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Act Now for Verizon Discount on Data or Bill

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Act Now for Verizon Discount on Data or Bill

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Verizon – GmaNsWorlD.com

In spite of Verizon Wireless’ recent boasts that it’s “a leader, not a follower,” a new announcement from the nation’s biggest wireless company shows that Big V is indeed following the competition down the path of charging customers less for their data plans. However, current Verizon subscribers will need to let the company know they want to save money (or get more data).

It’s a little confusing, so stick with us for a moment.

Verizon MORE Everything customers who currently have monthly data allotments of 1GB, 2GB, 3GB, or 4GB will have an option on how they w

ant to save.

They can either get more data for their money by getting 1GB of additional data per month for no extra charge OR they can have their bill reduced by $10/month.

So someone with a 2GB plan is currently paying $50/month. If they take the free data option, that goes to 3GB for the same price. Or they can elect to stick with the 2GB and their data bill drops to $40/month.

A rep for Verizon confirms to Consumerist that current Verizon subscribers will not be automatically opted into either of these choices and must let the company know — either by calling customer service or through the Verizon website — when the changes kick in tomorrow, Feb. 5.

For new customers or those looking to change their data plans, Verizon is also offering a new 6GB/month tier at $70.

Verizon is also making its Edge program, where you pay full price for your phone in monthly installments, more attractive. Customers with plans starting at 6GB/month or more will get a $25/month discount. Currently, to qualify for that level of discount, you need to be on a plan of 10GB/month or more. Plans of 4GB/month or less still see a monthly discount of $15.

Thanks Consumerist.com


Four Legal Ways You Can Stay on Verizons Unlimited Data Plan

How to Still Get Verizons Unlimited Data at GmaNsWorlD.com

This is How You Can Stay on Verizon‘s Unlimited Data Plan

By: Corey Geier

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How to Still Get Verizons Unlimited Data at GmaNsWorlD.com

So do you want to keep your Verizon unlimited data plan?  If you are one of the lucky people out there that has a account with Verizon that includes the unlimited data plan, then I am sure you are like me and are looking to do whatever you can to not get rid of it!  I have personally tried these options and they do work!  Now rumors are always spreading, and how its going away, or you will not be able to renew.  Currently no matter what anybody else says, you still have ways to keep your Verizon unlimited data plan.  I bet a bunch of you have upgrades available on Verizon ever since the cutoff date when unlimited data was no longer available.  I can remember all my friends flocking to the stores to get there last deal in, and everybody getting the “Charge” since it was one of the first “4G” smartphones on the market.  So now if you sign up for a new two year plan with a subsidized phone you will lose the unlimited data option, so instead you are stuck buying your new or used phones outright in order to keep your unlimited data.

I have been doing some research online along with speaking to some of the local phone reps in the area and I have verified that there are ways for people with unlimited data that would like to get a new phone for the discounted rate. With my research, there are many places out in the internet that lists ways to keep your unlimited plan, and I am going to summarize them for you.   Many new phones are going to be hitting the market soon and over the holidays so now is the time to start to prepare.  With some of the new phones that are going to be released like Apples two iPhone 5c & 5s, Blackberry’s High powered  Z30, and Samsung’s Screaming Fast S5 models launching, it might be a good time to lay it out for everybody.

NOTE:  It would be best if you would not go to a Verizon Corporate Store, as they might have more strict rules on upgrades and policy’s, so it would be best to seek out a third party like Best Buy, TargetWalmart  or some of the local chains in order to guarantee you get it done right.

Not including the first option, but all the rest you are going to have to use Verizon’s Family Plans or AKA Buddy Plan upgrades, I have read that this loophole is possible. Essentially all you need is a line on your account that DOES have unlimited data and you’re set! There are four scenarios you could be in if you still have unlimited data.

Option 1

This is the easiest and most used option, and this would be to purchase yourself a new phone and face value, sometimes costing well over $500.  But this insures you do not have to sign a new contract, so you will be able to keep your current plan with the unlimited data.  (this option would also work by purchasing a used phone that is sold to you legally unlocked, and not tied to a current plan.)

Option 2

You are the only person on your account

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In this scenario, you are the sole person on your account and you have unlimited data. The only way you can get by it is to add a line to your account. If you have unlimited, then you are on the old nationwide plans and you can add a line for $10 a month (You will have to change your plan to a family plan which may cost more depending on how many minutes you currently pay for). The way to make it the cheapest is to get a basic phone (It doesn’t even have to work). All you have to do is upgrade that line you just added to the phone you want. When its done, activate the old basic phone and the new phone you just added to your account becomes a phone you own. Then just activate that new phone on your line. It is the same concept as buying a phone on craigslist. Then you’re done. You have a second line thats only costing you $10 a month. When you upgrade in the future, you can donate the upgrade on your line to that new line and repeat the process. You will get an extra upgrade and keep your unlimited until Verizon finds a way to block it.

Option 3

You are on a family plan and everyone on that account has unlimited data

In this scenario, you have two options. You can either add another line for $10 a month and repeat the same process as listed above (Which I recommend because then everyone keeps their unlimited) or you can pick one of the lines that doesn’t need unlimited and donate your upgrade to that line. That line will lose unlimited, but once you pull the new phone off and put theirs back on, you can activate the new one on your line and you can keep using your unlimited. From then on out, simply give the upgrades on the lines that have unlimited to the one line that now doesn’t. Upgrade to the phone you want, and swap the devices.

Option 4

You are on a family plan and someone on the account doesn’t have unlimited data

The final scenario is the easiest to perform and also the one that I have used throughout the last few years, when I had the upgrade option available on other phones in my Family Plan.  This also doesn’t cost any extra to you. Donate your upgrade to that line (s)  without unlimited data, and once it is activated put the old phone back on that line. Then take the new phone and activate it under your line and enjoy your unlimited data.

I hope this can help at least a few people out there. I wanted to let everybody know that I could so with the few free options or one of the $10 extra a month options, it is hard to beat considering you get two upgrades for yourself now and you get to keep your unlimited data. Please share with us in the comments below any of your stories you had trying to keep your unlimited plan.


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Blackberry Bold 9930 Device Update Version 7.1.0 Bundle 2705


Bold 9930 Version 7.1.0 Bundle 2705

GmaNsWolD.com – I just got notification on my phone that update Version 7.1.0 Bundle 2705 is available. I tried Blackberry Desktop Manager and it did not find the update. I also searched the internet and it is not listed anywhere, and also did not find it on Verizon.

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GmaNsWorlD.com – Bold 9930_Version7.1.0 Bundle 2705


Blackberry 10 Launch Realtime Coverage


Blackberry 10 Launch

Realtime Coverage Link

Today is the day that Blackberry 10 will be launch nation wide.  I have a direct link for realtime coverage today so you can tune in whenever and see what the current news is.

Blackberry 10

Blackberry Z10

Blackberry 10 Launch = Realtime Coverage