So how many of you are planning on leaving verizon after your contract is up because of the new plans? I have always enjoyed verizons coast to coast coverage and I must say the 4g lte is coming along very nicely but as someone else said on here earlier at what premium is it worth? I have two smartphones with the 1400 talk/text and with discounts and data promo it cost me $135 a month which is about $35 a month higher than 2 smart phones with unlimited talk/text and throttled data which generally goes for around the $50 a month range per phone. I dont mind paying that $35 premium for faster internet and unlimited 4g that I have now but how much higher can you sustain? Under the new scenarios it would be $180 for the same plan and only 10gb of data which is a huge increase. Along the same lines if I buy my phone outright at $500 off of ebay or something that is 300 dollars higher than the razr maxx is going for subsidized so add another $12.50 per month to the $135 which puts it at almost $150 a month for two lines with discounts. How much of a premium is Verizon really worth? Unfortunately I live in a rural area so the only viable prepaid is the uprepaid through altell and us cellular which offers unlimited calls/text and 2gb of data for $50 a month. If nothing changes I beleive I will probably have to leave verizon for a prepaid carrier on 7/18/2013 at the end of my contract. What are your thoughts? Has verizon pushed it to far and when are you jumping off the Verizon bandwagon?
Of my 5 lines, the contract end dates will be 9/9/2013, 1/13/2014, 5/14/2014, and two lines will be 7/9/2014 (SIII's pre-ordered, so those lines are locked in with grandfathered unlimited data).
On Page Plus, this will cost you $80 ($40 x 2 for unlimited talk and text and for 100 MB each phone). Then you add in the data overages of 900 MB for each phone at 20 cents per MB. Your data overages will be $180 per line, or a total of $360 of data overages. Add that to the cost for voice and text service and you will be paying $440 a month on Page Plus.
On Verizon, 2 GB shared on two lines will be $40 x 2 plus $60 for 2 GB shared data, for a total of $140.
So tell me how Page Plus is cheaper?
With Page Plus, the equivalent plan is $55 per person equaling $110. The 55 plan has unlimited voice and texts and 2GB of data for each user.
Yeah Page Plus came out with the unlimted talk/text & 2 GB of data plan about a month ago. But before that they had unlimited talk/text & 1GB of data since about last fall.
http://www.pagepluscellular.com/Plans/55%20Plan.aspxUnlimited Talk, Unlimited Text/Picture* Messages, 2 GB of Data
The 55 plan is the total package of talk, text and data. Talk and text all you want with no surprise bill at the end of the month. Plus, this plan provides 2 gigabytes (GB) of data usage - more than any other Page Plus plan provides. You can surf the web, check email and update your social status right from your phone. This plan is perfect for anyone who needs an unlimited plan with more data.
[QUOTE=Dust N Bones;14834475]Yeah Page Plus came out with the unlimted talk/text & 2 GB of data plan about a month ago. But before that they had unlimited talk/text & 1GB of data since about last fall.
What most people don't know is that you can use regular PIN cards to stack to pay for the "55", and save even more money. I buy the $80 card for $70-$72 (depending on sale) + NO TAX. The pin comes to my inbox and I load it. Some even have discounts or cash back. (I buy them for family). BTW, the $80 pin is good for ONE YEAR, so now everyone in my family pays $6/month for their dumbphones (they don't care about smartphones).
So two people on the 55 would pay $103 ALL IN, NO TAXES.
My corporate phone in NY has 19% in taxes so my $105 bill turns into $125 for one phone.
Like I said if people educate themselves on prepaid they can save mucho $$$$$$. For families, my kids are under the old VM $25 plan, so I pay $75 for 3 phones there. I also have a Canadian burner that costs me on PPC $2.50/month (I buy the $10 pin every 4 months), and you don't lose the $$$ on the dumbphone (I'm up to $37).
So 3 smartphones + 1 dumbphone = $77.50 ALL in (I buy VM PINS out of state too).
Note: VM limits to 2.5 GB each line/300 min, but nobody uses voice anymore.
Even with the new $35 plan on VM, it's still a good deal, and now they have good phones too or boost.
And after 2.5 GB they throttle, not charge $15/GB like Verizon is proposing--that is if you get the alert.
So if you don't like sprint, do PPC (verizon), ATT (ST, RP), or TMo (ST, Tmo).
There are lots of choices out there.
If I get forced onto this new share everything plan, my bill will be about $300 a month for what we need for our 5 phones. I'm not going to pay more for cell phones than I do for my car. I will leave and go to Sprint.
I usually support government regulation, but It is unfortunate that the government over-regulated and killed the AT&T/ T-Mobile Merger
The best explanation of the pricing nutiness in the industry.
Why Sprint and T-Mo will always suck.
The only way to end the pricing insanity is to eliminate contracts and subsidies.
I want Wifi calling on AT&T.
If you text while driving, you're an idiot. End of story.
NVM, I found it under "standard plan", whatever the heck that means. A good deal for non smartphone users for sure.
Also if you are a really low user the $10 card lasts for 120 days (4 months) and that means you can have bare bone for $30 PER YEAR. Now the $10 min are 10c and the $80 are 0.04c. Also those cards can be used for voice, texts, OR data.
Keep in mind if you refill before the expiry, you get to keep all of your money and minutes...