ok thanks, I was just under the impression the Max was part of the Edge..
Of course, none of us can know whether unlimited data will still be an option 2 years from now...Glad I ask questions. They offered me the 30 for 6GB deal, but I asked if this is kept the whole time or just the 2 year contract. She mentioned I would be losing the 6GB after the 2 year and would revert to 2GB after the contract is up. Nope, not taking it then, I'll keep my unlimited
At some point the number of unlimited customers will be small enough that Verizon will tell them switch to a different plan or a different carrier. When that time comes, the choices will probably not be as good as what is currently available with the Edge plan.
Wanted to start a new thread but this probably goes best in here....so I went to the Verizon store and was offered the max plan, 6gigs a month, for the same price I'm paying now, 65. On top of that I can also get the edge plan and "finance" the phone over 2 years. Seems like the best deal so far Ive been offered to get off of unlimited. Aside from losing unlimited whats the downside of this? I dont see one..help me find the small print..if there is any...Im seriously considering this.
The Edge plan is a convenience - you really gain nothing over buying full retail and selling it on EBAY. You may be paying a slight premium to VZW to save you that hassle. Giving up unlimited for that convenience is a pretty steep price, but if you rarely use over 6 gigs then unlimited really isn't worth that much to you. You're also picking up unlimited minutes, which is a good deal for most (I have 450 minutes).
Now if you want to buy and sell slightly used phones on EBAY and Swappa (say, grab a used phone 6 months after they come out) you'll probably come out a little ahead.
Of course the most economic thing is to stop marginally upgrading your phone less than every 2 years. I'm going on 2.5 yrs with my Rezound, am not interested in anything currently out there, and likely will have my next phone for 3+ years.
One very important distinction to make here is that the Max plan and the Edge plan are two DIFFERENT plans. With the Edge plan you must still buy your own, full price, unsubsidized phone. This is NOT the case with the Max plan.
The Max plan is a normal, 2 year contract plan, but with 6GB of data. You buy a subsidized phone, just like any other 2 year contract plan. So you save the $300 - $400 difference of buying your phone at retail, or buying it with monthly payments (Edge plan). If you use less than 6GB of data, the Max plan (available ONLY to current unlimited customers) is a no brainer. Why pay full retail on the Edge plan?
Verizon may try to confuse you, and sell you the Edge plan with 6GB of data (so that you're still paying full price for your phone). But if you want 6GB of data AND you want a subsidized phone, make sure you are actually getting the Max plan.
This hasn't been mentioned and should be considered.
Currently voice isn't using data. Sometime this year Verizon will changing over to VoLTE which will
use data. Not all phones are capable of this though. I'll be keeping my unlimited for this reason alone
even though I don't use more than 3Gb at this time.
See I have the rezound as well and honestly Ive had enough of it. The battery life has never been great and its gotten even worse recently...I struggle to get a hour of screen on time. I think the next phone I get will have for at least 2 years, unless Im on the Edge plan than why not trade up for something new after a year, but its not something I need to do.