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Verizon wireless discounting familiy plans for smartphone users

Discussion in 'Android News' started by JohnDroid, Nov 17, 2010.

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    If you have a smart phone and you also subscribe to a family plan you should be in store for some Verizon discounts soon. According to the Wall Street Journal a new promotion will start Friday and allow signups through January 7th. It will require customers to have the $29.99 per month unlimited data plan. The WSJ did not specify the discount but reported that discounts could be up to $30 off...

    Hopefully we'll see a significant discount that might make the family plan a bit more affordable. We are hoping for an official announcement from Verizon and will report it as soon as we get one.

    (Source: BGR)
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    A friend of my son's forwarded the initial Verizon email to me a few days ago. I called Verizon, and at first they were reluctant to honor the discount, indicating I would soon receive the same email, but they finally agreed to the discount. Bottom line: $69.99 for 450 mins, unlimited texting, and UNLIMITED DATA (2-line plan is 1400 mins, unlim text/data is $139.99, and an additional $19.99 per line for the same features). This dropped my existing 4-line plan by $55/month, and was enough to sway me to get a Droid, so I picked up a Samsung Fascinate, and am loving it.
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    That is just like the email that was sent out a week ago or so that everyone was jumping to get on board. I did the same plan as you. You really can't beat that deal/
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    Hm this will be great for me! Can someone calculate my savings if I can switch to this? lol im too tired to think right now. I have a family plan and my line and girlfriends line are both smarthphones with data plans. Then I have 3 additional non-smartphone lines on my plan. Plus an extra $10 a month because my girlfriend and I both use the 250 texts a month. I think my bill is around $180 every month right now.
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    does this require ALL members to have a smart phone? Or is it good if only one (or less than all)?
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    This could be just the thing to persuade me to get that second line very soon.
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    yeah im the only one in the group of three that has a smart phone. they have phones that require the 9.99 plan. we have 1400 minutes. any idea how much id save? im honestly not sure how to do the calculating.
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    ^ Does not compute...^

    But yeah everything else you said is accurate and correct. It saves me $40/month with my two Droid X's.
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    So i got 4 lines 3 smartphones... how will this affect me?
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    I have 4 lines and 3 smartphones and the 1400 min unlimited text and data promotion saved me $60.00 off the base plan. Before I was paying $240.00 base and am not at $179.00 (before taxes, fees & ringback tones)
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    Hmm. Combined with the Best Buy Black Friday ad (Best Buy Black Friday Ad) for either the Fascinate or Incredible, this could be quite a killer deal all at once.
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    I'm wondering as well. Our family plan has 4 phones I'm the only one with the smartphone can this still apply?
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    You will in essence save $20/month from each unlimited data plan. Basically this promotion charges you the same $29.99/month for unlimited data for each line, but gives a $20 credit back to each line. So its basically $9.99 for unlimited data per line.
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    I pay currently 30 a month. Can some one provide a link?

    8pened!
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    Hopefully, I can get in on this...
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    Can some one send me this email i want to sign up for this im running 4 lines and 3 smartphones my email is dels05wrx@gmail.com thanx
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    8pen eh? getting used to it?

    if i can save money i may have to check this out, though the other two dont use much data so im not sure.
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    Just got done chatting with a representative and she said they aren't doing anything like that. I am on 1400 family, 2 smartphones, 1 9.99 data, and 2 regular lines. Said the only way for me to save money is to go to the 700 minute plan...
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    i called also like 30mins ago and there was nothing like that offered but she said it change's day to day so call back so i well call back on friday
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