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Keep the UDP, or move to Google Fi

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by TheNakedMan, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. TheNakedMan

    TheNakedMan Lurker
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    My current plans costs me $120 a month...outrageous in my mind in the days of voice over wifi calling.

    While I'm a huge fan of my iPhone/macs in general...I like android and miss the customization I had with it.

    Has anyone jumped from Verizon's UDP to get the Google Fi?

    I have to have an extender in my apt already so I figure why not get something with Google Fi instead.
    I only use 3gb every month, so I don't see the benefit besides the phone upgrade thing, which is a pain in the ass to upgrade through best buy anyways.
     

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  2. KOLIO

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    You sound like a prime candidate for Google FI,provided the coverage where you need it most is decent.
    The phone selection is somewhat limited,but,if you find one that suits you,I see no reason to stick w/VZW.
     
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  3. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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    At 3GB you'd pay around $50 for Google Fi, definitely worth switching if you're paying $120 a month right now. Most prepaid carriers will cost less then what you're paying now. :thumbsupdroid:

    As KOLIO mentioned just make sure Google Fi has coverage where you are, it uses T-Mobile and Sprint.
     
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  4. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    +1,000 on the Pre-Paid (even post-paid,if you can lock into a discount for leaving VZW).
    That,& provided your existing phone is free & clear of any contractual or financial obligations,it may be compatible with networks other than VZW.
    http://www.willmyphonework.net/
     
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  5. TheNakedMan

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    my only question is can I keep my number...I think I'm still under a contract with VZW
     
  6. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Absolutely,that number is yours to take wherever you wish,regardless of how you choose to settle up with VZW.
     
  7. TheNakedMan

    TheNakedMan Lurker
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    Could I sell the UDP contract, and take the number with me?
    I'm eyeing the 6P from google fi...and since work pays $70 a month for my cell phone bill anyways..I feel like I have some flexibility.
     
  8. KOLIO

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  9. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    The UDP contract has nothing to do with your Ph#, that is yours for life by FCC law.

    The UDP is a contract to pay, and if you can find someone who is willing to accept the Responsibility to Assume that contract, then you are good to go. VZW goes to extremes to verify the 3rd party's ability and willingness to Assume your UDP.

    All that said, I was once told by a VZW 611 rep, that they do not allow UDP accounts to be assumed by anyone "anymore", that they want them eliminated. You can continue to keep the account as the "Original Contractee", but I could not assign it to anyone else....
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    Verizon: 2 ea. Galaxy S5, Note 4, HTC One M9, VZW MiFi $212/month :(
     
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  10. TheNakedMan

    TheNakedMan Lurker
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    I called VZW. Said I could terminate my contract and pay them $200.
    Ouch.

    Makes me want to download as much as possible through the phone.
     
  11. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    I have never gone to a local store, I have always talked to VZW on 611 and bought my phone that way, they just mail it to me.... I hate going to the retail stores.

    I don't know why they told you that you have to pay, you can convert from UDP to Family Share plan and just drop UDP..... assuming you will stay with VZW. That is what I did and their was no fee to do so.

    If your phone is 'out of contract, you should be able to leave VZW w/o a fee... at $200 it sounds like you are currently under contract for a phone that you acquired less than 24 months ago? Now that does incur the horrible fees you mention.
     
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  12. TheNakedMan

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    Correct, I'm under contract til September this year.

    I was going to ask $400 for the UDP if someone wanted to take it over. Is that too much?
     
  13. Cares

    Cares Android Enthusiast

    I'll offer you $3.50 for your unlimited plan!

    Either way, at 3GB per month T-Mo might be a better option than Fi. They both cost $50 per month and on T-Mo you only get 2GB of data but you get unlimited music streaming, unlimited video streaming on some sites and international roaming. You aren't hard capped at 2GB as you get throttled internet if you go over. You also get more flexibility on phones. Depends how much you value those things.
     
  14. TheNakedMan

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    I like the iPhone, I won't lie...but I'd like a smaller bill for sure.
     
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