70% of Verizon subscribers are sporting a smartphone
0. phoneArena 21 Jan 2014, 12:20 posted on
Verizon Wireless announced on Monday that the carrier added 1.7 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2013. For the entire year, the nation's largest carrier added 4.1 million new members. Big Red now has a total of 102.8 million subscribers, only 5 million of which are pre-paid customers. These figures were released as part of Verizon's fourth quarter earnings report...
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1. PootisMan (Posts: 182; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
They must be paying a lot of money to have those smartphones on Verizon.
18. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
So NOT true; I am grandfathered with an Unlimited Data feature and with my lovely corporate "Data Feature" discount (-20% ) I pay $23.99 for true Unlimited 4G LTE Data and with my lovely corporate "Voice Plan" discount (-15%) I pay $29.74 for a non-published "Loyalty" voice plan. So I guess when one does the math, my base charges are $53.73. Oh, and did I mention free texting with Groove IP (through one of my many Google Voice #'s). Must be true: Verizon customers are 'Smarter' ... lol :)
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6631; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Verizon has the best coverage no doubt, but their pricing is so damn expensive. It were a little cheaper, I'd switch in a heartbeat.
6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6631; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I'm pretty sure the word "cheaper" should be self explanatory.
19. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Yes 'Papa', it was a wise decision to 'Join-In' early on .... [dangle preposition]
4. wolverinexmen9 (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)
Yes totally. A friend of mine verzions family's plan comes out to over $600 a month just for the service! That's like paying for a new smart phone every month. 5 smart phone lines with unlimited calling, unlimited texting, and 10GB to share. They have about 4 or 5 discounts too. That's still crazy!
5. jsd0108 (Posts: 19; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)
A $10 GB Share Everything plan with 5 smartphones is $300 (plus tax) on Verizon. $600 is a bit of an exaggeration.
7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6631; Member since: 14 May 2012)
My cousin is paying $280 for 6GB shared with AT&T on four lines... That's flat out ridiculous.
16. quakan (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Earlier I was doing some math to try to figure out if I should switch from my legacy plan to a share everything plan and for an extra $11 I can get a better plan. Our bill right now for 4 lines (2 smartphones and 2 feature phones) is $194.34 and for $205.78 (price, surcharges, taxes and discounts calculated) we would get 2 features phones upgraded to smartphones, share 6GB, and gain unlimited talk. Also, the $35 activation fee is waived for a limited time so I'm going to jump on that as soon as possible.
13. CEMIII (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
Agreed I have had sprint for years & started porting my family over to Vz. I cringed for the 1st device but now I have 2 on Vz & 2 on Sprint & I pay $11 more big deal. All my devices will be rolled over by summer. Just waiting to see what comes out.
15. blazee (Posts: 240; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
Me and my mom share a plan i have a smartphone, she doesnt. we have 1600 minutes, unlimited text and unlimited data for me, since ive been grand fathered. The bill is 177 a month. If i was to upgrade i would lose my unlimited for 2GBs and still pay the same amount. Needless to say im leaving verizon for tmobile
9. Matthew (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
I guess that's why my download speeds are so slow. Verizon 4G LTE in NYC is SLOW...
10. atlvideoguy (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)
Your gonna get screwed by every carrier, I got sprint and I have unlimited data, but Sprint throttles my connection if I try to watch netflix were in won't work. and I put upwith theyre crappy network. I've considered just switching to a nexus 5 on at&t straighttalk sim.
14. medwar07 (Posts: 13; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Well hopefully they have Wifi everywhere because if they want to use their phone they will be paying a lot if they dont.
17. JunitoNH (Posts: 758; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Verizon is like Apple devices, not for the indigent population, for sure.
21. PAPINYC (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Careful with your words; there's a Metro Bus Driver on here that cries racism for anything insinuating disenfranchisement. (I think it stems from issues of having to hand out so many bus transfers). Just be careful and stick to how how 70% of Verizon subscribers seem to be a fortunate demographic base.