$29.99 Droid Verizon Plan

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Ok I was just about to purchase my Droid, but I decided to call Verizon to ask some questions..


I come to find out that on my phone now, I have the $14.99 Unlimited Online plan, but when I switch phones the $14.99 offer is gone, because they have new plans that are $9.99 for 25mb download limit, and $19.99 75mb limit. This doesn't concern me much other then the fact that if I do change my mind and go back, that $14.99 unlimited offer is gone for good, can not get it back, well that's what Verizon told me.

Now the main question I have is, what does the $29.99 plan offer?
If there a reason to get the $39.99 plan? (I can not offered)
Whats the bad part about the $29.99 Droid Plan, am I missing on some feature, is there a limit to Mega Bites? etc..
 

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A "smartphone" plan is your ONLY option for Droid I believe. (I suppose the reasoning is if you don't want a smartphone, why buy a Droid?)

For 450 voice minutes plus data (not including messaging) the plan is $79.99. If you add on messaging, $99.99. Goes up from there if you add voice minutes. I believe the data is unlimited on the smartphone plans (there is a sticky in one of these forums that explains). There is no $14.99 with download limit plan for the smartphones.

If there are any VZW reps here I hope they correct me, but I believe I am correct based on what is on Verizon's website.
 

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It's one of the prices (literally) one must pay to have a more advanced handset/smartphone.

Gotta Pay To Play!
 

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So far the higher plan is for people that need verizon to host a exchange server for them, so they can sync with the verizons. 98% of the people on this forum will not need the more expensive plan.
 

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A "smartphone" plan is your ONLY option for Droid I believe. (I suppose the reasoning is if you don't want a smartphone, why buy a Droid?)

For 450 voice minutes plus data (not including messaging) the plan is $79.99. If you add on messaging, $99.99. Goes up from there if you add voice minutes. I believe the data is unlimited on the smartphone plans (there is a sticky in one of these forums that explains). There is no $14.99 with download limit plan for the smartphones.

If there are any VZW reps here I hope they correct me, but I believe I am correct based on what is on Verizon's website.

I got the 450 minute "basic" plan which was $40, then the smartphone data plan was $30 more, and I got the 250 text messages add on for another $5. So a total of $75 for 450 min/unlimited data and 250 texts/mo. I believe this is the cheapest way to go.
 

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A "smartphone" plan is your ONLY option for Droid I believe. (I suppose the reasoning is if you don't want a smartphone, why buy a Droid?)

For 450 voice minutes plus data (not including messaging) the plan is $79.99. If you add on messaging, $99.99. Goes up from there if you add voice minutes. I believe the data is unlimited on the smartphone plans (there is a sticky in one of these forums that explains). There is no $14.99 with download limit plan for the smartphones.

If there are any VZW reps here I hope they correct me, but I believe I am correct based on what is on Verizon's website.

I got the 450 minute "basic" plan which was $40, then the smartphone data plan was $30 more, and I got the 250 text messages add on for another $5. So a total of $75 for 450 min/unlimited data and 250 texts/mo. I believe this is the cheapest way to go.

I do not know how they see IM's but if they can trace it, and you IM alot, the 250 texts may not be enough.
 

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Which type of IM are you talking about? I am fairly sure an IM does not count as a text message.
 

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From the verizon site itself... for the $5 / 10 dollar plan

"$5 monthly access/250 messages includes Text, Picture, Video, Instant messages and Text Alerts"

"For only $10 Monthly Access, you can get Unlimited Text, Picture, and Video Messages to any other Verizon Wireless customer from within the National Enhanced Services Rate & Coverage Area. PLUS get 500 Additional messages.*

*Applies when sending and receiving instant messages, text alerts, emails, and Text/Picture/Video Messages to non-Verizon Wireless customers."
 

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Interesting, thanks for the heads up. I've never IM'd on my phone before. I'm kind of curious as to how they'd differentiate that data. I assume there must be a number of different apps that could do that.
 

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That's why i said i'm not 100% sure if they can track it on the droid, merely was saying be cautious.
 
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