only have 700 minutes, and last month I ran up the bill. I don't understand how, I spent ~250mins and my sister spent 375+.... I'd like to be able to monitor my usage, so then if I start getting close to a certain number of minutes, I can slow my self down.

    Don't like having to pay the whole $298 bill for my mistake as punishment, lol.
     
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    I don't think you can change the widget to anything but data usage. Leave it to VZW to make an app and only add a feature to conveniently see the only unlimited thing in your plan.

    You would have to periodically open the app and see where you stand with your minutes, and maybe tell your sister to slow her roll.
     
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    I can see paying the overage....but the whole thing? Thats BS dude.
     
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    I know right, $300 bucks -.- that was almost all the money I had.

    I've tried telling my sis to stop, but she don't care about anyone but herself. She has like 75 minute phone calls everyday -.- The one time I had a phone call over 50 minutes, and I gotta pay 300 bucks for it. My mom keeps saying she gonna put a limit on her and give me more coverage, but she is so tech-outdated, that she wouldn't know how and she hates going to/calling Verizon (the outsourced calls are murder)..not to mention my sister is an "account admin."
     
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    Number one, Verizon does not outsource their calls. Now there are call centers that are third party IN THE UNITED STATES that handle customer service now and again. But they do not outsource to other countries like ATT and Sprint do.

    Does she understand how Family share buckets work?

    Basically its like a drinking game, momma gets what she can drink, then sister/brother take their sips, whoever uses the rest of the drink, then they have to go start making more, lol.

    but its the sister who is causing you all to go over, once she has used all the rest of the minutes, then everything you do is overage. It sucks, but i would help her take a look back, its a law of averages.
     
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    Well maybe not the Wireless division, but whenever I call customer service for my internet, I get an indian calling me by my mom's first name in ever sentence he says. nd my mom has a long name that is irritating when repeated a billion times.

    Just looked at the bill, and for some reason I'm only "billable" 110 minutes..anyone know why that is?
     
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    how many minutes did your mom, then sister, then you use and i could give you a better idea.
     
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    You mean, as opposed to the 250 you mentioned in the OP? Some could be mobile-to-mobile. Doesn't the usage info include details?
     
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    We have unlimited talk and text, unlimited mobile-to-mobile, and unlimited data.
    Now I know the person I was talking to, had T-Mobile... my line has the most features it looks like.
    Here's what the My Verizon site shows. The $103 charge is my line
    [​IMG]
    I used: 259 minutes
    Mom : 177
    Sister: 374
    Dad: 10

    259+177+374= 810 minutes and we have 700. If that's the case, did I really cause the problem or did Verizon just randomly pick a number to add the extra charge to?
     
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    Do you have any "friends & family" numbers - granted they are shared by the whole plan but it works great to phone numbers that are not Verizon or are landline & it will save on those plan minutes if you put those numbers you call the most but don't fit into the other groups.

    Sent from my DROIDX
     
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    Nope, your sisters is the next mtn on the bucket list, so therefore, she is the one who screwed you over, you need to show that to your mom, your sister used 120 minutes over you, which thats what caused the overage.

    And PS, 700 minutes does not include friends and family.
     
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    What do you mean the next mtn? Not that savvy with Wireless charges/lingo. You saying because she went over I was charged for it?
     
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