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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by elche, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. elche

    elche New Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 17, 2009
    Verizon needs to lower its prices on the plans and offer a new plan for the Android phones. This should be an unlimited plan (everything included) for $99.00.
    They should also offer an International Android phone similar to the HTC Pro 2.


  2. mikespe

    mikespe Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2009
    I totally agree that Verizon is expensive. But let's face it...they have the best quality and service out of all the other carriers (IMHO)...But I do wonder if they have an agreement with the other carriers. It seems each of the big providers have their own "gimmick" in regards to plans. AT&T has Rollover Minutes, Sprint has the $99 Unlimited to all networks, and Verizon has the largest network...

    I do wish Verizon would come up with something a bit more competitive though....
  3. ggp

    ggp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2009
    Whitewater, Wisconsin
    A Global Android phone IS coming, not sure when, but would guess in the next few months.

    Verizon charges the same as ATT, but the coverage (as you've undoubtedly heard) is far greater in the US, not to mention far more reliable. At least with VZW you get what you pay for!

    The "largest" (and most reliable ;) ) network is not a gimmick. Other companies have gimmicks to try to convince folks to take a risk on their networks. But to VZW's credit, they have added "friends and family" after getting Alltel, so that makes plans a better value.
  4. tokyotiger4242


    Nov 9, 2009
    Full Time Student, Paralegal
    Daphne, Alabama
    Our store manager was telling me that when he brings up customer complaints about pricing or packages to his superiors, their response is always, "Well we are the nation's most reliable network".
  5. 3devious

    3devious Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2009
    Washington, DC area
    Cheap Verizon plans are to be had, you just have to limit your options. If calling is paramount, go with Verizon. If you don't need all of the features and there are plans that just offer calling. If you want a feature phone, you can go with Tmobile (even cheaper than Sprint.) If you want a little of both, you can go with Sprint. If you want it all, features and quality in the metro DC area, you have to go with Verizon. If you want an iPhone, you need AT&T for now. :)

    If you want it all, you have to pay more. If you want an iPhone, you have to pay more. It's just that simple. Try asking Tmobile and Sprint to lower their rates and then Verizon will have to find a way to be more competitive. As it is now, people are willing to suck it up and pay it because the dollar per advantage threshold has not been passed for them. In this economy, Verizon will have to watch its competitors because Tmobile is starting to look very attractive to some people.

    Verizon isn't going to lower plan prices just because you want them to, consumers will have to make that decision for them by going with competitors becomes unacceptable. As I said, they seem to have found a way to stay on the edge of acceptablity.
  6. anuleif

    anuleif Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2009
    ^And, too, Verizon has better deals on fancier phones, IMO. Add to that a business discount, and it's not too bad for what you're getting. I do think their price plan for smart phones is a bit outrageous. T-Mobile was such a headache that I left before two weeks time. (And, their customer service was HORRIBLE!) Verizon is far better, but they can't claim perfection. ;)

    On the other hand, if most of the people you know use t-mobile and the phone isn't for business... I could see switching from Verizon. Most people I know have T-mobile, and what difference does it make who drops the call, or to have better service when half of your friend's texts won't go through anyway. lol

    Most Verizon users I know are like me in that they switched to Verizon years ago. We were tired of the headaches... and we're not going anywhere. The people sticking by T-Mobile seem to love the price more than the thought of reliability. In my area, AT&T and Sprint users have almost as many headaches. Not a single Verizon user I know has a complaint about the service.

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