07-15-2013 03:25 PM
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  1. fastman696's Avatar
    I got the new phone (928) and lost my unlimited data plan yes. This wasnt an issue to me as I dont use hardly any data. My whole purpose with this was to get a cheaper phone bill as this is what was said to me.
    Fing lies, my bill is now higher and since its past the 14 days now Im SOL.
    Beware everyone, your bill will go up with the new plans.
    07-12-2013 12:10 PM
  2. questionfear's Avatar
    What data plan did they assign you? You should be able to drop it to a 2GB bucket which might be cheaper.

    But yea, killing the unlimited data plans has sadly been going on for some time. :(
    07-12-2013 12:16 PM
  3. mjperry51's Avatar
    Read the contract. . .
    gsquared likes this.
    07-12-2013 12:17 PM
  4. thed's Avatar
    That's unfortunate. You can't really trust what the reps tell you, you have to price it out yourself and make sure you fully understand everything before agreeing to a new plan. Not saying all reps are bad but some of them will tell you anything to get you on a new contract. I left Verizon because I realized that an upgrade would not only cause me to lose unlimited data but also cost more.
    07-12-2013 12:21 PM
  5. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    life lesson: verify before you sign anything. Be glad it was a phone bill and not a house or a car.
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    07-12-2013 12:22 PM
  6. fastman696's Avatar
    What data plan did they assign you? You should be able to drop it to a 2GB bucket which might be cheaper.

    But yea, killing the unlimited data plans has sadly been going on for some time. :(
    I came from unlimited data, text and 450min of voice at about $78 per month with Corp discount
    I now have unlimited voice and text and 1gig of data. Bill is now about $85 I'm told.
    The main reason I got a new phone was to save money, not a happy customer.
    07-12-2013 12:27 PM
  7. fastman696's Avatar
    Read the contract. . .
    Thanks for those words of advice. I'm sure you read every page of a EULA too.
    I trusted what I was told by the CSR that the plan would cost me less.
    07-12-2013 12:31 PM
  8. airwolf878's Avatar
    I came from unlimited data, text and 450min of voice at about $78 per month with Corp discount
    I now have unlimited voice and text and 1gig of data. Bill is now about $85 I'm told.
    The main reason I got a new phone was to save money, not a happy customer.
    I had the same 450 minute, unlimited text and data plan before too. I was able to keep the 450 minute, unlimited text and switch to 2GB data without any price change.
    07-12-2013 12:31 PM
  9. hopmedic's Avatar
    Every situation is different. It saves me about $35 a month with my family plan switching from 1400 minutes/family with 2 unlimited data phones and a dumb phone, to the shared plan with 4GB. Always do the figures yourself. But... Are you going by what your bill came in saying, or are you adding up the different services? Keep in mind that first bill after you get the 928 will have an upgrade fee.
    07-12-2013 12:31 PM
  10. mjperry51's Avatar
    Thanks for those words of advice. I'm sure you read every page of a EULA too.
    I trusted what I was told by the CSR that the plan would cost me less.
    Then just read the financial part of the contract -- don't read the whole thing.
    07-12-2013 12:33 PM
  11. fastman696's Avatar
    life lesson: verify before you sign anything. Be glad it was a phone bill and not a house or a car.
    Sadly I did this over the phone so can't really verify much.
    No to self. Do all transaction it in store next time!
    Yes, I'm mostly venting here.
    07-12-2013 12:34 PM
  12. fastman696's Avatar
    I had the same 450 minute, unlimited text and data plan before too. I was able to keep the 450 minute, unlimited text and switch to 2GB data without any price change.
    Dang, sucks to be me?
    07-12-2013 12:35 PM
  13. gsquared's Avatar
    Ya know, there has been a flurry of people posting lately regarding how broke / poor they are. There is an old barroom saying. "If you don't the money to be at the bar then take your broke-*** home".

    The same goes for Smartphone forums...
    07-12-2013 12:42 PM
  14. fastman696's Avatar
    Ya know, there has been a flurry of people posting lately regarding how broke / poor they are. There is an old barroom saying. "If you don't the money to be at the bar then take your broke-*** home".

    The same goes for Smartphone forums...
    No I have the money. I bought this phone and car for by B-day this March.
    I just don’t like being lied to. In my line of work once you do you are done as it destroys your credibility and I have no recourse that’s what sucks really.
    07-12-2013 12:55 PM
  15. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    wait. So 40 for the phone, 1 GB of data is what 30 bucks? So you be at 70, minus corp discount, plus taxes/fees. you should be less. You sure it didn't have the activation fee in there?
    07-12-2013 01:07 PM
  16. hopmedic's Avatar
    Taxes.

    Yes, the overreaching government has to get its hands into the pockets of your cell phone bill, too....
    07-12-2013 02:37 PM
  17. fastman696's Avatar
    wait. So 40 for the phone, 1 GB of data is what 30 bucks? So you be at 70, minus corp discount, plus taxes/fees. you should be less. You sure it didn't have the activation fee in there?
    Hmm, yes...I need to step into a store and see what is going on. I've called on two different occations and have gotten different answers both times sadly.
    07-12-2013 02:46 PM
  18. NTUser's Avatar
    Welcome to Verizon, have a nice day!
    Definitely talk to them sooner than later. In person, at the store. Be sure you bring your contract/agreement/whatever you signed (sorry, I'm unsure exactly how the contract renewal process works) with you, and read it again beforehand so you're sure of what you agreed to before you go pointing fingers.
    Best of luck.
    07-12-2013 09:09 PM
  19. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    . "If you don't the money to be at the bar then take your broke-*** home"....
    what does don't the money mean?
    07-12-2013 10:20 PM
  20. Fear the Cubans's Avatar
    You should be able to call in / go to the store and switch back to the 450 talk w/ unlim text plan. It's not grandfathered, it's just not actively offered anymore.
    You don't have to change your plan when you upgrade.
    07-12-2013 10:46 PM
  21. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    From what I understand the new plans only save money with groups or families. The individual gets screwed. I wouldn't mind the share everything if I didn't consume so much data by myself.
    07-13-2013 01:10 AM
  22. RapidTurtle's Avatar
    You should be able to call in / go to the store and switch back to the 450 talk w/ unlim text plan. It's not grandfathered, it's just not actively offered anymore.
    You don't have to change your plan when you upgrade.
    I thought you had to change if you wanted a subsidized phone. That's how they are getting rid of unlimited data plans.
    07-13-2013 07:30 AM
  23. mjperry51's Avatar
    I thought you had to change if you wanted a subsidized phone. That's how they are getting rid of unlimited data plans.
    I just upgraded to a 928 -- kept my unlimited data.
    07-13-2013 07:45 AM
  24. wayn1ak's Avatar
    I just upgraded to a 928 -- kept my unlimited data.
    You mean you bought the phone at full retail value and kept your unlimited data? Or did you buy it subsidized and was able to keep your unlimited data? Which the latter is impossible...
    07-13-2013 08:13 AM
  25. papahood's Avatar
    wait. So 40 for the phone, 1 GB of data is what 30 bucks? So you be at 70, minus corp discount, plus taxes/fees. you should be less. You sure it didn't have the activation fee in there?
    from what I can tell 1gb of data is 50$, and the corp discount only comes off the data, ( at least that's how my bill shows up ), so whatever discount he's getting is coming off the data only
    07-13-2013 10:31 AM
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