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Verizon "Loyalty" vs Straight Talk?

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  1. GNS1310

    GNS1310 Well-Known Member
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    I'm currently month-to-month with Verizon and was offered the Loyalty Plan at $60/month + a $99 HTC One.
    I know Verizons sneaky with the taxes and whatnot....my current plan is 39.99/month + 29.99 unlimited data + $10/500 messages...add in the hidden fees/taxes and I'm around $100/month.

    So what's this mean for the $60/month plan? Add in all the extras (if there are any) and does it pop it to $90-100/month?

    I also am looking into Straight Talk for $45+tax/month...but the phone selection is...meh.

    Straight Talk = About $50 + a phone I probably won't like much
    Verizon = $60 (Hidden fees? Taxes?) and a $99 HTC One that I'll love

    Help me out experts!
     

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    Are you trying to use Verizon only phones on Straight Talk or are you open to using an AT&T SIM? If you are, then you can bring your own device which can be any compatible GSM phone. The Nexus 5 is a great phone for that.
     
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    Gotta get a new phone. Rezound died last night, I'm back to my tiny Incredible. Not a fan of Straight Talks selection
     
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    Have you contacted Verizon to find out how much you will pay in fees with the $60 plan? They should be able to confirm a total including state taxes for you.
     
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    I'm on Verizon's "loyalty" plan, and my latest bill is $67.36. Your mileage may significantly vary, as I live in Illinois, which has extremely high taxes on cell phone bills.


    EDIT: And being happy (or at least not horribly dissatisfied) with your phone is extremely important.
     
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    I went with ol' reliable.
    Verizon Loyalty Plan - $60 (65ish with taxes, saving me 30ish a month)
    HTC One with Bundle (lighted car charger, Otterbox Defender, display protector) $169.98
    CSR couldn't do much more than that so I called back and spoke with a manager...
    He included free overnight shipping and waived the $30 activation fee.

    I was going to get the phone only, but I have a "cheap" car charger that almost set my Jeep on fire and will only use Verizons chargers and products from here on out.
    Plus...Otterbox...I love Otterbox.
     
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    There are no "sneaky" taxes. Cell phone tax is based on your state and local rates. Your tax would be the same with any postpaid carrier.
     

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