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Old 08-01-2019, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I just went to the VZ site and there was my 4gig plan with two lines, $90. 2gig 2lines, $75. So I don’t how you are missing it on their site.

https://www.verizonwireless.com/plans/#shared
Um, Once you add all the surcharges and taxes, it winds up being what I paid for with them. I just switched my phone over to Spectrum - $14/month no added taxes or fees, unlimited talk & text, and a gig of data. Or I could go unlimited data at $45 per line, that which is still a much better deal than your 4GB plan for two lines.
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Um, Once you add all the surcharges and taxes, it winds up being what I paid for with them. I just switched my phone over to Spectrum - $14/month no added taxes or fees, unlimited talk & text, and a gig of data. Or I could go unlimited data at $45 per line, that which is still a much better deal than your 4GB plan for two lines.
Two points:

Fees and taxes are about $4 a month. Second with home and other WiFi we might use 3gigs a month so an unlimited plan would be a waste for us. Plus when I do use data I get the benefit of full speed and I can use my phone as a hot spot. And do the math; one line for $45 is NOT a much better deal than two lines for $90! But enjoy your capped one gig of data. You get what you pay for

Check out the link in post 15 to see all of the limitations you have to deal with on Spectrum. Also the system only works on LTE towers meaning it will work on most VZ towers, but not all. VZ has a lot of 3g towers so you will not have service where Regular VZ customers do. And no roaming, but for $14 per line you can’t expect much

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Old 08-02-2019, 04:50 PM
 
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Spectrum @ $15 per gig. Not much of a savings as Verizon charges $50 for our 4gig plan. And even at $10 per gig you are only saving$10 a month. Not worth it if you want full roaming coverage and top data speed with no throttling all for less the cost of two star bucks coffees a month.
Starbucks specialty drinks can cost $5 + each. In almost all locations other than some airports, a regular Starbucks coffee doesn’t cost even close to $5 +.
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:52 PM
 
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Two points:

Fees and taxes are about $4 a month. Second with home and other WiFi we might use 3gigs a month so an unlimited plan would be a waste for us. Plus when I do use data I get the benefit of full speed and I can use my phone as a hot spot. And do the math; one line for $45 is NOT a much better deal than two lines for $90! But enjoy your capped one gig of data. You get what you pay for

Check out the link in post 15 to see all of the limitations you have to deal with on Spectrum. Also the system only works on LTE towers meaning it will work on most VZ towers, but not all. VZ has a lot of 3g towers so you will not have service where Regular VZ customers do. And no roaming, but for $14 per line you can’t expect much
Verizon is kicking people off of 3G on 12/31/19.
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Two points:

Fees and taxes are about $4 a month. Second with home and other WiFi we might use 3gigs a month so an unlimited plan would be a waste for us. Plus when I do use data I get the benefit of full speed and I can use my phone as a hot spot. And do the math; one line for $45 is NOT a much better deal than two lines for $90! But enjoy your capped one gig of data. You get what you pay for

Check out the link in post 15 to see all of the limitations you have to deal with on Spectrum. Also the system only works on LTE towers meaning it will work on most VZ towers, but not all. VZ has a lot of 3g towers so you will not have service where Regular VZ customers do. And no roaming, but for $14 per line you can’t expect much
I can also use my phone as a hotspot as well. There's no cap on the 1GB. If I go over, I just pay for an additional GB of data, much like how Verizon was with me. So far, it's worked everywhere I go on a regular basis.
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I can also use my phone as a hotspot as well. There's no cap on the 1GB. If I go over, I just pay for an additional GB of data, much like how Verizon was with me. So far, it's worked everywhere I go on a regular basis.
I’m glad it works for you. By capped I meant capped at 5meg speed and 480k for videos..if you use 2 extra gigs of data then you are paying $30 more for your line. Maybe money is tight for you, but we are fine with paying $90 for two lines with VZ. Some months we have 6 gigs of data with rollover. Handy for trips. I like to watch videos on my iPad off my hotspot phone and 480k quality is a little fuzzy. With that said, I never heard of spectrum. Doesn’t exist here, but we do have Comcast which offers a similar set up. Free access and all you pay for is data @$15 per gig. One catch: we'd have two buy two new iPhones from them. I don’t think so. And will those magic phones work outside of the US? Well they only work on Verizon towers, like Spectrum. Even no roaming in the US

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Old 08-05-2019, 01:14 AM
 
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I can also use my phone as a hotspot as well. There's no cap on the 1GB. If I go over, I just pay for an additional GB of data, much like how Verizon was with me. So far, it's worked everywhere I go on a regular basis.
and if you use 10 gigs of data you will be billed for 10 gigs of data as well!!!
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I’m glad it works for you. By capped I meant capped at 5meg speed and 480k for videos..if you use 2 extra gigs of data then you are paying $30 more for your line. Maybe money is tight for you, but we are fine with paying $90 for two lines with VZ. Some months we have 6 gigs of data with rollover. Handy for trips. I like to watch videos on my iPad off my hotspot phone and 480k quality is a little fuzzy. With that said, I never heard of spectrum. Doesn’t exist here, but we do have Comcast which offers a similar set up. Free access and all you pay for is data @$15 per gig. One catch: we'd have two buy two new iPhones from them. I don’t think so. And will those magic phones work outside of the US? Well they only work on Verizon towers, like Spectrum. Even no roaming in the US
I'm not worried about the speed cap and 480K video on a cellphone. I have 100mbps internet at home where I'll be doing all of my streaming. It would be the rare occasion that I would need to stream video on data. If you don't mind paying $90/month for your phones, no problem with that. Regardless of budget, I always look for deals and this was something I wanted to try. So far, it's worked perfectly for me.
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