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  1. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I was confusing subsidized with monthly payback. U do pay an extra 30 a month for the line for 2 years though right (if u stay with vzw) ?
    What's the $30 month for? We pay per line for data if they have data on that line. There's no $30 for phone charge a month.
    09-25-2016 12:12 PM
  2. Luzy_Borgia's Avatar
    I simply do not understand why you won't return it. I fail to follow your reasoning.
    09-25-2016 12:15 PM
  3. DasWindows's Avatar
    Thanks, this just makes it look worst for samsung and future customers.
    09-25-2016 12:19 PM
  4. jerrykur's Avatar
    Maybe the carriers will take Jerry Hilderbrands suggestions and back the old phones.
    09-25-2016 12:44 PM
  5. recDNA's Avatar
    What's the $30 month for? We pay per line for data if they have data on that line. There's no $30 for phone charge a month.
    I have udp. My wife got iphone 6+ subsidized when it came out. She pays an extra 30 I don't pay because it is subsidized phone.They don't call it phone charge. Call it line fee

    You're saying your monthly bill is exactly the same as someone who pays full price for phone up front?
    09-25-2016 12:45 PM
  6. underway99's Avatar
    The one I was trying is the $29 plan. Damn, forgot about that, I was trying to get it under contract as I can upgrade it but the contract ends in October. Might have to play around with the loop hole deal, upgrade the 49 plan and then do the transfer upgrade on the $29 plan. LOL, lot of work but would put the $29 plan under contract for another 2 years.
    The last time that I did it, I had to call CS to keep my plan. Ordering over the internet wouldn't let me keep an older plan. Make sure that you talk to customer service, not telesales. Dial them up at 8009220204 and just keep saying "agent" to the voice prompt until you get a live person. I do that and have been able to get the online deals (like free overnight delivery, and waived upgrade and activation fees) too. I just make sure that I tell them that I tried to do it myself online.
    09-25-2016 12:56 PM
  7. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I have udp. My wife got iphone 6+ subsidized when it came out. She pays an extra 30 I don't pay because it is subsidized phone.They don't call it phone charge. Call it line fee

    You're saying your monthly bill is exactly the same as someone who pays full price for phone up front?
    I see what your talking about now. I'm on a grandfathered plan. Think they call it America's choice, I pay a lump sum for a set amount of minutes, then I pay for features such as texting, data. Your on the share plan, where you select amount of data you want to share, then you pay the $30 month for each line.
    09-25-2016 12:56 PM
  8. recDNA's Avatar
    I see what your talking about now. I'm on a grandfathered plan. Think they call it America's choice, I pay a lump sum for a set amount of minutes, then I pay for features such as texting, data. Your on the share plan, where you select amount of data you want to share, then you pay the $30 month for each line.
    But since I pay upfront for phone I have no 30 fee on my phone. My wife has the 30 charge because she does have subsidized phone. So it is an additional 30 a month for her 2 year plan equals 300 subsidized phone price plus 720 extra in bills over 2 years.

    She pays 1020 for an 850 dollar phone over 2 years. Maybe itnis different now I don't know.
    09-25-2016 01:00 PM
  9. Ry's Avatar
    I have udp. My wife got iphone 6+ subsidized when it came out. She pays an extra 30 I don't pay because it is subsidized phone.They don't call it phone charge. Call it line fee

    You're saying your monthly bill is exactly the same as someone who pays full price for phone up front?
    What plan are you on?
    09-25-2016 01:09 PM
  10. recDNA's Avatar
    It's confusing... We share 500 min talktime which we never come close to using but I have unlimited data and she has 2gb (not shared). We share min but not data. I don't know what plan is called but it extends back to Thunderbolt days.

    You are saying YOUR plan costs exactly same monthly whether phone is subsidized or not?

    I do know this. Our total cost per month is less than newest plan sharing 12gb. I had them price it out.
    09-25-2016 01:13 PM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    I see what your talking about now. I'm on a grandfathered plan. Think they call it America's choice, I pay a lump sum for a set amount of minutes, then I pay for features such as texting, data. Your on the share plan, where you select amount of data you want to share, then you pay the $30 month for each line.
    I think mine is Shared xxx 500 plan but Amercas Choice sounds familiar.
    09-25-2016 01:19 PM
  12. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I think mine is Shared xxx 500 plan but Amercas Choice sounds familiar.
    Sounds like you are doing the device payment plan on your wife's phone a

    I'm on the 1400 minute plan with 4 unlimited data lines. But the ones not on unlimited data plans have 3 options for upgrading. Device payment, pay full retail, or 2 year contract. The unlimited data lines have all 3 choices to but then I have to change to a tiered data plan and give up unlimited data for that line.
    09-25-2016 01:25 PM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    Sounds like you are doing the device payment plan on your wife's phone a

    I'm on the 1400 minute plan with 4 unlimited data lines. But the ones not on unlimited data plans have 3 options for upgrading. Device payment, pay full retail, or 2 year contract. The unlimited data lines have all 3 choices to but then I have to change to a tiered data plan and give up unlimited data for that line.
    She has the 2 year contract. Could have had unlimited like me but didn't want to pay for iphone up front. She uses less than a gig a monthnanyway. Like you my plan goes up 20 in October.
    09-25-2016 01:27 PM
  14. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    She has the 2 year contract.
    What's the $30 charge for, data?? I don't have those charges
    09-25-2016 01:28 PM
  15. recDNA's Avatar
    What's the $30 charge for, data?? I don't have those charges
    No. She pays x for data and y for line and z to share minutes. The y is 30 bucks.

    You're apparently different because all lines are unlimited or you're not in a 2 year plan?

    I knw it isn't a ripoff cuz our total is still less than current plan.
    09-25-2016 01:29 PM
  16. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    No. She pays x for data and y for line. The y is 30 bucks.

    You're apparently different because all lines are unlimited or you're not in a 2 year plan?
    Hmm... I pay $9.99 for each additional line. I will have to look to see if the first line costs more, I can't remember
    09-25-2016 01:32 PM
  17. recDNA's Avatar
    Hmm... I pay $9.99 for each additional line. I will have to look to see if the first line costs more, I can't remember
    Maybe a discount for 4 lines? I could get 4 lines at tmobile for less than our 2 at VZW.
    Hoovie83 likes this.
    09-25-2016 01:33 PM
  18. underway99's Avatar
    Sounds like you are doing the device payment plan on your wife's phone a

    I'm on the 1400 minute plan with 4 unlimited data lines. But the ones not on unlimited data plans have 3 options for upgrading. Device payment, pay full retail, or 2 year contract. The unlimited data lines have all 3 choices to but then I have to change to a tiered data plan and give up unlimited data for that line.
    That sounds like the plan that I have. It's an old Nationwide Family Share plan. 1400 shared minutes with unlimited text messaging. Basic charge is $100 plus $9.99 per line. I lost my UDP on two of my lines when upgrading, but they moved me to what they call a MAXX plan. 6GB for the same $30. You have to specifically ask for it though, and then you can upgrade with the subsidized phone on a new two-year deal.
    09-25-2016 01:49 PM
  19. recDNA's Avatar
    Ya 6 gb not enough. 12 gb costs more than we pay now
    09-25-2016 01:52 PM
  20. underway99's Avatar
    Maybe a discount for 4 lines? I could get 4 lines at tmobile for less than our 2 at VZW.
    Yes, you can. But there's a reason that most of us continue put up with slow or nonexistent updates, limited device availability, excess bloatware, an orphan network, and overpay for Verizon.
    09-25-2016 02:06 PM
  21. recDNA's Avatar
    Yes, you can. But there's a reason that most of us continue put up with slow or nonexistent updates, limited device availability, excess bloatware, an orphan network, and overpay for Verizon.
    But point was vzw also charges less per line for 4 lines than 2
    09-25-2016 02:07 PM
  22. wolverine2003's Avatar
    I've got a unique situation where I took advantage of a loophole in order to retain my unlimited data. And for those that still have UDP (you know what I'm talking about) losing it is unacceptable. If you're not familiar with this, Google the Slickdeals mega thread (almost 1800 pages) on how to keep your unlimited data. Well anyways, apparently to exchange thru Best Buy for the recall, they have to return the unit and restore your upgrade (while calling VZ to do this) and then rebuy. And so Verizon would see that I used a workaround to retain my UDP, and then will remove it. If Best Buy had just done an equipment exchange without getting Verizon involved, I would be good. But that's not the case unfortunately.

    So... I think I'm just going to keep my original Note 7. It works great. I understand there is a risk of implosion, but Samsung did say that it's only what, 0.1% affected? And I do understand that Samsung may also gimp the battery to 60%. That hasn't happened here in the US yet. Hopefully it doesn't. And I know my phone's resale value is pretty much nothing as a result of it being a recall phone. But maybe sometime down the line I might be able to exchange it for a brand new one (when I move onto to another phone) if the recall is still in effect. Who knows.

    So.... I think I'm just going to have to CHARGE IT TO THE GAME.
    I have UDP and used the "loophole" to maintain it. When i exchanged my Note 7, I had to activate it on the tiered data line and then swap the sim cards. As for Verizon finding out you're using the loophole, I flat out told them what I was doing and why. I don't get any resistance from them.
    09-25-2016 02:15 PM
  23. recDNA's Avatar
    I have UDP and used the "loophole" to maintain it. When i exchanged my Note 7, I had to activate it on the tiered data line and then swap the sim cards. As for Verizon finding out you're using the loophole, I flat out told them what I was doing and why. I don't get any resistance from them.
    I understand that. I cannot because wife is not due for upgrade. I also heard that doesn't work anymore so pleased it worked for you.
    09-25-2016 02:17 PM
  24. Cale1023's Avatar
    Wait so are you trying to Upgrade under a two year contract or device Payment or did you buy the phone out right?
    09-25-2016 02:30 PM
  25. recDNA's Avatar
    I paid full price for my last 3 phones. Returned the Note 7 for money back when I heard about recall.

    My bill goes up $20 in October so may go to Max 16gb shared plan and buy LG V20 or iPhone 7 plus in Oct sometime and go with subsidized plan.

    I think then monthly bill about the same but will also have free hotspot.
    09-25-2016 02:35 PM
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