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88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to ssavoy

Re: Expensive Dumb Pipe

said by ssavoy:

Being a dumb pipe is inevitable. Charging $50 for the first gigabyte of data is a nice way to make sure they don't lose any revenue from becoming one.

They do not charge $50 for the 1st GB. If so I guess the minutes and texting are free then. Is that what you are implying that Verizon offer FREE unlimited minutes and texting? Kind of offsets the $50 for the 1 GB doesn't it since unlimited family texting cost $30 under old pricing.

ssavoy
Premium
join:2007-08-16
Dallas, PA
Then why is it $40 to add a smart phone and only $10 for tablets? They still charge you for minutes and texts on top of the data.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by ssavoy:

Then why is it $40 to add a smart phone and only $10 for tablets? They still charge you for minutes and texts on top of the data.

The $40 is the DEVICE fee. The minutes and text come with the DATA part. Try actually going to the site and see how the package is laid out.


ssavoy
Premium
join:2007-08-16
Dallas, PA
Reviews:
·Anveo
The pricing still makes no sense. Why is there a sliding scale based on the device you add? They should all be $10 by that logic. Plain and simple - devices that can utilize calling and texting cost more per month than those that can access only data.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by ssavoy:

The pricing still makes no sense. Why is there a sliding scale based on the device you add? They should all be $10 by that logic. Plain and simple - devices that can utilize calling and texting cost more per month than those that can access only data.

A) I never said it made sense. I'm just pointing that the minutes and texting are in fact part of the data. The device fees is what is stopping us from switching to Share Everything more than the data pricing.

B) If you just want a tablet they do have plans for that. The "data" part is $40 cheaper. For example 4 GB is $30 not $70. So you can say the minutes and texting are valued at $40.

ssavoy
Premium
join:2007-08-16
Dallas, PA
Well they're at least double-dipping.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by ssavoy:

Well they're at least double-dipping.

Not sure what you mean by that.


amarryat
Verizon FiOS

join:2005-05-02
Marshfield, MA
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to ssavoy
said by ssavoy:

The pricing still makes no sense. Why is there a sliding scale based on the device you add? They should all be $10 by that logic. Plain and simple - devices that can utilize calling and texting cost more per month than those that can access only data.

I agree with you. Tablets can't make calls and texts. That's why they are $10/line. The first GB of data ~does~ cost $50, no matter how they list it out. Smartphones are $40 which give you the unlimited talk and text, despite that info being listed as part of the data. That's why it costs $160 for 4 smartphones before you add the data, but would be $40 for 4 tablets before adding the data.