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Question on Converting to Individual Plans from Family Share Plan

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Bruce, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    I've been entertaining the thought of going separate for some time, but I
    would like your thoughts on its feasibility. Has anybody done it? Was it a
    big hassle? Did they try to get you to lock yourself into another 2 or 1
    year contract in the process? If so, how did you overcome this, if at all?
    Any comments on this would be appreciated.

    Bruce
     



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  2. Diamond Dave

    Diamond Dave Guest

    On Fri, 22 Dec 2006 00:54:17 GMT, Bruce <not@home.info> wrote:

    >I've been entertaining the thought of going separate for some time, but I
    >would like your thoughts on its feasibility. Has anybody done it? Was it a
    >big hassle? Did they try to get you to lock yourself into another 2 or 1
    >year contract in the process? If so, how did you overcome this, if at all?
    >Any comments on this would be appreciated.


    I went from an individual line to a 3 line family plan this past July.

    My single line plan contract (450 min) expired in May and I was month
    to month at that time.

    I went to a 3 line with 1400 min 2 year contract, purchased three new
    phones (my phone was eligible for New Every Two).

    It was fairly painless. Very nice helpful person at the local
    corporate owned store (NOT RESELLER!) Was in and out in about 30
    minutes.

    I've been a VZW customer since 2002. I intend on staying for a while.
    I have yet to see another carrier come up to the quality of the
    network as Verizon.

    Much better than dealing with Stinkular. My wife couldn't stand them
    anymore. She paid a $350 termination fee (two line family plan) to go
    with Verizon (she and her daughter were on them before we got
    married).

    Oh, the porting of the numbers was fast, easy and painless. It worked
    within 5 minutes of leaving the store. No horror story here (thank
    God!). Now we're all on the same carrier and IN calling is great. Most
    of my friends are on Verizon, same with the wife and step daughter
    (who now lives in Ohio, but we're paying for the phone).

    I'll give the VZW network a REAL test this coming week. Going from
    Virginia to the Florida Keys! :)

    Dave
     
  3. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    Re: Question on Converting to Individual Plans from Family SharePlan

    Diamond Dave wrote:
    > I went from an individual line to a 3 line family plan this past July.


    The question was specifically about going the other way - eg from a
    multi-line family plan into separate individual plans.

    Roger
     
  4. gklatv

    gklatv Guest

    I have separated one line from 3-pc Family Plan last year.
    There were no problems at all. Signed a 1-yr contract for that line -
    no activation fee.
    Family Plan contract was unaffected.
    Did that in the local Verizon store. All took 10-15 minutes.


    On Dec 21, 7:54 pm, Bruce <n...@home.info> wrote:
    > I've been entertaining the thought of going separate for some time, but I
    > would like your thoughts on its feasibility. Has anybody done it? Was it a
    > big hassle? Did they try to get you to lock yourself into another 2 or 1
    > year contract in the process? If so, how did you overcome this, if at all?
    > Any comments on this would be appreciated.
    >
    > Bruce
     
  5. Diamond Dave

    Diamond Dave Guest

    On Fri, 22 Dec 2006 00:50:54 -0800, Roger Binns
    <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> wrote:

    >Diamond Dave wrote:
    >> I went from an individual line to a 3 line family plan this past July.

    >
    >The question was specifically about going the other way - eg from a
    >multi-line family plan into separate individual plans.


    Whoops!!! Sorry :(

    I've heard its not that big of a deal going the other way.

    As for a new contract - I'd like to know that too.
     
  6. Diamond Dave wrote:
    > On Fri, 22 Dec 2006 00:54:17 GMT, Bruce <not@home.info> wrote:
    >
    > >I've been entertaining the thought of going separate for some time, but I
    > >would like your thoughts on its feasibility. Has anybody done it? Was it a
    > >big hassle? Did they try to get you to lock yourself into another 2 or 1
    > >year contract in the process? If so, how did you overcome this, if at all?
    > >Any comments on this would be appreciated.

    >
    > I went from an individual line to a 3 line family plan this past July.
    >
    > My single line plan contract (450 min) expired in May and I was month
    > to month at that time.
    >
    > I went to a 3 line with 1400 min 2 year contract, purchased three new
    > phones (my phone was eligible for New Every Two).
    >
    > It was fairly painless. Very nice helpful person at the local
    > corporate owned store (NOT RESELLER!) Was in and out in about 30
    > minutes.
    >
    > I've been a VZW customer since 2002. I intend on staying for a while.
    > I have yet to see another carrier come up to the quality of the
    > network as Verizon.
    >
    > Much better than dealing with Stinkular. My wife couldn't stand them
    > anymore. She paid a $350 termination fee (two line family plan) to go
    > with Verizon (she and her daughter were on them before we got
    > married).
    >
    > Oh, the porting of the numbers was fast, easy and painless. It worked
    > within 5 minutes of leaving the store. No horror story here (thank
    > God!). Now we're all on the same carrier and IN calling is great. Most
    > of my friends are on Verizon, same with the wife and step daughter
    > (who now lives in Ohio, but we're paying for the phone).
    >
    > I'll give the VZW network a REAL test this coming week. Going from
    > Virginia to the Florida Keys! :)
    >
    > Dave


    It's been my experience in two different markets recently that the
    corporate employees at the Circuit City locations are much more
    accommodating than the people in the VZW corporate store. The CC VZW
    reps are much more willing to spend some time to get you the right plan
    and discounts, especially if they're bored and down to making sure all
    the bluetooth headsets on the rack are lined up the same way.
     
  7. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    Thank you all for taking the time to reply to my query. Merry Christmas!
     
  8. Diamond Dave

    Diamond Dave Guest

    On 22 Dec 2006 16:06:55 -0800, "stannc@gmail.com" <stannc@gmail.com>
    wrote:

    >It's been my experience in two different markets recently that the
    >corporate employees at the Circuit City locations are much more
    >accommodating than the people in the VZW corporate store. The CC VZW
    >reps are much more willing to spend some time to get you the right plan
    >and discounts, especially if they're bored and down to making sure all
    >the bluetooth headsets on the rack are lined up the same way.


    Technically, the ones in CC are corporate employees - at least the CC
    in my town.

    But I agree - they're more willing to explain things to you and work
    with you when they're not busy and/or bored to tears.

    Dave
     

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