Verizon has More Shared Data Plans, but they are a Secret Unless You Ask For Them

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    Apparently, Verizon didn't originally list the full breakdown of Shared Data Plans (aka the "Share Everything Plans"). They actually have some higher tier plans that they don't advertise at all. The only way to get them is to ask for them. Here's the skinny in a quote,

    It seems a mystery as to why they wouldn't have included these before, but who knows... Also, according to the source of this article, Verizon recently put this info up on their website, although it is still not obvious because I couldn't find it using a quick scan search.

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    Because Verizon just wants money. The people who would pay for these plans will still use that much data but they are paying for overages instead of the higher tiers... thus giving Verizon more money. They already proved, by starting these plans, they no longer care about their customers.

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    I haven't seen any ads for the share everything plans I just know of them because of working at radio shack. The told us about them and we have an entire spread sheet with all the different plans and with what phones how much it costs. Its pretty nice.
     
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    They even look like a-holes in that pic.
     
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    Funny.

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    Hmm...coming from a family with 3 phones (2 smart, 1 dumb) and about 300 minutes of calling and ~1GB of data per month...it would be great to see a LOWER tiered plan.

    Unlimited minutes and unlimited texts, for me, is like offering a drowning man...more water! :mad:

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    I think the dumb phone price is too high. I have a young son who we've equipped with a super dumb, locked down kid phone that only can call 4 numbers with no texting etc. There should be a 10 dollar option for my situation. I'm still on an old plan due to my girls line has unlimited data. I'm stuck with 4gb for 30 a month which I never go over.
     
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    when you look at the plans online; they have this above the overage information
    and it was there a couple of weeks ago when I was looking up the info for a friend...
     
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    still not interested :icon_eek:
     
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    Yup, it's been there all along - not sure why this is news or why the misleading headline.
     
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    That gave me a good laugh...

    I'll stick to my unlimited as long as those "a-holes" force me otherwise. My only option is to abuse my girlfriends line for upgrades at lower up-front cost.

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    News just out that VZW again leading the pack in lowest customer turn - 0.84% in Q2. Yep, all you ticked off customers leaving in droves and droves are really having an impact.
     
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    If you recall the major issue was that for a while VZ was claiming they would completely end Unlimited Data; that was had so many people up in arms.
     
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    But that's been pretty much the pattern. People overreact to rumors that almost never come to fruition, and even when they do hardly anyone really leaves.
     
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