Ok zgeek here, my family has had a cell phone plan since before Unicell, who knows what the company was before then. Anyways the same plan they had back then apparently they still have now. Was originally 1400 Minutes, no free nights and weekends (yes this is Verizon) for around 110$/month. Oh yea two lines, shared minutes.
They decided to add me onto their plan, still 1400 shared, but now I have a glorious 500 texts per month added onto that, "hold on 30$ more a month, and you get 500 texts?" oh and we get free nights and weekends, you think?
Where is this plan?
Just curious, how can I get my family to open their eyes to see they are getting jipped when the same plan with unlimited texts is simply 105$/month. They are anything from being well off in life, and spend far to much on too little.
Sounds like your family has a legacy Unicel plan. Even though VZW acquired Unicel customer base, customers kept their Unicel plans and phones unless they upgraded to VZW equipment. Also sounds like you could all benefit from current VZW Nationwide plans and VZW phones. VZW Customer Care can do a plan analysis based on everyone's usage and recommend the best plan for you, and hopefully save them some $ while getting everyone up to date features like free nights and weekends and unlimited mobile to mobile calling.
When I was on my parent's plan, I was trying to get them to switch from sprint to verizon and the hardest thing is convincing them that change is ok, lol. Most people don't fully understand their plans and thus figure (not unreasonably) that if it's working, why change it. See if they can add you on as an authorized user on their account so you can talk to a rep about changing their plan, go over your options and then explain it to them since they're alot more likely to trust you than a rep.