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Top message: WAKE UP...means more than you think by USCELLGIRL
Replying to: Re: WAKE UP...means more than you think by WLS
Let's do a comparison of the old plan vs the new believe plans. I have 4 phones on the old national 1000 ($69.99+20 (2 additional lines) and $30 family text+ 2 androids ($60) for a total $179.99. New plan: 1200 min for $199.99 w/unlimited text and 2 androids or I can do $220 for 1500 min and text and data for everyone. Either way it costs more. Sure you get reward points, but you could also take that $20 a month you save on the old plan and put it in a savings account and buy a new phone in 10 months too without a contract. So is that real value? I don't see it. You pay more for the new plans because they have these new perks figured into the higher price of the plans. They charge more because they are taking rewards points, one and done contracts, overage protection, etc. figured into you paying a higher price each month. That is not a good deal when you really look at it. It's just like when you go to the store to buy an item, they add an additional 3% or 4% to the price to figure in the people that pay by credit card. They have that built into the item's price and these belief plans are the same way. You get perks, but you pay for them. Now if you gave the same perks on the old plans, that would be real value. If these plans were such a good deal, everybody would be switching over to them in groves, but most aren't, because they see through the BS being played off as "value." Most people are disappointed/angered at all the hype that was created for these plans and then see what they really get. Bundling is a bad idea and I hope the other carriers don't follow. Leave bundling to the cable companies (who are already known for being a rip off). Don't get cellular into that game as well.
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