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regular plan vs prepaid

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First off, Verizon should tell their web masters to raise the inactivity log out time on users.  I hate having to log back in 10 times a day if I'm trying to resolve an issue.

To get back to my topic.  Regular or Pepaid?  Which does Verizon make more money on?  In both cases Verizon collects from a customer on a monthly basis.  However Verizon will offer discounts on a device upgrade if you have a regular plan, but if you want to get a prepaid device you will have to pay the full amount of it.  Taking this at face value it's apparent Verizon would rather have people get Regular plans.  This must mean they make less money from Prepaid plans. 

I think this is true because someone who needs a phone service, but doesn't use their phone often can get a prepaid plan such as "pay as you go".  Maybe customers should consider themselves lucky that Verizon even offers prepaid plans such as this. 

I wasn't even going to consider a prepaid plan but Verizon kind of forced me to it.  As an Android developer I had to upgrade to an Android phone.  Then Verizon tacked on a $30 data plan.  For those of you who don't know.  Verizon will lose money if they make a data plan on smart phones optional.  This is because wifi is free. 

They were nice enough to give me this upgraded phone for free of course, but since I can no longer afford their regular plan I had to go looking for the prepaid plan.  And then they make me have to change my device yet again because the one I got is not compatible with a prepaid plan.

Call this a rant if you want.  I am just sharing my experience with Verizon.  From my experience, in every instance, it comes back to how Verizon is going to make money off me.  Well what do you expect?  Of course they only want to make money off their customers.  I guess I was just hoping they had a customer's (who's been with them for over 10 years) best interest in mind.  It is ok though because I will suck it up and accept their ways.  And Verizon knows that too.  They won't lose much if I get fed up and cancel their service.  I just think it would be nice to have a service provider say "Oh, I see that you already pay for internet through your home connection.  Ok then, we won't force you to pay for it through your phone too."

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Verizon did come out with a new data plan for Share Everything plans, its only 250mb however if you use wifi then it shouldn't be a problem. This way, if its 1 line, you can pay $60 for a regular plan and keep the benefits of having nicer phones

Hope that helps

Good Luck

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grrtt_88 wrote:

First off, Verizon should tell their web masters to raise the inactivity log out time on users.  I hate having to log back in 10 times a day if I'm trying to resolve an issue.

To get back to my topic.  Regular or Pepaid?  Which does Verizon make more money on?  In both cases Verizon collects from a customer on a monthly basis.  However Verizon will offer discounts on a device upgrade if you have a regular plan, but if you want to get a prepaid device you will have to pay the full amount of it.  Taking this at face value it's apparent Verizon would rather have people get Regular plans.  This must mean they make less money from Prepaid plans. 

I think this is true because someone who needs a phone service, but doesn't use their phone often can get a prepaid plan such as "pay as you go".  Maybe customers should consider themselves lucky that Verizon even offers prepaid plans such as this. 

I wasn't even going to consider a prepaid plan but Verizon kind of forced me to it.  As an Android developer I had to upgrade to an Android phone.  Then Verizon tacked on a $30 data plan.  For those of you who don't know.  Verizon will lose money if they make a data plan on smart phones optional.  This is because wifi is free. 

First of all Share Everything plans data is part of the plans. Second you don't really pay full price for a phone on prepaid. The highest price smartphone on pre-paid is $140. You really think a smartphone only costs $140? Also pre-paid is 3G only. You don't get the benefit of 4G data that's why it's cheaper and you're limited to which devices you can use with that plan.

As was said you can get a Share Everything plan with 250 MB of data for $60 a month and you can use ANY Verizon smartphone with it. Not sure how much cheaper you think you should be getting service for.

Also not everyone has access to wi-fi.

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Yeah guys, I'm aware of the Share Everything plan, I've been looking all over the past 2 days.  And I know smart phones are expensive.  When I said you have to pay the full price, I meant the full listed price that's on the website.  My point was you can't expect to upgrade to a prepaid phone and get any kind of deal for it.

I was only paying $45 for talk and text.  An extra $15 for something I'll never use (adding the data) just felt like a ripoff to me.  I think I should be charged only for the services I use.  But like I said.  Verizon has to make money somewhere now that everything is turning towards data.

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Well you're in luck for a very limited time you can sign up and get that $60 plan for $45 a month.

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I thought verizon was shutting down there 3G network and moving everyone to 4G or 5G networks ?

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The Verizon Wireless CDMA network is officially decommissioned, and the Verizon Wireless engineers are removing non-LTE antennas from the Verizon Wireless cell towers as we speak. I know that because I live a couple hours from ZIP code 82801, and it is an LTE-only market.

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