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No Big Promos yet?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by David, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Trimodeman

    Trimodeman Guest

    I cannot find the 1,000 anytime minute promo for $39.95 you mention on the
    Verizon site. Alltel is offering that promo, but I don't see it for
    Verizon. Where is it?

    "Frank S" <Frank@REMOVEALLCAPSitcreek.com> wrote in message
    news:QtadnfW2g-rM3ViiRVn-uw@giganews.com...
    > Here's another...
    >
    > Sign up on this promotional calling plan and you will receive 1000 Anytime
    > minutes for a low price of $39.99!
    >
    > Admitedly, it's local. But hey... it's a promo!
    >
    > -Frank
    > "David" <David@nospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:vsacvgsmbpk1ef@corp.supernews.com...
    > > That's nothing spectacular, it seems. 400 shared between two people for
    > > sixty bucks? Most of us here know that the average user will blow

    through
    > > those minutes in a hurry. When I spoke of promos, I meant large amounts

    > of
    > > minutes or lowering of the night time rate or extending the weekends,

    etc.
    > >
    > > "Frank S" <Frank@REMOVEALLCAPSitcreek.com> wrote in message
    > > news:ZLadndNNN9x-s1iiRVn-hg@giganews.com...
    > > > > With number portability upon us, I thought I'd
    > > > > see some decent promos by Verizon.
    > > >
    > > > You don't call the below a decent promo? I admit it doesn't suit me,

    > but
    > > it
    > > > is a decent promo.
    > > >
    > > > -Frank
    > > >
    > > > [From the VZW stie...]
    > > > Talk as long as you want within
    > > > your Family SharePlan
    > > >
    > > > Plus get Unlimited Night &
    > > > Weekend Minutes
    > > >
    > > > All this includes 400 shared anytime minutes to use however you want

    > when
    > > > you sign up for 2 lines on America's Choicesm Family SharePlansm.
    > > >
    > > > Primary line is $39.99 monthly access; additional line is only $20

    > monthly
    > > > access. 1- or 2-year Customer Agreement required.
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >



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  2. Frank S

    Frank S Guest

    > Frank: What ZIP code are you using?

    80233

    -Frank
  3. George

    George Guest

    "Trimodeman" <trimodeman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:KPmxb.28580$dl.1560627@twister.southeast.rr.com...
    > I cannot find the 1,000 anytime minute promo for $39.95 you mention on the
    > Verizon site. Alltel is offering that promo, but I don't see it for
    > Verizon. Where is it?



    That was for Denver: $39.95/1,000 min + $10 N&W + $5 LD which is more than
    another area (18505) that has $49.95/1,000 min including N&W & LD
  4. Aboutdakota

    Aboutdakota Guest

    Frank S wrote:
    > Here's another...
    >
    > Sign up on this promotional calling plan and you will receive 1000 Anytime
    > minutes for a low price of $39.99!
    >
    > Admitedly, it's local. But hey... it's a promo!


    It doesn't include any night/weekend minutes, and you have to 20 cents
    per minute for long distance.

    AD
  5. Frank S

    Frank S Guest

    > It doesn't include any night/weekend minutes, and you
    > have to 20 cents per minute for long distance.
    >
    > AD


    Yeah, I know. No free Mercedes either.

    -Frank
  6. Aboutdakota

    Aboutdakota Guest

    Frank S wrote:
    >>It doesn't include any night/weekend minutes, and you
    >>have to 20 cents per minute for long distance.
    >>
    >>AD

    >
    >
    > Yeah, I know. No free Mercedes either.
    >
    > -Frank
    >
    >


    I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I do not like having a phone that
    I have to pay 20 cents per minute to call a majority of the people I do.
    Hell, it would be cheaper 30 miles to talk to someone in person than
    over the phone for 15 minutes....

    AD
  7. Frank S

    Frank S Guest

    > I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I do not like having
    > a phone that I have to pay 20 cents per minute to call
    > a majority of the people I do.


    Well, it IS just you. And, it is just me! Point is, the plan must suit the
    person. Some folks spend 99 percent of their minutes on local, non-roaming
    calls. Not me, but some folks do.

    -Frank

  8. > > Frank: What ZIP code are you using?

    >
    > 80233
    >


    How about that! I'm printing this out and taking it to VZW in 27511. Maybe
    they will match it! :)

    -Paul-

    P.S. There sure are a lot of "holes" in the coverage, probably due to
    mountains, remote areas, etc. Wanna buy a bag phone? (grin)
  9. "Trimodeman"
    > I cannot find the 1,000 anytime minute promo for $39.95 you mention on the
    > Verizon site. Alltel is offering that promo, but I don't see it for
    > Verizon. Where is it?


    Hi, Tri-Mode. I used Frank's ZIP code of 80233 and there it was! I notice
    that it is a special promotion which "ends soon". Then they revert to the
    same plan availability you and I have.

    -Paul-
  10. sab

    sab Guest

    They're running the same promos they have had for awhile. The only
    exception I saw in SW Ohio was an additional 100 bonus minutes on the AC
    1000 plan for a total of 1,200 peak -- which I took advantage of.

    My contract came up last month and there was no real attempt to bonus me up
    on anything. I was disappointed but would I leave VZW? Nah! It's still
    pretty reasonable here and the service is outstanding.

    "David" <David@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:vsa3keq190vs36@corp.supernews.com...
    > With number portability upon us, I thought I'd see some decent promos by
    > Verizon. Other companies seem to be doing more advertising and offering

    new
    > or better plans, but nothing from V yet. Any idea why?
    >
    >
  11. David L

    David L Guest

    Aboutdakota <aboutdakota@hot-mail.com> wrote in message news:<3FC669B4.40000@hot-mail.com>...
    > Frank S wrote:
    > >>It doesn't include any night/weekend minutes, and you
    > >>have to 20 cents per minute for long distance.
    > >>
    > >>AD

    > >
    > >
    > > Yeah, I know. No free Mercedes either.
    > >
    > > -Frank
    > >
    > >

    >
    > I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I do not like having a phone that
    > I have to pay 20 cents per minute to call a majority of the people I do.
    > Hell, it would be cheaper 30 miles to talk to someone in person than
    > over the phone for 15 minutes....
    >
    > AD


    20 cent long distance charges are outrageous!

    I paid an extra $10 a month to get free long distance on 1400 minutes
    on an old plan with 7PM nights. (1000 OP and 400 peak).
    At best, that's 1 cent/minute.

    Previously, I used a 2.9 cent/minute calling card (includes taxes).
    With the right type of internal phone calling features, credit card
    dialing can be very easy and only take a couple more keystrokes.

    Using a calling card (Pincity.com), all it takes is dialing a local
    access number, with voicedial or speed dial and then entering the
    preprogrammed destination number...also using speed dial.
    Most newer calling card systems use caller ID/ANI to skip entering a
    PIN.
    Long Distance numbers can be stored with the card access number
    prepended or a seperate calling card feature can be found in many
    handsets.

    Anyway, there's some cheap and easy work arounds, for low cost local
    plans, lacking inclusion of free LD. $12/hour LD compared to $1.80,
    certainly is some motivation.

    -----
    David
  12. Bill Radio

    Bill Radio Guest

    The upside about LD for the $39.99 Local plan is that the Local Calling Area
    is 2 states, CO & WY, and if you were in UT, it would include ID there as
    well, etc. Some people don't make 25 minutes of LD calls to even make the
    $5 LD option viable. My wife had the $40/1000 no free LD plan for a while,
    and needed few LD calls knowing that she would call all her suppliers at
    their 800 #'s. Later, they offered LD free with that plan. They may again.

    Plans do vary by area. I see the $35 AC plan is available in Cleveland
    (44101), but not here. They also have the $40/1000 Local plan that includes
    LD and N&W, and we don't. Has anyone tried to get these plans in markets
    where they don't show on the web site?

    -Bill Radio




    "Aboutdakota" <aboutdakota@hot-mail.com> wrote in message
    news:3FC669B4.40000@hot-mail.com...
    >
    >
    > I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I do not like having a phone that
    > I have to pay 20 cents per minute to call a majority of the people I do.
    > Hell, it would be cheaper 30 miles to talk to someone in person than
    > over the phone for 15 minutes....
    >
    > AD
    >
  13. _KC_

    _KC_ Guest

    "Real Estate Agent" <spamblockCaryRealtor@nc.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:nwuxb.34997$I53.1664005@twister.southeast.rr.com...
    >
    >
    > > > Frank: What ZIP code are you using?

    > >
    > > 80233
    > >

    >
    > How about that! I'm printing this out and taking it to VZW in 27511.

    Maybe
    > they will match it! :)
    >
    > -Paul-
    >
    > P.S. There sure are a lot of "holes" in the coverage, probably due to
    > mountains, remote areas, etc. Wanna buy a bag phone? (grin)



    That plan was available here in NC up through the first part of this year.
    Not anymore though.


    KC
  14. Teddeli

    Teddeli Guest

    On Fri, 28 Nov 2003 09:00:46 -0500, slim stick man
    <black4hole2003@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >IMHO the Family share plan has degraded a lot. It used to be 1000 M2M
    >minutes between any VZW customer (in addition to nights and weekends
    >free). Now it is limited to the phones on your share plan. I have a
    >plan with my son/wife sharing 400 peak minutes and the 1000 M2M. My
    >son's girlfriend is also Verizon but she is not on our bill. Under the
    >current plan offerings calling Mom would be M2M but calling his
    >girlfriend would come out of the 400 minute bucket. This change would
    >have a big impact on the bill <G>
    >This is out of a plan in NJ from March this year.
    >On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 15:32:22 -0800, "sab" <nospam@fuse.net> wrote:


    My Verizon brochure lists a choice between unlimited MTM family member
    share or 1000 MTM shared (by any Verizon customer). The only way it
    might have changed is that plans used to include 1000 mtm for primary
    and 250 mtm for each secondary. This is in the NYC area.
  15. Thanks,
    I did not see this on Verizon Website for NJ/NJ area. The site only is
    showing the family share plans.. at least for Zip 07860

    On Fri, 28 Nov 2003 20:46:08 GMT, Teddeli <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

    >On Fri, 28 Nov 2003 09:00:46 -0500, slim stick man
    ><black4hole2003@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >>IMHO the Family share plan has degraded a lot. It used to be 1000 M2M
    >>minutes between any VZW customer (in addition to nights and weekends
    >>free). Now it is limited to the phones on your share plan. I have a
    >>plan with my son/wife sharing 400 peak minutes and the 1000 M2M. My
    >>son's girlfriend is also Verizon but she is not on our bill. Under the
    >>current plan offerings calling Mom would be M2M but calling his
    >>girlfriend would come out of the 400 minute bucket. This change would
    >>have a big impact on the bill <G>
    >>This is out of a plan in NJ from March this year.
    >>On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 15:32:22 -0800, "sab" <nospam@fuse.net> wrote:

    >
    >My Verizon brochure lists a choice between unlimited MTM family member
    >share or 1000 MTM shared (by any Verizon customer). The only way it
    >might have changed is that plans used to include 1000 mtm for primary
    >and 250 mtm for each secondary. This is in the NYC area.
  16. David S

    David S Guest

    On Fri, 28 Nov 2003 14:38:53 GMT, "_KC_" <kc@kc.com> chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >"Real Estate Agent" <spamblockCaryRealtor@nc.rr.com> wrote in message
    >news:nwuxb.34997$I53.1664005@twister.southeast.rr.com...
    >>
    >> > > Frank: What ZIP code are you using?
    >> >
    >> > 80233

    >>
    >> How about that! I'm printing this out and taking it to VZW in 27511.

    >Maybe
    >> they will match it! :)
    >>
    >> P.S. There sure are a lot of "holes" in the coverage, probably due to
    >> mountains, remote areas, etc. Wanna buy a bag phone? (grin)

    >
    >That plan was available here in NC up through the first part of this year.
    >Not anymore though.


    They had it in Chicago (zip 60***) in late August with a note "Hurry! Offer
    Ends September 1." Funny thing is, it was still there on September 25. Now
    it's there again (or was a week ago). What you need to keep in mind is that
    the 1,000 minutes really is *anytime*. There are no n/w minutes on top of
    it.

    More to the original point of this thread, it's not anything new. It's a
    promo they've had on and off before and doesn't represent any major
    response to wlnp.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "It's a problem, but when the lights go on again people won't be there in
    the dark." - 'President' George W. Bush on the northeast blackout,
    8/14/2003

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