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Help with monthly billing math question
Ok, forewarning: This will be a long read.
Info about account first: 1400 shared minutes plan, unlimited talk and text. 4 smartphones (two unlimited data plans, one 4GB plan, one 2GB plan) and a home line service.
My wife and I are still part of the unlimited data plan. We both have Droid RAZR's and are looking to upgrade soon as our phones have been giving us issues (input lag, slow app startup, battery issues, etc). I called the Verizon customer service and the rep was able to negotiate an early upgrade for the two of us. We are looking to get Moto X's, and we were presented with two options:
1) buy the phones on the new two-year contract price, and all the lines go into a Share Everything data plan
2) the phones would be "purchased" via the Verizon Edge program (with unlimited talk and text) and with the Verizon Max data paired with it, my wife and I would get 6GB for $30 for each phone (the other two lines, as I understand would still be part of the previous 1400 shared minute plan
Our monthly bill currently (before taxes and such) is $284. Which route would be cheaper/about the same as what we're paying now? Or will my monthly bill see an increase regardless which option I choose? I've been trying to do the math and I just don't really understand it. Any help/advice would be great.
I did chat with a Verizon rep online this morning to get a bit of clarity, but the only thing I really got out of it was with option 1, the two lines (my wife and my line, remember) would be about $150 a month(not sure which Share Everything data plan was chosen for that). With buying the phone via Verizon Edge, the two lines would be $190.44 a month. But she didn't say anything about the TOTAL monthly bill, including the other two smartphones and the home line (which we plan to get rid of in Dec, we don't want to pay the ETF on that)