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Why do I need data if I switch to a basic phone?

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I was going to get rid of my smart phone and go back to a basic phone when my contract is up. When I looked at the plans I see there is still data on the plan. That's the main reason I wanted to go basic is to get away from paying for data.

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What you can do is as long as you have only a basic phone, no smart phone or tablet or anything else that requires data on the account, you can get the 700Minute plan with unlimited texting. That is $5 plus the $20 line access of the basic phone making it $35/month plus tax.

P.S. only know because I just did this for my grandpa. Smiley Happy

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What plan are you on now? That would help.

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If you're really sticking with a basic phone, you're far better going off with a pre-play plan. There are some pre-pay plans that are $20 for unlimited voice and text, no data.   I don't want to steer anyone from Verizon, but Verizon's focus right now is not basic phones with basic plans. Verizon does have some pre-pay plans so start by looking at those but I would also look at others.

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Can you do a pay-as-you go/no-contract family plan? Or does that defeat the purpose of pay-as-you-go/no-contract?

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Re: Why do I need data if I switch to a basic phone?

What you can do is as long as you have only a basic phone, no smart phone or tablet or anything else that requires data on the account, you can get the 700Minute plan with unlimited texting. That is $5 plus the $20 line access of the basic phone making it $35/month plus tax.

P.S. only know because I just did this for my grandpa. Smiley Happy

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wouldn't that be $25 plus tax?

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Hush you!! LOL yes sorry $25 plus tax

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That is a wonderful quesiton! I'm glad that you have brought this up. You are always welcome to do the family plan without any contract. If you provide your own equipment or if you by the phone at full retail cost. I hope that this was able to address your concern today.

KevinR_VZW

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