Newbie & Clueless

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by Longhaul, Nov 26, 2010.

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    Hi All - Newbie here. Been overdue for phones. I've been dragging my feet because we all have dumb phones now and I dread the monthly data fee that goes along with all the new phones.

    With the holidays coming up I was going to upgrade my 15 yr olds Chocolate 3 (? not sure it is 3 - it isn't a touch screen) to a Droid. Need to be certain I know what I am getting into & how much per month.

    With the current deals I'll probably upgrade mine at the same time.

    Besides being sure I understand the monthly fees (esp the limits if I don't want unlimited data on multi phones), I also need to understand if the 30 day return is from time of purchase or time of activation. I usually complete Christmas shopping before the end of Nov, but since I want the phone a surprise for Christmas I need to know how long I can wait without worrying about having in time.
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    Welcome to the Forum - the best way to see what your bill will add up to is to get a hold of VZW as they can tell you of any specials or discounts you might be eligible for - as far as the return period it is going to be 30 days after purchase and not after activation
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    Welcome! You are in for a real treat. The folks at VZW will be able to help you figure out a plan. You need to consider minutes, number of text messages, and data.

    Let us know what phone you decide to purchase.

    Mike
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    Addtl Fees

    Aside from VZW usage fees, what other hidden costs could I get hit with?

    This will be for a 15 yr old. What I am asking is are there popular things that he may use that will cost me in the same vein as ringtone fees and such?

    If his grandpa - who is cheap - buys the phone outside of direct from VZW, what fees will I be left holding? Activation? Any support fees?