Verizon ripping off iPhone users (anyone that is)?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PracticalMac, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

    PracticalMac

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    Went to Verizon web site to check price quotes.

    In short:
    2 year contact with iPhone 5C. $99
    450min Voice $39.99 (Nationwide Talk 450)
    2GB of data $30.


    Month-to-Month contract, full price for iPhone 5C
    iPhone 5C price $450.
    450min Voice $39.99 (Nationwide Talk 450)
    2GB of data $30.


    NO change in month chargers (and expensive too at $69.99), even though I paid the phone full price.

    Pretty sure I selected the feature selection correctly.

    And the share plan jack up the price some $20 to $40 more.

    Are the numbers right?
     
  2. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    If you've already paid full price for the phone and want cheaper monthly rates then take control and go pre-paid.

    Otherwise sign a 2 year contract to get a subsidy at the beginning.

    Simple as that.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep.
    Verizon is the most expensive carrier in the US.
    You just pay more for the "network" or so they want you to think:D
    You should feel privileged to be their customer...
     
  4. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

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    Yes - the twisted thing about US carriers is that your monthly bill is the same whether you have the phone subsidized or own it outright. Take that fact in whatever direction you choose but that is the fact.
     
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    You'll have to go Tmobile or prepaid to receive a lower rate for paying for your device in full.
     
  6. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    (Looks at Verizon site again)

    Verizon Prepaid is just as bad as month-to-month!

    What a rip off.

    And yet people complain that Apple stuff is "too expensive". :rolleyes::rolleyes:


    (Thanks for the info people)
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Hence, T-Mobile's Uncarrier program. They let you have cheaper plans once you pay off your device.
     
  8. darster Suspended

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    The only reason to stay with verizon is if you have unlimited LTE data. Which I do. Otherwise, the company and service are not that special.
     
  9. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    And I mistakenly believed Verizon offered something similar in response.

    I plan to get get my new phone in December, will see if they change (probably not)
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Vote with your wallet. I personally chose and have kept AT&T as my provider because in my area they have continuously improved. So it makes sense to back them up.

    Great service.
     
  11. The Robot Cow macrumors 6502

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    I'm a believer of "You get what you pay for"
    Yes Verizon is the most expensive carrier but they've given me the best service i've ever gotten. I've had t-mobile and their service sucked here in my area. If i had to switch i'd go over to At&t.

    For my plan its a Share everything 4gb plan with 2 lines. It works out to $80/line and we have never had a problem with our data limit.
     
  12. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    You talk as if this is a surprise :p

    The carriers (besides t-mo) aren't in the pre-paid business. They are strictly in the business of "we do 2-year contracts, either get on board or go take your business elsewhere to pre-paid"

    That would be like me complaining that gasoline is expensive or that its hot in the summer :rolleyes:
    Of course it is. Either I should A) do something about it or B) quit complaining and accept what is.
     
  13. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

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    Sadly, I don't have a choice. Verizon is the only quality provider where I live.
     
  14. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Great customer service and signals for me, except at my house. They said they will improve, but never has, and it has become a major pain for me.

    C) My eyes are not deceiving me.
    Again, I thought they offered a T-mo style plan. WONG.
     
  15. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    This. It's why I wish everybody would go to T-Mobile's model. That solves the subsidy problem by basically subsidizing a loan over two years for the phone, but then you aren't paying the extra amount after the two years. So if you keep a phone for three years, you save a bunch of money.

    This isn't a Verizon thing. AT&T charged almost exactly the same, except I think the 2GB data plan was $25 and there was 200MB for $15.

    I'm hoping by two years from now the big carriers will all offer something like this. I'm jumping back in with my parents on AT&T since the signal is much improved where I live and we can use the Mobile Share plans. They save money, I save money, we all get unlimited voice and text, plus I can finally use my phone as a hot spot for free.
     
  16. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Have you complained lots of times? Several readers/viewers here have stories n which complaining to AT&T netted them a free Microcell. It's a patch job, but it assures you good home service.
     
  17. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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    tmobile is the best value. a decent coverage map and cheap prices.
     
  18. eyespii macrumors 6502

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    verizon hoses u extra hard if you choose not to upgrade as soon as your contract is up. best way to deal with that is to use your upgrade as soon as possible. Even if you don't want the 5s, use your upgrade on it and then sell it, and put the money away for the next shiny hotness.
     

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