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Verizon now seems to offer a $39.99 per month plan
Edited by DWC1 on Apr 23, 2008 at 5:15:41 AM
The plan includes 50 mb and the overage rate is $0.99 per megabyte.  This seems to be an option for light users but the cost of data still needs to drop further.  In some parts of Europe where everything is typically more expensive you can now get 5 gigs per month plans for the equivalent of $30 per month.  It would be nice to see plans like that come our way.


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The plan includes 50 mb and the overage rate is $0.99 per megabyte.  This seems to be an option for light users but the cost of data still needs to drop further.  In some parts of Europe where everything is typically more expensive you can now get 5 gigs per month plans for the equivalent of $30 per month.  It would be nice to see plans like that come our way.


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Apr 23, 2008 5:41:21 AM
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Edited by Excalibur on Apr 23, 2008 at 5:42:31 AM
I';d like to see a 50Mb plan with 1.00/Mb overages as well.  that would be so benneficial to the users here that use 1 gig of data per month.  Put  a few kids through college.


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I';d like to see a 50Mb plan with 1.00/Mb overages as well.  that would be so benneficial to the users here that use 1 gig of data per month.  Put  a few kids through college.


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Apr 23, 2008 9:15:02 AM
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that 50 mb is ridiculous windows update and virus defination updates would eat that up easily I have problems limiting myself to the 5gb that cricket allows me for 40 a month so my overage charge from verizon would be in the thousands
that 50 mb is ridiculous windows update and virus defination updates would eat that up easily I have problems limiting myself to the 5gb that cricket allows me for 40 a month so my overage charge from verizon would be in the thousands

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 You mention cricket with a 5 gig cap for $40 a month. The local cricket sales store has a sign up that states unlimited with no contract
for $35 a month if you have phone service with them and $40 if you dont and thats buying the card outright. You mean that there so called unlimited is not unlimited? If thats the case wouldnt that be false advertising.
 Cricket sales tryed to get me to switch to them but would not guarantee I could get service at the house and if it didnt work I would be stuck with a $200+ card, that and the fact they didnt have much of a coverage area I figured no thanks
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 You mention cricket with a 5 gig cap for $40 a month. The local cricket sales store has a sign up that states unlimited with no contract
for $35 a month if you have phone service with them and $40 if you dont and thats buying the card outright. You mean that there so called unlimited is not unlimited? If thats the case wouldnt that be false advertising.
 Cricket sales tryed to get me to switch to them but would not guarantee I could get service at the house and if it didnt work I would be stuck with a $200+ card, that and the fact they didnt have much of a coverage area I figured no thanks
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Yeah in the terms it mentions the 5gb limit and on the website it says if you use more than 5gb your speed might be cut also no peer to peer voip and a couple other things.
Yeah in the terms it mentions the 5gb limit and on the website it says if you use more than 5gb your speed might be cut also no peer to peer voip and a couple other things.

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DWC1,

This is semi-offtopic, but which European countries.  I certainly know about the UK but am hunting for a French option.  We are renting a place in the South of France over the summer and unlike the US, most do not come with internet.  Thanks.
DWC1,

This is semi-offtopic, but which European countries.  I certainly know about the UK but am hunting for a French option.  We are renting a place in the South of France over the summer and unlike the US, most do not come with internet.  Thanks.

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Edited by DWC1 on Apr 25, 2008 at 7:59:52 AM
The UK in particular has seen a plunge in 3G prices.  See this for some examples: 
 
 
 
I'm not familiar with the offers in France but only SFR and Orange have 3G networks there.  It's hard to tell from looking at their web sites with my limited French what the data plans offer on a pre-paid basis.


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The UK in particular has seen a plunge in 3G prices.  See this for some examples: 
 
 
 
I'm not familiar with the offers in France but only SFR and Orange have 3G networks there.  It's hard to tell from looking at their web sites with my limited French what the data plans offer on a pre-paid basis.


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Apr 25, 2008 8:34:00 AM
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A coworker bought the Verizon light user package after a salesperson said "50 megs is plenty for anyone but a power user."  I encouraged my friend to just keep an eye on his data consumption when connected to wifi for a day or two and then take a hard look at this assertion.  After one day, he went to the 5 gig plan.
A coworker bought the Verizon light user package after a salesperson said "50 megs is plenty for anyone but a power user."  I encouraged my friend to just keep an eye on his data consumption when connected to wifi for a day or two and then take a hard look at this assertion.  After one day, he went to the 5 gig plan.

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Edited by DWC1 on Apr 25, 2008 at 8:48:36 AM
Maybe that is exactly what verizon marketing had in mind.


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Maybe that is exactly what verizon marketing had in mind.


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I believe that is exactly what verizon marketing had in mind.  Get you to sign a 2 year contract then when you get your first bill with something like a 200 to 4000 overage charge you call them up they say they will drop the overage charge if you upgrade to the $59.99 5gb plan. the reason I went with cricket was no contract the speed isn't nothing like they advertise but their ads refer to evo coverage and I only get 1xrt coverage where I am (I am hooked up to a desktop so not exactly portable I imagine there are areas with evo coverage like where they demonstrated them when this first came to town in december)
I believe that is exactly what verizon marketing had in mind.  Get you to sign a 2 year contract then when you get your first bill with something like a 200 to 4000 overage charge you call them up they say they will drop the overage charge if you upgrade to the $59.99 5gb plan. the reason I went with cricket was no contract the speed isn't nothing like they advertise but their ads refer to evo coverage and I only get 1xrt coverage where I am (I am hooked up to a desktop so not exactly portable I imagine there are areas with evo coverage like where they demonstrated them when this first came to town in december)

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