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Verizon tests unlimited text/data/mobile-to-mobile for $69.99

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Verizon tests unlimited text/data/mobile-to-mobile for $69.99
Verizon is testing so many new plans, it's getting hard to keep up. The largest carrier in the U.S. is now extending a special unlimited plan to preferred customers. The plan includes unlimited text, data, and mobile-to-mobile calling, as well as 450 anytime minutes, all for $69.99.

Before you get too excited, you should know it's only for preferred customers, meaning if you didn't get an email about it, you won't be eligible. There is also a Family Plan option, which is $139.99 for 1400 anytime minutes, unlimited text/data, and $19.99 for every additional line.

This special plan comes on the heels of Verizon's switch to tiered data plans. Customers can now choose between 150MB for $15, and unlimited data for $29.99. Verizon is also testing an unlimited any-mobile plan, like Sprint's, that starts at $60 for 450 minutes, and includes unlimited texting.

Under pressure from other carriers like Sprint, Verizon is trying to stay competitive with lower-cost alternatives. At the same time, they have to be competitive, while still turning a profit from resource-hungry data use. While we wouldn't count on it, the unlimited text/data/mobile-to-mobile plan could become the norm as their LTE service grows. The plan could then be a way to offset LTE buildout costs by gaining new subscribers. After LTE is in place, there will then be a surcharge for 4G service, as there is with Sprint.

source: Verizon Wireless via Engadget
Verizon tests unlimited text/data/mobile-to-mobile for $69.99

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posted on 06 Nov 2010, 17:08 1

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Thatd be pretty sweet.

posted on 06 Nov 2010, 18:03 1

2. VerizonFanatic (unregistered)

That would be SWWEEEETT! I am on Verizon, and I was wanting to switch to Sprint to get a cheeper price, but if this happened, I would deffinetely stay.

posted on 06 Nov 2010, 18:55

3. WhoDatBe (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Jan 2010)

ok...unless this is for smart phones also i see no savings here. Sprint-450 min, unlim text, web and m2m for all cell phones and this says vzn m2m for $69 with smart phones, and no need to be a premier customer, also ATT already has 450 min unlim text and web for quick messaging and basic phones m2m with ATT and roll over minutes. so, if this thing gets a little more specific this is garbage.

posted on 06 Nov 2010, 20:30

4. souleater93 (Posts: 86; Member since: 20 Mar 2009)

I'd like to know if any Verizon costumers have gotten this email yet because my family has been with them for 8-10 years and we have gotten a card about two years ago for Preferred costumers only. but we didn't receive an email about this promotion so I am wondering if this is a scam or for real. Please comment if you have gotten this email from Verizon ^^

posted on 15 Nov 2010, 10:43

11. pattycake (unregistered)

just got the email today 11-15-10 @ 11:25am to be specific :)

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 01:57

5. ggp (unregistered)

This is real, but besides meeting certain account criteria, there are also geographic criteria. I work in a VZW call center, and did see this promotion offered on a couple of accounts.

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 01:16

7. souleater93 (Posts: 86; Member since: 20 Mar 2009)

Would that include Arizona by chance?

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 01:01

6. govtworker (unregistered)

Govt. discount + getting a plan while unlimited data was only $9.99 = Already getting this price for all this. ;D *end tooting my own horn*

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 06:57

8. custuco2010 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Nov 2010)

The offer is def legit. I received multiple calls ystrdy n chngd about 5 cust to this plan....if u hav a corp discount, it also carries ovr....its great whn customers can receive an offer thts add value to their plan...put it this wy, if u call and ask for this plan, chances r u wll get it....

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 12:12

9. Big Red2010 (unregistered)

ARPU is low if you have 5 lines so unless VZW sees a lot of growth from this promo you probably will not see it go national. If they can steal a lot of business from Sprint then maybe.

posted on 08 Nov 2010, 07:49

10. ibap (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

Competition sometimes has an effect. But I've got this as part of a Sprint family plan, Everything Data Family with 1500 minutes $130 for 2 lines, $20 each additional, which is $10 less than the Verizon plan, and gives us 100 more minutes. For 3 lines that makes it $50 per line - and Sprint's gives you free calls to any cell phone.

Was on Verizon, left over specific coverage issues. It's nice to see VZW respond to the issue though. When I left them, the extra data charges for a single phone made them way more than Sprint.

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