9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 6, 2010 3:14 PM by Minniehaha RSS

    .99 cent plan and messaging bundle question

    koolkidkyle

      all my friends have verizon and i only planned on texting so i got the basic plan(no fee) and the messaging bundle. now that ive really thought about it i want to get the 99 cent plan so i can talk to all my friends.

      so my question is,

      if i have the 99 cent plan will it only charge me on days i CALL people OR will it charge me 99 cents even if i only text that day even though i have the messaging bundle(10 dollars a month)?

        • 1. Re: .99 cent plan and messaging bundle question
          spottedcatfish

          You will be charged $0.99 each day you use the phone for talking or texting.  So if you send 1 text message, you are charged $0.99 for that day.

          • 2. Re: .99 cent plan and messaging bundle question
            koolkidkyle

            well thats **bleep**. thanks

            • 3. Re: .99 cent plan and messaging bundle question
              Minniehaha

              You are charged .99 only when you make or receive a phone call, you are not charged when you are texting, you are only charge for texting if you do not have a text package. The 99 cents for only for Phone calls and has nothing to do with the texting part.

               

              • 4. Re: .99 cent plan and messaging bundle question
                koolkidkyle

                i got 2 differant answerd so i dont know which one is right.

                ok so say i buy a 15 dollar card. they take the 10 dollars for the messaging bundle. this leaves me with 5 dollars.

                the first day i call someone and get charged the 99 cent fee. now im left with 4.01 dollars. the second day i DO NOT call anyone, BUT i text my friends, will i still be charged the 99 cent daily access fee even though i have the messaging bundle?

                • 5. Re: .99 cent plan and messaging bundle question
                  Minniehaha

                  I have been a prepaid person for 10 yrs and have had verizon prepaid for 2 yrs. I have the core plan which is the 99 cent plan, you can take my word for this you only get charged 99cents when you make a phone call or receive a phone call, it does not have anything to do with texting, texting is considered Data, the phone is considered Voice,  so in answer to your last question

                  i got 2 differant answerd so i dont know which one is right.

                  ok so say i buy a 15 dollar card. they take the 10 dollars for the messaging bundle. this leaves me with 5 dollars.

                  the first day i call someone and get charged the 99 cent fee. now im left with 4.01 dollars. the second day i DO NOT call anyone, BUT i text my friends, will i still be charged the 99 cent daily access fee even though i have the messaging bundle?

                  If you use a 15 dollar card and take the 10 dollars for the messaging bundle that leaves you with 5 dollars and if you make a cell call or receive a cell call your balance would be 4.01 it does not matter how many texts you send or receive as long as you have a text pkg. the balance would still be 4.01 and the end of your 30 days as long as you don't make or receive another cell call.  I use the 30 dollar card because you get 90 days for 30 dollars and with the 10 dollar text pkg if you don't make any phone calls you get 90 days of texting. Its like getting one month free, 15 dollars every 30 days would come to 45 dollars,  Hope this answers all your questions.  A note about the core plan - remember if you call after 9:59 or on weekends you pay the 99 cents plus 10 cents per minute, That is listed  in your booklet and also on the prepaid plan for the Core (99 cent plan)

                  • 6. Re: .99 cent plan and messaging bundle question
                    koolkidkyle

                    why do you pay 10 cents per minute on the weekend and not during the week

                    • 7. Re: .99 cent plan and messaging bundle question
                      Minniehaha

                      after 9:59 pm its considered nightime minutes and the 99 cent plan does not cover nighttime or weekend minutes.  You can get weekend and nights but then the plan price goes up since I only text I don't want to pay the $1.99 or 3.99 plan for the prepaid.  Again this is only when your are using the cell,  it does not have anything to do with texting.

                      • 8. Re: .99 cent plan and messaging bundle question
                        koolkidkyle

                        thank you for clearing that up for me. i think ill go ahead and switch over to the .99  plan so i can call people.

                        how many times can i switch plans and how often?

                        • 9. Re: .99 cent plan and messaging bundle question
                          Minniehaha

                          Price plan changes are limited to 4 per month. But I'm  sure if you do that to often they will change it. If you think you will need to change try just two changes per month and then go from there.