For years now when you started service with Verizon Wireless your first bill was a prorated bill. So your first bill could have been 2 months of service plus an activation fee making that first bill a lot larger than expected. For instance you picked a the plan that was gonna cost you $80 a month you expected you first bill to be $80 plus the activation fee and taxes. That was not the case in most instances, the first bill would be a full month, activation fees and depending on your billing cycle almost another full month of services could of be included. Then on top of that the taxes on phone services is 21%. What a shocker for customers who just shelled out a few hundred dollars for the latest and greatest smartphone to get hit with a bill for another few hundred dollars and if you activated multiple lines like in a family plan bam!
Verizon Wireless just got on the band wagon and now when you activate new line of service your billing cycle is the same day or the next day. That makes sense to the consumer that acknowledged that the first bill would have an activation fee and the first month of service with taxes.
When I activate service for one of my clients I print out a estimate of the first bill and explain to them what to expect the first month and then in up coming months. I also explain the overages and ways of not getting them.
I have Verizon Wireless customer looking to upgrade to the new iPhone 5 or one of the newest Android smartphone. The issue that some customer have is losing the unlimited data plan they currently are grandfathered in with.
You hear that most customers don’t use more than 2 gigabytes per month of data but some like myself do. I watch Netflix and YouTube and average 10+ gigabytes per month on my Motorola Razr. I am one of the few customers that want to keep the unlimited data feature and found ways around for some other Verizon Wireless customers to keep theirs also. It does take some creative solutions but it can and has been done many time since June 28th 2012 when Verizon Wireless stated that any customer that wants to use their upgrade to get a subsidized phone. I wrote about this in my previous post but now I am able to get you that discounted equipment without losing your unlimited data feature.
You must contact me and every customer has different situations. I am doing this from my customers the ones that do business with me.
If you are one of the few grandfather in unlimited smartphone data users on Verizon Wireless and want to keep it, here are your options. First no one can take it away from you, it is yours unless you want a subsidized phone.
What is a subsidized phone you may ask. That’s the equipment you got from Verizon Wireless at the start of your contract or during your last renewal or upgrade as most people call it.
When you start service with Verizon Wireless they will give you the equipment at a major discount. For example the Apple iPhone is about $700 when you buy it at full retail price but if you sign a new 2 year agreement with Verizon Wireless they will sell you the phone for $199 because they know you will stay a customer for at least 2 years and they will make up the difference on the cost of the phone.
Now back to the unlimited data users, if you opt to get a discounted phone Verizon Wireless will remove the unlimited data feature and add limited data packages (most data users stay under 2GB per month). This policy started June 28 2012 and is what will be going forward.
For the users who need to or want to keep the unlimited data package you can buy any phone at full retail (iPhone 5 for $700). You can buy phones from friends, EBay, Craigslist or anywhere you want.
This will keep your unlimited data package and avoid renewing your contract.
I have unlimited data on my account and I use a lot more than 2GB per month of data, so what I did was to upgrade my phone to a 4G smartphone before June 28 2012 because I had an upgrade available at that time and I added insurance on my phone. This is my situation and not the average but I know I will always have a phone and if it breaks insurance will replace with unit that has a year warranty.
This may not be what most Verizon Wireless customers want to hear but Verizon and AT&T the two best wireless services in the United States can’t afford to have all their customers with unlimited data plans it will bring down the network quality.
If you have any questions or want me to review your data usage and tell you your option contact me n my contact page and remember I sell Verizon Wireless products in the Tampa Bay area.
I’m a small business consultant with Cellular Sales, which is a premium authorized retailer of Verizon Wireless in Tampa Florida. I’ve been with the company for 2 yrs. My services include providing the best cell phone suited of my customers. Also, I manage and maintain your wireless account to make sure you are in the best wireless plan. I also provide free training with your cell phones for you and/or your employees. I’ll deliver the phones to your office, to eliminate coming into to stores. I can ship the phones to employees across the U.S.