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Verizon too skimpy on text messages.

My text message plan with verizon wireless is about to expire. Right now I have unlimited text messaging but come December I'm going to have to go with their packages because they will not renew the unlimited. The most they have is 500. I routinely use 2500-3000 and at .10 cents each that is going to get pretty pricey. I'm trying to decide if its worth it to cancel (the rest of my contract isn't up for another year) and go to t-mobile even though I've heard bad things about their coverage/reception. I use more text messaging than anything else. I hate how Verizon nickels and dimes you for every little thing.

Also, I'm on a family plan. If I cancel I would prefer to cancel all of them. Would I have to pay the 175.00 cancellation fee for each phone/number on the family plan (I have 4) or is the entire plan covered under the 175.00?

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In reply to: Verizon too skimpy on text messages.

More than likely you will pay a seperate cancellation fee for each line, not just a single fee. I would suggest you call cust svc to confirm yes or no.

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I have Verizon Wireless and on Family Share plans, if you cancel all 4 phones, it's $175 x's 4 phones = $700 for a total cost of terminating all 4 phones. When my mom & sister canceled service with Cingular in 2002, they paid a $300 early termination fee ($150 x's 2 phones). If we had been in another part of Indiana, it would have costed $420 ($210 x's 2 phones) because in some Indiana markets (NW Indiana not included because it's part of the Chicago market) he early termination fee $240, based on the life of a contract. When my mom renewed for 2 years, then cancels 3 months into a 2 year contract, it would have costed her more money, but it costs more money if she lived in an area where there was less time left on the contract, and paid the flat fee. You might want to take birdmantd's advice and check Verizon Wireless in your area about the early termination fee per phone. If you live in a pro-rated market, the cost might not be as much as it would be in you live in a market where the termination fee is a flat rate. Since my phone is setup in the Chicago market, it's a flat rate of $175 per phone.

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VZW has a 2500 txt plan for 19.99 a month, I personally think that is way to much to pay, they also charge a high rate for international txt, they offer no package for it. I switched to Nextel and for 14.99 a month I have unlimited txt national and international.

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