Smartphone prepaid plan questions.

Brian117
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Hello, I'm in a bit of a pickle. I am currently now on a Verizon Prepaid Daily Plan. Which is I pay $1.99 on the days used, text messages are 2 cents, etc. My current phone is the "Verizon Wireless CDM7076 Prepaid". It is a very cheap phone, so I'm looking into getting a newer, better phone. Which I have done. I have just recieved the Motorola Citrus Prepaid Smartphone in the mail today from eBay. It's brand new, not even opened. But I have a question regarding smartphones and the prepaid plans.

 

It says on Verizon that a monthly and data plan are REQUIRED for use with prepaid blackberrys/smartphones. But that is where I am confused. Because on the outside of the Citrus box, it says on a yellow sticker, "Unlimited calling now just $1.99/day". But yet when I open the flap, only to see it to reveal the monthly plans. There is nowhere that lists anything about the $1.99 unlimited calling. Now, from my knowledge, the unlimted calls for $1.99 a day, is the exact same as the prepaid DAILY plan. Where you pay $1.99 on the days used to make a call. So why does the Citrus only show monthly plans listed for $45+?

 

Another question. Is it possible to use this Motorola Citrus Prepaid Smartphone, on a daily plan? And buy the Data Package seperate? Such as, can I still only pay $15 a month to add $15 to my phone, and then pay $30 for unlimited data? Or do I have to get the monthly plan which is $45 + the $30 unlimited data? Because currently I am paying $15 a month for my CDM7076 phone to keep it activated etc.

 

I am a bit worried because I cannot afford to pay $45 for the Talk monthly plan, along with $30 for the unlimited data. If someone can please explain all the necessary things I need to know for use of a prepaid smartphone on the verion network, it would be greatly appriciated. Thank you.

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Minniehaha
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Not sure if this is what your looking for.  But hope it helps or answers your question.

For Internet

 

Experience the Internet on the go with Prepaid Mobile Broadband from Verizon Wireless. Prepaid Mobile Broadband lets you access email, browse the Internet and download files on your notebook with no need for long-term commitments. You'll be able to connect when and where you need to on America's largest and most reliable wireless broadband network.

With Prepaid Mobile Broadband1 you pay for what you need, when you need it - by the day, the week or the month.

Features:

No long-term contract required. No credit check. No deposits.

Daily, Weekly or Monthly payment options. Pay for what you need.

Pay with credit/debit card, refill card, or Verizon Wireless gift card.

Prepaid Mobile Broadband

Data Allowance2
(sending and receiving)

Access

Expires

100 MB

$15

Day

300 MB

$30

Week

1 GB

$50

Month

 

For expirations, day = 24 hours, week = 7 days, month = 30 days.

 

For E Mail

From the home screen, press up on the directional key to launch your phones browser. Then The My Verizon Screen will appear. Press 9 to select Web (there is a charge for this depending on what plan you have) Next the VZW Today screen will appear and then your phone will be online.

 

 

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Ms_Shonta
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Plan and data package changes for existing customers changing to a 3G data device will result in the previous plan, text, and data being removed, and the full monthly payment will be required to receive the new plan's included Anytime Minutes, text and data.

Upon activation of BlackBerry Smartphone with a Prepaid Monthly Plan, the Unlimited Prepaid Data Package automatically attaches to the account with the same payment/renewal date.

Anything that uses data, Internet browsing, applications, email options, etc., charges against the Prepaid Data Package

3G Multimedia

Monthly Talk or Talk & Text with Prepaid Data package is required.

  • $10 per month - 25MB (Megabytes) ($0.20 per MB after allowance), or
  • $30 per month Unlimited MB
  • $10/25 MB Prepaid Data Package - $0.20 per/MB overage rate applies if customer uses 25MB allowance before reaching expiration date.
  • Data overage rates do not apply to the $30 per month Unlimited Prepaid Data package.
  • If customer fails to renew voice plan and data package, PAYGO mode applies: voice and SMS (text) only, data is suspended.
3G Smartphone

Monthly Talk or Talk & Text with $30 monthly Unlimited Prepaid Data package is required.

  • Data overage rates do not apply to the $30 per month Unlimited Prepaid Data package.
  • If customer fails to renew voice plan and data package, PAYGO mode applies: voice and SMS only, data is suspended.
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Minniehaha
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Ms. Shonta the question was about a Daily  Prepay Plan not the monthly plan, can you give us information about the daily data plan.?

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Minniehaha wrote:

Ms. Shonta the question was about a Daily  Prepay Plan not the monthly plan, can you give us information about the daily data plan.?


You can't use the Daily Plan with 3G smartphones (like the Citrus) unless something has changed recently.

 

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Minniehaha
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I was sure a smart phone could not be used for prepaid but Brian seems to be using it as a prepaid with the 1.99 plan.? That really has me puzzled. Since Ms. Shonta commented I thought she knew something we didn't. 

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