What Verizon Plan Are You Getting/Using?General


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  1. XxICEMAN720xX

    XxICEMAN720xX Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Curious what plans everyone has or is planning to get?

    At present I have no contract.

    I just went on VerizonWireless.com and picked a random smartphone and set up a mock plan- total monthly bill came out to $117.97 a month!

    Does that sound rediculous? The plan includes:

    900 minutes +nights and weekends+5 friends+ unlimited texts 79.99
    Unlimited Dataplan 29.99
    Total Insurance 7.99
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    TOTAL: 117.97

    How can I get a better deal? Or is that what everyone else is going to do?

    I have the ability to join a friends Family Plan, would that be wise?
     

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  2. mark959022

    mark959022 Well-Known Member

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    Who do you work for? Have you checked on employee discounts?
     
  3. XxICEMAN720xX

    XxICEMAN720xX Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I work for my local hospital, "Asante", and no I have not checked yet.
     
  4. MathewS81

    MathewS81 Well-Known Member

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    I only get the 450 minutes plan, $39.99. I don't talk on the phone that much, usually I text. I'll cut down on my texting plan by using Google Voice but I'll probably still keep the $5 text plan just in case. Then there's the $29.99 data. Not sure I'm getting insurance or not but I'll say I will for this, $7.99.
    $82.97 total.
     
  5. Mandrew

    Mandrew Well-Known Member

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    Just 450mins and data for me. (I will text with google voice.) 15% discount --> $60 per month. I guess that's low. I'm coming from T-mobile Prepaid on my iPhone 2G which is dirt cheap.
     
  6. Jason Stix Buckley

    Jason Stix Buckley Well-Known Member

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    I am on the unlimited plan. I was on the 900 minute plan, but business has picked up and I have spent a lot of time lately on the phone. I know I was well into 3000 minutes the last time I checked, days before my bill date.
     
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    I am the primary line on a family share with a 19% employee discount. I think the discount is only reflected on my line though, not the other three.
     
  8. carooster

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    Nationwide Talk 450 $39.99
    Data package $29.99
    Unlimited m2m messages w/ 500 messages $10
    Insurance $7.99

    $87.97 per month
     
  9. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy Well-Known Member

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    Currently I am on the 900 minute Premium plan, which includes unlimited text, VZNavigation, Unlimited Data (for feature phone), and mobile email. Also insurance. Bill is around $110/month.

    Automatically with the unlimited smart phone plan and an Android device, I can cut out the premium plan, which brings me down to $80 for 900 minutes, plus $30 for the data, plus insurance and taxes... I'll probably be looking at $120/month.

    However, while I've gotten somewhat close I have not gone over 450 minutes in over a year. I may cut my plan down to 450/month, which would bring the total down to $100 even. That is probably what I am going to do. Can't complain about an extra $120/year in my pocket.
     
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    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    1400 Minute Voice/Unlimited Text, Data Plan - 5 People.
     
  11. XxICEMAN720xX

    XxICEMAN720xX Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    how do you get 15% discount?
     
  12. XxICEMAN720xX

    XxICEMAN720xX Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    how much does the total plan cost, and what is your portion?
     
  13. Jason Stix Buckley

    Jason Stix Buckley Well-Known Member

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    Be aware, if you have it programmed where you have five (I think it is five) people that you can program into the system as your five free anytime people, if you lower to the 450 plan, that removes those ... at least that is what I know from the last time I talked to them about it last year. At the time, that was a deal-breaker for me since I had four numbers on there I called quite freqently that were not Verizon phone lines.
     
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    XxICEMAN720xX Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, that is kinda the same issue I'm having. I have MyFaves right now... kinda need it.
     
  15. Adamx

    Adamx Well-Known Member

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    data 30 bucks
    national loyalty plan, 20 bucks
    no insurance

    50 a month plus taxes.
     
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    XxICEMAN720xX Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    never heard of national loyalty plan, is that offered in USA?
     
  17. Adamx

    Adamx Well-Known Member

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    yes, there's a few plans that you have to whine to verizon about to get them to offer it.

    It's not for people who need minutes though. If you need more than 100 you pretty much have to go for the 450 minute one.
     
  18. XxICEMAN720xX

    XxICEMAN720xX Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yeah... well I guess I'm stuck with the 450 then, because I am cutting it close with my minutes as it is. AND I just finished pre-ordering.

    I skipped insurance, skipped 900 minutes, just stuck with nationwide 450 talk text 59.99 and 29.99 data plan.

    so monthly total 89.99

    (I may have to get the 900 - depending on how many minutes I use talking)
     
  19. Nimbus79

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    Switching from AT&T...

    Got the family plan with 3 lines:

    700 shared minutes - 1 Year Plan

    My line: Droid Incredible: $229.99
    Data Pack: $26.99
    Asurion Ins: $6.00
    500 Messages Ulm M2M: $10.00

    Line2: Samsung Convoy: $30.00
    250 Texts: $5.00
    No Insurance

    Line 3: Samsung Convoy: $30.00
    No text / insurance

    Monthly $121.97 + tax / fees
    Out of pocket: $314.98
    Saved: $459.98

    No idea what my employer gives for equipment discount but our plan is 10% off... that savings part floored me!
     
  20. Adamx

    Adamx Well-Known Member

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    you can get unlimited talk through skype mobile for about 6 bucks a month, doesn't use your regular minutes, but supposedly will be able to work through the voice plan.

    And there are some solutions to allow free text messaging, and there's also a 5 dollar a month texting plan from verizon for 250 messages allowed per month.

    So you could get just about unlimited for a total of 61 dollars a month.
     
  21. AndroidRobot

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    I don't need any calling minutes so I'll get the 54.99 plan for smartphones. Includes unlimited text, data and email.

    Zero reason for me to have calling minutes since I've not even used more than 30 per month for the past year and a half...
     
  22. Crashumbc

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    didn't they remove those?

    Last time I checked, the only options were, no txt plan, or the unlimited for an extra 20 dollars a month...

    I'm currently on the 10 /500 plan myself...
     
  23. Crashumbc

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    What's the per/min charge for talk with that plan/
     
  24. Adamx

    Adamx Well-Known Member

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    That plan on verizon's site says you have to bring proof of being deaf.
     
  25. pragmatous

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    well i have the 300 minute plan - $35
    250 text messages - $5
    data plan - $30

    my monthly bill is 56 a month add 30 bucks on top of that and the additional taxes so ~86 a month is about right. if you want insurance add another 7 bucks so 93 a month about.

     

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