Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 12:50 am
Verizon Wireless is dropping the Unlimited Data Grandfathered plans. If you are currently on the unlimited data plan with Verizon and purchase a new subsidized phone you will lose your unlimited data. However, if you plan on buying a new phone and pay full price for it you will get to keep your unlimited data.
Sunday, September 25th, 2011 at 10:28 am
I don’t have any official word on this yet but I’ve heard from several sources that Straight Talk will no longer have Verizon as its CDMA partner. First off, CDMA is a technology that Verizon and Sprint use. GSM is a technology that AT&T and Tmobile use. GSM phones will normally always have a Sim card in them and CDMA will not.
When Straight Talk first started out it carried three phones in the stores which were all Verizon CDMA phones. As time progressed Straight Talk started introducing GSM phones which used TMobile & AT&T. This confused customers because when they bought them they couldn’t get any signal where they lived because they believed they were getting a Verizon CDMA phone. Now don’t get me wrong but where I live Verizon does have the best coverage so I’m just going off local opinion. I’m sure in other towns and places AT&T and Tmobile may have great service. I personally use Sprint so I’m not complaining.
What to me is interesting is Straight Talk’s first new CDMA phone in a good while is the Samsung Precedent that runs Android. I thought this was great for people around here because it would be an CDMA phone. Which I understood to be Verizon. But, it’s going to be Sprint.
With Verizon Wireless announcing a $50 Unlimited Talk, Text and Web plan for their own prepaid service it sounds like they are competing with Straight Talk in a huge way. With some old Verizon Straight Talk phones on clearance at some local Walmarts it makes me think that more than ever that Verizon won’t be partnering with Straight Talk anymore.
So what does this mean? Only time will tell but it looks like the new Verizon prepaid plan is doing very well at local stores. One point to note too is that Verizon phones are cheaper than Straight Talk in stores. The cheapest and hottest seller is the Verizon Samsung U360 $14.88 phone. So that goes a long way with customers as far as price is concerned.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 at 5:56 pm
So Verizon’s trial plan of $50 Unlimited Prepaid plan is getting the go in more locations. Before the trial was just based in California and Florida. Now locations in Tennessee is being added and maybe more shortly. This as many sales agents have said will hurt contract sales! This new $50 prepaid plan is for: unlimited talk, text, web and 411! I know some of you have the Straight Talk CDMA Verizon phones and are using the $45 plan with them. But as you know from past posts that Straight Talk is moving to Sprint for its CDMA portion of phones. (although yours will still work on Verizon — as far as I know!)
Unfortunately, this plan does not apply to Smartphones. It only applies to feature phones! It seems a bunch of prepaid carriers are going with an all you can eat plan. With Virgin Mobiles $55 Unlimited, AT&T is $50 Unlimited, Boost Mobile is $50 (with every 6-month on time payment gets $5 discount on monthly payments to $35), Straight Talk $45 Unlimited, and that is just a few of them. So let’s see how this all plays out over time as the prepaid market heats up.
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 8:22 pm
Verizon is expected to release another set of 4G LTE cities tomorrow which will then make them cover over half of the U.S. population. They want to have 4G every where 3G is right now by the end of 2013. I’ve seen speeds of 12-13 mbs on VZW 4G LTE network, however, sometimes its slower than 3G. For the most part its great but it does have its days where its just as slow as 3G.
Friday, August 12th, 2011 at 9:06 pm
Verizon is thinking of expanding its NEW test prepaid plan that allows you to have unlimited talk, text, and web for $50. Which is a very competitive price in todays prepaid market. Right now, VZW is only testing this plan in California and Florida but is thinking of expanding it in the future. Would you change to VZW prepaid if they had a $50 unlimited plan in your area?
Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 10:45 am
It looks like if you’ve been wanting to leave Verizon Wireless without paying an ETF (upwards of $350) you may now have a chance to. The Regulatory Charge on your Verizon bill could change from $0.13 to $0.16 starting July 1st 2011. I know that’s a very small change but according to the Verizon customer agreement these small changes could give you reason to leave.
Can Verizon Wireless Change This Agreement or My Service?
We may change prices or any other term of your Service or this agreement at any time,but we’ll provide notice first, including written notice if you have Postpay Service. If you use your Service after the change takes effect, that means you’re accepting the change. If you’re a Postpay customer and a change to your Plan or this agreement has a material adverse effect on you, you can cancel the line of Service that has been affected within 60 days of receiving the notice with no early termination fee.
It’s worth a try! If you get out of your contract maybe you could try out some prepaid offerings (saving a lot doing so).