Post # 1
I have been eligible for an upgrade for my phone since February, but I know that upgrading will mean I have to change my plan. Right now, I have unlimited data. The new plans make you choose the amount of data, but everything else (I think) is unlimited.
1. Are text messages unlimited in a plan that has “unlimited” and then a data package? (Verizon)
2. If I generally use not even one GB of data a month, could I really go to the plan that’s only $50 a month, which allows for 1GB of data?? It’s $15 for every 1GB of overusage…
3. What is data even used for? I thought it was text messages but apparently it’s not. Do I use data when I go on the Internet on my phone? I almost never connect it to wifi.
I am so dumb. *embarrassed face*
Post # 3
2. Yes. Some phones even let you set alerts and turn off your data when it gets too close to the limit.
3. Yes. Data is for internet surfing, downloads, and picture messages when not connected to Wi-Fi.
Post # 4
@mepayne: Thank you!!! I think I can save like $50 a month…wow.
Post # 5
@peachacid: Awesome! Which phone are you getting? I have the Galaxy S4 (and Verizon) and it’s amazing.
Post # 6
@mepayne: I have the iPhone 4, regular, which is fine…I might spend the $200 to upgrade to the iPhone 5, but I think a new one is coming soon so I want to wait. I was just about to go ahead with the upgrade, but it’s $40 to have a smartphone, and then another $50 to have the 1GB plan. So that’s $90, and then there’ll be taxes and fees and nonsense. I may as well wait for a phone I’m really excited about!
Good to know the info, though.
Post # 7
@peachacid: You can log into MyVerizon (either from your computer or through your phone) and there is a place where you can view your monthly data usage — this will help you get an idea of how much you’re using now, just to make sure you get the plan with the right amount so you don’t go over and have to pay $$$$$.
Post # 8
@peachacid: We actually just switched our plan yesterday. We had 700 shared minutes of talk, and 250 text messages each, with 2GB per line (with verizon). With that sort of plan, the 2GB is the smallest you can get. But we use maybe 100MB or so a month each (we’re usually connect to wifi, at work and at home). We switched to a shared plan where there’s unlimited talk and text and 500MB shared data for the month. I wish there was another option, because we don’t need unlimited talk and text, but we’ll still save about $20/month.
We also just upgraded our phones…ordered new ones through Amazon because it was cheaper.
Post # 9
The new iPhone came out his week. They’re on back order, but they are out now.