How Do Verizon’s New Phone Plans Affect You?

June 13, 2012 12:00 AM
How Do Verizon’s New Phone Plans Affect You?
" NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless is phasing out nearly all of its existing phone plans and replacing them with pricing schemes that let families and other subscribers share a monthly data allowance over as many as 10 devices.

Read: Breaking Down Each New Plan

The revamped plans, available June 28, are meant to encourage customers to connect their non-phone devices, like tablets and PCs, to the Verizon network. Calls and text messages are unlimited. Subscribers pay for two things: the pool of wireless data they use every month, and the devices they add to the plan. Prices start at $90 for one smartphone with a 1 gigabyte per month minimum amount of data.

Q: Will Verizon convert me to a new plan, or can I keep my old plan?

A: Verizon won’t switch you over to the new plan unless you ask. You can keep your old plan, even if you trade up to a new phone after that date and extend your contract. But for new customers, Share Everything will be the only alternative, with a few exceptions, starting June 28 "

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