Carrier Impressed with Verizon Wireless

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by melman101, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Hey all. I'm currently on an AT&T unlimited data plan with my wife.

    However, my Mom has her own line with my aunt and they have Verizon. They had two basic smartphones and were paying like $140 or something ridiculous. They didnt even have data on their phones.

    Yesterday I went with them to Verizon, and they were ineligible for on contract pricing because they didnt have a smartphone plan. So they guy did all the math, switched the plan and they will be paying about $30 bucks more a month and they each have 3GB of data (which I doubt they will ever use) and unlimited talk and text. Something like $170 or something. And they each got an iPhone 6S 64GB Space Grey for $122 bucks total (tax). Trying to get them into the future :)

    They were trying to sell a data overage blocker for $5 bucks for the account, but we did not take it. I thought thast was scheisty.

    Other than that, great service, transferred their contacts from their old phones to the new phones, etc.

    I was thoroughly impressed.

    And I realized how much I'm getting ripped, but I have that elusive unlimited data plan, and it will be a cold day in hell before you pry that from me
     
  2. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    My dad (72 years old) has a line on my AT&T Family Share plan and has been rocking a flip phone for years. Last year, we gave him my son's old iPhone, since he has a MacBook and we figured he might enjoy the features. After only about 3 days he told me he hated it, and went back to his beloved flip phone. He doesn't text, doesn't browse, doesn't use a lick of data....he's just happy with his flip phone.
     
  3. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    My wife and I have the Verizon family plan. We have two iPhones with 6GB monthly data. Costs $160 a month. Unlimited call/text of course. The family plans are always the best with VZ and ATT.
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Verizon's service is great, but their plans are ridiculously expensive.
     
  5. melman101 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    They are around the same age. They are getting used to it I think LOL :).

    Yeap, they travel and one lives in a rural area, so Verizon is the way to go for them.
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    You know better than to make such blanket statements, Kosmo. You've been around for quite some time now.
     
  7. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    I am thoroughly confused.

    So they are paying $170 a month now with a total of 6GB data to share between two lines? On Verizon.

    And did they get $122 iPhone 6S 64gb off contract?
     
  8. melman101 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Sorry for confusing you.

    They each have 3gb of data, so yea 6gb total.

    The two phones are something like $27 each a month under their new monthly plan. The total cost of the plan with the monthly rate for the phones is around $170.

    They didn't have to put any money down on the phones, they just had to pay tax on the phones. $66 dollars each phone, so $132.
     
  9. ultravisitor macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, I always see so much complaining about Verizon's customer service, but I've never had a problem with it. They've always been good to me. I think a lot--not all, but a lot--of the complaining about Verizon's customer service is coming from people who feel and act like they're entitled to more than they deserve or what is reasonable.
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I've also had nothing but positive experiences. I'm not saying that it doesn't happen, it's just never happened to me personally with ONLINE CSR's.
     
  11. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    1. They were being ripped off for their dumb phones. Easily can Verizon prepay dumb phone for $35 a month each line.
     
  12. melman101 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yea, absolutely. LOL
     

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