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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by MT Rotor, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    My phones now have 0 games on them thanks to the nexus 7, and I know you're already aware of usb OTGto get around space issues :cool:

    Maybe not as handy on a phone though
     

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  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Indeed, but can still come in handy. Battery life on phones isn't at a respectable level that watching a long video doesn't fry it, but they are getting better. Small screens don't make it any nicer. USB OTG + nexus 7 = awesome though. :)
     
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  3. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert

    The thing with the N7 though is, wife steals it to play angry birds, kids need to play sonic, and I'm left with my phone. So I keep some games on my phone.

    And I drive out of town a lot. Storing music on the cloud or whatever just isn't going to cut it when I'm driving through the boon docks. And who offers truly unlimited data these days? Edit: and gets service everywhere? Without that you need a phone with storage options.
     
  4. Thechidz

    Thechidz Well-Known Member

    I'm still on vzw unlimited I pay $70/month after taxes and discounts. I tether 4G LTE for my home internet use and use 30-40 GB per month. It's worth it for me but as soon as vzw kicks me off unlmted it's sayonara vzw hello straight talk
     
  5. la sal

    la sal Android Expert

    ...and hello to home internet.
     
  6. xTye

    xTye Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but on TV those terms aren't there. It simply says it's unlimited talk, text and data.

    To me, that's false advertisement and if someone brought up a lawsuit for that I'd follow because they are falsely advertising their service by saying you get unlimited when you don't.

    Even the terms don't say it's not unlimited which is even worse for them.
     
  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    It's all in the fine print
     
  8. xTye

    xTye Well-Known Member

    That isn't on the commercial. So it's false advertisement.
     
  9. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    They do put some fine print up at the end of their commercials, but I've never bothered to pause the tv and actually read it. I have no idea what it says, but I'm willing to bet it discloses some of the hidden conditions.
     
  10. Thechidz

    Thechidz Well-Known Member

    that will be fine, still will be a much better deal than the shared data plans
     
  11. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    I like the fact that you get the hotspot with the shared plans, and I now don't have to worry about having my data throttled anymore. I actually like the shared plans better for those reasons.
     
  12. wolf_walker

    wolf_walker Well-Known Member

    Coming from Sprint and an unlimited data plan for the last two years, I'm chipper with VZW. At least the freakin towers work...
     
  13. MT Rotor

    MT Rotor Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I guess Verizon is heading in prepaid world again $60-$70 plan 3g only though... Anybody remember amp'd mobile? I had the RAZR then got a letter about them going bankrupt haha
     
  14. NYankee

    NYankee Well-Known Member

    70 bucks for 2gb and unl talk and text for a 3g device with VZW isn't that bad when the rate for post paid is 100 bucks.
     
  15. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER CHANGED FROM AF ADDICT MIKESTONY

    I agree, not bad at all.
     
  16. timelord65

    timelord65 Android Enthusiast

    But straight talk $50 after tax and page plus $55 dollar plans are better. Also page plus uses Verizon nertwork. Besides I only see a few mid level phones officially offered. I'm almost certain they'll make it difficult to use high end androids or any iPhones on their prepaid plans.
     
  17. Lars

    Lars Android Expert

    Seven devices on verizon for $320 total. Thats under $50ea on a carrier I can have a conversation without constantly saying "what did you say?" Premium phones not 3 year old models. None of our phones have a battery bigger than the data plan. We have wifi where the charger is. Normal use for our phones is under 500mb ea. I thought I would miss unlimited data but between the new plans and being able to combine two accounts, our bill is almost half. Up to ten devices on a plan or even more on business plans which cost the same.
     
  18. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Android Enthusiast

    I think the share everything plans are a great deal for someone like you with multiple devices. It seems that you need 3 or more to save money. Where the problem comes in are for the single users who just have a smart phone. Verizon is lacking a good option for individual users - especially ones who don't use a lot of voice minutes.

    It's those individual users who are paying > $100/month for unlimited voice/text (that they probably don't even want) + 2-4 GB data that are finding these pre-pay plans very attractive. I can't blame them.
     
  19. Lars

    Lars Android Expert

    Actually the Verizon Prepaid unlimited talk text and 2gig is $70/mo and there's a $60 plan too.
    Set Your Location You don't get the phone you want so single users still get hosed, as you say.

    The least costly VZW plan is about $8/mo if you prepay $100 for a year on a basic phone. If you are over 65 they've got some good plans. (Ah legal age discrimination)
     
  20. Droidwerks

    Droidwerks Member

    Seems like PagePlus is the way to go for single phone customers, $55mo. for unlimited text, talk, and web and NO CONTRACT. Having been burnt twice in the past on ETF, I'll NEVER AGAIN sign another cell phone contract....EVER. Supposedly Verizon (and soon after PagePlus) will be rolling out 4g coverage to their prepaid customers in the next 6 mos or so.

    DW
     
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