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Verizon Plans?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Behave, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Behave
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    Im in the market for a Droid X, and ive only recently started to look into companies. I used to pretty much just StraightTalk for $45 a month for everything you can think of. But, ive realized that Verizon seems like a good deal, but extra money for the smart phoning? This a quote of what I wanted.

    This was taken off the AmazonWireless site:
    The Droid X: $49.99
    Standard Unlimited Talk: $69.99
    Text: Unlimited Mobile to Mobile plus 500 messages? (What does this mean?):$10
    Unlimited Smartphone Browsing and Such:$30

    Excluding the Droid X, it is $110.00 a month w/o taxes? A little ridiculous, but I guess it could be worth it for a smart phone.

    Anyways, I went by Verizon themselves, and the guy said that it could be close to $145 a month for everything I listed. Where did he get some extra numbers from?

    Anyways, is there a way I can go by Droid and ask them to price match the cost of a smartphone to, lets say, T-Mobile?

    Or can you try to get a lower price? I heard from a friend a while back say that they asked to lower there monthly charges, and they did.

    Well, sorry to seem like a total noob here, but I have no one else to ask without giving me a dishonest answer. Thanks!
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    gotta pay to play...

    owning a smartphone isn't cheap by any means, but i think the guy at verizon might've given you the unlimited text and possibly tethering plan? Unless they offer different plans.

    i doubt they'll price match a different carrier, but i never asked. I don't know if you're employed or not, but see if you get any discounts. Talk and be friendly with the Verizon people and they'll try and help you out a little.

    edit: the verizon employee also probably gave you the activation fee. when i went to go pick up my Incredible last week the employee even forgot to tell me about the mail-in rebate until i had that look of confusion on my face. sometimes they forget
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    If you just need 1 phone, then:

    $89.99 for Unlimited Talk and Text
    $29.99 for Smartphone (Unlimited Data)

    Total is 119.98 before taxes

    Unlimited mobile to mobile texting means. Anyone that is on verizon you can text without it coming off your 500 messages.
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    I have 450 minutes, unlimited text, and unlimited data for $75. I use GV for text, so I save $20 a month.