VZW Rep/General Account Questions only.

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    Data Plans and $$$ redux

    Some clarity: I live on a boat, and VZW is the best coverage by far. Can I look forward to VZ offering me a tether plan so I can pay $30 and plug my droid into my computer to have access? My usage is under 2gb/mo on the existing Broadband account. Thanks
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    Excellent. I kinda wanted to activate the Voyager, as that phone I know works and can be a backup incase something unfortunate happens, at least whoever busted, has a fully operational phone if need be.

    Thanks again for taking the time to answer my question.
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    thats a good question. i have one thing to say about that....i wish i could live on a boat.

    anyhow, umm thats to be determined....i wouldnt bank on that. i mean, are you on the 5gb plan rite now? i wouldnt be the right person to ask about the tethering, thats more of a tech question, but i have no information about tethering at this time.
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    I talked to the West Area data consultant and he informed me that VZW is working on an app that will allow you to tether your phone legitimately. I have no official date of release but I do know its in the works and they are working hard to have it as soon as possible. I do also know that a lot of the developers are working on the new verizonwireless.com 2.0 to release and that is currently their main focus. Hopefully soon for us that like to keep things legit.
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    I bought a new phone off a Verizon Rep a week ago. He got the phone as an upgrade and sold me it brand new. But he needed to activate the phone on his line before selling it to me. Then I went ahead and went inside a different Verizon Store and got insurance on it. The rep went ahead and activated the insurance with no problem.
    But to my understanding.. I thought you can only get insurance on phones you bought directly from Verizon. Did I slip through somehow.. or will there be issues later when I happen to file an insurance claim?
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    First yes you did slip through the cracks. Second yes you should not have a problem creating a claim.
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    Ok 2 questions...I see VZW just lowered there Unlimited plan...But I called at they are not Lowering any other plans..and they only lowered the Unlimited without Texting?
    Number 2 is there any plan on the horizon to help people like me with 2 Droids on one plan Like a Family Share Date plan. Talk about Sticker shock when you add 2 unlimited Data plans...and I have looked MOST droid users do not go over 1 GIG in a month..
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    1. The price for the unlimited plan with texting did drop. Prior to the pricing change it was 119.99. Now the price for unlimited talk and text is 89.99. They also lowered the 2100 minute plan to 2000 minutes and dropped the price $10.

    2. There are no plans to have a family share data plan. There used to be that option under the old pricing called a "connect or premium plan". This would allow you to have unlimited web on a regular non pda handset. They just changed away from that plan so them going back to that exact plan is very unlikely.
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    Dec 9 wifey and I went VZW from Sprint. She got Moto Droid, I got Eris. We're on the 'Nationwide basic share 700' so it's $60 + $9.99 + $29.99x2 Plus we paid $200 for her phone and $100 for mine. Now I'm seeing all these commercials for 'Buy a Droid get an Eris free' and 'Nationwide unlimited for $69.'

    Of course I saw these after we passed our 30 day period but do ya'll think it's possible to get any discount from CS? Would swapping to the new unlimited plan be worth it or is there some 'catch' I'm missing?

    Thanks!
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    I called and discussed the new plans. We have a family with 1400 minutes and never go over it. Data on both. I intended to move up the unlimited voice which would have been an extra 20 or 30 but ended up staying with the 1400 and actually reducing my text to 250 per month saving $5.
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    You are outside the 30 days so there is no way for you to get any type of discount as far as the phone goes. And as far as the unlimited plans the 69.99 plan is for single line voice only. Family shares are 119.99 for the first 2 lines and 49.99 for each additional secondary line. I would not recommend going up for you because its not going to be worth the money, unless your actually going to need the minutes.
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    ok guys, some news about tethering. (i will post this in another thread or two probably as well)

    the BIG question seems to be, TETHERING. i believe that was also the last quesiton i attempted to answer on here. i DO HAVE SOME NEWS on it now.
    not officially somthing offered thru verizon, and you all know that tethering is possible at the moment by way of rooting your phone, however there is an app out there, LOOK IT UP PEOPLE, called "PDANET". it does NOT require your phone to be rooted, and is totally legit. it uses the phones data plan as the way to get the internet to your computer. has tethering and bluetooth options to hook up to your computer.
    i know it works because i am currently using it to type this (just moved and was looking for alternatives to paying $50 per month thru comcast...) found this thru a fellow vzw friend, and voila! im on the internet. HIGHSPEED BROADBAND baby!
    go check it out guys! let me know any flaws/problems with it (just for curiosities sake)
    Tylonal:heart::greendroid:
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    I've been using PDANet on my WinMo phone forever and its awesome! Works great, seamless connection. It's what I'll use when I pick my Droid up next month. Well worth the small investment.
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    absolutly! and the thing is, its FREE! after the "trial version" is expiered, you can continue to use it free of charge, the only exception being that you cannot load "secured" web sites. lol small price to pay for those of us who cant part with a single penny. but, if you NEED those sites, than you just buy the full version at a one time $30 price (or somthing like that) and then your done!
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    • <3 Me some WoW. For the Horde.


    • Does this mean if we got caught with it, we wouldn't get in trouble with VZW?
    • What is the difference between using this program and going the rooted route?

    • Can you have more than 5 lines yet? If not, is Verizon considering opening that up?
    • Is there a list that tells us what phones require the $9.99 data package? Specifically I am looking at the enV3.
    • What if the phone was on the plan before the new requirement for data went into effect?
    Damnit, I want a t-shirt. Hook me up. lol

    Thanks for all the help :)
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2010
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    For the horde is right.
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    For the tethering question, PDA Net is a third party application that does not require any modifications to the phone that void the warranty of the phone, they may try some recourse on doing that but I cannot see how Verizon has much ground to stand on because if they would go after you for that they would then have to go after you for downloading ring tones through third party applications or using google voice instead of calling from the phone. The difference with rooting is that you can use the Droid as a wireless hot spot, in other words you don't need to plug your phone into the computer, your computer will see it on its wireless networks.

    As far as the plans go, you are only allowed 5 lines on a family share and there is no information that that is going to change anytime soon. As far as phones that are now requiring the data packages that is pretty easy to figure out, if you go to VerizonWireless.com and view the phones they are broke into 3 categories: 3G Smartphones, 3G Multimedia Phones, and Simple Feature Phones. The 3G Smartphones require the $29.99 or $44.99 data packages for Blackberries and for PDA phones. The 3G Multimedia Phones require atleast a $9.99 for 25MB of data usage which includes mobile email or they can also have a $29.99 unlimited data feature that also includes mobile email. The Simple Feature Phones are the phones that DO NOT require any data packages. As far as the enV3 is concerned it does require at least the $9.99 data plan because it is considered a 3G Multimedia device. If the phone was on the plan before the requirement and is going onto the SAME EXACT PHONE LINE then the data package is not required, but if the phone is moving to any other number on the account it WILL require that $9.99 data plan and once doing so if you move it back to the original line it will also then require the $9.99 data feature.
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    What is the difference between mobile email and mobile web mail?
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    There isn't a difference Mobile Email is a program that non PDA/Blackberry phones use to sync email with the device.
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    Also to add to this, Mobile Email is an actual application that fetches E-mail. Without the plan its usually $5 just for the app. If you have the data plan the $5 is waived.
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