Question About Rates...

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  1. NVash

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    This is kind of a Droid question, kind of not. It seems everyone and their mother has an unlimited plan now, some for really cheap. I hear T-Mobile has unlimited minutes, internet and txting for under $75 a month. Over here with Verizon that kind of set up would easily cost over $100 a month. I used to have T-Mobile and they weren't that bad. Excellent customer service, I was very impressed. Too bad the phone was junk.

    But my main question is does anyone think Verizon will ever lower the prices on their plans? In this day and age paying $100 a month for one line is crazy, IMHO.
     
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    I agree so so much...I had to downgrade my home phone, and some of my cable channels just to get this damned phone. $110+/month is a smack in the face if you ask me. But it's the dumb ass people(me) that pay these hi prices every month that are to blame. Maybe the Gphone will be the perfect (cheap) phone for all the world to use....Cross you fingers and hope like me!!
     
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    The sad thing is back when I had my Sidekick I had about 450 minutes, unlimited txt and internet for around $70 a month. That was last summer. Currently I know people who have unlimited everything for that price. A guy told me back then that you wont get anything good for less than $100 a month, but what confuses me is this. Everyone else is dropping their rates. Sure Verizon may very well be the best but even so, this is a recession. Soon people wont be able to afford this kind of thing anymore, especially if the other guys start getting serious with their service and start putting up a stiff competition. I guess then, and only then, Verizon will drop their prices.
     
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    Well T-Mob likes do alot of not so nice advertising. Much like every other mobile service.

    While they have "unlimited" service, they just nickle and dime you to death. On a 2-year contract with t-mob you will pay 59.99 for unlimited (but that doesn't include data or messaging) when say you want the moto cliq (android phone) you have to pay another 30 for data or another 40 for data and unlimited messaging. And then they have a 5.99 insurance, which most people usually get. This way of doing it allows you to get a subsidized phone for 199.99 (the way most do it). So you've not taken a 59.99 unlimited plan and jacked it up to 95.98 or 105.98 (with unlimited messaging) a month. Alittle further from the 59.99 they make you think you'd be paying.

    The other way of doing it allows you to get a 79.99 plan with what it seems to be fully unlimited (which includes data and also doesn't require a 2-year contract). When you add the moto cliq back to the cart you now add the insurance back to the plan which of course adds 5.99 a month. So your thinking of course this way you get it for less month per month, but because this is a no-contract way of doing it, you no long get a subsidized phone, which now your paying 399.99 for the phone. So taking the 200 extra you pay and adding it to the monthly charge (if your comparing a 2-year plan) and you've come up with 94.33.

    And that's not including the monthly taxes and charges they tack on.

    On my verizon plan it might as well be unlimited. I have a 900 minute plan, and with 5 family / friends contacts, i don't think i've ever made it over 300 minutes on my plan. That's with me using it about 2-3500 minutes a month. And I pay in total around 115 a month from verizon (i get a 15% discount). even if i didn't get my discount i'd still rather pay the few extra bucks, then go to t-mob's network. (Most of the people i know and deal with are on verizon's network, i know that this is not always the case)
     
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    Unlimited everything on VZW is over 145 I believe, it may be 150.

    99 voice
    30 data
    15 text (maybe it's 20 I have 10$ for 500 everyone and unlimted vzw texts)

    and..... it's worth it if you use your phone for business.

    Sprint is about 40 bucks a month cheaper but their customer service is horrible and they nickel and dime you too. Also, their service isn't nearly as good as VZW IMO. They are, however a lot better than AT&T or TMO. Those two are a hot mess.
     
  6. zegolf

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    Check whomever you work for (if you don't work, you might want to just save the money) for discounts. I get 15% from my employer. It's not a lot, but every little bit counts!
     
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    how do you add the 15% discount from employer do you do it when you are signing up or what? what all information do they ask you when doing this.
     
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    Most of the time, it'll be lumped into some sort of "benefit" package that your employer provides. Just ask your boss. I think the worst I've ever seen them ask for is an email verification. Some companies require you to fill out a form with your name and phone number, which they probably already have. Your best bet is to just ask someone higher in the food chain if your employer has any kind of discount offering.
     
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    Ah ok thank you i will ask today and see if i can get a discount :D! the 15% sure helps
     
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    This website might also help, although this isn't how I went about doing it (I just told them when I bought the phone).

    Military, and former military (I believe) get discounts, as do most government employees (again, I think). At least it's a good preliminary check! Good luck!
     
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    Definitely ask about employer discounts, we got at 20% airline employee discount.
     
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    hell yeah always ask it never hurts.

    we had verizon wireless for 2 years before we found out that my girls work gives them 24% off the bill and 25% off phones and accessories.


    to bad they cant do it retroactively to get the 24% back for the previous 2 years.