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    New Verizon $60 month Post Paid Plan with 2GB Data?

    My dumb phone contract is expiring with Verizon, and I was thinking about going prepaid V or Page Plus. Today when I spoke with V the rep said there is a new Loyalty Share Everything Plan aimed at folks like me that is supposed to go into effect May 27th. By folks like me I mean folks with a dumb phone who have no desire to fork over $90 a month for a new 2 year contract. I told the rep that I was thinking about going prepaid when he made me the following pitch:

    It sounds almost too good to be true. For $60 a month the rep told me I can have a 4G LTE phone and 2 gigs data, unlimited calling, and unlimited text. And that I can get the latest phones at the contract pricing.

    He assures me it's true and that they had a training on it last week. I'll believe it when he calls me on May 27th as I told him that if that were indeed the case, I would sign a 2 year contract for that deal.

    The more I think about it, I am guessing that he's going to come back at me and tell me that I can have the $60 a month 2 gig 4G LTE plan, but I have to pay full boat for the phone. I would be very surprised if they are going to give me a full featured modern 4G LTE phone included in the price. If I paid full boat for the phone, then it would essentially be about the same as what Tmobile has currently got going on as well as the new AT&T brand called Aio. The AIO plan is only in Tampa, Orlando, and Houston currently but they plan to expand it more this year.

    I'll keep everyone posted.

    Oh, I put a similar post in another thread earlier today that appears to have been erased. I'm not trying to be redundant, perhaps it was erased because I put it in the wrong section of the forum. If posts like these aren't welcome, then shoot me an email and I will go away quietly.

    I love the site and what's going on with Page Plus. If I had know about Page Plus 2 years ago, I never would have reupped with Verizon.

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    How much data do you think you will use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaOne View Post

    Oh, I put a similar post in another thread earlier today that appears to have been erased. I'm not trying to be redundant, perhaps it was erased because I put it in the wrong section of the forum. If posts like these aren't welcome, then shoot me an email and I will go away quietly.
    No it shouldn't have been erased if it was put in the wrong thread. It is normally moved and a redirect is left in its place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by computethis View Post
    How much data do you think you will use?
    Don't know. Never had a smart phone before. I'm embarrassed to say that I have been shelling out $65 a month to Verizon for the past 24 months to talk about 500 minutes a month. I am interested in GPS features as I do spend a lot of time in remote places--CO Mountains--and I do travel a lot and could definitely use if for driving in unfamiliar locations. I also am particularly interested in checking emails and streaming music. I have no desire to game, watch video, aimlessly surf the web, etc. on a phone.

    I may watch "a little porn" from time-to-time, but hey I can do that on a 14" lap top, lol! I'm sure it looks much better than on a 4.3" screen.

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    Re: New Verizon $60 month Post Paid Plan with 2GB Data?

    Dont forget if it is not prepaid the $10-$15/month for fees.

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    Haas, it is Verizon postpaid so there will be taxes and fees. The $60 Verizon postpaid plan with taxes and fees will probably be more like $70 a month - about $15 a month or $180 a year more than PagePlus prepaid $55 plan.
    Last edited by computethis; 05-22-2013 at 07:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by computethis View Post
    Haas, it is Verizon postpaid so there will be taxes and fees. The $60 Verizon postpaid plan with taxes and fees will probably be more like $70 a month - about $15 a month or $180 a year more than PagePlus prepaid $55 plan.
    A major item that I keep noodling over about going with a Prepaid (and Page Plus is the only Prepaid I would consider) is that I travel sometimes and I travel to remote places in the U.S. It is my understanding that Page Plus (and Verizon Prepaid) do roam on to other networks for additional fees where many others do not. Furthermore, if I ever lose a phone in a remote town or in anywhere America there is always a Verizon affiliated retail store near bye where I can duck in and get assistance. And of course there CS is available 24/7. I am fortunate in that I don't need to watch every penny that I spend. The security of sticking with Big V is worth something to me. Also, I do venture out to remote places. On a bicycle. By myself (not always a good idea, but hey I am single with no kids so if I do myself in, no one is depending on me.) I view Verizon as a "lifeline" meaning if I get in a bad pickle I want to use my phone. $180 per year to potentially rescue me from a serious situation may be worth it to me. Oh, and don't forget Verizon is going to start offering Prepaid a $5 discount for auto pay.

    Again the ONLY Prepaid--or for that matter any other carrier I am considering--is Page Plus. And I would probably connect through Kitty now that I found this nice little community

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    Verizon customer service hours:

    Customer Service
    Monday-Sunday 6am-11pm

    Emergency Service Hours
    Monday-Sunday 11pm-6am

    Customer Service - Prepaid
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    You could carry a backup phone with you when you go on trips, like your "dumb" phone, just in case you lose or damage your smartphone. If you need to do an ESN change, contact PagePlus or Kitty Wireless. It is true that Verizon has "brick and mortar" stores, but if you think about it, you are paying for those stores. There are PagePlus dealers around the US, if you just have to have a physical store. If not, Kitty Wireless is a great choice. Even though Kitty Wireless is not 24/7, they are quick to answer questions and process orders.

    Regarding the roaming, you can check PagePlus' website and do a zip code check. My sister travels a lot across the US and she came across roaming maybe one time in the past three months - Verizon does have the largest network in the US. The key to traveling with a PagePlus is to check the map for roaming areas, and if you know you are going to go to a roaming area, make sure you have sufficient cash amount on your account so that you can make calls.

    Here is the coverage map:

    http://www.kittywireless.com/pageplu...scoverage.html

    It is great not having to worry about money, but if you can pay $2 for the same loaf of bread that Verizon is charging $5 for, why not keep the $3 in your pocket for bicycle equipment or gas?

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    All valid points, computethis, It's between Page Plus/Kitty and Verizon at this point. I'm really curious to see what they are actually supposedly coming out with on May 27th.

    Money is important to me. I just don't have to squeeze every penny like a lot of folks may on the Prepaid Network. And it's not like Verizon is going to come out at twice the price if I want a 2 gig data plan. If data isn't important to me (3g data that is) then Page Plus is a no brainer. I really like the forum. I wish I would have known about Page Plus a couple of years back

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    I wish I knew about PPC years ago, as well. I was with AT&T, using a dumb phone. i had 250 anytime minutes, 5000 unlimited nights and weekends (I think nights started at 9 pm). With tax, my plan cost $35 a month. No text and no data. I was being ripped off for 7 years.

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