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Verizon Phones and PDAs: Select Your Plan

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Friday, 10 October 2008

Verizon offers several different options for voice/data plans for your phone, including ones that include data and messaging and ones that are for voice only. Please review these plans carefully to learn about what is included and what is not.

Verizon Plans

ALL Verizon voice plans automatically come with the following:

  • 3-Way Calling: You can talk with two people at the same time with a three-way conversation on your wireless phone. Airtime and other charges, which may include toll or long distance charges, will apply for all simultaneous calls until you end one call. Not available in some areas. Airtime applies to all simultaneous calls and to forwarded/transferred calls even if you send the call to wireline telephones.
  • 411 Search: Directory assistance with automatic call completion. An operator will assist you when you request numbers, addresses and information for anything from restaurants and movies to the nearest florist. Simply press 4-1-1 and SEND from your handset. $1.49 per call plus airtime. Per-call charge for 411 Search may vary when your phone's banner displays Extended Network or Roaming.
  • Basic Voice Mail: Voice Mail takes a caller's message when you can't answer the phone. You will receive a message-waiting indicator to let you know that a message has been left for you. Basic Voice Mail includes:
    • 20 messages
    • 3 minute maximum per message
    • 21-day retention
    Not available in some areas. Airtime applies to message retrievals from your wireless phone. IN Calling does not apply to Voice Mail set-up or message retrievals. Voice Mailboxes not initialized within 60 days (45 days in some markets) of feature activation will be canceled. Your Verizon Wireless Voice Mailbox is not password protected until you initialize it by following the tutorial prompts to select a password and record a voice signature and personalized greeting. Verizon Wireless is not liable for missed Voice Mail messages or deletions of messages from your Voice Mailbox, even if you've saved them.
  • Call Forwarding: Forward your calls to another phone number, including your home or office number. Your wireless phone will not ring until you deactivate the service. Airtime applies to forwarded/transferred calls even if you send the call to wireline telephones. When forwarding calls to phone numbers outside your local calling area, you'll be billed for any toll, long distance, and airtime charges incurred. Additional per-minute charges may apply to all forwarded calls. This feature is also known as "Immediate Call Forwarding". Not available in some areas. Airtime applies to all simultaneous calls and to forwarded/transferred calls even if you send the call to wireline telephones. When activated, all calls will be forwarded to another number until deactivated. The wireless phone will not ring. Long distance charges may be incurred. Airtime charges may apply. Customers will be charged for one minute of airtime when activating Call Forwarding.
  • Call Waiting: This feature lets you know when another caller is trying to reach you while you're on another call. You will hear a short tone. After you hear the Call Waiting tone, you'll have approximately 30 seconds to answer before the second caller hears a standard message or is forwarded to your Voice Mailbox. If you answer the call, airtime and other usual charges will apply to both calls until you end one call. Not available in some areas. Airtime applies to all simultaneous calls and to forwarded/transferred calls even if you send the call to wireline telephones.
  • Caller ID/Caller ID Blocking: Caller ID allows you to see the caller's phone number before you take the call. Caller ID may display the number of the person calling on your wireless phone (for all unblocked numbers). It may also display the name of the person if you've stored it in your phone's memory. Calls can usually be returned by pressing one button. Caller ID Blocking allows you to block your number from being displayed through Caller ID, and can either be done permanently or temporarily. Caller ID is not available on all calls, on all equipment or in all areas.

 


BASIC calling plan: Monthly allowance for anytime minutes for making and receiving calls. All basic plans starting at $59.99 include unlimited calling to 5 Friends and Family members!

These plans do not include texting or data service, but you can select packages for those things when you select your features.

Monthly
Anytime Minutes

Monthly Access

Per-Minute Rate
After Allowance

450

$39.99

$0.45


900
+ unlimited calling to 5 friends/family

$59.99

$0.40


1350
+ unlimited calling to 5 friends/family

$79.99

$0.35


Unlimited

$99.99

N/A


 

  • Unlimited calling to all 80 million Verizon Wireless customers
  • Unlimited Night & Weekend Minutes
  • No Domestic Long Distance Charges
  • Data sent or received (incl. Mobile Web advertising) is $1.99/MB. Learn More
  • Access to Mobile Web
This plan is best for: If you plan on using your phone mainly for making and receiving calls and don't need data or messaging, a BASIC plan is the simple, affordable choice for you.

 


SELECT calling plan: With a SELECT plan, you will receive the voice minutes AND enjoy unlimited messaging with ANYONE on ANY network. All select plans starting at $79.99 include unlimited calling to 5 Friends and Family members!

Monthly
Anytime Minutes

Monthly Access

Per-Minute Rate
After Allowance

450

$59.99

$0.45

900
+ unlimited calling to 5 friends/family

$79.99

$0.40

1350
+ unlimited calling to 5 friends/family

$99.99

$0.35


Unlimited

$119.99

N/A


 

  • Unlimited Text, Picture, Video & Instant Messaging
  • Unlimited calling to all 80 million Verizon Wireless customers
  • Unlimited Night & Weekend Minutes
  • No Domestic Long Distance Charges
  • Data sent or received (incl. Mobile Web advertising) is $1.99/MB.
  • Access to Mobile Web
This plan is best for: For people that need voice minutes and love to text, a SELECT plan is right for you.

 


CONNECT calling plan: With a CONNECT plan, you will receive the voice minutes AND enjoy unlimited messaging with ANYONE on ANY network PLUS data with the Mobile Web 2.0/VCask Pak. All Connect plans starting at $89.99 include unlimited calling to 5 Friends and Family members!

Monthly
Anytime Minutes

Monthly Access

Per-Minute Rate
After Allowance

450

$69.99

$0.45

900
+ unlimited calling to 5 friends/family

$89.99

$0.40

1350
+ unlimited calling to 5 friends/family

$109.99

$0.35


Unlimited

$129.99

N/A


 

  • Unlimited Text, Picture, Video & Instant Messaging
  • Mobile Email
  • Unlimited Data for Mobile Web and Get it Now/Media Center
  • Unlimited calling to all 80 million Verizon Wireless customers
  • Unlimited Night & Weekend Minutes
  • No Domestic Long Distance Charges
This plan is best for: Folks that love texting and using their phone for multimedia will want to select a CONNECT plan.

 


PREMIUM calling plan: These plans include EVERYTHING you need for the full multimedia experience: voice minutes, unlimited messaging, mobile email, VZ Navigator, and the VCast Vpack and Mobile Web 2.0. All Premium plans starting at $99.99 include unlimited calling to 5 Friends and Family members!

Monthly
Anytime Minutes

Monthly Access

Per-Minute Rate
After Allowance

450

$79.99

$0.45

900
+ unlimited calling to 5 friends/family

$99.99

$0.40

1350
+ unlimited calling to 5 friends/family

$119.99

$0.35


Unlimited

$139.99

N/A


 

  • Unlimited Text, Picture, Video & Instant Messaging
  • Mobile Email
  • VCAST VPak
  • VZ Navigator
  • Unlimited Mobile Web
  • Unlimited calling to all 80 million Verizon Wireless customers
  • Unlimited Night & Weekend Minutes
  • No Domestic Long Distance Charges
This plan is best for: Want to use your phone to its fullest potential? Get a Premium plan!



What about FAMILY PLANS? Because of the sheer number of variables and options involved in setting up a new family plan, please CONTACT US if you need to set up a new family plan.


Verizon Features

Below is a description of each available feature. Some of the above plans INCLUDE some of these features.

  • Text/Picture/Video Messaging: Unless a messaging package or messaging-included plan is selected, customer will be charged $.20 for each text message sent or received and $.25 for each Video/Picture message sent or received. Select, Connect, and Premium plans INCLUDE unlimited messaging.
    • 250 messages: $5/mo
    • 500 messages PLUS Unlimited Mobile to Mobile Messaging: $10/mo
    • 1500 messages PLUS Unlimited Mobile to Mobile Messaging: $15/mo
    • 5000 messages PLUS Unlimited Mobile to Mobile Messaging: $20/mo

  • Data Services: Requires data-capable phone/PDA. Unless a data-included plan or add-on is selected, customer will be charged $1.99/MB for usage. Connect and Premium plans INCLUDE VCast.

    • VCast VPak $15/mo (first month FREE!): VCast is Verizon's portal to multimedia such as music and video streams, games and downloads. It also provides access to Mobile Web 2.0, through which you can access email and surf the web. Please note that not all phones are compatible with VCast, and PDAs cannot use the service (PDA users must select one of the below two options).

    • Email and Web for Smartphone $29.99/mo: Use your PDA/Smartphone for personal email and Web surfing.
      • Access up to ten POP3 and IMAP email accounts, including Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, Windows Live Hotmail, and Verizon.net.
      • Easy email account setup.
      • Unlimited Web Browsing

    • Data + Backberry Enterprise Server for Smartphone $44.99/mo: Synchronize your mobile PDA or Smartphone to your PC with PDA/Smartphone from Verizon Wireless, providing over-the-air synchronization of e-mail, contacts, calendar, and tasks. Service available within the NationalAccess or, with certain devices, the Mobile Broadband service area. If you need BES, select this option.

  • Phone-as-Modem (tethering) $15/mo, $30/mo OR $49.99/mo: Tethering is the term used when you use your phone as a modem. With a compatible phone and the tethering feature added to your plan, you can attach your device to your computer or an EVDO router (some devices) via a USB cable and connect to the internet via your phone like you would with a dedicated EVDO device. This is a great option if you want a backup internet connection or want to have internet access while you're on a trip and therefore don't want to sign up for a 2-year contract for a dedicated EVDO device, but is not recommended for use as your primary modem. Most of the phones are NOT Rev-A capable (although more are coming soon!), so you will not be able to access speeds as fast as you could see with a Rev-A aircard/USB modem. You will also not be able to talk on the phone while using your phone as a modem.For more information on tethering, read this article: EVDOinfo.com/tethering.

    The cost for tethering is
    • For Smartphones with $44.99/mo data pack: $15/mo
    • For Smartphones with $29.99/mo data pack: $30/mo
    • For standard phones: $49.99/mo

    Not all devices are compatible with this option. Make sure you check the full feature list of your selected phone to see if it can be used as a modem.

  • VZ Navigator $9.99/mo - first month FREE!: With VZ Navigator you have all the features of an advanced navigation system right on your phone, Blackberry or Windows Mobile device. Get spoken turn-by-turn directions, maps, local point of interest search and more. Premium plans INCLUDE VZ Navigator

  • Detailed Billing $1.99/mo: A detailed bill provides all billing information to customers, including: Local, Long Distance, Toll, Data, and Roaming call detail. Detailed bills also include Date, Time, Rate Period, Call Type, Minutes, Charges, Called Number, Destination, Usage Type, Airtime Charges, and Total Charges.

  • Equipment protection: For any of these Equipment Protection programs, Verizon Wireless customers can only enroll within 15 days of signing up for a new account with new equipment or upgrading a line with new equipment purchase.

    • Extended Warranty $1.99/mo: This service provides convenient coverage against any mechanical or electrical malfunctions and manufacturer defects. If your wireless phone is defective or becomes inoperable, just visit any Verizon Wireless Communications Store or call (866) 406-5154 and the phone will be exchanged for an identical or comparable model. The low price for the extended warranty is charged directly to your Verizon Wireless bill each month.

    • Asurion Wireless Phone Protection (WPP) $4.99/mo: Asurion's WPP is insurance coverage for your wireless phone and certain accessories if they are lost, stolen or accidentally damaged. This coverage is provided by a third-party licensed insurance agency (Asurion). As a convenience to you, the monthly fee for this service is charged directly to your Verizon Wireless bill.
      * Premium: $4.99 per month per covered device
      * Deductible: $50 non-refundable deductible per completed claim
      * Claim Limits: 2 Claims in a 12-month period (In New York, 2 claim limit is per policy year) with an equipment maximum of $1500 per completed claim
      * Asurion may fulfill claims with new or refurbished equipment. In general, claims are fulfilled with the same make and model you claim. If this is not possible, a like-kind make and model will be substituted. Color, feature and accessory compatibility are not guaranteed.
      * Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your coverage at any time and receive a pro-rated refund of your unused premium.
      For Asurion Wireless Phone Protection Terms and Conditions, please call Asurion Customer Service or visit www.phoneclaim.com/verizon

    • Total Equipment Coverage (WPP + Extended Warranty) $5.99/mo: Complete protection of your wireless equipment at a low price. It combines the benefits of Asurion Wireless Phone Protection (offered by third-party insurance agency) with the discounted Verizon Wireless Extended Warranty** program. If your phone or covered accessories are inoperable for any reason - lost, stolen damaged or malfunctioning - you can be covered.
      * Premium: $4.99 per month per covered device
      * Deductible: $50 non-refundable deductible per completed claim
      * Claim Limits: 2 Claims in a 12-month period (In New York, 2 claim limit is per policy year) with an equipment maximum of $1500 per completed claim
      * Asurion may fulfill claims with new or refurbished equipment. In general, claims are fulfilled with the same make and model you claim. If this is not possible, a like-kind make and model will be substituted. Color, feature and accessory compatibility are not guaranteed.
      * Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your coverage at any time and receive a pro-rated refund of your unused premium.
      For Asurion Wireless Phone Protection Terms and Conditions, please call Asurion Customer Service or visit www.phoneclaim.com/verizon

  • Roadside Assistance $3/mo: Roadside Assistance goes with your wireless phone, so emergency help is always easy to reach. You're covered anywhere in the U.S. and Canada - whether you're in your own car, a friend's vehicle or a rental. You can even lend your wireless phone to a friend or family member, and they'll be covered, too. Your wireless phone simply needs to be at the scene of the breakdown. Battery Boost: Need a jump? A battery boost can get your car started. Tire Service: Have a flat tire removed and your spare tire put on in its place. Fuel Delivery: If you run out of gas, we'll bring you up to three free gallons of gas or diesel. Lockout Service: If you get locked out of your car, we can help get you back in even if your key is lost or broken (up to $50.00). Mechanical Adjustments: Minor/temporary fixes can be made to get your car running on its own. Extricating/Winching: If your car is stuck in a tough spot, we'll do what we can to get it out, provided that the vehicle may be safely reached from a normally traveled thoroughfare. Towing: We will tow you to the tower's facility or to any location, and the first 10 miles are free of charge.

    *Additional fees may apply for certain services. All service events limited to a maximum of $50, except for extricating/winching, which is limited to a maximum of $100. Towing is limited to 10 miles (or to the tower's facility, whichever is closest). Additional Terms & Conditions apply.


 




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