[Update] Verizon's New Family Data Plans Begin: It's Called the Share Everything Plan

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    This may not be the right place to post this but I need some advice.

    I'm getting married in August. My fiance and I are both on separate family plans and are both grandfathered into unlimited data. When we do an assumption of liability, will we be losing unlimited data? Just seeing these family shared plans makes me cringe at the idea of losing unlimited data. Should I try to move the numbers before these shared plans go in effect?
     
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    yea I started to laugh really hard on that one, unlimited texts and calls are they joking, first Texts don't cost them a thing and it finally came to the forefront with this joke of a pricing plan, and second VRZ to VRZ mobile calling was unlimited to begin with, unless they mean unlimited calling to any mobile carrier "which I doubt that is the case", no thank you VRZ, I will stick to my $72 a month 450 minute calling outside the network with unlimited calling inside the network, 500 MSG's outside the network with unlimited inside the network, and unlimited data.
     
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    LOL it happes to the best of us, no harm no foul!
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the Reps were being told to withhold all early upgrades until after this kicks into effect. Maybe if you get on the line with an extra nice rep on their birthday and it also happens to be your birthday and you happened to have went to high school together and were best friends and roommates in college and they are going to be the best-man at your wedding, then MAYBE you could get an early upgrade.
     
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    At first I didn't notice the access charge, and just noticed the plan. I thought to myself, it's not that bad paying $100 month for 10GB that I can share between my phone, tablet, and laptop. But then I saw the $40 charge for smartphones, $20 for laptops, and $10 for tablets and I couldn't believe it.

    It's a shame you have to pay full price to keep your unlimited data. Paying an extra $400 for a phone equals to paying $16.7 more per month for 24 months, or $20 per month for 20 months as Verizon usually lets you upgrade at 20 months. So you may keep your unlimited, but for a fair comparison you are paying $20 more per month for that privilege if you buy a $600 smartphone off contract.
     
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    once you change your CURRENT plan, may it be you or your better half, your unlimited is GONE, so if you and she want to stay on unlimited do not change anything, since she is VRZ and so are you, why would you want to change, unless you will end up picking up the TAB on her unlimited data package family plan:icon_ devil:
     
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    Well the good news is devs have a software for moto devices to enable the gsm radios plus Verizon has issued that moto phones will be global now so u can grab ur fav moto devices an head over to a new carrier :)
     
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    hahahahahahaha
     
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    Looks like Verizon is getting greedy again just because they can.
    This could be the beginning of the end for them with the current state of the economy & cell phones being primarily a big luxury for most.
    Those that use them for there main phone number to avoid land lines may go back to land lines to save money or just plain cut out the data phones.

    I currently have 3 phones on a family share plan with Unlimited data plans for about $200.00 a month.

    Just going to there unlimited everything with about 6 gigs (which would not be enough) will cost me $200.00 a month & I would be capped with the worry of going over on data.

    I use 3-4 gigs myself & that is just everyday stuff. No streaming of any radio, cloud music or movies.

    So how is this a cost savings or piece of mind.
     
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    Hard to believe those numbers are correct.

    It's not even necessarily a savings for some families that could be sharing 2000 minutes or whatever. And the data prices are whacked. I find those data prices to be rather outrageous and question their accuracy. I could see it if they created more value on the call/texts, but I think for a lot of families that were only paying $10 for each additional line there's no value there.
     
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    I'm outraged and called Verizon and told them so.

    Who do they they're kidding!

    No customer loyalty what so ever. I've been with them 8 years so they screw me and others like me!
     
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    So are you saying the only way to keep unlimited data on both lines is to stay on the family plans we are on now? The problem is we are both on our parents' family plans right now (we're fresh out of college) and would like to be on our own plan. Our parents won't pay for our cell phones after we get married, can you believe that??? :)
     
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    I don't know that people will defect in droves back to land lines simply because people love the convenience of having a mobile phone. What will more likely happen is you will see the resurgence of the feature phone (ie dumb phone) as people drop their data plans and extra perks, but choose to keep the mobile phone. There's really no benefit (or cost savings) to having a land line phone anymore except for maybe peace of mind (babysitter at home with kids, power outage, emergency and cell towers loaded, etc).
     
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    Until I saw the access fee per line, I was actually considering switching to this plan and remaining with Verizon. The access fees are absolutely outrageous.
     
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    So if I get this right, my Bro has 2 kids and they all have smartphones, now that is 4 smartphones, so I would asume he would need the 10 GIG plan, which would run him $260 a month and with taxes close to $300 a month, that is $3,600 a year, yea right, wait till I give him the news.
     
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