The Verizon Wireless website notes that Verizon Wireless is eliminating its $35 activation fee for new customers who sign a two-year contract between now and February 17 -- though this isn't the first time they've trotted out this promotion.
While minor offers it's a sign that Verizon feels they need to at least do something to prevent T-Mobile from nibbling at their subscriber base, even if that something is somewhat superficial. Verizon responding to T-Mobile price disruption is a nightmare among Wall Street analysts who are worried about competition hitting stock price.
Simple, call or go into the store. Tell them you want the 'loyalty offer'. If you're in a contract it is a one year extention. Out of contract it is a one year contract. Want a new phone? Two year contract. Just did it today with my granddad.
This .. is just a free activation promotion. They run deals like this all the time and it is not a sign of competition. Lol, we waived a $35 dollar fee for a few days. Lol. -- www.oregonstatehospital.net - CIA and state of Oregon set me up and targeted me with a microwave weapon, learn more.
Verizon does not compete on price. AT&T made this abundantly clear when touting how much better their network is/was than Verizon's... and said almost NOTHING about price-- check out the advertising for the last 8 or so years.
New $45 plan which includes Unlimited Talk, Text & 250 MB Data
I noticed this new plan last night and just switched to their $45 plan which includes Unlimited Talk, Text & 250 MB Data. It's like I'm on Straight Talk again (Verizon phone) but without the unlimited data. 250mb is all I need since I use Wifi for everything and can easily afford to pay the the overage charges 1 or 2 times a year.
You can also have multiple people with that plan on the same account. There's no discount for doing this, but the point is that you don't have to create separate accounts for each family member if everyone wants that promo plan.
I've signed up a lot of two-line families lately because of that plan, and they get unlimited talk and text and 250 MB each (not shared) for $90 a month total.
Obviously it's still not as good a deal as T-Mobile but it's a heck of a lot better than the previous "bare minimum" options they had previously.
For someone like me right now, waiting this out could really provide some better wireless options.
The market is being disrupted, and is actually working like a competitive market thanks to T-Mobile.
The big boys are scared, and as T-Mobile's network catches up and people's disposable incomes get smaller, postpaid contract phones will be on the way out. With limited chances for growth right now, there's not really anywhere to go but down for Verizon, and that means lower prices.
So I just got on the new plan AT&T has to compete against Big T and right now with 4 lines and 10 gig data I am actually cheaper (not by a lot) but cheaper none the less than T-Mo and I don't have to worry about the Spint AHOLES taking it over. I don't know why they just don't go after US Cellular. They have really slid down the crapper and need a takeover. Better for Sprint as same technology
US Cellular is so small and inconsequential at this point, they do nothing for anyone. Their network is such a joke, and they have such a small amount of spectrum, no 4G roaming, and a 200MB roaming cap before they kick you off their network. And they switched from Verizon to Sprint as a roaming partner.
I've been with US Cellular since 2006, but the last year has been awful. I'm just waiting for the market to disrupt some more, for Verizon to buy US Cellular or for AT&T to fill a few coverage gaps they have in PA with 4G LTE.
"You'll know T-Mobile's really having an impact when and if you see price movement on AT&T and Verizon's most common data allotments, or those per-device fees charged to connect a device to a shared data plan."
That is the money shot (pun). The device access fee is to make up for the drop in subsidy under the new device model. It's proof that carriers had no intention of you getting a lower bill once you've paid your bill enough to break even on the device subsidy. In fact the carrier makes out like a bandit because you're now directly paying them back for the full price of the device at the same time paying the access fee(I call it the 'dial-tone' charge from the old POTS days).
T-Mobile is doing all the right things. Keep it up!
and to get this special 60 per month plan there are 2 requirements. You must be in the last year of your 2 year contract AND you must extend your contract by 1 additional year. Also, you can not use any other discount with this plan.
My contract is up in 4 weeks, not giving that up right now. Will evaluate T-Mo vs my partner discount.
You must be in the last year of your 2 year contract AND you must extend your contract by 1 additional year.
The rep you spoke with was misinformed. The tread on Howard Forums was littered with people who got this deal without extending their contracts. A bunch of people jumped ship to it right before their contracts ended so they could get a device subsidy but keep the loyalty plan.
The first requirement is true, from what I've heard.
They offered it to me when i left...the retention guy was flabbergasted at the fact i was going to be paying a few dollars less then that price for TWO lines and still get roaming on Verizon... -- My beta Ruby on Rails tutorial site!