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mrf777
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NATIONWIDE SELECT FAMILY SHARE PRIMARY 700 $90 S4974 1107 Change Plan

Contract Ends on 11/04/10
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lowrance
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could it possibly be data charges from pic/vid messaging. ive heard people getting data charges from it by not on a connect plan or higher
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mrf777
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I have unlimted text/pic messaging, this really started when they gave me a new (for the third time) phone.
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lowrance
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i saw this with selecting your phone and plan, but i dont know if it would apply to  you or not

 

Verizon Wireless

Pay Per Use Data ($1.99/megabyte)

Without the V CAST VPak or Mobile Web feature, you will still be able to access features such as Get It Now®, TXT Messaging, Picture & Video Messaging, and V CAST Music.  You will, however, incur megabyte usage charges while using these services.  You will not be able to access V CAST Video without the V CAST VPak.

Billing for Data Sent or Received. Data sent or received using Mobile Web (including advertising), Get It Now®, and other data applications will be aggregated at the end of each month, rounded up to the nearest whole megabyte, and billed at $1.99 per megabyte.

Rates are rounded to the nearest whole megabyte. One megabyte is equal to 1024 kilobytes. Application charges apply in addition to charges for data sent/received.

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iPhonelove
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Then Verizon if false advertising. Unlimited Messaging should be unlimited text, pic, video, and im, without additional charges and is therefore being false advertised. 
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poidude
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He's on a Nationwide Select Family Share plan which does include Unlimited Text, Picture, Video & Instant Messaging.

 

The data usage is likely due to Mobile Web usage. Access to Mobile Web, the feature itself, is included in his plan. However, data usage is separately billed.

 

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=familyShare&action=viewFSPlanList&typeId=2&...

  
Nationwide Select Family SharePlan®
Introducing Friends & Family®.  Unlimited calling to and from any 10 numbers on any network in America.
  • Unlimited Text, Picture, Video & Instant Messaging 
  • Unlimited calling to all 80 million Verizon Wireless customers
  • Unlimited Night & Weekend Minutes
  • No Domestic Long Distance Charges
  • Data sent or received (incl. Mobile Web advertising) is $1.99/MB.
  • Access to Mobile Web

 

 

From the T & C:

 

Mobile Web
Billing for Data Sent or Received. Mobile Web is included in all Nationwide Calling Plans. Megabyte charges apply to Basic and Select Plans. Unless you subscribe to the V Cast VPak, V CAST Mobile TV Select or Premium Calling Plans, megabytes sent or received using Mobile Web (including advertising) will be aggregated each month, rounded up to the next megabyte, and billed at $1.99/MB.

 

Rates are rounded to the nearest whole megabyte. One megabyte is equal to 1024 kilobytes. Application charges apply in addition to charges for data sent/received.

 

Important: On select smartphone devices, if you do not subscribe to a Data Plan or Data Feature, data usage will be billed at 1.5¢ per KB ($15.36 per MB), unless you add a data block or subscribe to a Wireless Email Feature. Other smartphone devices and all BlackBerry® devices require a Data Plan or a Data Feature.

Message Edited by poidude on 05-11-2009 12:52 PM
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BAN
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picture messaging does not charge you data. 

 

just to confirm some things with the data usage on your biling there ae only 2 instances where you would recieve data charges.

 

1.) going into and browsing mobile web (news, weather, sports etc...)

 

2.) Browsing/Previewing/Downloading anything through the Get it now menu for example if you go into the Get it Now menu and go to Music and Tones and just browse through and preview songs/ringtones/ringback tones.  for the entire time are are on there you are using data being trasnfered abck and forth between you and Verizon wireless also some games will charge you data usage if you upload your scores.

 

one thing to remember anytime you see a small picture of a phone and 2 arrows on the very top of your screen that means that you are transmitting/recieveing data and will be charged 1.99 per mb.

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kstuart86
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you can get mbs charged by accidentally clicking into the web or going into the media store. if you want to block all possibility of data. add a national access block. unfortunately it also blocks pix messages.
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kstuart86
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any time you use the net on your phone verizon can tell. there's a screen that shows date, time accessed, how long accessed and how many mbs used. in that screen it does not say what was accessed. sorry. only the cust knows the info. most of the time i think it's from the media store or accidentally hitting the web button.
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kstuart86
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it is not charging you to check your minutes. it's showing you the data charges that you are incurring by accessing the web or the media store. it is absolutely free to check your minutes and texts.
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