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Old 12-21-2006, 11:54 PM
Bruce
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Default Question on Converting to Individual Plans from Family Share Plan

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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Old 12-22-2006, 02:01 AM
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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


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Old 12-22-2006, 07:50 AM
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Default 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

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Old 12-22-2006, 10:56 AM
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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



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Old 12-22-2006, 10:57 PM
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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.



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Old 12-22-2006, 11:06 PM
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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.


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Old 12-23-2006, 01:01 AM
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Default Re: Question on Converting to Individual Plans from Family Share Plan

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

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Old 12-23-2006, 01:46 AM
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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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