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How can I reduce my bill without jumping the Verizon ship. Way too expensive for what I use
WIGGLLESTC
Enthusiast

Don't use much data and the service in my immediate area is not that great.  Looking at other suppliers  if I can't reduce my 2 line fee.  Suggestions?

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Re: How can I reduce my bill without jumping the Verizon ship. Way too expensive for what I use
Acrillix
Specialist

WIGGLLESTC

Hey there.

Best way to lower you bill is to be aware of what you're paying for. Remember.... You pay not just for the devices, the network, the ability to use the network, but also for the improvements, customer service, etc etc etc...

Heres a break down of what a 2 line bill would look like if they had 2 new Device Payment Agreements (my account has 4 lines but ill list 2 here) and no additional features....

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge - $32.00/month

Line Access Fee - $20.00/month

iPhone SE 16GB - $16.00/month

Line Access Fee - $20.00/month

Plan - 8GB of data for $70.00/month

Taxes and Surcharges (Depends on your billing state, plus how many phone calls you make etc)

Comment back with your devices and plan and I'll tell you what you can do.

Also, do a Account Analysis. It's available on the website. My Verizon > My Usage > Account Analysis

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Re: How can I reduce my bill without jumping the Verizon ship. Way too expensive for what I use
mama23dogs
Legend

Have you priced prepaid?  or the current plans?

If you are paying for phones, that is quite an addition to the bill. 

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Re: How can I reduce my bill without jumping the Verizon ship. Way too expensive for what I use
smith6612
Super User
Super User

We need a breakdown of your bill to understand why it is so high and what can be cut down.

Re: How can I reduce my bill without jumping the Verizon ship. Way too expensive for what I use
Acrillix
Specialist

WIGGLLESTC

Hey there.

Best way to lower you bill is to be aware of what you're paying for. Remember.... You pay not just for the devices, the network, the ability to use the network, but also for the improvements, customer service, etc etc etc...

Heres a break down of what a 2 line bill would look like if they had 2 new Device Payment Agreements (my account has 4 lines but ill list 2 here) and no additional features....

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge - $32.00/month

Line Access Fee - $20.00/month

iPhone SE 16GB - $16.00/month

Line Access Fee - $20.00/month

Plan - 8GB of data for $70.00/month

Taxes and Surcharges (Depends on your billing state, plus how many phone calls you make etc)

Comment back with your devices and plan and I'll tell you what you can do.

Also, do a Account Analysis. It's available on the website. My Verizon > My Usage > Account Analysis

Re: How can I reduce my bill without jumping the Verizon ship. Way too expensive for what I use
rcschnoor
Legend

WIGGLLESTC wrote:

Don't use much data and the service in my immediate area is not that great. Looking at other suppliers if I can't reduce my 2 line fee. Suggestions?

If coverage in your immediate area is not that great, why wouldn't you look at other providers even if you CAN find a way to reduce your bill?

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Re: How can I reduce my bill without jumping the Verizon ship. Way too expensive for what I use
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

We don’t want to see you leave. We’re going to dive in and find the best plan for you. What’s your current plan? How much data do you need?


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Re: How can I reduce my bill without jumping the Verizon ship. Way too expensive for what I use
LENNYEDGE
Specialist

i just dropped contract like a bad habit, went prepaid and half as much im paying for 2 gigs and extra 1 gig data, but prepay gets less support and no cloud or vzw antivirus=us protection.

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Re: How can I reduce my bill without jumping the Verizon ship.  Way too expensive for what I use
Ann154
Super User
Super User

There are other options for an Antivirus application available in the Play Store. There are tradeoffs for choosing prepaid over postpaid accounts. Looks like you have discovered some of those.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: How can I reduce my bill without jumping the Verizon ship. Way too expensive for what I use
sprmankalel
Champion

As mentioned there are other options for anti-virus protection. Plus, I have worked with these devices for 6+ years (and owned them) and never have I seen a virus.

Re: How can I reduce my bill without jumping the Verizon ship. Way too expensive for what I use
cynthiaurbytes
Enthusiast

An access fee for each device? Clearly a ripoff! I watch as much tv on my Direct TV satellite and I don't pay an "access fee". Stupid! Paying for "customer service"? That's ridiculous, too! That should be on Verizon's dime!

I can't wait for internet phones to come on line. NO MORE ACCESSS FEES!

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