Verizon Droid Data Plan, Tethering and Exchange Email Will Cost You
While playing w/ the phone browser I typed in Verizon Droid and up came this article.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/181590 ... »
I have to agree that Verizon is pricing the add-on services for this phone so high, along with the new ETF coming in a week, that they are going to discourage adoption of this and other new smart phones.
I was interested in getting these for the family, since we're all up for renewals, I'm good with the equipment pricing, but the data plans along w/ tethering and Exchange access for one line will add over $150 to ...
Monthly service 30.00 bucks for UNLIMITED (not 5gb) data and email
44.99 is IF it can sync to corporate email.
Tether is either 30 or 15 depending on the data plan and is 5gb (this is not even advertised as unlimited data).
so if you tethered the phone as a modem and used the web/email it would be 59.99
29.99 for email and web is standard for smartphones.
ETF will only hurt you if you cancel your service before the two years are up. If you're the type of customer who rides out a contract, they could make the ETF a million dollars and it still wouldn't effect you.
You might want to talk to a rep about pricing instead of googling it. Judging by that article you linked and engadget, it seems that most of the people writing articles about the features haven't had a verizon phone in two years.
Email and Web on a smartphone (no matter OS) is 29.99
Enterprise service on a smartphone is 44.99
Tethering will always make your data package = 60, so 30 for e&w phones, and 15 for enterprise phones.
Tethering is always at 5gb.
Seriously, it's been this way for years. why are people acting like it's some new conspiracy.
The only thing changing with advanced devices is the ETF....
Seriously, people were actually saying it was a "suprise" that verizon charges for tethering.. I am not familiar with ATT, but they do charge for tethering, don't they?
And I'm sure "someone, somewhere" has tethering without a monthly plan due to some set up or program that violates any carrier's terms and conditions agreement. Heck, even I've done it. That doesn't really count when you're discussing carrier-supported tethering.
Period Point Blank.
"This change only applies to new contracts beginning Nov. 15, and only when the customer ends serivce before the term is up. The ETF will be $350 and will decline by $10 a month."