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Friday, July 23, 2010

Verizon Wireless forcing Data Plan on Loyal Customers


Verizon Wireless forcing Data Plans 29.99$ on current loyal customers "BS".

I have been with VerizonWireless for years... actually had one of the original Brick Phones. And dad carried around one of the bag phones.. (oohhh that's showing my age isn't it).

I'm sure this is old news to most but when my wife's current LG Envy3 started acting up I had to move fast and get her a replacement phone. She is not ready for an up grade through Verizon Wireless and she utilized my last upgrade to replace another dieing phone last year.

So last night I presented her with the Samsung Saga. It looks to be a nifty Windows Mobile Smart phone running WM 6.1. It's a bit bigger than what she likes but it should do for now. It is a used phone, but new to her. I called and verified that the ESN was clean and clear to activate on our plan, but did not activate it at the time of calling.

Now here is what is chapping my hide...



Its 11:30 p.m. on Verizon Wireless web site activating the Samsung Saga on our account and it is forcing (requiring) the 29.99 Data Plan. The site will not let me activate the phone with out it.

That is just not right .. I have had Smart Phones for at least the last 5 years from the XV6700, to the Motorola Q, to my current XV6800. And I have never been required to have the Data Plan for 29.99 $ ... And I use the Smart Phones for collaboration (Wi-Fi) eases of use with OutLook with calander, and contacts.

This is just another way for Verizon to bilk cash out of our pockets. Can you say "Fleecing of America" on "America's Largest and Most Reliable Wireless Network."

We are already over paying for cell phone service IMO we have 3 phones that are almost a requirement now days to stay in touch with what is going on with a busy family. Not to mention we have a teenager (texting is a must any more.. still can't figure out how they can text over 3,000 messages in a month ... my fingers would fall off)

And if you have read any of my posts you know I'm on a Budget.. Can't spend anymore than we already do... With the economy the way it is and paychecks are not what they were 3 years ago. It is just not with in our budget to add data plans on all 3 phones when they come up for renewal or the phones just plane die.

Here is what I have found ... (come on Verizon Knock this off ... or Yikes!!! I may have to go to CRICKET...)

These are just the Smart Phones that add the 29.99$ charge per month ... but to add insult to injury on any of the 3G Mulitmedia Phones they are selling ... They are now tacking on a minimum of 9.99 Data Plans on top of those per month too... GREAT Thanks Verizon.

Let you thoughts be heard comment at the bottom of this post.

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1 comments:

I agree, I recently purhased a samsun saga too, used of course. However when i went to activate, like you said it wanted me to select a data plan.. so i just called Verizon to validate with them... well, i am paying for the data plan for one month just till i can get another phone... probably a elcheapo just to make sure i can not get hammered with a data plan of any kind... I will be switching to a different carrier when my contract is up in 2011 :(.

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