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Old 01-10-2016, 04:11 PM   #41
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Might be a bit of a stretch but those unlimited data plans may pay dividends for owners who opt to be total cord cutters. As someone who only has a Verizon unlimited data plan and netflix, its saved quite a bit of money not having cable or a home internet connection. It's not for everyone, but certainly something that is a potential tool to save $$$...

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Old 05-07-2016, 10:57 AM   #42
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Just went through the cell phone question ourselves. Had a grandfathered unlimited plan with Verizon. Bought our last iPhone at full retail so would not have to change plan. Verizon and others have done away with the subsidized phone purchase and Verizon just upped the cost of the unlimited plan by $20. They obviously are trying to force people out of it. We had two unlimited plans so added $40 to our bill making it $185 a month. Figured we were paying too much for the grandfathered unlimited plan so checked out our options. Only other decent coverage was AT&T but there cost was no better than Verizon.

Decided we only used lots of data when we were out in the RV and never used over 3 gig when home with wifi. Changed our plan to the Verizon 6 shared data gigs with unlimited talk and text. New monthly bill will be about $120, ($60 for data and $20 per phone on plan) savings of $65 a month. On months when we are RVing I will change plan to 18 gig plan, will up our cost to about $160 a month. Verizon says you can change anytime so it will just be a matter of managing the plan from one bill cycle to the next. I figure we will save around $500 a year by doing this. You can manage you plan from My Verizon app or call them to make changes.


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If anyone else here wants to give up a Verizon unlimited data plan (phone or hotspot), would you please consider offering it to someone on this forum - like me! I'm bummed that I did not realize that I would need such a thing and missed out on getting it "back then". We can't even get cable, Fios or DSL at our house.

Evidently there are some hoops to jump through as Verizon does not make assumption of liability as easy as they used to, but I've read up on how it's possible.

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Check out T-Mobile or Walmart Family Mobile. Both are cheaper.
Yep, we're paying $90/mo. all-in for 3 lines on a T-Mo family plan (after 15% MegaCorp employee/retiree discount, which I don't think you can get now). Comes with 2GB of LTE data and unlimited everything else. We're mostly on wifi so that data is fine with us.

I've seen MVNOs like Cricket with similar deals, and they're on AT&T's network.
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If anyone else here wants to give up a Verizon unlimited data plan (phone or hotspot), would you please consider offering it to someone on this forum - like me! I'm bummed that I did not realize that I would need such a thing and missed out on getting it "back then". We can't even get cable, Fios or DSL at our house.

Evidently there are some hoops to jump through as Verizon does not make assumption of liability as easy as they used to, but I've read up on how it's possible.

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From what I understand Verizon unlimited data phone lines are now non-transferable. So if you want the data plan you'd have to assume the phone number as well.

One should note however that Verizon has indicated there will be some sort of phase 3 for unlimited data users (phase 1 and 2 were $20 increases on various plans). Whatever that means is unknown right now, but they did indicate that they will not get rid of people's unlimited data by force. Whether 5G will be included in the unlimited data in a few years is also a mystery...
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I have had Verizon for years and have great coverage all over the country. It's a company phone, though, so I have not shopped on price.
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If anyone else here wants to give up a Verizon unlimited data plan (phone or hotspot), would you please consider offering it to someone on this forum - like me! I'm bummed that I did not realize that I would need such a thing and missed out on getting it "back then". We can't even get cable, Fios or DSL at our house.

Evidently there are some hoops to jump through as Verizon does not make assumption of liability as easy as they used to, but I've read up on how it's possible.

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From what I understand Verizon unlimited data phone lines are now non-transferable. So if you want the data plan you'd have to assume the phone number as well.

One should note however that Verizon has indicated there will be some sort of phase 3 for unlimited data users (phase 1 and 2 were $20 increases on various plans). Whatever that means is unknown right now, but they did indicate that they will not get rid of people's unlimited data by force. Whether 5G will be included in the unlimited data in a few years is also a mystery...


Understood.

Just wanted to put it out there since some folks are changing strategies and don't need it. You just never know... There are some RV bloggers who stay on top of the "how" of these things.

I have a mifi and unlimited from a different carrier (not the kind of national coverage Verizon has) that DD has asked to have if we can get something that will work better for RV travel.

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