Saturday, January 30, 2010

Verizon is screwing it's current customers

Recently I logged onto my Verizon account to check out their new and amazing plans that are supposed to be so much cheaper for unlimited service.

After going through their "plan finder" I realized that I will be keeping my old plan for as long as humanly possible.

I finally got around to really checking the costs, and here are my results.


Is $20 a lot of money? Not really. However, that's $240 a year I'd rather keep, thanks.

Looking at Verizon's message boards is very frustrating because it proves that other people - families specifically - are getting screwed even more than us singletons!

How am I going to avoid it? Hold on to my current plan as long as they will let me, then find a new carrier as soon as my contract is up (which unfortunately isn't until April 2011)


  1. Genevieve30/1/10 13:38

    Isn't the 29.99 plan only if you have a phone like the blackberries and a few other ones. If you don't, you can get the mobile email that is included in the everything plan. (Unless this is a recent change in the last few months.) Also if you have a Crackberry or similiar, I think the insurance is $7.99 a month.

  2. My blackberry is $95 a month after tax, just 1500 text instead of unlimited, similar plan to yours. What is supposedly "better" about the new plan? You never said there were any added features.

  3. Genevieve - they made these changes in the middle of January. The cost for unlimited talk is less now, but no longer bundled with data. You have to buy data separately now - and the least expensive unlimited data plan is $29.99 for any phone.

    However, you can get 20 megs a month for $9.99. This would probably be sufficient for my purposes, but the comparison is in order to get the same things I have now on their new plan system.