Verizon Wins Most Expensive Contract!


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    anthonygobot Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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  2. BigMrE

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    Hmm, I pay that much right now (pre-droid x) for 3 phone lines. I would like to see what plan he's talking about.
     
  3. dguy

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    $59.99(lowest amount of minutes + unlimited text) + $30 data plan = $89.99 for the cheapest smartphone plan on Verizon. After tax it would be over $100 every month.
     
  4. BCox

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    Yeah it looks like the reviewer is talking about getting unlimited everything...Even my family plan doesn't need unlimited minutes...
     
  5. jamo

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    Also, was he maybe factoring in the price for tethering?
     
  6. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i pay the same as well
     
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    ahh how i love my unlimited data 450 minutes and unlimited text through google voice for 70 dollars a month. and thats without my companys 25 percent discount. you can easily save 20 bucks with google voice if you wanted. and since its free now theres no excuse. especially on an android device were its very well integrated.
     
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    I would be paying about $67 a month when I get Droid X.
     
  9. DrJD

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    It annoys me how these comparisons always compare the unlimited level. Sure some people want unlimited minutes, texting etc, but I think a lot of people don't need or care about that.
     
  10. Ryan04

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    How does this work?
     
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    I use a dumbphone but i still pay $39.99 (450 minutes) + 10 (500 text), which is about $50, if i get the droid x i would add unlimited data $29.99, so about $80, what is he talking about? Even if i use the $59.99 (900 minutes) it will still be $100, not to bad in my opinion?
     
  12. e5116

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    Google voice is pretty sweet, but I still haven't given out my gvoice number as my primary contact for one reason: I don't think it counts as InNetwork for Verizon. Or does it? I have 450 min, but go way over that for in network, which is of course unlimited. I'd rather have people TEXT my gvoice number but CALL my normal cell # if they're on Verizon. But that seems to be too complicated and I can't make people do that.

    Ryan04 - it works by giving you a new number that automatically forwards the texts/calls to a phone(s) of your choice. You can have it always forward to your cell or change the settings depending on the time/caller. You can have it ring your office/home phone instead, or any combination of the three. To text out, you simply use you google voice account and your carrier doesn't charge you for the text. There is also an online interface you can text from which makes typing even easier. The incoming text also isn't charged and shows up on your gvoice account on your phone or online which you can access via an app an android quite easily. If, however, you have the text automatically forward to your cell phone number, it will count as a text, I believe. You can also make outgoing calls dialing your gvoice number or using an app to always use google voice. This still uses your plan's minutes, though, right?

    So, dakalter, you don't have the gvoice texts forward to your cell, right? Or do you? You just access them via the gvoice application. But you have the calls forward? Is that even an option? I might be confusing certain things. I did notice that there is a single number that shows up on caller ID when somebody calls you via google voice, so it seems like it you have a friends and family plan, you might be able to add that number and have unlimited calling completely.
     
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    Somebody said that if you have that verizon five numbers free thing that you can just add the gv number
     
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    Yep, that's definitely true and what I said above:

    "I did notice that there is a single number that shows up on caller ID when somebody calls you via google voice, so it seems like it you have a friends and family plan, you might be able to add that number and have unlimited calling completely."

    I just don't happen to have the five numbers free thing, so can't do that.
     
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    I actually have verizon block all texts and set the settings on my google voice app to not forward texts. so i basicly use the google voice app as my texting app. it pushes them to your phone so its no different. plus the app gives you visual voice mail since you can use your google voicemail instead of the verizon default. all in the same app.
     
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    Thats pretty sick, because right now I have unlimited texting and 450 minutes of talk time.. I never use my talk minutes but there is no way that I could have anything less than unlimited text because Id be way over any of the limited amounts.. I text like a 13 year old school girl :)
     
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    I just went to see about googlevoice and unfortunately I cant access it from work.

    Access Denied
    Your request was denied because of its content categorization: "Hyd_BPO_Authorized_WL;Non_Auth_WL;Internet Telephony"

    Our internet security at work is locked tighter than fort knox


     
  18. carmendiva

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    oh my bad :)
    didnt see it
     
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    Wait. Ok, so I am planning (unless the Captivate captivates me) on leaving AT&T and getting the Droid X. In order to make the move cost effective I was planning on trying Google Voice as an alternative to paying for texting via Verizon. I'm planning on choosing the 900 minute plan, no texting and adding the unlimited data. I'm not following what you said above. I'm only choosing GV to negate the cost of texting, (which I think is a ridiculously expensive) but my assumption is that it won't affect my voice minutes. I generally use 6-700 minutes a month so the 900 minutes should be plenty. I'm just not following the five numbers for free thing and why I should have to add my pending GV number to it. Is that so if they call me, I don't get charged?

    I think I'm confused, but it's Monday so it doesn't surprise me.
     
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    If you're on a family plan over a certain limit threshold, Verizon has a fav 5 type thing where you can choose 5 numbers to call (or call you) for free. I personally don't have this, so not sure if it works with gvoice, but others have said it does. When somebody calls your google voice number, the caller ID actually displays some other number that is consistent (at least, it is for me; some random area code) with the contact name based on my information in my gmail contacts. So, I still do get the caller's name, but not the "real" number. That consistent number is the one people add to their unlimited 5 list. Maybe for other people it's different. To call out, you can use the gvoice app to call which then also uses only one number to call out so if that's also on your fav 5, it doesn't count, I think. But I could be wrong about that. I think calling out may be a bit different, but I think it calls the google number prior to calling the person you want to contact so it would still be included in your free 5 list.

    I'm in the same boat as you though. I plan to use gvoice for unlimited texting, but not calling since I don't have the fav 5 thing.
     
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    I think if you didn't know Verizon was the most expensive, you have too much money or have a serious problem. There is no reason arguing when we are paying more for more coverage.
    It's stupid to try to argue how VZ is not the most expensive because it really is. I have it for the great coverage.
     
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    The only problem with adding your gv number as a "fave 5", or whatever verizon calls it, is verizon knows which phone numbers belong to gv. And it is against your contract with verizon to use a number that forwards/avoids using your minutes. If this happens and you used alot of minutes you could open up your bill one month and find a huge bill and nothing to do except pay it.
     
  23. carmendiva

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    ahhh i see.
    i was considering switching to gv
    but i didnt think of it that way :)
     
  24. ckochinsky125

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    yeah im on a family plan, 700 min, unlimited txt, with me having a smart phone, my parents having 2 dumb phones and my brother having a phone with the 9.99 a month data and its about 190. well like 160 now that i get a discount from work
     
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    How do you figure?? Do share.
     

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