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Re: What happens to other plans?
Aug 10, 2015, 5:36 PM
in the Article: Verizon Revamps Plans, Offering S, M, L, and XL Sizes forum

The existing plans that customers have are being grandfathered in The new plans S M L XL are the standard plans but VZW will offer plans up to 100GB 1GB 30.00 3GB 45.00 6GB 60.00 12GB 80.0 20GB 120.00 25GB 175.00 30GB 225.00 40GB 300.00 50GB 375.00 60GB 450.00 80GB 600.00 100GB 750.00 Oh...and it still has the international texts on all of the plans

Re: No contracts. No subsides. No value.
Aug 10, 2015, 5:29 PM
in the Article: Verizon Revamps Plans, Offering S, M, L, and XL Sizes forum

Not true. The no contract option has always been there. ' The fact of the matter is subsidized cell phones are expensive fore cellco to maintain, The FACT the point of the 2yr contract was to help the company recoup he cost of subsidized equipment. You could always come in and set up lines of service without a 2yr agreement with your own equipment or a full retail priced phone. The only thing new here is IMO is that companies are itemizing ...

Re: I guess no more smartphones for me
Aug 10, 2015, 5:15 PM
in the Article: Verizon Revamps Plans, Offering S, M, L, and XL Sizes forum

You can pay it off by using the trade in value of your current. In 18 months...if thats when you decide to upgrade...you will have paied in 450.00 towards the phone balance. So thats 150.00 left you would have to pay to upgrade. You said you were willing to pay 200 but not 150.00? And your coming off a 2yr contract now. Plus you can still trade in your phone for cash value. Lets say worst case it only trades ...

Re: So arrogant & not accommodating to their customers but what choice do we have??
Aug 10, 2015, 4:57 PM
in the Article: Verizon Revamps Plans, Offering S, M, L, and XL Sizes forum

120.00 for 20GB 175.00 for 25GB 225.00 for 30GB 300.00 for 40GB 375.00 for 50GB 450.00 for 60GB 600.00 for 80GB 750.00 for 100GB These are all of the consumer data plans offered past the S M L XL plans form Verizon Wireless And on the point of the access fee per smart phone on the going up from 15.00 to 20.00. You do realize that the price VZW was charging per line was 40.00? You only got the discounted service on a device installment plan or you ...

Re: I have a sneaky suspicion
Jan 30, 2013, 12:28 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry 10 to Reach U.S. Stores in March forum

It will fail if the app store isnt up to par at launch. I think thats whats hurting Windows 8 phones now but that could destroy BB. The platform may be great...but if no ones making apps for them or there not that good..then its good night Gracie!

Im excited.
Oct 30, 2012, 11:56 AM
in the Nokia Lumia 810 forum

I had some hands on time with this phone last week and was very impressed. The Windows 8 OS is very user friendly and the pin to home screen option is very convinent. I only got to play for a few hours so I didnt get to test reception or make phone calls but everything else was smooth and responsive. Im looking forward to seeing more from this phone,

Re: ios 6
Sep 19, 2012, 2:41 PM
in the Article: iOS 6 Now Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod forum

I did mine via I Tunes so it charged during the upgrade, but yeah..anytime you have power close I'd recommend using it.

Re: ios 6
Sep 19, 2012, 2:22 PM
in the Article: iOS 6 Now Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod forum


Re: ios 6
Sep 19, 2012, 2:08 PM
in the Article: iOS 6 Now Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod forum

Mine did the first time. Im trying it again right now. Wish me luck!

Re: Always offered more than 10gbs
Aug 8, 2012, 12:29 PM
in the Article: Verizon's Shared Data Plans Range Up to 20GB forum

True..but they got rid of the 30gb plan for 200. Now its just the 20gb plan for 150.00

Re: Ahem!
Jul 31, 2012, 11:55 PM
in the Article: FCC Forces Verizon To Allow Tethering Apps forum

The reason that service providers charge extra for differnt types of data connections is due to the fact that based on what device your connecting you have the ability to use larger amounts of data on there network. Mobile devices on there own general dont use the same amount of data as a PC will..or for that matter multiple PC's at potently the same time. Thats why they did charge extra...until the new tiered Share Everything plans launched. Now they ...

Re: I thought Verizon said
Jul 10, 2012, 8:29 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry Curve 9310 Picked Up by Verizon forum

It looks to me like there transitioning 3g phones into the "basic" phone slot and 4G phones into the "more advanced" spot. You can tell by the way there pricing Smartphones over "basic" phones and how on the new plans theres only a 10.00 difference between a basic or smartphone per month.

Re: I'm quitting my job at Verizon.
May 20, 2012, 11:23 PM
in the Article: Verizon Readying Price Increases for Wireless Customers forum

Im not happy about the upgrade fee either..but you also have to realize its 1. Nothing new..VZW used to have upgrade fees. They got up to 20.00 before they were axed a few years ago. And 2. That every other company does it already, Not that the second point is a valid excuse but it is true. Activation fees and upgrade fees only apply when that transaction takes place so its not a fee that is tagged onto the monthly ...

Im not a network engenire
Mar 1, 2012, 11:32 AM
in the Article: Verizon Says Locked Bootloaders Better for the Network forum

Im not a network engenire so Im not sure what the possible negative impact of a rooted phone on Verizons network could be. I suppose that if someone wanted to they might to try to upload harmfull info onto the network if they wanted to but who knows. I would think that the carrier however does have the right to limit what kind/type of devices that are on there network...the same way a business owner has the right to refuse ...

Re: Can't remove the battery?
Nov 14, 2011, 2:19 AM
in the Motorola Droid RAZR forum

Just like the I phone the Razr has an alternate reset method. If you power the phone off, hold the up and down volume keys in together then push the power button the phone will boot into boot mode. You'll have a few screen option with reset being one of them. This is also an alternate way to do a master reset on the phone so be careful lol. Volume keys let you move up and down and power is your ...

Re: Otterbox & docking
Nov 14, 2011, 2:13 AM
in the Motorola Droid RAZR forum

You have to take off the case to dock.

Re: Everything has its huge flaw, and in this case...
Oct 20, 2011, 2:23 AM
in the Article: Hands On with the Motorola Droid RAZR and ACTV forum

Well after having used apps like battery pull on my old Blackberry and experiencing the reset button combo on the I phone Im not worried about not having a physical battery to perform resets. So far all of these things have been an adequate replacement to pulling the battery out. Plus in the case where a battery pull dosent fix your issue its either time to do a factory reset or replace the device anyway. Now in terms of battery life being ...

Re: iPhone4 Verizon iOS 5 Question
Oct 10, 2011, 1:32 AM
in the Apple iPhone 4S forum

From what I've seen Siri is only avalible on the 4s. It needs the A5 chip to operate from my understanding. ios5 comes with nuance which is the standard voice feature on most phones.

Re: Of course new and revolutionary.....
Oct 4, 2011, 2:07 PM
in the Article: Apple Announces Siri, An Intelligent Voice-Controlled Assistant forum

This is what apple does tho. They take apps that have been on the market for years that dont advertise....make there version of the app then hype the hell out of it. Thats why they make Billions! They know how to market the top selling apps in every market

Re: Let the preordering begin.
Sep 27, 2011, 8:43 PM
in the Article: Apple Schedules iPhone Event for October 4 forum

Wait with a broken phone...thats what you do lol I heard that the other day and just laughed I had a guy tell me that every other phone was a piece of crap and he would rather wait with his broken phone to get a new i phone that he honestly knew nothing about. The fact that he was upset with us was the funny part

Re: Price Point
Sep 8, 2011, 10:02 PM
in the Article: Motorola Droid Bionic Goes On Sale Sept. 8 for $299 forum

I guess the argument can be said that the phone has 32 Gbs of memory but memory isnt that much of a concern to me since I still havent filled my old 8gb card. I played with the phone at lenght today and was impressed. I still have the unlimited data plan for 29.99 and I'll be able to keep it on 4G. I just think its still a little pricey. I was able to play with the Zumoast ...

Price Point
Sep 7, 2011, 10:19 AM
in the Article: Motorola Droid Bionic Goes On Sale Sept. 8 for $299 forum

The only thing Im worried about with this phone at the moment is the price. 299.99 seems a little steep to me but considering how many other Droid devices there are on the market. Especially when the phone feels like a Droid X2 with a few more bells and whistles. The Zumocast feature does look cool but Im not sure if thats worth an extra 100.00 I wouldnt be supprised if VZW changes the price fairly quick after launch.

Re: Actually Processor?
Sep 7, 2011, 10:14 AM
in the Article: First Look: Motorola Droid Bionic forum

Thats what I was thinking. Ive been reading that its an OMAP processor

Re: As a VZW employee...
Jun 22, 2011, 5:23 PM
in the Article: Verizon Confirms Tiered Data Plans to Start in July forum

benhxcjammin said: I am completely against the idea. we're hardly any better then at&t now. i'm going to sprint... lol. As a fellow VZW employee I say your full of crap lol. You should know what the differences are between us and Sprint are other then pricing lol. Plus how long do you think it will take Sprint to fall in line with tired data pricing as well?

Re: Any validity to no one will really be "grandfathered" in on any current unlimited plans?
Jun 22, 2011, 5:13 PM
in the Article: Verizon Confirms Tiered Data Plans to Start in July forum

tether said: That VZW Store Rep was lying to you. In a press release I read kicking you off unlimited when you go for an upgrade is absolutely the plan. I had also read from Verizon directly that even if you buy your own phone full-price & just change equipment after your contract is up you will be required to choose a new tiered data plan. Bottom line is unlimited with Verizon is over & unlike AT&T, they want you ...

Re: charge port + kickstand
Mar 17, 2011, 9:51 PM
in the Article: Video Tour: HTC Thunderbolt forum

Im sure this was done on purpose that people would be "encouraged" to buy a docking station lol

Re: Motorola Droid Bionic vs. Other Verizon 4G Phones
Jan 16, 2011, 8:44 PM
in the Motorola Droid Bionic (old) forum

It dosent look like it has one. Check with your favorite radio station and see if they have a droid app. Theres a few local stations close to where I live that do. Theres also Pandora, Slacker and I Heart Radio

Re: This Is An Insult.
Jan 12, 2011, 2:50 PM
in the Article: Verizon To Offer iPhone 4 forum

I can see where your concerns are but one thing your doing as well is making consumers sound like sheep. Forums like phonescoop help keep consumers informed on what there buying and VZW is coming out with clear disclosure on what there selling and what your buying. Now if you go into a VZW store not knowing what your buying or getting into you as a consumer then you need to bear some of the burden for getting "taken" buy ...

Re: Anyone noticed that today it's no longer "Android VS iPhone"?
Jan 12, 2011, 1:04 PM
in the Article: Verizon To Offer iPhone 4 forum

I've already fielded one of those calls yesterday. VZW is letting people buy the phone at retail but there giving them a 200.00 rebate on it. Same with people outside of there 30 day WFG. Its only going to get worse however :cry:

Great JOB Google!
Dec 15, 2010, 12:33 PM
in the Article: Google Adds 'Restore' Feature to Gmail Contacts forum

Being in customer service I appreciate this update a lot! Ive had customer that have had there contacts erased in error or altered in error and this would have been a lifesaver! Google just keeps impressing me!

Re: i cant even begin to fathom enough ways to make fun of that title
Oct 27, 2010, 1:46 PM
in the Article: Verizon Turns to LG for High 'Octane' Performance forum

The ENV3 problem was the battery not seating correctly. Once they replaced the battery Ive seen a DRASTIC drop in ones that cycle like that.

This phone isnt that bad
Oct 27, 2010, 1:42 PM
in the Article: Verizon Turns to LG for High 'Octane' Performance forum

Im excited about this phone because its the 1st one in a long time thats good that DOSENT require a data plan. It also marks the end of 3g Media phones (yeah) Ive also played with the phone and it looks feels and acts like a solid phone. Hopefully it dosent have power issues like the ENV line of phones. :)

Re: pantech... ugh
Oct 27, 2010, 1:39 PM
in the Article: Verizon Relies on Pantech to Be Its 'Crux' forum

I played with one yesterday....um..Im not impressed. The UI lags when it tries to "spin" and the push slide to unlock the phone dosent do it for me. I can see us having a lot of problems with the touch screen on this phone as well. Let the good times roll.

Re: Cap & Trade
Sep 24, 2010, 12:35 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Introduce Tiered Pricing in 4 to 6 Months forum

Thank you :)

Re: Another 2.2 Inquiry very important
Aug 1, 2010, 10:16 AM
in the Article: Verizon Pushing Android 2.2 to Motorola Droid Next Week forum

Its also going to fix the bluetooth voice command issue on the other Droids. The 2 things I want the most however are Flash support and the new app update feature. :)

Re: Verizon makes a lot of money in other ways than the ETF
Dec 25, 2009, 7:50 AM
in the Article: FCC Not Satisfied with Verizon's ETF Explanation forum

WTF lol...How did you conclude that VZW outsources just becasue you got an "india" speaking person on the phone. You do know that VZW hires people with different ethnic backgrounds here in the US. I worked in the call center for 3 years along side 3 Pakistani people and all of them were legal US residents. To my knowledge VZW has not outsourced its CS and Ive been with the company for almost 10 years. Oh and on the accessory ...

Re: How will we know?
Dec 8, 2009, 11:59 PM
in the Article: Verizon Is Pushing Out the Motorola Droid Update forum

I would imagine it will show up in your message center at the top of the phone display. There doing 200K in phases over the next few days or so. I updated a few on the in store flash machines today and noticed an improvement on the camera and they updated to front lock/ unlock screen. I didnt have enough free time today to check out any other differences but one thing I hope they address in this update ...

For reps with a UME machine in there stores
Nov 11, 2009, 11:20 PM
in the Motorola Droid forum

I was wondering if anyone else has had any luck transferring contacts from the Eris using the UME? So far I have successfully done 0. No problems with the Motorola phone so far. If anyone could help I would appreciate it! :)

Re: does anything work on this thing
Nov 10, 2009, 12:51 PM
in the Motorola Droid forum

Could you be a little more specific? What apps and whats missing?

Re: Droid over HTC Imagio, why does the Droid get all the press?
Nov 10, 2009, 11:56 AM
in the Motorola Droid forum

Another reason the Moto Droid is getting more press time is because its the EXCLUSIVE VZW phone. The Eris was the HERO and everyone has a WINMO device. I like the Imagio personaly but its not that ground breaking for Verizon. I love the fact it supports mobile TV and its our first smart phone to do that but overall its feature set can be found on other devices. The level of customization isnt the same when you compare the ...

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