Verizon to start Friends & Family
source: Verizon Wireless
1. T-Money3000 (unregistered)
Not too bad. It's free! Change numbers daily... cool! I kinda thought VZW had to adopt this since they grabbed Alltel.
2. trentsinmypants (Posts: 319; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)
its a good move on VZW's part......its about time that we add something special to our rate plan offerings :D I sent in a email to phonearena about this but they didnt put all the details i put in. :( Oh well, at least the news is out!
3. Mayday3420 (Posts: 61; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
lol, what do you expect, they're phone arena. They are also the last ones to report it as well.
4. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
Change them every day but they wont update for 24hrs
5. xmguy (Posts: 38; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)
Too bad Family share 700 min plans aren't included!
6. Mayday3420 (Posts: 61; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
if you're already on the lowest plan why would you need it?
7. xmguy (Posts: 38; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)
Can't afford the higher plans. So a feature like that would really come in handy.
8. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
Details about the My Family feature: *** They must be on a single line 900 Min. plan or higher, or FS 1400 Min. plan or higher ( as mentioned above ). *** They must be on a Nationwide Plan *** For Smartphone/Blackberry plans (coming soon), they must be 450 min. or higher *** Domestic Only .... Calls to Canada are not included (someone actually asked me that) *** The FS offer is up to 10 total .... NOT 10 per phone (someone actually asked me that too). IMO, I think VZW is doing this because they are trying to pull customers from AT&T and Sprint (maybe even T-Mo)...obviously, and that's a good thing. But I really think this was the death knell for Alltel. Any Verizon sales rep will be have to be "super rep" in order to sell any plan with more than 900 min. ( single ) or 1400 min ( FS ) ... unless it's a business customer. Imagine, having a 900 minute plan and up to 5 freebies that you frequently call. Those 900 minutes would NEVER be an issue. In a way it looks good because it aims to make Rollover Minutes ( AT&T ) look totally useless, but we will see. I think Sprint might follow suit.
11. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)
Sprint has a retention offer of 3 #'s any network I been begging them to promote this to no avail, maybe they will do so now and make it 7 #'s to play off 7pm n/w's
12. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
I think Sprint will up the ante because, as we all remember, they were the first to announce the Unlimited Talk plans ( albeit they released it "certain" markets ). VZW and AT&T beat them to the punch by releasing that same plan Nationwide. I thnk Sprint's new CEO is definitely in the works to have a plan like this. It's good for competition.
9. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I'm excited about it. Verizon has always had the attitude of 'we charge more and offer less because we're better and we're worth it.' And most of the time I agree. But it is nice to see them offer something like this. Plus it secures the majority of Alltel customers that would try and leave VZW because of My Circle. All it would have taken was another carrier to start offering something like My Circle, and every acquired Alltel customer would jump ship.
10. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
im happy its free too. this is great. verizon will get a lot more customers this way
13. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
This is probably a good move considering Verizon revamped their Inpulse plan as well.
14. Karen Ihde (unregistered)
how do I get into my friends and family page to change or addd