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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by tommy_ed, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Word through the grapevine is that verizon will be offering a $15 and possibly even a $9.99 data plan option on smartphones starting sometime in november. Will you be sticking with unlimited if they do?

    On another note, if you are currently using a MiFi device or USB Broadband device, they will be offering a 79.99 10 GB plan for it as well!

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  2. gallandof

    gallandof Android Expert

  3. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    nice! i haven't even checked my training in a few weeks haha I just heard it from our corporate rep... hopefully someday they'll get rid of the 9.99 requirement on multimedia phones too... people hate that shit
  4. gallandof

    gallandof Android Expert

    thats gone too! although if they dont want it we have to block data on their phone.
  5. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    Moved to the Verizon subforum (even though it probably won't make you happy) ;)
  6. gallandof

    gallandof Android Expert

    we have a verizon subforum?
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  7. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

  8. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    AH-HA!!!! i feel my point has been proven :p

    and that's awesome about the 9.99, I'm gonna have to log on and check out this training
  9. Axe_1

    Axe_1 Member

    I see the data plans on testman, doesn't this come out tomorrow?
  10. Da Teej Masta

    Da Teej Masta Newbie

    Here are the new plan details:

    - No more 3G Multimedia phone category, Feature phones and 3G Multimedia phones are now all grouped in the Feature phone category.

    - 3G Smartphone category remains the same.

    Feature phone data package options:

    $0 - No data package (You must add a data block to your phone). This includes all phones that previously required a $9.99 data plan. So, if you really don't use data on a 3G Multimedia phone, then you can block data and Verizon will remove the package.

    $9.99 - 25MB. This is only allowed on 3G Multimedia phones purchased before 10/28/2010.

    $15 - 150 MB This is for all phones purchased before, on, or after 10/28/2010. The $9.99 option will not be available for new activations.

    $29.99 - Unlimited. This has not changed.

    3G Smartphone data package options:

    $15 - 150MB. This is now allowed for any previous or new activation.

    $29.99 - unlimited. Nothing has changed.
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  11. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I STILL haven't done the training :rolleyes:

    question - how would I go about removing the 9.99 package in eroes?

    I just tried to remove it from an ENV-Touch I just sold. When I uncheck the box for the 9.99 package in the feature list, it automatically adds the $15 dollar package. I also tried blocking data for the line, and that didn't do anything either. When I remove the $15 package, it just goes right back to the $9.99! uggghhhh
  12. Lars

    Lars Android Expert

    New data plan is $20 for 2gig
    Verizon Wireless - Mobile Broadband - Plans

    Where are you seeing these other options??

    And the new data plans aren't even available to switch to unless you ditch your current plan.
  13. 3devious

    3devious Android Expert

    The plans they are mentioning are for phones, not the adapters or modems.
  14. Lars

    Lars Android Expert

    I know. Click the link and look for yourself though.
  15. mpciii

    mpciii Member

    $20 for 2gb is the add on plan if you "officially" use your smartphone as a wifi hotspot.
  16. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    150 MB for a month? Might be good for some people that don't use a lot of data on their phones, but I don't think I would survive. :D
  17. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    actually they are, if you currently have the 9.99 25mb plan you can drop it or bump up to $15 or $30 without changing your voice/text plan! :D
  18. Axe_1

    Axe_1 Member

    Called Verizon today to get the 9.99 plan off my wifes Env Touch. They will not drop the data plan because it was required for that phone. Any new customers or upgrading your existing plan with a new phone, you can have the three options of data. So yeah, sad day:(
  19. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    ehhh i just called tech and yes, you are right... you can go up to the $15 -150mb plan, but can't drop the 9.99 package unless you bought the phone after the 28th... sorry! :(

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