Best Verizon plan for me?

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  1. Ceviche Lover macrumors regular

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    so my curruent verizon contract is up and im looking to get another plan on verizon. my current plan is:


    more everything:

    line fee: $40
    6GB of data: $80
    total: $120

    I did see they now have a 'single line' plan for $60 with 2GB of data. i spoke with the rep earlier today and was told i could not add data to this plan like i could with the more everything plan, and if i wanted more then 2GB i would need to switch over to the more everything plan. i then asked how much overage charge would be and he mention $15 per GB. so basically 60+4 additional GB(15x4=60) and it comes out to the same amount($120) as my existing plan.


    the guy also mentioned getting on the 'EDGE' plan but from my research over the cost of 2 years it actually ends up being more then a 2 year contract. oh ya i also have a 18% corporate discount.


    whats the cheapest possible way to get unlimited talk/sms/6gb of data? are there any secrets/loopholes to get additional data? which plan should i go with?
     
  2. freediverdude macrumors 6502a

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    For a single line, it's my opinion that prepaid is the way to go, and just purchase your phones full price. You're saving more than the subsidy in many cases.
     
  3. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Officially, the plan you have is the only way to get 6gb of data with Verizon. Edge would only be discounted if you get 10gb or more. Then the line fee is $15 but you have the separate phone fee.

    There is a discount if you buy the phone for full price or used, but they don't make it easy to add to your plan.

    Cheaper plans can be found with other carriers for single lines. Verizon assumes that more people are on family plans which is unfortunate for those that aren't and want better service than T-Mobile.
     
  4. Ceviche Lover thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah but how soon will an Iphone 6 be available to prepaid customers? If I remember when I got my Iphone 5 2 years ago I remember all of the launch units being only available to contract users.
     
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    You can buy an iPhone 6 from Apple on day 1 and take it to the prepaid carrier of your choice.
     
  6. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    the correct name of that plan is the Con Everybody plan:)
     
  7. mnsportsgeek, Sep 6, 2014
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    Best Verizon plan for me?

    The Verizon $60 single line plan is a very good deal. It allows you to have a subsidized phone and keep that rate. In my opinion, if you can live with 2 GB of data (which you should be able to if your work and home have wifi), then it's a really good deal. Keep in mind that the plan is only temporary and is only available till September 30.

    I'm likely going with that plan when the iPhone 6 is released.
     
  8. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Keep in mind that these would be GSM prepaid carriers such as Cricket and AT&T Go Phone. Verizon prepaid still requires a Verizon phone, and Sprint's prepaid carriers like Boost and Virgin Mobile have even more difficult policies.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Edge or non-contract discount exists for plans below 10 GB as well, it's $10/month off per line for plans under 10 GB and $25/month off per line for plans 10 GB or more.
     
  10. KUguardgrl13, Sep 6, 2014
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    KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Even so, here's how things add up currently with a 5s:

    Contract 6gb:
    $40+80=$120
    $120x24 months=$2880

    Edge 6gb
    $30+80+$32.50=$142.50
    $142.50x20 months=$2850

    Edge 10gb
    $15+100+$32.50=$147.50
    $147.50x20 months=$2950

    The savings with Edge don't appear to be that good for just one line. If OP doesn't go over 6gb and doesn't plan to upgrade for two years, a contract is less money. Sure, plans with Edge phones are supposed to go down when the phone is paid off, but Verizon has also offered a discount for off-contract.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Right, it all comes down to individual situation and what can work better.
     
  12. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Oops, you saw it before I edited. Same premise, but I realized I misread your post :eek:
     
  13. Ceviche Lover thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. Since both plans cost the same, think i'm going to go with the single line plan and pay the overages($15 per GB) in hopes that someday I can add data to this plan at $10 per GB similar to my more everything plan. I figure I can always upgrade my plan to more everything but most likely not be able to 'downgrade' my plan to single line coverage in the future.
     
  14. techishi macrumors member

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    It makes sense that was the case, the iPhone 5 was LTE and at that time Verizon had no prepaid plans supporting LTE. But since the new AllSet plans introduced this July, I think you're able to bring any Verizon LTE device; http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/article/2014/07/allset-plans-4lte-smartphones.html

    -My 2 years is up in October. I'm planning on buying a 6 at full retail and switching to prepaid. Honestly, I would recommend it. If you do the autopay + $20 option for 3GB, you can get 4GB for $65 (slightly less if you use callingmart to refill) AND it's contract free. This is pretty comparable with T-Mobile's plan, better IMO since the service isn't even comparable. Oh, and if you don't end up using the data it will roll over for 90 days.
     
  15. CDutch macrumors regular

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    This is what I'm planning to do. The only question I have is how easy it will be to get your hands on a Verizon iPhone 6 entirely off contract?
     
  16. elvistcb macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean only temporary? You mean as far as time to sign onto the plan? Typically Verizon will let you keep the plan you are on even if they no longer offer it, correct?

    I was set to go prepaid and buy outright this time but the $60 deal with a subsidy seems to be too good to pass up. And I believe you have lower priority on prepaid if the network is busy? So overall the $60 plan should be a good deal?


     
  17. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    Right, the plan goes away on September 30, but if you get on it now you can keep it till you leave.

    I believe it is a great deal for one person. There isn't a better deal out there IMO.
     
  18. elvistcb macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. Yes, 1 person plans suck...it is all family focused. Just like the income tax system but that is another rant :mad:

    Single people get the shaft in the U.S.!

     

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