Verizon tests unlimited text/data/mobile-to-mobile for $69.99
posted by Ken N. / Nov 06, 2010, 2:10 PM
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
Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 25, 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 Nov 06, 2010, 6:55 PM 0
Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 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 Nov 06, 2010, 8:30 PM 0
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 Nov 07, 2010, 1:57 AM 0
Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 07, 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 Nov 07, 2010, 6:57 AM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 08, 2010, 7:49 AM 0
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