Verizon increases SMS rates -- customers now free of their contracts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aaronw1986, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
  2. webcookie macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2006
    Brava Centauri
    I guess if you really want to switch to Cingular for the iPhone this would be the time to do it. But if you're having no trouble with Verizon, I don't know why you'd want to switch to another carrier just to get a specific phone. You'll probably get tired of the iPhone after awhile, and who knows if Cingular has good coverage near you. I'm with Cellular One right now and it does not work at all anywhere near my boyfriend's house, but Verizon does so I'm switching to them when I can scrape up the cash. Verizon has been excellent for my boyfriend and I've read too many horror stories about Cingular not having coverage in areas where it really should.
  3. yoda13 macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2003
    So does this mean if you suscribe to text messaging that this is not a material change to your contract? The reason I ask, is because if I go over my limits the per text charges still apply...

    I want an iPhone but don't want to pay early termination fees...:eek:
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
  5. sammick macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2006
    I agree with Webcookie--you have to decide why you want a phone--if it is to make phone calls, the coverage area is the most important consideration, the phone itself is secondary--

    I am very happy personally with Verizon, I use it all over Seattle and New York, and have never had coverage problems.
  6. BenHoleton macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2006
    I have tons of problems in nashville, TN with Verizon dropping calls. Friends of mine on Cingular do not have that problem here. Couple that with an iPhone, and Cingular , here I come
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Cingular is the best network in and around Nashville bar none. Here on the East Coast it's not as great.
  8. Rychiar macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2006
    Waterbury, CT
    the big plus for verizon is all in network texts are free with the in plan which most of us have. and more people seem to have verizon than anything else at least here on the east coast. its by far the best service both talk and data here
  9. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    Agreed. Here in Virginia, Verizon is the ne plus ultra.
  10. buffalo macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2005
    Colorado Springs / Ohio
    Will someone explain why you wouldn't have to pay a termination fee because of the messaging price raise? I read the engaged article, but don't get it.
  11. zelmo macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    The rate increase for text messaging constitutes a material change to the contract you signed when you joined Verizon, providing you don't have an SMS plan on your contract [since the SMS plan price has not changed].
    Since the rates have changed, you should have a limited time to void your contract or accept the revised terms.

    A more dramatic example would be the additional minutes charge going from $0.25 per minute to $2.50.
  12. rjphoto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2005
    I just check the map and theh 3G network comes up to about 1 mile from my house...

    I has Cingular when it was BellSouth and even after the change for a while. I was very disappointed. I was always loosing calls in areas where other providers didn't.

    I had been with Cellular One (now Verizon in our area), no problems.
    PowerTel (now T-Mobile) for a couple of years, no problems.
    Switched to BellSouth (now Cingulare) because of my company provided the service for 2 years.

    Now I'm back with Verizon and don't have any majors complaints about the coverage... (ok, maybe ONE BIG ONE...there is one spot that will always drop the call and it seems I am always talking to my wife when I drive through this area. Even if I tell her it's about to drop she gets mad...) (sorry, needed to vent.)

    Will I switch? I doubt it. Even though Cingular has updated their network in our area, I still have lots of people complain about it. (I deal with a bunch of doctors and their Tech Toys... PDAs, SmartPhones, computers, cameras...)
    At the current price points, not even if I save up until Christmas.
    Unless the company ponies up for it, I'll just sit back and wait for one of the Docs to get one and bring it to me to show them how to use it.

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