2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 24, 2012 7:24 AM by EmagehtmaI RSS

    i dont know what to do-share everything

    unlimited_data_or_im_out

      OK so i know about the new share everything plan, the prices are outrageous!!!! i have been waiting for my 2 year contract to end and the other day i checked to see when i can upgrade from my lg ally and i found out i can upgrade july 24, i was so excited when i figured out my upgrade was a few days away! i called in to ask a few questions and i figured out they made the plan changed but the guy on the phone told me not to worry that i could keep my unlimited data because i was "grandfathered" in or something. so today i was looking to see what kind of phone i would pick and i came across all kinds of stuff that if you upgrade you must do the share everything plan...i don't know what to do, should i upgrade tomorrow? (i don't want to pay for the share everything)...should i keep my existing lg ally phone?? (which by the way it has a cracked screen and doesn't work much anymore)...or should i just dump Verizon?.. i am so stuck iv been with Verizon for years and now they are trying to make me pay for plans that don't fit my needs with no other good choices!!!

        • 1. Re: i dont know what to do-share everything
          poidude

          If you've compared Shared Everything and it's not for you (it sounds like you may have just a single line), then your options are:

          1) Keep your existing plan, keep your unlimited data and pay full retail price for a new phone or obtain a phone from a 3rd party that does not require a contract renewal.

          2) Keep you existing plan, switch to tiered data (e.g., 2GB for $30, 5GB for $50, etc.), and get a subsidized phone (requires contract renewal).

          • 2. Re: i dont know what to do-share everything
            EmagehtmaI

            poidude wrote:

             

            If you've compared Shared Everything and it's not for you (it sounds like you may have just a single line), then your options are:

            1) Keep your existing plan, keep your unlimited data and pay full retail price for a new phone or obtain a phone from a 3rd party that does not require a contract renewal.

            2) Keep you existing plan, switch to tiered data (e.g., 2GB for $30, 5GB for $50, etc.), and get a subsidized phone (requires contract renewal).

             

            Sounds about right. Those are pretty much your only options. Buy a new (or used) phone off Ebay, Amazon, Craigslist, etc, and you can keep your current plan, or you can upgrade your phone and get the discounted price for a brand new phone, but you'll have to switch to a tiered plan.

             

            OR you can just wait out your contract, cancel your service, and go out and get a pre-paid phone. The Samsung Galaxy Proclaim on Straight Talk is $180, requires no contract, and for $45 a month you get unlimited talk, text, and data (throttled after 2 GB). Also, it uses Verizon's 3G network.

             

            Or you could take advantage of Straight Talk's "Bring your own phone" plan. Same plan as above (unlimited talk, text, and data for $45 a month). You just bring a GSM phone (AT&T, T-Mobile, or an unlocked device), they'll send you a SIM card, and you can use your plan that way (you can get some really good brand new AT&T smart phones for less than $300 brand new - Infuse 4G, Atrix 4G, iPhone 3GS, Galaxy S II).

             

            Virgin mobile also has some really cool phones, and it uses Sprint's network (if Sprint has decent service in your area).