Verizon getting rid of contracts and making changes to data plans Aug 13

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  1. wicked

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    Verizon is making some huge changes to the way it operates. On August 13th, the carrier will be changing its plans in regard to data and devices. Verizon will now be offering four data plans and will no longer offer separate single-line or family plan options.

    Two-year contracts will also be gone as well as smartphone subsidies. They will be moving to a similar system that T-Mobile uses by letting customers buy a phone outright or allowing them to pay monthly installments.

    With the new plans each smartphone line will cost $20 a month, with tablet and Jetpack hotspot products costing $10 per month. Other devices such as smartwatches will cost $5 a month.

    Continue reading here: Verizon is getting rid of phone contracts and changing data plans on August 13th TalkAndroid.com

     
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    Great finally I hate buying from craigslist to get a verizon phones offright. This will definitely come in handy. I dislike T-mobile!!!
     
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    So they're basically moving everything to the MORE Everything and Edge plans (I did not read the article).
     
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    Just as T-Mobile becomes the number 3 carrier...coincidence?

    I REALLY like this concept, but for me everything comes down to how competitive the pricing for data is. The article states:
    • Small: $30/month for 1GB of shareable data
    • Medium: $45/month for 3GB of shareable data
    • Large: $60/month for 6GB of shareable data
    • X-Large: $80/month for 12GB of shareable data
    These prices per GB are actually much more competitive, and offer more for your money than the current More Everything offerings. Still the data pricing is not as competitive as T-Mobile. T-Mobile offers $30 a month for 3GB, that's considerably less than Verizon. I guess this is the trade off for having a more reliable network. Still, Verizon has not been giving me the greatest service lately.
     
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    So, 12 GB will be the largest? It says share that with up to 10 devices. Imagine 12 GB between 4 or 5 phones...I can't comprehend how that is possible.
     
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    I am confused a little, so will it cost $50 for a smartphone with 1gig data?
     
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    That's how I read it, of course there's taxes and fees. Wonder if they are going to get rid of the upgrade fee?
     
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    Soooooo in other words, youre STILL in a contract b/c if youre making payments on a phone you still have to pay remaining balance if you wanna leave but average ppl isnt b/c its not financially efficient. Heres why, majority of Vzw phones are locked to Vzw and if you leave and pay ETF (which have increased ;)) and remaining balance youre gonna be outta more $$$. This is actually better for Vzw b/c once you start making payments, youre not gonna pay all said fees just to jump to another carrier and have to start from scratch... IMO
     
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    As an example ; If you buy an $800 phone, pay $27 a month and leave after a few months (up to ~14 months) the final tally will be higher than $350 of the current etf so in essence you're still under contract (to the phone instead of the line) but have a higher etf. Just like the current etf it slides downward each month but by a different amount.

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    Seriously the phone I want, the z4v, is rumored to come out on the 13th and on that day I'll have to sign this new plan. It took me a good while to figure out the MORE Everything plan and Edge program numbers just a few weeks ago, I gotta go through this again?!:mad:
     
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    And you can share that 1GB with the wife and kids! That commercial with Rick Astley will be something like...Megabytes all around!
     
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