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How does the current unlimited plan compared to the grandfathered unlimited data plan?

Is there any advantage to changing?

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The new unlimited plan for 5 phones would cost $210.00 ($200.00 with discount) a month.  The data plan is $110.00 a month, or $100.00 a month when you sign up for auto-pay and paperless billing. The phone access fee of $20.00 would apply per line not under a contract. Each line would receive 22GB of data, and 10 GB for tethering.  After the line reaches 22GB of data, that line would be deprioritized should the tower become congested. It isn't throttled, just placed behind other user until the congestion ends. The 10GG once reached would drop from 4G speeds down to 3G speeds until the beginning of the next billing cycle. This price does not include taxes or fees or other features added. You would be able to purchase a phone under the device payment plan.

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Can you please provide some information on your current plan to use for a comparison of the Verizon Unlimited Plan? Number of lines? The plan you with the amount of minutes and text allowance? How many lines have the grandfathered unlimited data plan? Do you use the mobile hotspot feature? Don't include any personal information in the reply.

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Ann154

Sorry for my long wait in reply.

Currently I have five phones on my plan but two of those phones run under the original unlimited data plan Verizon offered.  The other phones were added in later and run under either the 2GB or 4GB data plans.

No phones run the hotspot feature because we never used that function under the original plan and by the time we found an interest in this any change would lose the unlimited feature of the plan.
The only real pain about maintaining the grandfathered plan is that new phones have to be purchased in full (usually from a third party) because once again, any change in the plan loses the plan.
Verizon is a very mean company if you like to change phones  LOL

Side note: I played a game call Outpost on PC a hundred years ago which had this very calming AI voice as your assistant and she had a way of giving warnings.  As I talk about this I just hear her voice calmly stating, "Any change in your account at this point dooms you and your spouse to loss of any benefits you would have enjoyed in purchasing this new phone."

The idea that a $30 charge appears on my phone bill because I changed the phone set doesn't sound fair.

Problem is that the people at the stores don't really have a clue about what the actual plans are.  All the documentation on the site would require that I sit with an excel sheet to compare myself and I've never been able to successfully predict all of the additional charges that would arise from a change.

This unlimited plan seems to have a whole bunch of caveats that I didn't see in my plan.  Since I am at a point of needing to purchase a new phone because my company has decided that a BB Z10 will not support this mobiliron thing I'm just trying to decide if I want to purchase the phone through Verizon or eBay.

Hope this helps,

Mike

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The new unlimited plan for 5 phones would cost $210.00 ($200.00 with discount) a month.  The data plan is $110.00 a month, or $100.00 a month when you sign up for auto-pay and paperless billing. The phone access fee of $20.00 would apply per line not under a contract. Each line would receive 22GB of data, and 10 GB for tethering.  After the line reaches 22GB of data, that line would be deprioritized should the tower become congested. It isn't throttled, just placed behind other user until the congestion ends. The 10GG once reached would drop from 4G speeds down to 3G speeds until the beginning of the next billing cycle. This price does not include taxes or fees or other features added. You would be able to purchase a phone under the device payment plan.

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And there is an upgrade fee for phone purchases through Verizon Wireless whether or not you purchase at the full retail price or DPP. There are no contracts anymore.

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chris1060​  I'm taking it that the $210 is just replacing the data part of my billing and not the unlimited text or voice.  I'm a little confused about the specifications of the "deprioritizing" at 22GB verse the 4G to 3G throttle back at 10GB usage.

Ann154​ There is a $30 "So you want a change your phone fee" that pops up when to change phone sets regardless of where you get the phone from.  I don't know if it's a month thing if you change handsets that month or a fee for every phone set that you switch to.  This is one of the primary factors I entertain moving to one of the GSM carriers.
The other is the flexibility of using phones that aren't approved by some evil conclave within a company.  Like currently I was considering moving to a OnePlus phone which has CDMA but says they are not approved for Verizon.  Would like to get a Galaxy S7 Active because I'm a bit hard on phones but once again they are not approved on Verizon.
There is a lack of transparency on how these decisions are made and why the don't work that is troublesome.

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chris1060​  getting more toward my question.  How does this service limiting differ from the previous unlimited data plan that I an using?

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There isn't a fee to change your phone to one you already own or one you get from a third party. You can change your phone daily and not be charged. 

There is an one-time upgrade fee for purchasing through Verizon Wireless per purchase.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is an AT&T exclusive and doesn't have the CDMA radios.

The OnePlus phone could have gotten the FCC certification for the Verizon Wireless network and submitted the IMEI numbers to Verizon Wireless. They didn't.

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Mike225 wrote:

chris1060 I'm taking it that the $210 is just replacing the data part of my billing and not the unlimited text or voice. I'm a little confused about the specifications of the "deprioritizing" at 22GB verse the 4G to 3G throttle back at 10GB usage.

No, it is also replacing the unlimited text/voice. You will have unlimited data/text/voice on your devices with the new plan. "Deprioritizing" at 22 GB ONLY happens if there is a high level of traffic on the tower your phone is currently connecting to. Once the high level of traffic diminishes, you would go back to normal. Slowing speed from 4G down to 3G ONLY happens to the hotspot feature on your smartphone, which you say you do not even use. If you chose to use the hotspot feature, any data passed from your phone to another device would be slowed to 3G speeds once you hit the 10 GB threshold. Once your phone hits the 22 GB threshold, any data passed from your phone to another device would be slowed to 3G speeds with the possibility of being deprioritized if the tower it is connected to is experiencing hightraffic at the time.

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Ann154 There is a $30 "So you want a change your phone fee" that pops up when to change phone sets regardless of where you get the phone from. I don't know if it's a month thing if you change handsets that month or a fee for every phone set that you switch to. This is one of the primary factors I entertain moving to one of the GSM carriers.

No, this is not a "so you want to change your phone fee" but instead a "so you want to purchase a phone thru Verizon fee". GSM carriers have this same fee. You can "change" your phone without being charged this fee. I change my phone at least once a month and sometimes 2-3 times. I have not been charged this fee for doing so. If you purchase a phone from Verizon, you will be charged this fee except for the occasions where online purchases waive the fee. This happens on and off throughout the year.

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rcschnoor​ Thanks for your reply  this clears a lot of the information.  I was hoping that it worked this way and if so I may be interested in using the hotspot feature in the future because this would make traveling with the grandchildren an easier task Smiley Happy

Because of my status as an unlimited user I have not purchased a phone through Verizon for myself or my wife for several years.  When I changed my wife to the Galaxy S5 she uses now there was a charge on my account noting a phone change.  I'll have to see if that was associated to the sim card which had to be used in the new phone.

Have a good evening,

Mike

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