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hdlz 698 125 June 23, 2016 at 10:06 PM
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I am currently with Verizon w/ 6 lines and 10g data, my son is in college and doing intern in Irving tx this summer, because the Internet is almost not usable in his apartment, he has been using his phone as hot spot, and data is draining really fast. I am in old 10g plan w/. $15 access fee/line, and I'd really like to stay at this plan, usually we only use about half the data each month. I am short of 10g each month in summer month. (Jun, jul, August). I can pay overages which is $15/gb, just want to see if there is other options to cut the cost. Does Verizon offer bundle data like buy 10g at cheaper price? Any other promotions? Any other carriers? Thanks
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I am currently with Verizon w/ 6 lines and 10g data, my son is in college and doing intern in Irving tx this summer, because the Internet is almost not usable in his apartment, he has been using his phone as hot spot, and data is draining really fast. I am in old 10g plan w/. $15 access fee/line, and I'd really like to stay at this plan, usually we only use about half the data each month. I am short of 10g each month in summer month. (Jun, jul, August). I can pay overages which is $15/gb, just want to see if there is other options to cut the cost. Does Verizon offer bundle data like buy 10g at cheaper price? Any other promotions? Any other carriers? Thanks
What phone does your son have?
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What phone does your son have?
iPhone 6
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iPhone 6
Data prices on Verizon are very high. Since the implementation of the data share plans, the only time in the past that they have had deals on data is when they do promotions. The last promos were 2GB of bonus data for life for each line you upgrade on DPP. But those are only if you switch to the new plans. And right now, there is no promotion going on.

Your son could sign up for one of the Ring Plus lines using the iPhone 6. That would give him some extra data and they let you tether on some of the plans or if you pay extra. Of course, it is on Sprint so it would depend on how good Sprint was where he is whether or not this is a viable option.

The same iPhone 6 can be on both Verizon and a Sprint MVNO, and will work on whatever network the SIM card that is in the phone at the time corresponds to. So when he wanted to tether on this computer, he could put the Ring Plus SIM in the phone.

But there is no way to get cheaper data on Verizon unless they are running a promo and right now they aren't.
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Thank you for your kind reply. I asked the question because I was in old share everything plan which is no longer offered, and I did not want to loose it. I finally called Verizon this morning, and explained to the agent that I only need more data but do not want to loose my $15/line access fee and I only need extra data for this summer. Turns out that customer service can still work with more everything plan, so I switched to 20G data for $50 more, $5 /GB is pretty good compared to $15/GB overage, and I was told I can downgrade to my old 10G plan by calling customer service again.

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Data prices on Verizon are very high. Since the implementation of the data share plans, the only time in the past that they have had deals on data is when they do promotions. The last promos were 2GB of bonus data for life for each line you upgrade on DPP. But those are only if you switch to the new plans. And right now, there is no promotion going on.

Your son could sign up for one of the Ring Plus lines using the iPhone 6. That would give him some extra data and they let you tether on some of the plans or if you pay extra. Of course, it is on Sprint so it would depend on how good Sprint was where he is whether or not this is a viable option.

The same iPhone 6 can be on both Verizon and a Sprint MVNO, and will work on whatever network the SIM card that is in the phone at the time corresponds to. So when he wanted to tether on this computer, he could put the Ring Plus SIM in the phone.

But there is no way to get cheaper data on Verizon unless they are running a promo and right now they aren't.
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I switched to 20G data for $50 more, $5 /GB is pretty good compared to $15/GB overage, and I was told I can downgrade to my old 10G plan by calling customer service again.
If you had the 10GB for $80/mo deal, AFAIK, once you switch off it you can't get it back. If you go back to the 10GB plan, it will be $100/mo instead of $80/mo.
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If you had the 10GB for $80/mo deal, AFAIK, once you switch off it you can't get it back. If you go back to the 10GB plan, it will be $100/mo instead of $80/mo.
I checked, I am still paying $15/line access fee, I think I am ok.
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I checked, I am still paying $15/line access fee, I think I am ok.
You aren't understanding what I am saying. The $15/mo line access fee has nothing to do with it. That is the line access price for any ME line sharing 6GB or more of data if there is a DPP on the line or if it had the M2M discount prior to when they ended it.

What I am talking about is the price for the data bucket. The 10GB for $80/mo was a promotional price and once you switch off of it, you can't get the promotional price back. You can go back to 10GB, but it will be $100/mo for the 10GB rather than $80/mo.
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You aren't understanding what I am saying. The $15/mo line access fee has nothing to do with it. That is the line access price for any ME line sharing 6GB or more of data if there is a DPP on the line or if it had the M2M discount prior to when they ended it.

What I am talking about is the price for the data bucket. The 10GB for $80/mo was a promotional price and once you switch off of it, you can't get the promotional price back. You can go back to 10GB, but it will be $100/mo for the 10GB rather than $80/mo.
:-( forgot that and damage is done.
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:-( forgot that and damage is done.
They may be able to get it back for you if they can put in an inactive pricing request to get it back. But if they can, it is something that you would have to do soon because at some point they can't do it any longer.

If they just changed your plan today, a rep may even be able to change it back before the system updates over night. I would call WinBack at 1-800-222-8588 and ask.
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They may be able to get it back for you if they can put in an inactive pricing request to get it back. But if they can, it is something that you would have to do soon because at some point they can't do it any longer.

If they just changed your plan today, a rep may even be able to change it back before the system updates over night. I would call WinBack at 1-800-222-8588 and ask.
Thank you, I was able to get back to 10GB/$80 by calling Winback dept.
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