Just for your info ha ha...I have a MotorolaW385 flip phone still (2nd to
back it up) even though M.I.B. have been seen at my door tryn to get me it
into the SmartPhn world...my plan is $25 tax-tag&title lol (or fee's) w/VZ
nav Un-limit txt .IDK why I would ever get a phone for data. I would rather
use my laptop or the like...a phone is a phone! Nice to know a few hard
core hold outs still around....Make sure you only DEAL W/CORP.STORE's and
fight for what you want. The more I talk to others, the phone co.'s is like
insurance Co. turn down 1,2 maybe even 3 times before they give up the real
deals out there. VZ is the top dog when it comes to coverage etc. But if
your not a traveler, and don't mind 2nd best...its a buyers market..GL
Ha ha...decades =20yrs....they did not have DATA phones then, just maybe
more like <10 (?)yrs ago(<= less than)....what could be so important unless
used for biz that would not better be done on other larger devices, I'll
bet you would be in convulsions if you had to call a person on a home
phone. I bet you were not born when I got my first cell phone ha ha and
60/40 your mom or dad pays for it!.....this was more about prices/plans
anyway. I would much rather get my data on a way bigger screen, and I don't
care if or what everyone is doing every 10min...I still TALK to people on
my phone...anymore info read the other post I made..Peace Out /BOOMERS RULE
VZcamel, What works for you, doesn't always work for everyone else. While I normally only use my cell phone to make actual voice calls, most people I deal with now converse primarily via text/video/email rather than voice to voice calls. Plus more and more there are times when out and about where I either don't have, or don't want to lug around, a laptop or my tablet or when I don't have WiFi access, and I want to check something (like product reviews or alternative pricing) online or to send/receive email.
Plans like these new one's from Verizon allow basic phone dinosaurs like myself to get our foot in the smartphone door for very little additional up front and back end costs.
I agree, Verizon is likely banking on new smartphone users getting hooked
and feeling the need for more data, but my family has four smartphones on
1GB of data so we are atypical (maybe). We do text/picture message but data
required for that is not counted against our allotment. We have no
intention of increasing our data, in fact we could like go with less data
and still get by.
We basically use our phones as though they are basic phones. When we get on
wifi, however, we use a lot of the apps (ie we consume tons of wifi data!).
So anyway if the new plan gets you a cool phone then I say go for it! You
can own a smart phone without the need for a lot if data! And you will have
several key apps that will allow you to do many things on the go without
having to lug around a lap top.
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Ha ha...oh yes, that day will come. And same here in my house/fam-plan. If
were out shopp'n & I just question something about product info & my oldest
chimes in b4 I can engage a sales-person. Rattles off some app "...*they
say*..." etc. etc. So yea man I totally agree w/ya. Funny will be when he
turns 25 (next year) or if I get the urge sooner for that EXPERIENCE of
lay'n down my flip phone ...I am taking his number back! I switched
#'s with him sometime ago some reason (he used my upgrade) and he got Smart
Phone w/data b4 data was cool! So lol, he will lose his *"grandfathered
unlimited data"* LMButt-Off ...back to papa he he X^D...and I also am in
the market & other $ things daily...and am* maybe a-bit over paranoid* *about
security n **hackers...if it's possible to be over zealous about
cyber-security...* In fact for me to interact like this, is break'n my
rules...& just an fyi, the other 3 in my fam-plan have 2G then $10 a G
over..ok, GL! VZ-Boomer 8^)
Some comments, in no particular order, on this new $45 plan after signing up for it earlier today:
Congrats on your new phone! Just be aware if you do start picture/video
messaging you will need mobile data enabled but those messages will not
count toward your data allotment. Also you can set any apps you might use
to only operate over wifi.
Yes the MMS messaging and turning on/off the mobile data was one of the first things I made sure to ask the salesman once I settled on an Android phone. Also asked about limiting individual app's cellular data usage via the "restrict background data" option as well. The SMS messaging works independent of the cellular data which is good.