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Extended warranty vs Insurance
Jul 15, 2013, 9:53 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I know there are several Verizon employees on this forum, so I'm hoping one of you can explain something to me. Here's the situation: My son's phone is an iphone 4S. For whatever reason, it has decided that it will no longer charge (tried everything). I have been paying for the insurance as well as the extended warranty. I just called Verizon to see what we need to do and this is basically what I ...

Re: Camera while on call
Aug 15, 2012, 8:43 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S III (Verizon) forum

I can't use mine while on a call either. Might be a network thing.

Jerky video playback
Aug 15, 2012, 8:13 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S III (Verizon) forum

Looking for some help. When I shoot video in 1080p with my GS3 and then play it back (view it on the phone) it's crystal clear, but plays very jerky. It's very irritating. I have a new SanDisk class 10 high-speed micro SD card so I doubt that's the problem. Any ideas?

Re: SGIII is nice but....
Jul 17, 2012, 8:29 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

sparker781 said: I thought I read somewhere that there's a new HTC coming thats supposed to rival if not beat out the SGIII? That's technology. Of course there is something "better" coming...eventually. The trick is to look ahead as best you can and make a decision based on what you want and how long you're willing to wait. Just keep in mind that as soon as the new HTC is released, there will be rumors of something better ...

Re: "unless they get ridiculous"
Jul 16, 2012, 11:37 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Jarahawk said: How will you know? Oh I'll know! I like VZW, but there is a limit to how much I'm willing to pay over other carriers.

This is nothing new.
Jul 13, 2012, 7:00 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

It has been this way for years. VZW always seems to have fewer offerings than other carriers. It can be a bit frustrating at times when you're ready for a new device and none of their choices are what you want. That, combined with cheaper plans from other carriers, is exactly what lured me away from Verizon about 6 years ago. What I quickly learned was that a cool phone and an inexpensive plan don't mean ...

Re: It's on the way!!
Jul 10, 2012, 9:09 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Victek said: Hopefully they will be in the stores soon too. The original date was July 10, but now I'm hearing July 12. Let us know how you like it. I will. It gets delivered to a relative's house tomorrow because I am in Puerto Rico on vacation (this place is amazing) 8) . I won't actually get to mess with it until Sunday morning. Oh well...at least I know it'll be there waiting for me when ...

It's on the way!!
Jul 8, 2012, 2:22 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Just got my shipping notification. My GS3 is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday the 11th! *Happy Dance* :D

Re: Dear Verizon,
Jun 30, 2012, 8:56 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

LOL...nah, just anxious for my new toy. :wink:

Re: Dear Verizon,
Jun 30, 2012, 7:03 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

epik said: Who was given earlier dates? I preordered mine on the first day and it said "ships by July 9." Even the emails I received at work leading up to the announcement said that. I don't know that anyone was given an earlier date. I thought maybe that's what daxdcagain meant in his post. So when is Verizon's official release date for this phone?

Re: Dear Verizon,
Jun 29, 2012, 4:51 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

daxdcagain said: Customers are actually calling in asking for credits because the phone didn't ship as originally planned. :lol:Do you mean people who preordered and were given earlier dates? I hope it doesn't get delayed past my date. That would be disappointing. When it comes to new tech gadgets and patience, I'm basically 6 yrs old.

Dear Verizon,
Jun 29, 2012, 8:50 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I know you told me the scheduled ship day for my Samsung GS3 is July 11th, but please feel free to send it out sooner if you like. It won't upset me at all. Thank you. :)

Re: Dear son
Jun 27, 2012, 9:20 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

So are you on drugs, or simply illiterate? I DO NOT HAVE A SHARED DATA PLAN! I have unlimited on my line and my son has the standard 2GB on his iphone. Sheesh..it's like talking to a piece of furniture.

Re: Upgrade to Galaxy S3 or...?
Jun 27, 2012, 8:59 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I just recently debated the same thing. I looked at the Razr Maxx and a few others too. The Maxx is a solid contender, bu after reading and watching reviews on the Samsung GS3 I'm sold. Mine has been pre-ordered and I can't wait. Seems like and awesome device.

Re: Verizon service in Puerto Rico
Jun 27, 2012, 8:50 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Archer Bullseye said: Most of Puerto Rico is included in the Nationwide and America’s Choice Coverage Areas. If you roam out of the Nationwide or America’s Choice coverage area, you will be charged $.69 per minute. Please use your device's banner as an indicator of your roaming status. Click here to view the approximate coverage areas. Did you even bother to read the page? 8O I was all set to thank you for the information...and then you had to be ...

Re: Verizon service in Puerto Rico
Jun 26, 2012, 2:33 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I'll have to look that up when I have time at home later. Thanks for the info. Glad I didn't just go by what I was told over the phone!!

Re: Verizon service in Puerto Rico
Jun 26, 2012, 1:20 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Spoon said: You will need idial. You need to insure your prl is updated before you go. $.69 per min to use voice. Never heard of idial. What is that? I don't mean to insinuate that you're wrong, but what are you basing that information on? It completely contradicts what VZW customer service told me.

Verizon service in Puerto Rico
Jun 26, 2012, 10:06 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

We will be on vacation in Puerto Rico very soon, and I was curious about VZW service while on the island. I called customer service and they basically said that we can use our phones exactly as if we were home (PR is a U.S. territory). She said there would be no roaming or international charges. Of course all of this depends on if we actually can get a signal. Can anyone here verify that I was ...

Re: LOL
Jun 24, 2012, 9:59 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

hobble said: Scammed. Data share plans are the new family plans. You just lost your unlimited data son. I would be furious if i was you. Well "son", you obviously don't know what you're talking about. I have the printed contract and the confirmation email from VZW. I have a Samsung GS3 on it's way (supposed to ship 7-11) AND I have renewed my existing contract with unlimited data on my line. My plan and my monthly bill ...

Woo-Hoo!! Kept my unlimited data!!!
Jun 22, 2012, 9:14 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I stopped by Verizon again today and had someone nice enough to look at my current plan and compare it to what I would pay for 2 smart phones and a regular phone with 6GB on a Data Share Plan. Turns out, it would have cost me $20 a month more. Long-story-short, she found a way to let me renew my Unlimited Data plan AND preorder my Samsung S3!! :D

Re: The Galaxy Note is bigger
Jun 20, 2012, 11:59 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

The Note is more of a hybrid phone/tablet in my opinion. I honestly can't imagine many people attempt to carry one in a pocket. Maybe some do. Doesn't look comfortable to me.

So, when is a phone too BIG for you?
Jun 19, 2012, 5:53 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

It was almost exactly two years ago when I was debating this very same question. It was mid summer of 2010 and the Droid X was just about to be released. Compared to pretty-much every other cell phone on the market, it was huge. I (being a specs guy) was very attracted by the numbers on it. There simply wasn't anything else out there that compared to it in terms of features and performance. ...

Re: Shared Data Plans Pricing
Jun 19, 2012, 5:55 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Jarahawk said: Why don't you just leave your plan alone. You don't HAVE to go to the Shared Date plan you just HAVE to give up your unlimited data plan if you upgrade at discounted price. I realize that. What I have been saying is that unless I have miscalculated something, the new plan might not be a bad thing for me. It looks like if I go with 6GB it will cost me about the same as ...

Re: Shared Data Plans Pricing
Jun 18, 2012, 11:40 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

CDs? How very 90's of you! :wink: If I go with 6GB to share with my boy, I shouldn't have to adjust my usage habits (including Pandora).

Re: Shared Data Plans Pricing
Jun 18, 2012, 9:39 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Oh I know about using wi-fi. I make sure my son does all the time while home or away at college (which is why he's at 1.5GB average). The reason my usage is so high is because I don't have wi-fi available at my office and because I stream Pandora in my car all the time.

Re: Who do you think will benefit the most from Verizon's new shared plans?
Jun 18, 2012, 7:23 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I think it all depends on what you get and how you use it. For me personally, it looks like it might be a wash with a few perks. Here's my situation: One Droid X (soon to be a Galaxy S3) One iphone 4s One multimedia phone In two years w/unlimited data I average around 3.5GB per month on the Droid, and my son averages about 1.5GB on his iphone. If I go with the 6GB plan my monthly bill ...

Re: Shared Data Plans Pricing
Jun 17, 2012, 7:01 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Thanks for the info. OK...so I currently have my smartphone w/unlimited data, my son's iphone 4S w/2GB, and my wife's multimedia phone all on our family share plan. According to the prices given in your link, that would be $40 X 2 for the smartphones, and $30 for my wife's. That would be $110 plus whatever data plan we choose to share. I'm usually close to 3.5GB a month and my son is close to ...

Shared Data Plans Pricing
Jun 17, 2012, 4:58 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Does anyone know how the Shared Data Plans will be priced? I haven't seen any actual official info yet.

Loosing my unlimited data by two days
Jun 16, 2012, 7:42 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I'm eligible for my upgrade on June 30th and I just found out that any upgrade after June 8th looses unlimited data. I stopped by my local Verizon store today to see about pre-ordering a Galaxy S3 (which I can't because you can't preorder before your upgrade date, even though the phone wouldn't be here until after my date). :roll: The manager told me that although I will loose my unlimited data, I will be able to get a ...

Re: Samsung S3 - Why different specs for US vs Global?
Jun 12, 2012, 10:56 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Thanks. I wasn't thinking that one was any better than the other. I'm just wondering why they would make two different versions. If a quad-core wont work on LTE, then why not make all models (including the Global version) with the same dual-core? Especially if there isn't any real difference in performance.

Samsung S3 - Why different specs for US vs Global?
Jun 11, 2012, 8:45 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I don't get it. What's the point in Samsung producing the S3 with two different CPUs and two different RAM chips? If I read it correctly, the U.S. (Verizon) version will have a dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM, and the Global version will have a quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. Why? I (like many of you) have been watching many of the review videos on youtube for this phone, but I'm wondering how ...

Re: Ready to Upgrade....Your Thoughts?
Jun 7, 2012, 8:54 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Jarahawk said: They'll likely drop it this fall. Hold out, man. Obviously, you really want an iphone. Imagine how miffed you will be if you settle for another Droid handset and then the iphone5 is released. Not sure if you're talking to the original poster or me, but I wouldn't say that I "obviously really want an iphone". After using a Droid X for two years the iphone 4 screen looks tiny to me. If the iphone ...

Re: Ready to Upgrade....Your Thoughts?
Jun 7, 2012, 1:14 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I'm in the exact same boat. I've had my Droid X since it's release day almost two years ago. Mine is still ok, but slow compared to the new stuff. I can upgrade in 3 weeks (I traded my earler upgrade date with my son so he could get an iphone 4s for Christmas). I'm not sure what to get. I was thinking either the Razr Maxx, the Galaxy S3, or wait for the iphone ...

Re: Will I lose my unlimited data?
Jan 7, 2012, 9:59 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

It's funny...I was totally happy with my Droid X and saw no reason to upgrade. But now that I know I can't, I feel like I want to. :?

Re: Will I lose my unlimited data?
Jan 6, 2012, 11:49 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

If I were going to do it now, I like the Rezound. I traded upgrade dates with my son so I could get him the iPhone 4s for Christmas. That pushed me back to June I think :( . The things we do for our kids. Anyhow, I'm sure by then there will be something else even better out.

Re: Will I lose my unlimited data?
Jan 6, 2012, 1:21 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

60dollarcarcharger said: you'll keep your unlimited Awesome!! Thanks! :)

Will I lose my unlimited data?
Jan 6, 2012, 10:26 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I currently have a Motorola Droid X and I am thinking about an upgrade soon. If I go with a new 4G phone and do the usual contract renewal, will I still have unlimited data like I have now, or will Ibe forced into a cappedd plan?

Ship Dates for iPhone 4s
Dec 29, 2011, 7:03 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Hi guys. Haven't been here in a while. Anyhow, I bought my son an iPhone 4s from Verizon right before Christmas and , of course, they were sold out. They placed the order and told me it should ship around Jan 4th. Does anyone on here know if those dates are holding out? Thanks in advance.

Re: and this is why
Jul 5, 2011, 6:51 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

pickles said: ...if you hardly ever approach your limit, and KNOW THIS, why would you even stress about it??? Because sometimes I do use alot. Like I said before, it's all about the freedom to use my phone the way I see fit without having to worry about (or even think about) going over a pre-set limit.

Re: Let's not be stupid
Jul 1, 2011, 1:34 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

60dollarcarcharger said: You like unlimited data because if you're going to pay $30 anyway you might as well have unlimited...it's really that simple I'm pretty sure I said what I meant. Yes, obviously if the price is the same, and one is limited while the other isn't, I'd want unlimited. My point is that I'd want unlimited even if I have to pay more for it. To me, it's worth paying extra not to have to worry if I'm approaching ...

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