I thought FWF had a thread about this already but searching for "Verizon" doesn't pull anything up.
I think these work for folks who have been with VZW for at least 2 years, so slight YMMV.
For those of you who don't use up too many mobile minutes, Verizon has an unadvertised family share plan for $40 base + $10 per line. Two lines make that $60. Employee discounts if any will be applied on the base $40 + $10 for the primary account holder. Unlimited nights/weekends and in-network calling apply.
I just combined my wife's and my plans and it was all completed in less than 15 mins. Before that we were paying $40 per line, $80 total. New price is $60 total. $20 savings per month
They also have individual loyalty plans for around $10-$25 per month for anywhere from 50 to 200 minutes. Those are much restrictive in nature - e.g., no unlimited nights/weekends etc. Just ask for the loyalty plans when you call.
Good find, but: PagePlus Cellular has 1200 minutes, 3000 texts, and 100mb data for $30, a few bucks cheaper if you go through callingmart.com and use a coupon (you can find the coupon du jour at howard forums). Also no tax, no fees, etc.
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posted: Jul. 10, 2012 @ 9:01a
And this might be for phones only plans. Supposedly if you try to upgrade to a smartphone you loose any grand fathered unlimited data plan or low use plan and have to do the share everything at $40 per smartphone, $30 per regular phone and $50 for 1gb of data. You do get unlimited txt and minutes however.
posted: Jul. 10, 2012 @ 11:36a
No it's not. Both of us were grandfathered into the $15 data plan for 150MB and that stayed the same with this change in voice plan. We both have smart phones.
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posted: Jul. 11, 2012 @ 12:54a
mojoshtudd said: No it's not. Both of us were grandfathered into the $15 data plan for 150MB and that stayed the same with this change in voice plan. We both have smart phones.
So you now have $60 for both phones in voice only, but also $30 for both 150mb data plans? That's good to know. I wonder what would happen if you try to add a line to it, or if you have a phone only and try to upgrade to a smartphone then...
posted: Jul. 11, 2012 @ 11:24a
rsuaver said: mojoshtudd said: No it's not. Both of us were grandfathered into the $15 data plan for 150MB and that stayed the same with this change in voice plan. We both have smart phones.
So you now have $60 for both phones in voice only, but also $30 for both 150mb data plans? Yes
posted: Jul. 11, 2012 @ 11:34a
mojoshtudd said: rsuaver said: So you now have $60 for both phones in voice only, but also $30 for both 150mb data plans? YesSo $90 + tax + another tax + fees + more fees (and a contract?) vs. $60 (or less) all in for Page Plus. Is that 50MB each (and N/W + M2M) really worth $40+? Not in my world.
posted: Jul. 11, 2012 @ 12:46p
We are not talking about Page Plus in this thread. There are cheaper plans/service providers outside of Verizon. This thread is about how to minimize cost *if* you are with Verizon. Also, in reality, I am paying a lot less due to employee discounts. I didn't mention that because it is not necessarily true for all people. I don't know if smaller players like PagePlus give those type of discounts.
posted: Jul. 11, 2012 @ 4:31p
This is the Deal Discussion forum, meaning people are free to discuss (compare and contrast) the deal.
Of course people need to take all into account before making a decision, but it's a FW moral obligation to mention Page Plus (VZW reseller) in a VZW thread.
P.S. Thanks for posting the VZW deal [for those that fear leaving Big Red ].
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