Verizon Data Charges are BS


So I have Verizon wireless as my carrier and my EnV touch cell phone is up for an upgrade. So the other day i go into Best Buy (I have best buy's insurance on my Verizon phone because best buy insurance is better) and I start looking at phones that i may like. I like the HTC droid eris and the Motorola droid. Then i see this sign that says "requires data package of 29.99 or higher! I ask the person working and he says ya that the newthing Verizon is doing. They put all their phones into three classes; 3G Smart phones, 3G Multimedia and Feature Phones. phones in the 3G Smartphone category require a $29.99 monthly charge in addition to what you already pay for your plan, 3G multimedia phones require an additional $9.99 charge and feature phones done require an additional charge. The charge allows you to surf the web basically for free with the $29.99 charge, the $9.99  charge gets you a limited amount of data usage.


These charges are mandatory for the first 3 months and after that you have   to cancel the charges and not have to pay them. Personally my bill is 50 a month so if I want the HTC droid eris it will end up costing me $80 per month for as long as i want the access. that's an extra $360 dollars per year...even if i only use it for the 3 months that's an extra 90 bucks, that's almost two normal payments for me...i think this is ridiculous and should be eliminated. Verizon is great but this is stupid. 30 a month isn't cheap, hell, 10 a month isn't cheap. Makes me never want to get a new phone, anybody have any comments to this? or suggestions?

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5 thoughts on “Verizon Data Charges are BS

  1. I find that the iPhone is fantastic with all these little apps, being able to do pretty much everything on the move is fantastic. You can attend to pretty much anything, anywhere, anytime! The future has arrived and I love it! 🙂

  2. Glad it was of some assistance to you, let me know if i can be of any help!

  3. Glad it was of some assistance to you, let me know if i can be of any help in the future

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