Verizon Wireless Plans

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CoMoMacUser, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2012
    It's been a couple of years since I looked at VZW's smartphone plans. It appears that all of the postpaid ones are now shared. How does that work if you have only one device? Are you getting screwed? Or is it still okay because one device has the whole bucket to itself?
  2. macrumors 68040


    Feb 5, 2009
    Your only option is share everything for either one line or multiple lines.

    Plans start at $100 a month for unlimited minutes, texts and 2Gb of data.
  3. macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2009
    You are getting just as screwed as those of us with multiple people on our contract.

    Off the top of my head, I think it's $40 per iPhone per month, then it starts at $50 for the "shared" data, which is all yours (this depends on how much data you want). If you add a second person it would be an additional $40 per iPhone, but they would be using that same bucket of data.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2012
    Yikes. I'm paying $50 with Sprint for unlimited voice, data, text, navigation, etc. I guess I'll stick with them.
  5. macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    If sprints works for you in your area (good call coverage and LTE service) then it is a great value.

    Do you know how much data you average each month
  6. macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    How's the service with sprint tho?
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2012
    That's the catch. Sprint's 3G network was great until about a year ago, when throughput started to go downhill. My city has WiMAX, but the coverage is horrible because Sprint/Clearwire abandoned the buildout.

    I'm on an employee-referral plan, which is why I pay only $50, so in a sense, I shouldn't complain about the service quality because I get what I pay for. But at the same time, the vast majority of Sprint subs aren't on that plan. If I were one of them, I'd have to give serious thought to coughing up the extra $30+ to get VZW's or AT&T's superior service with LTE (and HSPA+ in the case of AT&T).

    My contract is up Dec. 1, but my market doesn't have LTE yet. I've got the original EVO, which I'll probably stick with until a few months after we get LTE. That way, they've got time to work the bugs out in terms of coverage holes, etc. Maybe by then Apple will come out with a wider iPhone. If I had to buy a new phone today, I'd probably go with the GS3 or Note 2 simply because I like the larger screen and the long battery life.

    Thanks for everyone's input.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    If I were with sprint I'd stick with them for a bit longer. Their semi acquisition by SoftBank should help them rollout their lte network faster than before
  9. macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2012
    CoMo, how are you paying $50/mo. for unlimited text, voice and data? I thought their cheapest data plans started at $80/mo.?

    What plan are you currently on with Sprint?
  10. macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2008
  11. macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2012
    I currently pay $71 for Sprint monthly. I get 25% off of the $69.99 plan.
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2012
    I'm on the SERO plan.

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