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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by roboid, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. roboid

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    I am a Verizon user with a simple voice only phone. I don't use it all that much, so I have the basic $39.99 voice plan. I want to get a Droid and do web and email and want unlimited in those areas. I don't need more than 450 minutes voice. What plan do you recommend?
     

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  2. galt

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    Keep your voice plan. $30 per month adds data/email to ANY voice plan.
     
  3. QrafTee

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    Ditto. Don't bother with the "Unlimited Data" plan; it's poorly worded and doesn't have that many benefits over the $30 "Web/Email Plan" for most people.
     
  4. johnlgalt

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    Yup - it works. Don't let them tell you that you need an unlimited plan - if you only want it for the email and web capabilities, then just add it on.

    And when I went through the web, it was discounted to $23.99
     
  5. QrafTee

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    It sounds like you have an employee discount - 20% off your monthly bill.
     
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  7. johnlgalt

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    Well, then you'd better call VZW and tell them that I have an illegal plan set up. I have a Basic Family plan, with a third line, with 2 unlimited email and web plans added to 2 lines (at a discounted price of $23.99 each) and a $5 texting plan (I dropped unlimited texting on mine after the VZW rep told me I was averaging only 116 SMS per billing cycle - wtf should I pay for more than 250?).

    Seriously, though, I was told not once, but 5 different times, by different VZW CSRs that I talked to by calling their CS line, that it was perfectly fine to do so - I did not have to get higher than a basic plan, I would just have to pay for SMS separately. I agreed, as 2 of my 3 lines use 0 SMS per month, so paying an additional ~$30 per month for unlimited SMS is ludicrous.
     
  8. Watashi

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    Yes you can use basic plans with the smartphone (even though they have smartphone only plans)

    I had the normal 450 min, unlim talk, text, video sms...

    I got my droid and actually downgraded to 200 mins (still unlimited M2M) with 500 text for $5 and the $30 unlimited (5gb...we should sue them), data plan.


    EDIT: LOL I was just looking at my plan and they gave me the Senior 65 and older plan (200 mins) hahahaha, I'm 31.
     
  9. QrafTee

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    You can utilize the Basic and Select Plans with Smartphones so as long as you add a Data Plan (Connect and Premium Plans cannot apply its data usage toward the Smartphones). You can also go for a more expensive Smartphone Plan which is basically a combination of the Basic (or Select) Plan(s) and Unlimited Data Plan.
     
  10. roboid

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    Where online did you get the discount?
     
  11. Mysta

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    So texts are still limited by plan though right, and picture messages.
     
  12. QrafTee

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    He got it because he has access to EPP so he saves 20% off his monthly bill. If you don't work at a place that has an EPP with Verizon, you can't get the discount.
     
  13. johnlgalt

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    I signed in to My Verizon account, and then performed my upgrade.

    I was not aware that this was because of the EPP, but, yes, the account *is* an EPP account, so....

    I thought this was a universal thing for all online purchasers. My apologies for not researching this more closely....
     

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