Isn't it $50 +$40 for the smart phone... For just one phone?
Does anyone know yet if these share plans will replace the currently offered plans? Or are they gonna be extra options for us to choose from?
I don't think you read it right, it's $40 per phone PLUS $50 for 1gb of data for a total of $90. Not a great deal.Yeah it's $50 but you also get mins and texting with that. So that takes away this charges so all your paying is $50. I am on AT&T so it's not like it matters to me but it seems like a fair plan.
I didn't expect verizon to cut costs drastically, but I can't really even figure a way this would be cheaper for virtually anybody.
Yup.Has anyone posted about the plans yet?
$50 shared plan includes minutes and messages. It's not just data.That just doesn't sound right. I pay $30/mo for 2gb on the phone now and can add the iPad for $20/mo (I forget how much data but it's more than I'll need). Yes, that is $50 but I don't need the iPad plan often - and this is showing only 1gb for $50, when now I'd get 3-4gb for $50.
Don't assume your situation is universal. I pay ~$160 for 2 smartphones after corporate discount. We actually use about 2GB but I'd pick 4 for some headroom.I didn't expect verizon to cut costs drastically, but I can't really even figure a way this would be cheaper for virtually anybody.
$50 shared plan includes minutes and messages. It's not just data.
Don't assume your situation is universal. I pay ~$160 for 2 smartphones after corporate discount. We actually use about 2GB but I'd pick 4 for some headroom.
Smartphone 1 $40
Smartphone 2 $40
Total: $150 prior to corporate discount.
Not a huge savings but it is cheaper.
it looks like I'll be saying goodbye to phone subsidies from now on. At least until Verizon tells me I can no longer keep my grandfathered plan.
I'm basing my information on news articles such as this one:If I understand it correct, that will be on June 28th, 2012 unless you already have an LTE unlimited plan by then. If you try to upgrade a 3G unlimited to an LTE unlimited after that date it won't work, even if you pay the full unsubsidized price. Or at least that is how I have seen it explained and the reason so many people are snapping up LTE Android phones right now and planning to pay full price for the IP5 in the fall. If I have it wrong then I apologize in advance.
As far as I'm aware, it doesn't matter if it's 3G or 4G. Unless someone else has information I haven't seen.Now Verizon says that it will allow customers to keep their existing unlimited data plans if those customers either continue to keep their existing device or they buy a new device at the full retail cost of the smartphone.