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JaredH
01-21-2008, 12:08 PM
I'm not exactly sure if this has already been brought up, I'm sure that it has but the BIS unlimited data plan for verizon customers has now been dropped to $29.99 apposed to $44.99.

Verizon won't tell you this so for the people that are unaware, get it switched, enjoy!(y)

BB Junkie
01-21-2008, 12:15 PM
Wirelessly posted (Blackberry 8700C: BlackBerry8310/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Yep, That's old news! Use search button before you post another wasted thread like this.

Dawg
01-21-2008, 12:31 PM
very old news most of us are already on the 29.99 plan and have been for months now

tallelf78
01-21-2008, 03:26 PM
yes it was posted before, however thanks for the helpful info!

(or maybe i should be a complete ass, flex my muscles and threadcrap!)

Eyeshooter
01-21-2008, 04:35 PM
Unlike all of the other people who responded that this is old news, I was surprised to learn the price had been dropped as I just went through the data plans with VZW 30 days ago and the price was $44.95. When I called today to have this change made to my account, I was told repeatedly that was for the 5mb data plan only, not the unlimited.

What's up?

akosnitzky
01-21-2008, 04:38 PM
Unlike all of the other people who responded that this is old news, I was surprised to learn the price had been dropped as I just went through the data plans with VZW 30 days ago and the price was $44.95. When I called today to have this change made to my account, I was told repeatedly that was for the 5mb data plan only, not the unlimited.

What's up?

Unless it was a Christmas, it should be unlimited data.

Eyeshooter
01-21-2008, 04:48 PM
I was actually on hold with VZW as I posted my last message. When my CSR finally picked up again, I insisted she call to find out why she could not find this price yet 4 other people on this BB could. Amazingly, she found you are correct and the price list she had was wrong. You must be on the Nationwide plan, not the America's Choice (which supposedly no longer exists).

Thanks for saving me $20 a month!

Dawg
01-21-2008, 06:21 PM
I am on americas choice the shot you a line OF BS

here is my plan straight off VZW place


AM CH II SELECT FAM SH PRI 2100 ANY UNL N&W UNL IN UNL MSG $130 S4933 0407

Contract End Date: 01/17/09



(or maybe i should be a complete ass!)

you succeeded greatly

SpectreBlofeld
01-21-2008, 07:06 PM
The feature you need to ask for is called 'email and web for blackberry', which is 29.99, not 'blackberry unlimited data' which is still 44.95. The difference is that email and web won't work with company BES servers while the more expensive package will.

SheepDog
01-21-2008, 09:43 PM
it came out in November I think for me. 29.95 instead of 39.95 on sprint. other carriers are doing the same or close.

Their is always that 10% that doesnt get the word, so you may have just helped someone.

and never listen or pay any heed to dingle berries who try to rain on you. the search button is very helpful but it is not a sin to do as you have done.

Be happy! and thanks for thinking of others!

dtdt
01-22-2008, 01:20 AM
Wirelessly posted (Blackberry 8700C: BlackBerry8310/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Yep, That's old news! Use search button before you post another wasted thread like this.

Agreed...however, how would one know to search for this if they were unaware of this?? I think this type of information deserves a pass when it comes to "re-posting" which is so commonly a target for harsh verbal lashings from those who don't understand the concept of "skimming" threads, a powerful skill that enables us to negate the threads we don't want to bother with, and move on to ones considered valuable. Granted, if we all had to skim through countless re-posts/double-posts, it would merit said verbal lashings, but in the case of saving a dime in poor economical times, give a brother a break.

Triforce66
01-22-2008, 08:28 AM
I saw this last time, but everytime I went on VZW's site I saw the $45 / $39 plan... by any chance does anyone have a link to the new rates on their site that I can reference when calling up VZW?

fishzle
01-22-2008, 08:30 AM
I hate all of you people, in Canada there isn't even an unlimited plan. Telus had a promotion over the holidays but it was only on the pearl or HTC touch. Are highest plan data wise is 1000 mb but for 100$. This shit is ridiculous.

Triforce66
01-22-2008, 09:07 AM
I just tried to get the cheaper data package and they told me they don't have it. Could someone please post more info (i.e. plan name, number etc)?

Dawg
01-22-2008, 09:18 AM
I just tried to get the cheaper data package and they told me they don't have it. Could someone please post more info (i.e. plan name, number etc)?

straight from my bill EMAIL & WEB FOR BLACKBERRY $29.99
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Triforce66
01-22-2008, 09:42 AM
straight from my bill EMAIL & WEB FOR BLACKBERRY $29.99
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I asked 4 different ways, and the lady told me I could only get the planI am on now, or pay $24.99 for the limited data plan. I really wish I could find this plan on their website.. :x

ifilestuff
01-22-2008, 09:45 AM
I just tried to get the cheaper data package and they told me they don't have it. Could someone please post more info (i.e. plan name, number etc)?

It's $29.99 when I check the "My Account" section of the website. I can't post a link, because its under my log in, but I took a screenshot if that helps.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2374/2211538573_8325d5e52c_o.jpg

Dawg
01-22-2008, 09:54 AM
It's $29.99 when I check the "My Account" section of the website. I can't post a link, because its under my log in, but I took a screenshot if that helps.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2374/2211538573_8325d5e52c_o.jpg

same thing mine says There is another thread on this and Demon posted he would help anyone out if they needed it.

Demon
01-22-2008, 10:05 AM
As many have mentioned, unfortunately alot of CS reps have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to this. The problem is the way the feature is listed on our end, because it doesn't show a price next to the feature code through the systems that some stores use until after it is selected. The $29.99 email and web blackberry plan is unlimited and offers the same services as the $44.99 plan with the exception of BES.

Anyone still having issues changing this through customer service please feel free to PM/PIN/email me and I will be happy to make the change for you.

Another issue that has been brought up in other threads and is false, is that tethering is changed to $30 if you go to the $29.99 plan. Tethering is still available at the same $15 price point, if you are told otherwise please contact me and I will make the necessary changes.

deliverer
01-22-2008, 10:28 AM
Question on tethering. Do you get the same speeds you would get with a dedicated PC card?

elephant911
01-22-2008, 10:33 AM
Thanks for hooking me up Demon!

Demon
01-22-2008, 10:34 AM
No. Tethering speeds are advertised at 600-800kbps, while the lastest usb aircards are at 600 kbps to 1.4mbps. If you want to try it out for free for a month to test out the speeds send me a PM and I will get you set up.

Demon
01-22-2008, 10:37 AM
Thanks for hooking me up Demon!

Happy to help out. Anytime you need anything feel free to PM me.(y)

Dawg
01-22-2008, 11:32 AM
Thanks Demon. I knew when I messaged you that you would get them squared away.

donncon
01-22-2008, 11:56 AM
Agreed...however, how would one know to search for this if they were unaware of this?? I think this type of information deserves a pass when it comes to "re-posting" which is so commonly a target for harsh verbal lashings from those who don't understand the concept of "skimming" threads, a powerful skill that enables us to negate the threads we don't want to bother with, and move on to ones considered valuable. Granted, if we all had to skim through countless re-posts/double-posts, it would merit said verbal lashings, but in the case of saving a dime in poor economical times, give a brother a break.

I agree 100%. In my opinion the first response was out of line. I for one didn't know there had been a price drop, and am glad to have this info!

six attack
01-22-2008, 06:45 PM
Thanks JaredH!
I must have been hiding under a rock but I didn't hear about this plan either.
I called and within 10 minutes changed my plan from $44.99 to 29.99!
Thanks again man.

kjjb0204
01-22-2008, 08:59 PM
Just be aware that the 29.99 email and web plan does not permit BES integration, so don't be so quick to save a buck and lose your BES functionality.

SheepDog
01-22-2008, 09:48 PM
BES Humbug!

hartenstein
01-23-2008, 08:33 AM
Talked to Verizon and they said $29.99 is only for 10mb of data.

Demon
01-23-2008, 09:44 AM
Talked to Verizon and they said $29.99 is only for 10mb of data.

You were misinformed.

ofelas
01-23-2008, 10:01 AM
Wonder when VZW will bring out a reduced rate Global BIS only plan...any idea Demon? Thx.

Demon
01-23-2008, 10:13 AM
Wonder when VZW will bring out a reduced rate Global BIS only plan...any idea Demon? Thx.
It's honestly something I have never looked into. I will get some info on it today.

donncon
01-23-2008, 10:29 AM
That would be great Demon, I will be traveling abroad in May and June so it would be good to know!

jsntrenkler
01-23-2008, 11:59 AM
I love my $29.99 Email plan on my America's Choice

Dawg
01-23-2008, 12:20 PM
I love my $29.99 Email plan on my America's Choice

me too

katin2
01-23-2008, 12:24 PM
Just changed my plan from 44 to 29.... sweeeet(y)

FF2
01-23-2008, 04:25 PM
It's honestly something I have never looked into. I will get some info on it today.

As long as you don't mind helping:

Is there any 'data tethering' plan that allows limited, pay as you go megabyte or what have you?

I am interested in using my verizon 8830 with my tomtom920 gps for getting up-do-date traffic information. Apparently, I would need the "additional" data package as the $29.00 plan does not include access to whatever I may need.

Thanks

Demon
01-23-2008, 04:41 PM
There is not a pay as you go tethering, sorry. The feature would be $15 monthly to tether. I can add a month of this free however if anyone wants to try it out.

trekuhl
01-24-2008, 04:15 PM
Demon, does this not mean in a way, that VZW is kind of ripping us off if we have a bundled plan? for instance, i have the $99 bundle 900min and blackberry, but if i did nationwide 900 for $59.99 and then the BB web and internet for $29.99 I would save about $10 which almost covers my tethering fee...

thanks,

-trekuhl

kyungjunhan
01-24-2008, 11:55 PM
is the $29.99 plan not EVDO?
is this what i have right?
my contract won't get extended with this change, right?

sorry for so many questions! :P

i've attached two pics..

Demon
01-25-2008, 09:46 AM
Demon, does this not mean in a way, that VZW is kind of ripping us off if we have a bundled plan? for instance, i have the $99 bundle 900min and blackberry, but if i did nationwide 900 for $59.99 and then the BB web and internet for $29.99 I would save about $10 which almost covers my tethering fee...

thanks,

-trekuhl

Not exactly. With the bundled plans you get the BES support, and up until a few months ago that plan was saving you money as opposed to having the voice and data seperate. Now that the prices have dropped and if you have no need for a BES you can save even more.

Demon
01-25-2008, 09:47 AM
is the $29.99 plan not EVDO?
is this what i have right?
my contract won't get extended with this change, right?

sorry for so many questions! :P

i've attached two pics..

The $29.99 plan is EVDO.
You have the proper plan on the account from what the screen shot shows.
No, this will not extend your contract in any way.

eddieb
01-25-2008, 01:02 PM
I just called and they put me on the $29.99 "Email and Web for Blackberry" plan. I was on the $79.99 plan which includes 450 minutes and the BB unlimited data plan. They changed me to the $39.99 450 minutes plan and the $29.99 "Email and Web for Blackberry" plan which ends up saving me $10.

The gal I talked to knew what I was talking about and seemed pretty knowledgeable. I think if you get a less seasoned CSR, they may not know what this plan is. I would suggest that before you call to do this, go to VZW's wireless website, go to phones, select the 8830, on the next page select a minutes plan, and then the next page shows the two different options for BB data which are "Email and Web for Blackberry" for $29.99 and "Blackberry Solution Unlimited Data Usage" for $44.99. If you distinguish between the two different plan names when you are on the phone with them, they can probably figure it out.

As is mentioned in this forum and was also mentioned to me by the woman that helped me from VZW, the only difference in these plans is that you can not do the cheaper one if you are using BES. That's it. Otherwise they are the same (except, of course, the price). She confirmed with me that the only change I will see is the price.

skamania
02-01-2008, 11:04 AM
i've read that this data feature is not available for family share plans but i found a CSR that was more than happy to switch all of are data plans over now questions asked. thanks for all the great posts.

dirtymafia
02-01-2008, 02:46 PM
Okay, so do I have this correct? If we host a BES ourselves then we can not go with the $29.99 plan? Or am I mistaken and Verizon actually hosts BES for you if you want, and that is what is not included.

Seems kinda silly if I am right and we get charged more for hosting a BES.

Ghosttrunks
02-01-2008, 03:26 PM
Will it work for family plans? I have 2 blackberry on my family plan.

Demon
02-01-2008, 03:29 PM
Will it work for family plans? I have 2 blackberry on my family plan.

Yes, it will. Replied to your PM also.

trekuhl
02-04-2008, 10:35 PM
Not exactly. With the bundled plans you get the BES support, and up until a few months ago that plan was saving you money as opposed to having the voice and data seperate. Now that the prices have dropped and if you have no need for a BES you can save even more.

i went round and round with a CSR the other day and kept getting told that the $30 plan was 10MB only, not unlimited. after 10 minutes of back and forth i finally gave up...she said the only reason i had it before for $30 was because i had higher minute plan and it was the old nationwide, not america's choice... i dont need BES so if possible id rather save the $10...

Demon
02-05-2008, 12:35 AM
i went round and round with a CSR the other day and kept getting told that the $30 plan was 10MB only, not unlimited. after 10 minutes of back and forth i finally gave up...she said the only reason i had it before for $30 was because i had higher minute plan and it was the old nationwide, not america's choice... i dont need BES so if possible id rather save the $10...

Sorry you had to deal with another misinformed rep. If you like I can do it for you. Shoot me a PM and I can get it done.

Kcorbett
02-05-2008, 01:10 AM
I got set up on this no problem with one call.. Thanks for the advice... Demon, I sent you a PM the other day with a couple questions, don't know if you had a chance to read it...

Thanks,

K

ndjresq
02-05-2008, 08:57 AM
Question?

What do I get with the 44.99 Unlimited Data Plan? I was told that I just got the Data Plan and still had to use my minutes from phone plan in addition? I never really cared much because my minute usage was low but with the Slingplayer soon to be released I am somewhat concerend.

Also I called about the 29.99 plan and the CSR had no clue.

Thanks in advance.

Dawg
02-05-2008, 09:28 AM
44.99 plan you get BES capabilities
29.99 plan you dont get BES the rest is the same unlimited Data (really up to 5gb)

ndjresq
02-05-2008, 09:38 AM
44.99 plan you get BES capabilities
29.99 plan you dont get BES the rest is the same unlimited Data (really up to 5gb)

Thanks. I understand that. I don't need BES. What about minute usage? Am I using minute usage every time I connect to the WEB or Push Email?

Demon
02-05-2008, 09:40 AM
Thanks. I understand that. I don't need BES. What about minute usage? Am I using minute usage every time I connect to the WEB or Push Email?

Minutes are not used for data transfer.

ndjresq
02-05-2008, 10:54 AM
Thanks a million.

complexx
02-05-2008, 12:25 PM
I verified this today by changing from the 44.99 to the 29.99 plan. The service rep was very much aware of this and very happy to make the change. If you can't beat it into your rep, just ask for another one.

DeadRinga
02-05-2008, 01:18 PM
Last I looked on Verizon's site this was a $2 per MB of data plan.... not unlimited. Can someone point me to where it says unlimited?

Dawg
02-05-2008, 01:21 PM
Last I looked on Verizon's site this was a $2 per MB of data plan.... not unlimited. Can someone point me to where it says unlimited?

Please read all the threads and you will see that we are all using it and its unlimited.

Demon
02-05-2008, 01:27 PM
Last I looked on Verizon's site this was a $2 per MB of data plan.... not unlimited. Can someone point me to where it says unlimited?

That is for a standard voice plan, which is not available for Blackberrys. We are refering to the $45 and $29 unlimited data plans.

DeadRinga
02-05-2008, 07:37 PM
It's just that i am looking on Verizon's site itself... and the cheapest unlimited plan for a blackberry is 80 bucks a month. Perhaps my area does not have the cheap unlimited?

Dawg
02-05-2008, 07:48 PM
It's just that i am looking on Verizon's site itself... and the cheapest unlimited plan for a blackberry is 80 bucks a month. Perhaps my area does not have the cheap unlimited?

because you are looking at combined plans. They dont list just data plans on the web site

eddieb
02-05-2008, 10:16 PM
It's just that i am looking on Verizon's site itself... and the cheapest unlimited plan for a blackberry is 80 bucks a month. Perhaps my area does not have the cheap unlimited?

Go to the Verizon Wireless site to the BB phones and put a BB 8830 in your cart/basket. You will click continue after that and you will be taken to the voice plans. Select the 450 minutes for $39.99 and click "Select Plan and Continue". The next page under "Features" has the BB options and you have to chose one. The first one is "Email & Web for BlackBerry" for $29.99 and the second one is "Blackberry Solution Unlimited Data Usage" for $44.99. So the 450 voice plan + the $29.99 BB Plan is $70.

The ONLY difference between these two BB data plans is that the $29.99 option will NOT work with BES. They are both unlimted data and you don't have to be a new customer to get the cheaper plan. And nobody from VZW will tell you about it cuz they want you to keep paying $44.99.

If you have trouble getting this cheaper data plan, refer to it by it's name (Email and Web for Blackberry) and maybe that will help them find it.

trekuhl
02-05-2008, 10:41 PM
that plan doesn't specify data transfer limit, so even talking to a CSR as many have they can simply say it is limited to 10MB (as many of us have been told). most of these CSR are a PITA especially verizon anything. ive been round and round and round again with FIOS over the fac ti was flat out lied to about my package price, but guess what the first bill arrives after the 14 day cancellation term so they dont give a hoot! that said, vzw works on DC metro unlike others and FIOS is fastest out so im stuck both ways...

-t

eddieb
02-05-2008, 11:06 PM
that plan doesn't specify data transfer limit, so even talking to a CSR as many have they can simply say it is limited to 10MB (as many of us have been told). most of these CSR are a PITA especially verizon anything. ive been round and round and round again with FIOS over the fac ti was flat out lied to about my package price, but guess what the first bill arrives after the 14 day cancellation term so they dont give a hoot! that said, vzw works on DC metro unlike others and FIOS is fastest out so im stuck both ways...

-t

If you go to the link below, it takes you to a press release announcing the Pink Blackberry Pearl. It also mentions the available BB data plans.

To quote from the article: "In addition, Verizon Wireless offers Nationwide E-mail and Web for BlackBerry customers, which includes unlimited data, for an additional $29.99 per month on top of a voice plan."

I also saw this same $29.99 unlimited data plan discussed in a November, 2007 article that announced the regular Pearl.

Pink BlackBerry Pearl Coming To Verizon Wireless (http://news.vzw.com/news/2008/01/pr2008-01-24.html)

DeadRinga
02-06-2008, 09:29 AM
Go to the Verizon Wireless site to the BB phones and put a BB 8830 in your cart/basket. You will click continue after that and you will be taken to the voice plans. Select the 450 minutes for $39.99 and click "Select Plan and Continue". The next page under "Features" has the BB options and you have to chose one. The first one is "Email & Web for BlackBerry" for $29.99 and the second one is "Blackberry Solution Unlimited Data Usage" for $44.99. So the 450 voice plan + the $29.99 BB Plan is $70.

The ONLY difference between these two BB data plans is that the $29.99 option will NOT work with BES. They are both unlimted data and you don't have to be a new customer to get the cheaper plan. And nobody from VZW will tell you about it cuz they want you to keep paying $44.99.

If you have trouble getting this cheaper data plan, refer to it by it's name (Email and Web for Blackberry) and maybe that will help them find it.

Thanks!!!

bulla16
02-07-2008, 10:34 AM
I don't have a $29.99data plan even available on my console. Here is what I have:

IP GENERAL USE W/FES
BLACKBERRY PROVISION
GLOBALEMAIL BLKBRY CONSUMER
$0.00
$0.00
$64.99

Block Application Downloads
BLACKBERRY UNLIMITED BBA
BLACKBERRY 10MB W/BROADBAND
$0.00
$44.99
$24.99

Is it because I have the Global Email?

ofelas
02-07-2008, 10:39 AM
That is correct; the Global EMail Plan is Global Unlimited Data (including BES).
Thats the plan I've had from Day 1 that the 8830 came out, but I'm waiting expectantly for a Global EMail non-BES plan...;-)

Nubian
02-09-2008, 11:12 PM
I just got off the phone with Verizon Wireless. The CSR I talked to had no idea what I was talking about. She kept saying that the plan was only for the Pearl. My perseverance got me through to a data tech who at first also didn't know what "he" was talking about. Finally he read his notes (I guess) and got it all straight. I'll be saving $30/month because I've got two Blackberrys and a family plan...Thanks for the info.

mstrange
02-11-2008, 04:38 PM
I understand read the following:

$29.99 plan is unlimited with no BES Support
$44.99 plan is unlimited with BES Support (what I have now)

There is also a

$24.99 plan with 10MB limit

Does this limited plan handle BES also. I had Verizon check my volume of data and it was just 6MB for last month. I have BES for my 8830 and love it. I also have tethering ($15/month) but just use it occasionally.

My wife is getting a BB at the end of March without tethering so I would like to get her on the 24.99 limited plan as long as it will support BES. Thanks for your help/input.

Mike

eddieb
02-11-2008, 04:46 PM
I understand read the following:

$29.99 plan is unlimited with no BES Support
$44.99 plan is unlimited with BES Support (what I have now)

There is also a

$24.99 plan with 10MB limit

Does this limited plan handle BES also. I had Verizon check my volume of data and it was just 6MB for last month. I have BES for my 8830 and love it. I also have tethering ($15/month) but just use it occasionally.

My wife is getting a BB at the end of March without tethering so I would like to get her on the 24.99 limited plan as long as it will support BES. Thanks for your help/input.

Mike

The $24.99 plan with the 10mb limit does support BES. My wife is on that plan and uses BES through her employer.

mstrange
02-11-2008, 09:28 PM
The $24.99 plan with the 10mb limit does support BES. My wife is on that plan and uses BES through her employer.

Great - Thanks for the update!

sturner
02-14-2008, 09:26 AM
Does that $44.99 unlimited plan with BES support require you to have BES installed on your work computer or exchange server? Or does the extra $10 a month provide the BES capability to sync your calendar, tasks, etc without installing any more software?

Dawg
02-14-2008, 09:34 AM
Does that $44.99 unlimited plan with BES support require you to have BES installed on your work computer or exchange server? Or does the extra $10 a month provide the BES capability to sync your calendar, tasks, etc without installing any more software?

yes you must have BES installed to use BES. It doesn't provide anything but the capabilities

ChickenGod
02-23-2008, 03:24 AM
So for a user like me who doesn't even use BES, and just surfs the internet and watches YOUTUBE videos, I should get the $29.99 plan? The "Email and Web for Blackberry"?

Now, the CSR (which I am sure misinformed me,) said that the $29.99 plan would only have 10MB and that youtube videos would make it go over the limit. Is that true?

You guys are saying that the "Email and Web for Blackberry" comes with unlimited MB and that I CAN watch youtube videos?

That the only reason the "Unlimited $44.99" plan is more expensive is because of BES?

So I will not be charged extra because of going over data usage.

I just bought my blackberry pearl and I want to make sure I can get the most for the least amount of money.

Thanks guys!

What is BES for anyways?

Demon
02-23-2008, 10:26 AM
So for a user like me who doesn't even use BES, and just surfs the internet and watches YOUTUBE videos, I should get the $29.99 plan? The "Email and Web for Blackberry"?

Yes, I would recommend the $29 Email and Web for Blackberry feature

Now, the CSR (which I am sure misinformed me,) said that the $29.99 plan would only have 10MB and that youtube videos would make it go over the limit. Is that true?

The CSR was incorrect, the $29 plan is unlimited, you will be fine watching youtube.

You guys are saying that the "Email and Web for Blackberry" comes with unlimited MB and that I CAN watch youtube videos?

Correct

That the only reason the "Unlimited $44.99" plan is more expensive is because of BES?

Yes

So I will not be charged extra because of going over data usage.

Correct, the $29 plan is unlimited, you will not incur overages for data.

I just bought my blackberry pearl and I want to make sure I can get the most for the least amount of money.

Thanks guys!

What is BES for anyways?

BES is an enterprise server primarily used for companies to sync email, contacts, calender, etc.


Answers are in bold.;-)

Sith_Apprentice
02-23-2008, 10:28 AM
hey Demon, any news on that 5GB cap going away because of the streaming video features that are upcoming? I know SlingMedia is a dirty word in many VZW Data Execs minds, but I am just curious. Got a phone call from customer care yesterday, apparently because of my tethering I went to about 6gb last month (go me) and they didnt like that all that much. Too bad for them a standard rep cannot touch my plan since its not a prosumer or business plan :razz:

jltx114
02-23-2008, 10:37 AM
So for a user like me who doesn't even use BES, and just surfs the internet and watches YOUTUBE videos, I should get the $29.99 plan? The "Email and Web for Blackberry"?

Now, the CSR (which I am sure misinformed me,) said that the $29.99 plan would only have 10MB and that youtube videos would make it go over the limit. Is that true?

You guys are saying that the "Email and Web for Blackberry" comes with unlimited MB and that I CAN watch youtube videos?

That the only reason the "Unlimited $44.99" plan is more expensive is because of BES?

So I will not be charged extra because of going over data usage.

I just bought my blackberry pearl and I want to make sure I can get the most for the least amount of money.

Thanks guys!

What is BES for anyways?

how do you watch youtube videos from the 8830?

Sith_Apprentice
02-23-2008, 10:41 AM
how do you watch youtube videos from the 8830?

m.youtube.com some videos will show, very few. the 8130 supports streaming video across the web and supports most of the videos on that site.

ChickenGod
02-23-2008, 12:03 PM
Answers are in bold.;-)

Thank you very much! I wanted to watch streaming videos but I didn't want to pay $45 dollars for it :P.

Well thats good news!

ChickenGod
02-23-2008, 12:22 PM
Double post :[

k-12
03-18-2008, 03:54 PM
Thanks for the help Demon. Its nice to see there are still helpful people out there.

Qdawgk
03-27-2008, 05:06 PM
Thanks to everyone for the info...I changed both of my BBerry's over the the $29.99 plan>>>I tried it a couple months ago when I first read the thread and ran into an uninformed rep and gave up today I called and again got someone uninformed but she was patient and I knew what I was asking for so she researched and happily obliged...8-)

raffip
03-30-2008, 05:45 PM
I was on VZW and just switched to Sprint becuase of the $30/mo plan. it gives me unlimited email, web, txt msgs, and gps navigation. How does that compare with the VZW plan? Wondering if I should switch back. still have 3 weeks. I do not need BES, its for my wife.

SVT Amateur
03-30-2008, 09:27 PM
I was on VZW and just switched to Sprint becuase of the $30/mo plan. it gives me unlimited email, web, txt msgs, and gps navigation. How does that compare with the VZW plan? Wondering if I should switch back. still have 3 weeks. I do not need BES, its for my wife.

text messages and gps is not included with vzw. You would have to pay extra for those.

Arcangel
03-30-2008, 09:40 PM
WHHHHHOOOOA sprint has a 30 a month all inclusive plan??

BobbyG 38
04-09-2008, 08:17 PM
I've got a family plan w/ 2 Moto Razr's...I'm eligible for a New Every 2 next week and am planning on a BB 8130 from VZW. I've got the $15.00 VCast plan on my Razr (the primary phone on the account). Theoretically, I should be able to dump the VCast plan, get the BB and add the $29.99 'unlimited' BB plan and be good to go...is that correct? And will I need to argue with CSR's until I get someone that know's what's going on? I'd like to do this (mostly) online based on the current pricing for the BB 8130 on VZW ($299 - $100 online discount - $50.00 mail-in rebate - $100 New Every 2 = $50.00 my cost). Thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Respectfully,

Bobby G.

akosnitzky
04-09-2008, 09:32 PM
Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830)

I am in agreement with everything you said except the final price. I am not sure you will get every discount.

FF2
04-10-2008, 12:42 AM
Get the discount and REBATES in writing from the store manager. I recently had a hassle over the $100 rebate - supposedly, it was NOT TO BE COMBINED with other offers. Verizon Rebate center rejected it. The store told me I was not eligible BUT they also indicated that the Rebate Form should not have been issued or printed out. The manager offered me the $100 off my bill - it was a wash but watch out for "tentative" rebates. I did appreciate what the shop did but I was a bit upset in dealing with it.

someonexh
04-10-2008, 06:10 AM
holy crap... glad I saw this thread :(.

http://uploader.ws/upload/200804/moron.jpg

I just called them and had them change me. I also asked to be compensated for this "change" because I did not know about it. I said, "I heard this went into effect in November"

I got: "No this isn't that old, let me check.... oh sir you're right it has been since November. What I can do is compensate you for the last two months"

I know if I pushed it I could get it back since November, but I am just happy as hell it's $15 cheaper... I pay $180 a damn month right now (I didnt list the other two phone lines associated with the account). So the -$15 will be nice.

Thanks a ton haha.

p.s. She did try the "I don't think this will work for the America Choice plan..." Or whatever it's supposed to not work on.

BobbyG 38
04-10-2008, 08:52 PM
I know this is the 8800 Series Discussion and I'm posting about purchasing a Pearl but I got started here, so...

Here's what I was told...

The current VZW online promotion says the following:

$299 (phone price)
-$100 online discount
-$50 mail in rebate

Which places the Pearl at $149 to me. With a New Every 2 discount of $100, the price to me (in my mind) ends up being $49. The CSR told me the $100 "Online Discount" is for getting a BB "Unlimited Plan". I would get a mail-in rebate when the BB is delivered, and my New Every 2 would be valid and applied. That leaves the BB at $49 to me (again, in my mind). And no, I didn't get the rebates in writing and no, I don't think I'll ever get to the (very nice and helpful) CSR again. I'm planning to do this transaction online (and hoping for the best).

The $29.99 unlimited BB Data Plan (for personal use - i.e. not BES) was confirmed by same CSR (herself a BB 8830 owner and recent purchaser of an 8130 for her sister). Other question/statement I have for VZW folks here...is it true that an "unlimited voice/data plan" (i.e. the $129.99 BB plan) cannot be shared with an additional phone? I was told that that was not possible.

Sorry for long post. Thanks much in advance.

v/r

Bobby G.

FF2
04-10-2008, 11:50 PM
BobbyG:

I would NOT do it online. I would go to a store and, at least, make sure that a SECOND OFFICIAL RECEIPT IS PRINTED for the REBATE. Or see if you can find the REBATE form. When I got the rejection postcard I was told when I called the REBATE center that "it canNOT be combined with any other offer!" I was also told that at the official Verizon store where I purchased when I went to politely RAISE A STINK. That's when the manager intervened and offered me a billing reduction equalling the rebate amount (then $100. on the 8830).

NickfromIL
04-11-2008, 12:08 AM
See, it can be used with other offers, because I got mine, and had the "Advanced device" rebate of $100. Never had a problem.

DonNguyen
04-11-2008, 10:29 AM
i just spoke with my friend that works at Verizon...

the $30 plan is only if you're using POP mail and not BES...

Dawg
04-11-2008, 10:30 AM
i just spoke with my friend that works at Verizon...

the $30 plan is only if you're using POP mail and not BES...
Thats correct

someonexh
04-12-2008, 07:52 AM
Yay:

This email is to confirm that your requested credit/adjustment has been processed. Your current balance is $30.00, which includes credits/adjustments totaling $30.00.

NedScharpf
04-17-2008, 11:28 AM
I just got a bb 8830, but Verizon insisted that I had to get the 43.99 plan. Wtf?

KimMazz
04-17-2008, 01:44 PM
I just got a bb 8830, but Verizon insisted that I had to get the 43.99 plan. Wtf?

The rep in the store did the same thing to me. But one quick PIN to Demon here on this board and I am now using the $30.00 a month unlimited web and email plan. YOu have to make sure you are not using BES for your email. If not, you can switch too. PIN Demon. He's great!

joeygator
04-17-2008, 08:35 PM
holy crap... glad I saw this thread :(.

http://uploader.ws/upload/200804/moron.jpg

I just called them and had them change me. I also asked to be compensated for this "change" because I did not know about it. I said, "I heard this went into effect in November"

I got: "No this isn't that old, let me check.... oh sir you're right it has been since November. What I can do is compensate you for the last two months"

I know if I pushed it I could get it back since November, but I am just happy as hell it's $15 cheaper... I pay $180 a damn month right now (I didnt list the other two phone lines associated with the account). So the -$15 will be nice.

Thanks a ton haha.

p.s. She did try the "I don't think this will work for the America Choice plan..." Or whatever it's supposed to not work on.

I am not sure about all of the details on this, but here is my plan pricing information:

Charges
Monthly Access Charges
Current Calling Plan 04/02 - 05/01 129.99
WPP Insurance - Asurion 04/02 - 05/01 4.99
Ringback Tones $0.99 - 04/02 - 05/01 .99
Broadband Connect Unl Data - 04/02 - 05/01 15.00
Unl IN 500 MSG Non-Camera $10 - 04/02 - 05/01 10.00
$160.97

This is the new unlimited voice plan with Blackberry including BES. This would only be $5.00 more than your plan and unlimited minutes. Not sure why my insurance is less, but hey, I guess I can't complain!

someonexh
04-18-2008, 06:09 AM
I am not sure about all of the details on this, but here is my plan pricing information:

Charges
Monthly Access Charges
Current Calling Plan 04/02 - 05/01 129.99
WPP Insurance - Asurion 04/02 - 05/01 4.99
Ringback Tones $0.99 - 04/02 - 05/01 .99
Broadband Connect Unl Data - 04/02 - 05/01 15.00
Unl IN 500 MSG Non-Camera $10 - 04/02 - 05/01 10.00
$160.97

This is the new unlimited voice plan with Blackberry including BES. This would only be $5.00 more than your plan and unlimited minutes. Not sure why my insurance is less, but hey, I guess I can't complain!


I pay for 3 cell phones :) thats why I have to stick to the family plan. Your calling plan is about $50 higher than mine, yet your data is half the price :(

RichinNJ
04-18-2008, 08:49 AM
Not sure why my insurance is less, but hey, I guess I can't complain!

The insurance on loss or damage is $4.99. The extra $1.00 that some of us pay is for the "extended warranty." I am not sure what is the precise difference, but it seems that since you're paying only for loss/damage coverage, if your phone stops working after the warranty period, you may have to drop it onto a hard floor in order to make a claim. :razz:

dagmtb
04-21-2008, 11:24 AM
I just got my BB8130 on Friday. The rep I spoke to while getting my new phone told me that I had to get the $44.99 plan even though I knew there was a $29.99 plan.

Demon - sending you a PM shortly, thanks for the help in advance!

edit: update after 15 mins on the phone with VZW, not only did the CSR I talked have no clue about the 'Email and Web for Blackberry' unlimited $29.99 plan but her supervisor didnt either. Thats pretty scary.

graham82
04-26-2008, 07:29 AM
For various reasons I can't get my BB activated on the BES, so I use Desktop Redirector. Will the $30 plan work with Desktop Redirector as well?

Thanks,
Jay

Dawg
04-27-2008, 08:39 AM
For various reasons I can't get my BB activated on the BES, so I use Desktop Redirector. Will the $30 plan work with Desktop Redirector as well?

Thanks,
Jay

why use the redirector when you have BIS?

graham82
04-29-2008, 10:43 AM
why use the redirector when you have BIS?

I do use BIS for my personal e-mail on my Blackberry I haven't figured out how to get my company’s MS Exchange e-mail without using redirector, since they won’t give me access to the BES.

chinatti
05-12-2008, 04:24 PM
Quick question. I'm currently on a separate voice/data plan with VZW (i.e. voice + $45 for data), but thinking about upgrading my phone. Does the $79.99/month "BlackBerry® Nationwide Email" plan (450 voice + data combo) include BES service on the data side? I can't find the details on VZW's site...

Thanks in advance.

someonexh
05-13-2008, 04:08 AM
Quick question. I'm currently on a separate voice/data plan with VZW (i.e. voice + $45 for data), but thinking about upgrading my phone. Does the $79.99/month "BlackBerry® Nationwide Email" plan (450 voice + data combo) include BES service on the data side? I can't find the details on VZW's site...

Thanks in advance.

Not exactly sure, I know in order to take advantage of the 29.99 blackberry data plan, you have to be on BIS not BES.

Blackberry Guru
05-13-2008, 07:11 AM
Quick question. I'm currently on a separate voice/data plan with VZW (i.e. voice + $45 for data), but thinking about upgrading my phone. Does the $79.99/month "BlackBerry® Nationwide Email" plan (450 voice + data combo) include BES service on the data side? I can't find the details on VZW's site...

Thanks in advance.


Absolutely, this is the plan U have and I am also on BES.

Basically it boils down to a $39.99 calling plan and $40.00 data plan so you basically save five bucks.

What can $5 buy you these days?

Dawg
05-13-2008, 07:44 AM
Absolutely, this is the plan U have and I am also on BES.

Basically it boils down to a $39.99 calling plan and $40.00 data plan so you basically save five bucks.

What can $5 buy you these days?

one gallon of gas

BinaryVision
05-22-2008, 12:02 AM
I do use BIS for my personal e-mail on my Blackberry I haven't figured out how to get my company’s MS Exchange e-mail without using redirector, since they won’t give me access to the BES.

Unless the blackberry service has changed, you should be able to add an email account that uses Outlook Web Access (OWA) for Exchange. When you put in your username, password, and the OWA site address it should automatically connect. If your company doesn't use OWA, then shame on them! Hope that helps.

delikid
06-05-2008, 12:23 PM
I was all excited when I was reading the price drop from VZW. However, the Blackberry Solution Unlimited Data plan is still $44.99, as shown in attachment. I just copied this from VZW this moment.

BlackBerryForums.com : Your Number One BlackBerry Community (http://www.blackberryforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11669&stc=1&d=1212686343)

customshopkv1
06-05-2008, 12:47 PM
I was all excited when I was reading the price drop from VZW. However, the Blackberry Solution Unlimited Data plan is still $44.99, as shown in attachment. I just copied this from VZW this moment.

BlackBerryForums.com : Your Number One BlackBerry Community (http://www.blackberryforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11669&stc=1&d=1212686343)

BIS = $30
BES = $45

Dawg
06-05-2008, 12:49 PM
I just activate a new curve and they didnt even question the 29.99 plan

delikid
06-05-2008, 12:54 PM
BIS = $30
BES = $45

ah. so everyone has been talking about the drop in the BIS plan. got cha. my bad.

customshopkv1
06-05-2008, 01:16 PM
I just activate a new curve and they didnt even question the 29.99 plan

Got it already.....cool.(y)

lukesaysmoo
06-10-2008, 09:27 AM
I was just looking in my online Verizon account page and had hoped to make the data plan change directly through the website.

It doesn't list the "Web and email for blackberry" plan for $29. Just the $24 10meg limited plan.

Is the only way to go with the BIS $29 plan to call VZW or go in person to a store?

Thanks.

customshopkv1
06-10-2008, 10:00 AM
I was just looking in my online Verizon account page and had hoped to make the data plan change directly through the website.

It doesn't list the "Web and email for blackberry" plan for $29. Just the $24 10meg limited plan.

Is the only way to go with the BIS $29 plan to call VZW or go in person to a store?

Thanks.

I would just call. I usually call about this time and I don't think i've been on the phone longer then a few minutes. You want the Unlimited Web and Email for Blackberry, or BIS for $29.99

Tri-Tip
06-15-2008, 11:08 PM
The feature you need to ask for is called 'email and web for blackberry', which is 29.99, not 'blackberry unlimited data' which is still 44.95. The difference is that email and web won't work with company BES servers while the more expensive package will.

I use a BES at work, and I have unlimited Voice & unlimited Data for $130.00 ($99.99 for phone and $29.99 for data)

Paul_Kocin
07-09-2008, 01:03 PM
Does/Can the VZW BB package (either one) replace the VZW Broadband. I am far more interested in connecting to the net, via bluetooth.

I have an n810 internet tablet, which connects to my chocolate via bluetooth, to access the net when I am outside a WiFi Hotspot, $59/month. If I can piggyback the BB for half that price....

jpw94
10-24-2008, 11:38 AM
To share my experience on the discount data plan:

I called VZ twice today. The first time I call to request a switch to the 29.99 plan, the CSR did not know about it. She promised to get back to me by 4pm today - sure...

I called back again a few moments ago and the CSR knew exactly what I was referring to and was even astute enough to say "so you are not on a corporate email network?". WOOHOO. She switched me to the correct plan.

someonexh
10-27-2008, 05:27 AM
To share my experience on the discount data plan:

I called VZ twice today. The first time I call to request a switch to the 29.99 plan, the CSR did not know about it. She promised to get back to me by 4pm today - sure...

I called back again a few moments ago and the CSR knew exactly what I was referring to and was even astute enough to say "so you are not on a corporate email network?". WOOHOO. She switched me to the correct plan.

When I did this months ago, I asked them why I have been paying the higher price for months and what would they do to compensate me. Not sure how much $$ they refunded but they will do something for you.

dkranes
10-28-2008, 04:29 PM
Wirelessly posted

Obviously I'm late to the party as well, seeing as how I only switched to the $29.99 plan yesterday. I had no issues with the CSR, she knew exactly what I was talking about - she even asked which forum I heard about it on.

Would it be worth my time to call back and ask about a refund since I could have been on this Web and Email plan since it started?

someonexh
10-28-2008, 07:59 PM
Wirelessly posted

Obviously I'm late to the party as well, seeing as how I only switched to the $29.99 plan yesterday. I had no issues with the CSR, she knew exactly what I was talking about - she even asked which forum I heard about it on.

Would it be worth my time to call back and ask about a refund since I could have been on this Web and Email plan since it started?

Yes. :) What do you have to lose?

dkranes
10-28-2008, 09:45 PM
Good point indeed!

twisty18
11-06-2008, 10:37 AM
Wirelessly posted

Obviously I'm late to the party as well, seeing as how I only switched to the $29.99 plan yesterday. I had no issues with the CSR, she knew exactly what I was talking about - she even asked which forum I heard about it on.


same deal here, I was expecting the worst when i called to ask them about switching, but the CSR actually knew exactly what I was talking about, and was even wondering why they signed me up for the BES service in the first place....thank god for this site :)

Joe1004
11-07-2008, 07:35 AM
And FYI with Verizon

If you are a government user, like I am, VZW just launched new government pricing and it is impressive.

Unlimited Data, including BES and access to BIS
Unlimited domestic TXT messaging
Free Wireless Priority Service Access
Unlimited IN Calling
Unlimited Night/Weekend
No Domestic Roaming / Long Distance

300 Minutes - $47.99
600 Minutes - $60.99
1000 Minutes - $72.99

For $2 more a month, they add the plan to pool minutes on your account. So, since our account had about 8000 minutes a month available in the pool, we lowered our cost on all our Blackberries from around $85 per month down to $50.

Demon
11-07-2008, 05:38 PM
And FYI with Verizon

If you are a government user, like I am, VZW just launched new government pricing and it is impressive.

Unlimited Data, including BES and access to BIS
Unlimited domestic TXT messaging
Free Wireless Priority Service Access
Unlimited IN Calling
Unlimited Night/Weekend
No Domestic Roaming / Long Distance

300 Minutes - $47.99
600 Minutes - $60.99
1000 Minutes - $72.99

For $2 more a month, they add the plan to pool minutes on your account. So, since our account had about 8000 minutes a month available in the pool, we lowered our cost on all our Blackberries from around $85 per month down to $50.

The prices you listed are govt specific, so consumer plans will look a bit different as far as minutes/pricing, but the features you listed are right on..

Stay tuned for more details.;-)

Ambushrox
01-05-2009, 04:12 PM
This is mainly Directed to Demon but.....

I have gone around with SEVERAL CSR's about the difference in the two plans stated here. I had the 29.99 plan from the get go so thats no prob. My question is this........

Why MUST I upgradde to the 44.99 plan juat to be able to ADD the $15 a month tether feature? I am NOT using BES - Just want to eliminate an air card and use the phone in place.

What am I missing? Besides Verizon getting more of my $$$$

29.99 plan + 15.00 = 44.99
44.99 plan + 15.00 = 59.99

What am I getting for the EXTRA $15.00 ?
I have read here that the tether CAN be added to the 29.99 plan but ALL the CSR's I spoke with say I MUST upgrade to the 44.99 plan because of the WAY the system is configured.... DUH?!?!?!

I little help or explination please?
Thanks in advance....

larryw
01-08-2009, 08:24 PM
The $30 plan only supports mail and web (SMTP, POP and HTTP and the SSL variations thereof). Tethering requires the full gamut of IP services, thus the upcharge*

(*as a very sharp VZW CSR explained to me a while back)

SteveO86
01-08-2009, 09:00 PM
This is mainly Directed to Demon but.....

I have gone around with SEVERAL CSR's about the difference in the two plans stated here. I had the 29.99 plan from the get go so thats no prob. My question is this........

Why MUST I upgradde to the 44.99 plan juat to be able to ADD the $15 a month tether feature? I am NOT using BES - Just want to eliminate an air card and use the phone in place.

What am I missing? Besides Verizon getting more of my $$$$

29.99 plan + 15.00 = 44.99
44.99 plan + 15.00 = 59.99

What am I getting for the EXTRA $15.00 ?
I have read here that the tether CAN be added to the 29.99 plan but ALL the CSR's I spoke with say I MUST upgrade to the 44.99 plan because of the WAY the system is configured.... DUH?!?!?!

I little help or explination please?
Thanks in advance....

Not sure how else it can be explained...

29.99 for BIS, unlimited BIS/Email/Internet.
44.99 required for BES activated.
15.00 seperate charge for tethering.

Verizon charges for what they can, basic business practice... Have you tried looking at other carriers?

krisdee73
01-09-2009, 12:30 PM
Verizon is just plain expensive, my company had 800 BB's, 3/4 with T-Mobile and the rest scattered among AT&T and VZW, costs where astronomical with AT&T and VZW but with T-Mobile they were very low and included free tethering. The problem was signal strength and call drops, T-Mobile with as much as a discount they gave us was not enough to put up with the complaints. Verizon and AT&T where brought in and AT&T gave us the same deal as T-Mobile price wise but no tethering. Verizon wouldn't budge, granted they have the best voice but not the best data. We now buy 8820's for $49 for porting a number and free for new service, another thing VZW wouldn't do, and every device gets a BES license. If I'm not mistaken our AT&T deal is $49/month with pooled minute plan and unlimited data/BIS/text, it is even offered to our employees. This could not be met by Verizon even with the 500+ lines we have ported to AT&T. We also haven't heard one complaint about service. Verizon is soon learning they are not the only game in town anymore and their pricing will drop as time goes on.

leaflover
03-21-2009, 10:17 AM
nm. Yay google.