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    Default Re: Adding a line to keep unlimited data?

    I did it awhile back but I tried again with Note2 and they wouldnt do it said unless your old line was a smart phone they do it a guy just tried yesterday hope he dont get nailed for extra $20/ mo. The reason why you would do it long as your planing on staying with VZW it o ly costs you $15/ mo about $40 cheaper than buying oughtright and you got 2 yrs to pay no interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jude526 View Post
    I can't see paying on an extra line to keep ouunlimited. Seems to be costs more. But if it works for you!

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    For some people, its more than just keeping unlimited. For a lucky few (myself included), we are on plans that are significantly cheaper than currently available share plans.

    For example, my current plan gets me two smartphones with unlimited data and one dumbphone, all unlimited texting and way more minutes than I'll ever use (1400). This costs me ~$150 *after* tax. The absolute cheapest share plan with 2 smartphones and one dumbphone is $160 *before* tax --- and that only comes with 1GB of shared data. I do use ~2GB of data per month.

    Since I already have a dumbphone line (which is used by someone as a phone) I don't need to add a line. But I could see people who similarly have 3 smartphones and adding a dumbphone line would save a TON of money, not only on phone subsidies, but on the monthly bill itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomog View Post
    wall of text
    forgot to mention the important part. For my smartphone lines, I could just use an upgrade and switch that line from unlimited to 2GB for $30. For the special plan that I'm on, that alone would increase my bill by $20 per line as I'm only effectively paying $10 a month per line for unlimited data. If I didn't already have a dumbphone line I would definitely add one because it saves me money, not even caring about unlimited data.
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    I have a plan similar to yours 1400 min 2 smart and 1 dumb unlimited text share Im about $180/ mo. I use 15gb a month that is just data internet no music no videos no tethering. Ilive in a very strong 4g area so the wife and I are never off 4g. I have 12kp on wifi but 4g 8s 16 to 18kp so I use it. I use my phone a lot even if I were to use wifi Im surevI would be 5gigs. So for me unlimited is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooddale View Post
    I have a plan similar to yours 1400 min 2 smart and 1 dumb unlimited text share Im about $180/ mo. I use 15gb a month that is just data internet no music no videos no tethering. Ilive in a very strong 4g area so the wife and I are never off 4g. I have 12kp on wifi but 4g 8s 16 to 18kp so I use it. I use my phone a lot even if I were to use wifi Im surevI would be 5gigs. So for me unlimited is good.
    How do you manage 15 gigs with no tethering, video or music? I have 6 smart phones on my account and don't even use 6g. No tethering, and video and music are basically only ever on wifi. With the exception of using Pandora in the car. And my entire life runs through my phone pretty much.

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    Im retired always on the phone my wife to and in a strong 4g area. I have to drive 25 miles either direction to get out of 4g except Lake Michigan its only about 15 miles lol.
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    Just a bump to this thread to let you know you STILL can do this. I have a 700 minute plan with 4 phones, 2 smartphones with unlimited data. I was able to order the S4 at new subscriber price ($250 - the $50 rebate when it comes) and they confirmed I can activate a basic phone on the line and cancel the $30 data charge when it arrives. I have an old basic phone to activate so instead of paying $650 to buy the S4 off contract, I pay $200 now (after rebate) and then roughly $15 monthly for the next 2 years ($360). Still cheaper than full retail. HOWEVER, when the basic phones I already have on the plan expire their contracts....I can cancel one of them, and move the number to the newest line, and drop the newest phone line. This way it'll be less than the $360 over time.....more like $165 for me. So in the end, I get the S4 for $365, and it the extra gets spread out over a year.
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    Are you positive I tried to do that and when it came down to it they wouldnt let me do it without a data charge. They tokd me the person I tslked to was wrong and gave me wrong info. Your still paying about $75 bucks less than list but you get to pay for it for two years
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooddale View Post
    Are you positive I tried to do that and when it came down to it they wouldnt let me do it without a data charge. They tokd me the person I tslked to was wrong and gave me wrong info. Your still paying about $75 bucks less than list but you get to pay for it for two years
    Why is that a bad thing exactly? You want to keep unlimited data, well you have to jump through some hoops to hold it.

    Hoop A) Buy the phone for $700 smackums on the spot

    Hoop B) Take the additional plan route and pay less than $700 over the course of 2 years...


    Hmmmmmmm choices. And yes it still works, do it all by yourself online with no one to tell you "no that will hurt my sales numbers for the day." Their internet ordering and plan managing system doesn't care and won't let personal obligations get in the way of you and your intended setup. It works, and it is my advised route for saving money and well, saving money.
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    Im all for the time payment deal Im retired and on a fixed income its much easier for me to do the$15/ mo than shell out the whole $700. Im do shortly to upgrade Ill find out. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooddale View Post
    Im all for the time payment deal Im retired and on a fixed income its much easier for me to do the$15/ mo than shell out the whole $700. Im do shortly to upgrade Ill find out. Thanks
    It would be cheaper to wait for a sale and do the etf method, the note 2 was $50 before, so the total would be around $405. Some cc offer no or low interest for some time.

    But, if you don't have the money on hand, You would be better off going to best buy and price match Verizon full retail, then finance it through them 18 months no interest plus 5% rewards. With Verizon, you have to pay a monthly service fee.

    Also, $700 total divided by 12 months with finance charge is around $60 per month.



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