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Verizon's 'Share Everything' Plans Arrive June 28

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Replying to:  These plans are not for everyone by droid_guru   Jun 12, 2012, 9:18 PM

Re: These plans are not for everyone

by wifi_guy    Jun 12, 2012, 10:59 PM

I disagree with you on two points:

1st, Example 2,
If you read Verizon online Share everything brochure you cannot enroll in the $30 unlimited talk and text without also adding at least the $50 data package. And I would imagine it would take a few months to use 1GB of data on a basic phone. Especially giving VZW says on their website most smartphone user use between 1 and 2GB.

2nd, .....smartphone to run their laptop, desktop, PS3, XBOX 360, Wii, and their Roku....
I total agree that some people misuse "unlimited data" but the wireless carriers did that themselves.
The piont that I've notice that both wireless professionals have missed is that this affects low to moderate users the most. Not everyone wants or needs data, unlimited talk and text on all lines. Some parents just want their kid to have a reliable phone to call home and let them send way to many text.

Average families that I know,

Mom and dad - smartphones, 2 kids with basic QWERTY phones, 1400 minutes (10 friends and family numbers), unlimited text, 4GB for each 4G smartphone

Old
90+10+10+30+30+30 = $200

New
40+40+30+30+90 = $230

Verizon makes an additional $30.

What I was considering,
450 minutes, 2 or 4GB data plan (depending on which side of the bed VZW woke up on), $2 a year text app I've used for a year.

Old
40+30+2 = $72

New, (Use the same number of minutes as I would on the 450 plan)
40+70 = $110

Again, Verizon makes an additional $38.

I don't think people are saying the new plans won't work for some people. It just Verizon wants to put everyone in the same group when not everyone has the same usage. Walmart even figured that out. I don't think Verizon is going to make as much revenue putting everyone in the same corral as they think they are. Their already going to lose my $50+ dollars a month and they haven't even started this. But on the upside, AT&T and Comcast will probably say thank you!

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