Best Verizon option for new customers (2 lines)?

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  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Getting out of AT&T and probably going with Verizon for my wife and I - two 4.7" iPhone 6 models.

    Right now leaning towards signing a 2 year contract and doing the share everything plan with unlimited talk/text and 2 GB data for $130/month plus tax/fees.

    That would be $600 up front for the two phones, plus $XX each for activation, plus $XX for sales tax, then $130 a month plus tax and fees.

    Or, I could buy the phones outright for $750 each, or $1500 up front plus tax, plus activation. What I can't find is what the monthly price would be for the same plan above from Verizon for a non-subsidized phone.

    So which option is cheaper for two new lines on Verizon? On contract or buying the phones outright?
     
  2. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    I would highly recommend going with two single line plans for $60/each.

    It comes out to $120 + taxes and fees for two plans. Each plan comes with 2 GB.

    It's a limited time plan running till September 30th, but once you get it, you'll have it till you give it up.

    That is what I'm planning on doing as, even if I go over and use 3 GB every few months, it's still a great deal.
     
  3. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Is that with unlimited talk/text too?
     
  4. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    Correct.
     
  5. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

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    You and me both! My original plan was to get their cheapest Share Everything Plan at $90 for a few months, then break the contract and go back to Straight Talk for the $45.

    Now I think I will stick to the plan. The $60 plan actually works out to be cheaper than that; if you assume around $22 phone subsidy, that leaves you with $38 on freakin' VERIZON network, the best network bar none.
     
  6. Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

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    I have one phone on verizon on the $90 plan and one phone on sprint. I am planning on ditching sprint but can't tell if I can change my one phone on verizon to the $60 plan and add another line for $60 with the iphone 6. I am debating whether to go to t mobile with the second phone.
     
  7. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    This looks like a MUCH better deal than AT&T - I'm currently paying $160/month for two iPhones on a family plan with 2 GB each and unlimited talk/text. That's a 25% savings compared to now, with hopefully a better network in my area. $40 a month savings more than makes up for the ETF to get out of the last 7-8 months of our AT&T contract.

    I noticed though, this plan isn't currently listed on Apple's site, just Verizon's, so should I plan on having to do the preorder through Verizon and not Apple? Apple's site only lists the share everything plans, at least right now.
     
  8. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    Also correct. We will need to do the pre order on Verizon's website.
     
  9. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Good to know, I think this is the route I will take. Was also looking at buying outright and going prepaid, but this really isn't too bad at all.
     
  10. willmtaylor Suspended

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    Wow. Thanks for the heads up. That is a better deal and every bit counts. Thanks again!
     
  11. GDF macrumors regular

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    The Verizon Allset plan sounds like a good one - at 45 a month unlimited talk/text and 1 gb of data if you select autopay. I am not sure how to get the iPhone 6 with that though, unless paying full price at the Apple Store???
     
  12. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    That's only for prepaid.
     
  13. GDF macrumors regular

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    Yes - I understand, but it still seems like a better deal.

     
  14. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Couple other questions about this - I'm practicing my preorder regimen to get through it as quickly as possible.

    It looks like if I choose two phones, that single line plan option disappears, so it looks like I have to buy two phones as completely separate transactions?

    Also, if that is the case, will there be a problem with the preorder if I put both phones in my name? Will it not allow me to order two separate single line phones/plans?

    Finally, are the bills going to be separate? That would be kind of a hassle.
     

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