2GB of data + Unlimited Talk and Text for $60 a month @ Verizon (1yr contract required) for New and Current Customers
Thread DetailsLast Edited by SDkimchi October 2, 2013 at 12:08 PM
Tell them about this promotion.
- Unlimited talk and text with 2GB data for $60/month + tax ($50/month for 1GB data plan)
- Requires 1 year agreement
- Additional data usage is charged at $10 per GB ($15/500MB for the 1GB data plan)
- No corporate discounts
As accounts are billed in advance, you will not see the savings until next billing cycle. However, you can ask for a $25 adjustment credit on your current bill to make up for this. YMMV but asking for savings to be applied retroactively is one way to get there.
Comparison Plans from Verizon
- The current Share Everything Plan with unlimited talk/text and 2GB of data is $40 + $60 = $100 + tax. $40/month savings.
- Share Everything Plan with two devices and sharing 2GB of data is $40 + $40 + $60 = $140 + tax. $20/month savings +1 GB extra (2+2 vs 3 shared).
- My 2-year old plan of 450 minutes/1000 text messages/2GB data was $80 + tax. $20/month savings.
- 2GB Single Line Plan with unlimited talk/text is $75 +tax. $15/month savings. (The single line plan also has a $15/1GB overage charge vs $10 for this plan).
- Unlimited talk and text with 1 GB data for $50/month + tax, this is a Loyalty Plan that you can only get via talking to a CSR.
Can I get this plan with a new line?
Yes, but the CSR will need an already existing plan to switch over to this plan, which means you need to first open the account with one of the standard plans. Share Everything plans start at $80 and also offer a subsidized phone (with a 2-year agreement). If the CSR won't switch you over, try again with a different CSR.
The customer service representative wouldn't do it for me. What should I do?
Hang up, and try again. It is highly dependent on which CSR you get, but many people have had success.
What if I have more than a year left on my contract? What happens to my end date for my contract?
It remains the same since this plan only requires a 1-year agreement.
What happens after one year?
You remain on this plan but are no longer bound to the contract. You can switch to a different carrier, if you'd like, without an early termination penalty. You can remain on this plan if you'd like.
Can I move my Family or Share Everything plan over to this?
Yes. YMMV, but people have had success moving each line over to this plan. Of course, you should weigh the pros and cons of doing this, especially if you have unlimited data.
I only have a month left on my contract. What happens when I switch over to this plan?
Your new end of contract date will be one year from the date you switch over. For example, if your original end of contract date was November 1, 2013, if you switch to this plan on October 15, 2013, your new end of contract date will be October 15, 2014.
Does this mean I can upgrade my phone in a year?
No. The phone upgrade eligibility date has nothing to do with the end of contract date.
What about mobile hotspots?
Mobile hotspot is not officially supported, though it can be added at $20 for 2GB. Optionally, you can use various tethering methods, and thanks to Verizon's terms on band 13 spectrum, they cannot do anything about it.
Can someone walk me through this, again? From someone who has done it?
Just an update (10/07/2013), I did it on a new account. YMMV. Try, & try again. Just say that you spoke a a CSR beforehand and he said you would be able to do it & that's why you opened it in the first place. They should make an "exception" & they'll say it's for loyalty members only (people who have been there for a year). But I know people who got it who were on it for less than a year as well. If they refuse or don't know (or claim there is no such program), then either try calling again (good luck with the long waiting times) & try your luck with someone else, or if you just get fed up, ask to speak to retensions because you were told you'd get the plan & just to "call back." Oh yeah, & for all of this to work, you have to at least create a new account first so you can apply the "loyalty program" credit to that. In other words, you need a Verizon phone that is activated with service. Also, it seems as though that this program has been going on for about 1-2 months now.
This isn't a deal. You can get X plan on Y network for Z dollars.
Unless the plan is specifically a Verizon plan that offers the same features as this plan, what is the point of arguing? There are so many variables, and each of us has our own unique set of requirements and value system. Coverage, even for the same carrier, is completely different in each city. Some people are ok with 3G speeds, others want 4G LTE. Some don't want the hassle of changing APN settings to get things to work. This loyalty plan offers 2GB of 4G LTE data on Verizon's network and not through an MVNO. It is eligible for the phone upgrade subsidy every 24 months. Compared to what is offered today on Verizon, this is a good deal.
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