Verizon double data

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  1. bytheriver macrumors newbie

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    New member here.. Thinking about ditching android in favor of the iPhone 6. Right now we have 3 smartphones and 1 basic phone... On an unlimited data plan (been buying phones outright)

    The question I have is the line access on the family share plans is $ 40 per smartphone if you subsidize or $15 per smartphone if you use the Edge program or buy outright... Is that correct?
     
  2. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly right.
     
  3. bytheriver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Only thinking about switching because we would save on our bill. Doing the calculations.. If you buy a subsidized ip6 64gb... Over the 2 years you would pay 150 more for the phone then if you just bought full retail
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Your calculations are off somewhere.
    Its almost about the same price.
    You just pay the subsidy interest free over 2 years.
     
  5. bytheriver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is what I had figured.... If you buy a subsidized ip6 64gb it's $299..plus your smartphone line access will now be $40 for that line.
    If you purchase outright.. It's $749..plus your smartphone line access will now be $15..

    So subsidized is $299 + $25 (extra per month.. $40-15) ×24 months(term of 2 year contract) =$299+600=899

    Full retail is 749..

    899- 749 is a savings of 150
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not sure if you're on old family plans I don't think they add an access fee. Just for the family share plans I believe.
    Maybe someone with verizon can give more details.
     
  7. bytheriver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes we are on some nationwide talk and text plan plus the additional 4 smartphones with unlimited.. I think those are $30 each/month... Our bill would be cheaper under the double data plan.. Figuring the $150 (40 gb) data bucket plus the line access for each phone.. I do believe your data plan gets the employee discount..
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh, then yes those older nationwide plans with unlimited data do not get charged a $40 line fee each.
    Only the family share ones get that fee.
    So probably the calculations need adjustment.
    But with Verizon the unlimited data plans are still unthrottled so if I had one of those I'd keep it till they pry it off my cold dead fingers:D
     
  9. bytheriver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought about keeping but we really only use about 20 ish gbs per month between the 4 phones.... I think our bill would drop by $90 a month
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Up to you.
    To me having the peace of mind not having to ever pay any overages is better. Sometimes 1 user can rack up tons of data and use up most of the portion thus throwing the whole bill off.
    Cause only takes a few hours of streaming video by my kids here and there and I'd rack up lots of GB's of data.
    My billing cycle just started and within the 1st day I already racked up 1.2gb by them watching Peppa Pig in the car:D
     

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