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Verizon Dropping Contracts, Subsidies, and Family Plans

On 13 August 2015, Verizon Wireless will radically change the way it sells mobile phones and cellular service. Contracts, subsidies, and family plans are being eliminated for anyone not on an existing contract. Instead, customers will pay the full price of their phones, with an installment plan available to spread out the cost. It will cost $30 per month for unlimited talk and text, plus 1 GB of data, with an additional $20 “access fee” for connecting a smartphone or $10 for a tablet. Other plans include 3 GB of data for $45, 6 GB for $60, and 12 GB for $80.favicon follow link


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John Hankwitz  2015-08-10 17:43
Is the Verizon &20 Access Fee a monthly fee in addition to the $30? If so, it'll be time to change carriers when I get my 6s. Y
Josh Centers  2015-08-10 22:00
Yes. However, I have a friend at Verizon who tells me that some of the details are different than what Verizon said here, so stay tuned.
Steve Sims  2015-08-11 04:11

I read $30 and thought "that's about what I pay for the same kind of deal in the UK" but then I read the additional $20 "access fee".

You guys are getting badly ripped off. :-(
Peter Hinman  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2015-08-11 22:12
If there's no subsidy then will we be getting an unlocked phone?
Josh Centers  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2015-08-11 23:20
The Verizon iPhone 6 is already unlocked, as I understand it.