Hello all.

I need to reduce my monthly costs and get some text capability and unfortunately need to stay with Verizon due to coverage issues w/ Sprint and other carriers where I live in northern NJ.

1. Are there any promos in effect now?

2. I have heard of people getting bundles of text messages included--any knowledge?

3. Anyone have any good luck with "retention" if it exists at VZW? Meaning, if I ask them to be competitive with other carriers will they try to help or say "don't let the antenna hit you in the *ss on the way out?"?

I realize that much of this relates to the individual rep one deals with but I'd be grateful for any advice.

Many thanks and be well, all.

David