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Old 04-06-2007, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone,

I am a current Verizon Wireless customer but will be getting a blackberry in the next few days. In looking at the data plans, Verizon offers a 10MB plan and an unlimited plan, about a $15 difference. How much is 10 MB? I am a busy Mom, not working but have lots of stuff going on (PTA, volunteer activities, kids schedules) and want to have access to email without bringing my laptop everywhere. Does anyone have a 10MB plan and have you had problems with going over your data limit?

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What were the rates that you were quoted?
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10mb plan is 24.99, unlim is 44.99......10 mb is ok for email only as long as you don't get a lot of attachments and pictures and stuff....remember, these two items are features....if you want you can change them at any time....usually suggested to start with the 44.99.....your bill will show your data usage....take 2 or 3 months, if you stay under 10mb drop the plan.....

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I have the 10mb plan, I usually get about 15 messages a day. Maybe open 12 of them (some i don't need to read on my bb). Also I check some webpages every once in a while. (Maybe 3/day average). The most data I have used is <3MB. So unless you plan on tethering, I would say that you will be safe with 10mb. Also saving $20/month, even if you go over once a year the overage probably won't be equal to the $240 savings.
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if you are just using mail, than 10mb is enough. if you are using internet at all, 10mb is nothing.
also, what plan are you on?
do you work for a large company at all?
79.99 450 day time min/unl data (39.99+40)
109.99 1350 day time min/unl data (79.99+30)
169.99 4000 day time min/unl data (149.99+20)
all plans have the unl night, weekend, roaming, ld, etc. and the above plans, if you get a discount its off the total plan, not the minutes part (only on those plans not any other)
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if you are just using mail, than 10mb is enough. if you are using internet at all, 10mb is nothing.
also, what plan are you on?
do you work for a large company at all?
79.99 450 day time min/unl data (39.99+40)
109.99 1350 day time min/unl data (79.99+30)
169.99 4000 day time min/unl data (149.99+20)
all plans have the unl night, weekend, roaming, ld, etc. and the above plans, if you get a discount its off the total plan, not the minutes part (only on those plans not any other)
If you are talking to me, my BB is for personal use. Also, read what I wrote above.

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If you were talking to the OP, She isn't on a BB plan, she is asking which one to get. Furthermore, she said she want it for personal use, not corporate use. I find it hard to image that a soccer mom is going to eat through more than 10 MB/month. Unless she is a total web junkie.

Either way, your response doesn't really make sense.
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Does anyone else thing $45 is a bit steep for just personal unlimited BB data plan? I just left VZN and was paying $30 for unlimited BIS BB data plan. Heck, CW offers unlimited personal BIS BB data plan for $30.
I would tell them you want a promotional rate on the data plan or you may switch. They make more of their $$ on data now so retaining data customers is priority #1.
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Good suggestion, Dawgfan...

Try that with VW... they may offer you a better rate.

The other choices are: Cingular/ATT 29.99 unlimited BIS
Cheapest: T-Mob 19.99 unlimited BIS
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Good suggestion, Dawgfan...

Try that with VW... they may offer you a better rate.

The other choices are: Cingular/ATT 29.99 unlimited BIS
Cheapest: T-Mob 19.99 unlimited BIS
I used to negotiate for a living the the NUMBER ONE rule is if you don't ask, you don't get.

Always ask and ask nicely. I just got half my ETF credited with Verizon this way. And they were even nice enough to call today and let me know they would be making the adjustment to my bill soon.

Even when calling in with a problem, I make sure to try and get the person I am talking to to #1 smile quickly and #2 disassociate themselves with their company as much as possible and discuss from a "them" when referrring to the company I am having an issue with.

Always ask.
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Thanks everyone. I am going to go with the 10MB plan and see how it goes for the first few months. I can always bump up the plan, but I think dropping service is a problem. I appreciate the responses.

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Verify if the data plan is an add-on or part of the overall plan you are signing up for. If it is an add-on then you can drop and add as you please as I understand it. If they say you cannot drop down on the data at a later date I would ask why... Has Verizon started bundling data to the extent that they have removed the ability to withdraw from the data portion of the service due to a contract??? Wow, if this is the case. Talk about trying to maintain an average revenue per user....
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Something else to be aware of is that the "Unlimited" plans are actually very limited. Verizon seems to have lowered their limit from 10Gb per month to 5GB per month.

Not only do they have usage caps, but they have what they call allowed uses for the service. These basically consist of some types of email and limited browsing. If you violate the caps, or these uses they terminate your account. Forcing to you buy new equipment and a new plan.
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Who can honestly even use 1GB of data on a BlackBerry in a month, without tethering, while still actually having a life outside of using their BlackBerry?

While the caps do suck for those that use either aircards or tethering, they don't realistically effect plain BlackBerry users.
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