Verizon LESS $$ than Sprint?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by N e e k, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. N e e k macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2011
    My family recently switched to Sprint from AT&T because of AT&T's OUTRAGEOUS pricing on our 5 phone family plan, (4 iPhones), and yet Sprint's cheaper, our family absolutely hates them. Call quality sucks, always breaks up, other line can't hear us, call fails, slow 3G speed most of the time, etc... We called Verizon to see what they're all about ($ wise), and we told them what we were paying with Sprint, and they told us that we could be saving over $100 a month. Is this possible? I heard Verizon was the most expensive?

    Thanks for the feedback.
  2. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    It all depends on the plans, how many minutes/ texts/ data you use, and how many are on the account.

    There's no way for us to know, but, yes, it is possible.
  3. N e e k thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2011
    Okay, thanks.
  4. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Sprint's "base" 1500 minute family plans (with smartphones) start at $150/month for first two line.

    Sprints unlimited minutes start at $210 for first two line.

    So let's say people just get the 1500 minute family plans at $150 for 2 lines. Because Sprint has any mobile and nights at 7pm. It's simply overkill for unlimited minutes.

    $150/2 smartphones. Plus $29.99 for lines 3-5 with smartphones. So you are looking at $150 plus $90 equals $240 for 5 smartphones with 1500 minutes unlimited text/unlimited data (true unlimited).

    Verizon looking at $40 per smartphone x 5 smartphones equals $200 plus data (starts at $50/1GB).

    So am sure rep for Verizon is counting Sprint's unlimited minutes base plans starting at $210 for first two lines plus $90 for 3 extra smartphones for $300 total for truly unlimited everything.

    But still Sprint plans are far cheaper than Verizon for 99% of users.
  5. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    Yes. It is possible.

    The new verizon plans coming out this week will save me over $150 dollars a month compared to AT&T.

    I'm jumping ship, mid contract as well. I'll make the ETF fee back in 2 months.
  6. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    The only way you will save $$$ from ATT, especially the $150 you mention is if you need the voice minutes.

    Again, everyone's needs are different. Some will save, some will cost more money with Verizon's shared data plans.

    Honestly Verizon's shared data plans really only appeal to voice and text users who are light cellular data users (or around wifi most of the time).
  7. eclipse01 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2011
    Eau Claire, WI
    VzN 3g speeds are not going to be too much better then Sprint, coming from ATT speeds
  8. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    This is very true I’m sure it depends on where you are, i have great voice coverage from Verizon where I live but my data speeds are bad. I rarely get over 1.0Mbps down on my Phone.
  9. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    I use 6000 minutes a month.
  10. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    As always, select the carrier based on coverage where you need it.

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