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Thanks, Verizon, for more fees!

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by The_Chief, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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  2. paranoid87

    paranoid87 Lurker

    So this will be on top of the existing upgrade fees of 40$ for subsidized upgrades?
  3. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    Looks like BYOP is still free, for now. Unless I am not reading it correctly (highly likely!).
  4. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

    Looks like you only get one charge for each situation, so 2 year subsidized upgrades would charge $40.

    Yeah, BYOP sounds like Customer Provided Equipment so I'm also reading it as no charge for BYOP.
  5. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Nexus, get em while they're hot. Buy and sell on Swappa and let your contracts expire. It hasn't been worth it for some time now unless you're one who needs the $700 retail device.
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  6. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member

    say no to verizon's fees
    say yes to google's project FI :D

    pls hire me google people.
  7. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    Love Swappa. Just got a Moto X Pure for a great price. I've been contract-less for years now with Verizon. Only way to fly these days.
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  8. norb

    norb Android Enthusiast

    What is FI?
  9. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    I have been on Straight Talk and it has been great. I pay 45$/month and have pretty decent service. I know my speeds are as good as Verizon, but I am definitely all about paying half what I use to.
  10. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    I've been free of contracts and Verizon for nearly a year now. My wallet couldn't be happier.:)
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  11. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    yeah, in my 20-25 years of Verizon, I am usually Contract Free... not always, but usually.

    the fee for non-contract phones is $10 cheaper per month.

    the "upgrade fee" ??
    I have been able to talk them out of that every time I change phones, I don't pay it.... not with me being a long time customer with them... all it takes is "hey, I've been with you guys since sliced bread was made, if you insist on charging me that $40 upgrade fee, then I'm gone... turn my service off now" and somehow, they credit my account for that amount...

    there are "no costs" to them for us changing a phone, all it takes is a simple click in the data profile and their computers are just as happy as can be. all they are doing is changing the MEID so that they know who you are and can direct an incoming phone call to you.... and of course, make sure to bill you for excess data charges :)
  12. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Google's network.

    They use T-Mobile and Sprint (I think) and you need a Nexus device, but reports seem quite favourable.
  13. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

    If you need to use Verizon towers and don't want to pay their prices Page Plus is another option:

    $29 - 1500 minutes, unlimited text, 1GB data.
    $39 - unlimited talk/text, 1.5GB (then throttled)
    $55 - unlimited talk/text, 5GB (then throttled)

    Although Straight Talk with Verizon towers that @Digital Controller mentioned is a better deal if you use lots of data:

    $45 - unlimited talk/text, 5GB (then throttled)
    $55 - unlimited talk/text, 10GB (then throttled)

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