Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BabyBlues, Dec 6, 2011.
I hate anything Jersey LOL
Captain, we just got back from a graduation in Dallas and "Plastidip" spray is the range for painting wheels, grills and miscellaneous parts...I keep looking at the can of it in my shop for tools and wondering who ever thought of that, lol.
Happy to hear the Devils lost. No reason the Penguins should have the cup right now.
I hate anything not San Jose/San Francisco California! LOL!
Morning all! Well today is looking much better than yesterday, I will say that. Although going to be raining again... We have gotten 3 inches at the house the past 36 hours, and a lot more the next two days...
So I have to be honest, I have been thinking about the GS3 lately... a coworker of mine has pre-ordered it, and it will be very tempting to me to get it if it gets solid 4G in the office... I am so tired of 100 kbps download speeds...
I'm sure it was just a brain fart...
Morning everyone! Got to sleep in to a whopping 7am. Really hope I'm not coming down with anything. Woke up really congested and a bunch of people at work are getting sick. Hoping it just may be some allergies but it seems a bit late for that. Anywho, will certainly enjoy my day off today!
Let us know if the reception is any better on the SIII than the Nexus. It'd be interesting to see if Samsung is making any changes in that area.
If you haven't caught it yet, someone posted this in the Verizon forum:
Verizon Wireless Unveils New Share Everything Plans For Basic Phones, Smartphones, Tablets And More
Not sure what to think about it. I know the amount of fees we pay isn't included there (which is considerable) so don't know if we'd end up saving much. The wife uses very little data, and I don't use a ton so 4Gig between the two of us may be enough. Hmmmm
Wow, thanks for sharing that link. I hadn't caught it yet. However, it's about what I figured. I might save $10/month by giving up unlimited data for a shared 4GB plan. But I gain unlimited minutes and messaging at the same time. It's a tradeoff and nothing that makes me want to jump into the ring. If they had that 4GB plan for about $20/mont cheaper than it is I might consider it. I only use 1.5GB/month and the wife might use 0.5GB/month. 4 would be plenty for us for now. Hard to let go of that unlimited data though.
I do like that mobile hotspot is included though. Finally they're confirming what we knew all along. Minutes and messaging are low bandwidth items and you can really use as much as you want and data is data no matter how you use it or from what device you use it.
Yeah, between our shared 400min, I don't think we even touch it. We text quite a bit, but not like some 14 year old.
Wife's job is starting to subsidize some of our bill since she uses her phone a lot for work.
As a side note: What the hell is this new emoticon about: :smokingsomb:?
LOL!! I noticed that new emoticon, hilarious.
Back to topic...I get a 20% discount through work with Verizon so That $150 for the 4GB plan and 2 phones would be less after my discount...but the way they apply the discount is strange and might not apply to both lines or something. If it does we stand to save quite a bit over what we have now.
Yeah, I'm not honestly sure what her company is subsidizing. All I know is, a family plan of two smartphone users on Verizon is a ........... ton of money.
Indeed. Our final bill after discounts and then fees and taxes is $167/month
Still a hair less than ours. Well, at least we dropped cable a couple years ago so that's one less bill. Missed out on that promotion Chief brought up a year or so ago.
Good morning all. See below for my frustrations. Ugh its only Tuesday.
Pretty bummed especially because of the game yesterday. A missed call by the refs, turned into a "retaliation" by a Devil player which lead to a 5-minute major that led to 3 goals by the Kings. I don't think I've ever seen a 5 minute major called in a SCF elimination game.
Just check out the stats below - 47 penalty minutes for the Devils, 6 for the Kings. Just a bit biased there.
And then there was this - a ref setting a pick for a Kings player. Incidental contact, c'mon he was coming straight at the ref. Move out the way you idiot. This led to the Kings 4th goal.
We hate you too. :smokingsomb: (just kidding of course).
Philly is the team you have beef with - we took care of them after that.
I got in on it and then decided I wanted to save some money and dropped our text from unlimited to 500/month and surprise...the next bill was $40 higher. When I dropped the texts it took us off the promotion.
Morning all! Very overcast here in North
Jersey today but need to run errands so it won't be too much of a hassle anyway.
Mine too. I'm afraid to do anything with my Verizon stuff right now - I get a nice discount through my old job and will likely have quite a large jump if they take it away.
Sorry for your loss, Stigy. That does look like quite a shotty move (though I'm more impressed there was a gif produced that quickly!).
Once Philly lost my beef moved on to the Devils
Not a huge surprise, no one thought it would really save money. I ran the numbers, and for us, two smartphones with 4GB data, our plan would jump $5 in total fees, and either another $2, or $16 due to loss of discount eligible charges (now my wife's line charge and data plan aren't discount eligible, for a total of $25. Under the new plan, her line (40) and possibly the data charge, (70), won't be discounted). So either $7 or $21 more, for a throttled data plan (albeit one I won't exceed in the near future), but with unlimited minutes (which I don't need).
I also have two extra lines that we added to get subsidized pricing on new phones for our main lines, this new plan would kill us because of those.
This plan will save money for low data, high minute smartphone users with more than 3 lines on their plan. That's about it.
Actually, for people who own 4G tablets, this could be a boon. for only $10 per month you can add a tablet to your plan.
Well...I see even with new plans like this Verizon is slow to roll it out and CSRs have no clue. The one I just talked to said it would be available by the end of the year and they haven't released pricing details yet. LOL
Even if you're not a Colbert fan, this segment about a "Banana Bunker" is hilarious!
"Banana Bunker" Tutorial - The Colbert Report - 2012-11-06 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
If anyone needs a quick laugh, do watch.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't we told that everyone is going to be forced to move to a tiered data plan? That press release makes it sound like these plans will be optional, not required (for existing customers of course). I do like that hotspot is included, however.
CSR I talked with said all of the fees would be discounted for me so the plan would be $40 + $40 for the two lines + $70 for the data bucket totaling $150 and all of that at a 20% discount would bring it down to around $130 including taxes and fees whereas I'm paying $167 and change now.