Share Everything plans arriving June 28 on Verizon, unlimited talk and text plus 2GB data for $100 a month
0. phoneArena 12 Jun 2012, 07:54 posted on
Verizon kept its word to introduce its new shared data plans in the summer, and they are indeed arriving June 28, so hopefully you took advantage of that Galaxy S III preorder, because when the handset actually launches, you might have to pay full price for keeping your grandfathered unlimited plan...
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26. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
As far as avg customer between 1-2 gigs a month id like to see where verzon is pulling this from. I work for a very busy verizon location and avg customer since 4g has come into play uses more like 5 gigs a month. especially with all the new apps that have launched that require heavy data use like the slingbox app that now comes preintalled on some phones.
82. millkim3 (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 May 2012)
Educate your customers to jump on WiFi when they can! I sell for Verizon and am a VERY heavy user of my phone. But I connect to WiFi whenever its avalible and am easily able to stay under 2 GB a month; usually well under 1 GB.
102. ApphoIe (banned) (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 May 2012)
No offense, but at this point I will be educating them on the awesomeness of AT&T. Free mobile to mobile on any network, rollover minutes, better phone selection...
27. droid4all (Posts: 17; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)
It's not all that over priced, it really just depends on how much data you are using. I am on Wifi half the time, most restaurants, stores, gyms, coffee shops, schools, etc.. have it at no additional charge. So the only time I use my 3G is when I am in my car using Ford Sync (Pandora and Google Music). Even with that, I average about 2GB a month. Even my other line is doing about the same. So we are using 4GB a month. We use about 1,000 of our 1400 min, and about 20,000 text messages combined.
People need to start being more smart and using more resources to get value out of their plans.
So to each it's own, what doesn't work for 1 person isn't a total fail to everyone else.
51. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Gooduck using your wifi first off unless you live in a major city there is no free wifi spots anywhere. Second half the free wifi you think your getting tracks everything you do. example if your in a mall it sends everything your doing on your phone to the mall so you can start getting spam. Third i hope im near you when your on wifi cause i can easily access your pics and website and passwords from my phone while you are on yours. very simple apps for this. . If your saying we should be smart and start using more wifi then vzw should lower there plans or I might as well switch to tmobile pay half the price and use the same wifi. doesnt that make sense since tmobile lets you have unlimited callin while on wifi for liek 40 a month,. hmmm who is the smart one now buddy lol
83. millkim3 (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 May 2012)
And people like you are the only good reason to not get on WiFi.
29. steven252000 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)
I have a question......For those who "pre ordered" the SGIII through Verizon and had unlimited plan and completed the process and kept that plan are they gonna take that away too? I am sure they will and if so I am gonna go with the Maxx and hold on to my plan a little longer.
54. jbjr43 (Posts: 50; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
I can't speak for certain but both the confirmation and email (I printed out when I ordered mine on June 6th) clearly state "Unlimited Email & Web for Smartphones (personal email) $29.99".
If they try to pull any crap I will return the thing and pay VZW a visit, bringing Hell with me.
I had the Galaxy Nexus and it had terrible reception problems so I traded it for the Rezound (which is actually a very good device).
I am hopeful the GS III isn't plagued by the same reception issues as the GNex...
59. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if you preordered it and signed on for a plan at the time, then they have to honor that plan.
62. hepresearch (unregistered)
Even if they don't honor that plan with the upgrade, you can always revolt and return the thing within the 30-day window, and get them to restore everything to the way it was before, I would think... unless they are going to be evil and deny you restoration of prior conditions, but that would be really evil...
65. steven252000 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)
Well see....some have called CS and been told both yes you will be able to keep your unlimited and some have been told no. Some say that the reason for the July ship date is to make sure it was after the June 28th plan changes. That your new contract does not go into affect until you actually activate the new phone and since you will be activating after June 28th you will be made to go with a new plan. I too got the email with confirmation of my order that shows I still have my 29.99 unlimited plan but this is Verizon so who knows what they may try.
99. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
well they better not play me... and take my unlimited data VRZ.. or i will go Android on you..
30. danwatson (Posts: 117; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)
Figure this, whatever your data use is now, it will be more than double next year. Sign up for a 2 year contract and Verizon has stuck it to you big time. You may only be sharing 2GB now, but I guarantee you will need 5GB or more by 2013. Everything is moving to streaming and the carriers know this and are trying to trap us in to restrictive plans they know we will have to increase while they still can. If they don't offer unlimited data, don't sign (unless you have plenty of spare cash) a contract
31. Jango_Fred (Posts: 58; Member since: 17 Dec 2008)
Current bill, $170 for 5 lines, 1 smartphone, 4 feature phones, 1400 minutes, unlimited txt and unlimited data.
New Bill, $210 for 5 lines, 1 smartphone and 4 feature phones, unlimited talk and text, 1 GB of data.
Monthly minute usage.... about 100 minutes peak
Looks like I'll be going back to a feature phone
40. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Even doing that will bring you up to $190.
There are going to be a lot of exsisting customers who are going to be mad. With new customers, I can see where this may seem like a good deal. It seems (as a sales rep) a lot of people are looking for unlimited.
Ex. Current 5 lines Unlimited T&T first two lines $150+$50 per add = $300. Make three smart phones add $90 for a grand total of $390.
New 5 lines Unlimited T&T with 3 smart and shared 6GB = $80 for data + $120 for smart + $60 for basic = $260.
That's a savings of $130/month or $1560/year.
52. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I am a sales rep and maybe sell one unlimted mins for every 1000 phones. most people dont talk on there phones anymore.
53. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Good example is sprint forces u to have unlimited mins and i get a lot of people every week coming to me saying but i dont need nor want unlimted so they sign with me instead this will make customers go elsewere
33. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
They basically screwed the individual account owners and gave those "early adopters" to tiered data plans a pat on the back.
Offering 4GB deals for $30 while us late bloomers are paying $50 for 1GB. The nerve....
34. gameday78 (Posts: 48; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
Anyone else read this and go huh...or what? The average customer is going to very confused..
36. goatah (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
Anyone know how corporate discounts will be figured? Or will they be terminated?
39. Jango_Fred (Posts: 58; Member since: 17 Dec 2008)
Mobile Hotspot is included in new data pricing
41. kabukijoe (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
I love how Verizon does all this stuff to screw over their customers and rather than ditching Verizon they'll just bitch for a while and eventually bite the bullet or sigh and go back to a basic phone. I know the typical mentality is "Oh but they're the best" but it's really getting to the point of not even being practical anymore... I mean sure a Corvette is better than a Camaro or Cruz but you don't see everyone going out and buying Corvettes do you?
42. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Ive found better article and full pdf not this one which is half a pdf. Thsi is going to make everyones plans sky rockets except for a few people who have smart phones and dont use the data. Think about it Me and my wife have a smart phone with 700 mins unlimite text and 4 gig of data each. I barley use my phone and avg 3 gigs a month. she avgs about 2.5 and again we barley use them. Now we are paying 160 before tax. Switching to the new plan will cost me 170. sure i get unlimted talk but were lucky we use a combine 100 a month now. I dont need nor want unlimted talk. And i plan on adding my kids with in the yr. Now it would be $10 a line each so total bill would be 180 on new plan its 30 extra each for a basic phone my bill would then be 230. if i get two smart phone for them its 40 each on old plan makin it 240 total and give the kids each 2 gigs to use. On the new plan its 40 each sharing the data so id have to raise my data plan and the total will be 280 this is a outrage and ripoff no more add a line for grandma or the ten yr old with an emergency phone thanks verizon
43. Schuler28 (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
T-mobile is pretty good, if you go over your data allowance they don't charge you, you just get slower speeds. Fathers day special comming up,all 4G smartphones are free
Friday and Saturday the phones are, HTC One S, Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Radar 4G, HTC T-mobile Mytouch 4G, LG Doubleplay, Nokia Lumnia 710, Samsung Exhibit 2 4G, and etc. There also going to be the first carrier with the Samsung Galaxy S3.
45. Snap123 (Posts: 33; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
And this is why more and more people are heading towards prepaid
55. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I work for verizon and think im switching to tmobile
56. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Best comparison i just put together for old plan vs new plan.
Think about it you have three lines now want to add grandma its an extra 30 a month for a basic line. or to make more sense.
mom and dad 2 smart phones 2 gigs avg and 3 kids with basic phones. fam avgs 400 mins a month like most people who dont use mins anymore. and need unlimited text for kids.
old plan / new plan
$60 plan 700 / $70 4 gigs
$30 txt unl / Dad $40
Dad $30 data 2 gigs / Mom $40
Mom $30 data 2 gigs / Child $30
Child $10 / Child $30
Child $10 /Child $30
Total / Total
$180 / $240
Where is the benifit
And worse if the kids one day want smart phones
old plan / new plan
$30 extra times three = $90 / still $ 10 more each times 3 = $30
Adds 2 gigs of data each / Extra 6 gigs of data so you dont go over $30
New total / New total
$270 / $300
What this shows is this only saves you money if you have 6 or more lines with smart phones. other wise old plan is way cheaper in every case
57. hepresearch (unregistered)
Unless you are using a pair of basic phones on a 700 minute plan with no data, or using 2GB or less on a single phone line, your prices will go up when you upgrade next. Now, some folks who are super-heavy users will probably go the other way, and see some reduction to their equivalent plan pricing, but this is a temporary illusion. Someone here commented on another post earlier, maybe last month, that Verizon would never allow mobile to go the route of the IP dumb-pipe... this is not just a step in that direction, but rather a wild leap. Concepts such as 'mobile-to-mobile' and 'nights and weekends' are only found in one of the remaining plans, and only when dealing with basic phones alone (which will become less and less prevalent as folks rely more on their devices and go to unlimited minutes, or as they switch to smartphones which have ONLY unlimited-minute plans), making the simplicity much closer to that required to take the final step... folding voice minutes and text into just more data which must remain under the cap. For those of you who say this will not spread to other carriers... just wait until Verizon rakes in the dough. Customers who are in the middle-ground, the average mainstream data consuming family with three or more mobiles (minimum two smartphones) and a tablet or netbook needing 4GB to 8 GB per month, will bear the brunt of the pricing increase. Those families who fold other services into their Verizon mobile data plan, say by dropping home phone lines, cable, or wired internet, may yet save some money since those services are more expensive even than the mobile end of things, but the mobile pricing is higher than it used to be in response. All of the other carriers will eventually follow suit... sooner rather than later, I would add. By adjusting its rates this way, Verizon has lifted a ceiling off of current rates for the mobile industry, and other competitors will be able to follow suit without looking any worse, or more disposable, than Verizon.
60. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
I have 4 4g LTE smart phones and I get 4gb a month per phone. That is 16gb of data total, will the numbers in this new world be double for LTE like ones I have?
61. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
This s**t is confusing, and doesn't really save any money whatsoever the more lines you add on. Granted, you get a much higher minutes value than before, but the benefit of the current plan was that it was easy and cheaper to compartmentalized. The cost for adding basic phones (which suck so much at data they are hardly ever used for it) should be much lower.
I see what the point is here. It's to psychologically narrow the gap between the cost of smartphones and basic phones.
Let's say on the old plan everyone just wanted regular cell phones without any texting. The total cost would be 110 per month. Now, according to this bulls**t, the total cost would be 170 a month. I mean, he'll, as stupid as Sprints family plans are they still have a non data AND a non messaging plan level.
Now, if Verizon has the same levels of plans hidden up their sleeve for those who don't want smartphones, this will be okay. Probably. However, if they don't, this will go over like one of Taco's arguments.