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    Both data plans for Verizon Wireless state "Unlimited Data," so why is there a price difference? What exactly *IS* the difference? I am probably going to be purchasing the new Palm Pre Plus. Here is the copy/paste from the website:

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    Email and Web for Smartphone $29.99/month

    Use your PDA/Smartphone for personal email and Web surfing.

    * Access up to ten POP3 and IMAP email accounts, including Yahoo!® Mail, AOL® Mail, Windows Live® Hotmail®, and Verizon.net.
    * Easy email account setup.
    * Unlimited Web Browsing
    * Voice Usage: Per your voice calling plan.

    Required Equipment
    Select CDMA PDA/Smartphone device with Verizon Wireless software required.

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    *Now here is the copy paste from the same website when choosing a phone, but this one is labeled Unlimited as the selection:

    Unlimited Data Usage $44.99/month

    Synchronize your mobile PDA or Smartphone to your PC with PDA/Smartphone from Verizon Wireless, providing over-the-air synchronization of e-mail, contacts, calendar, and tasks. Service available within the NationalAccess or, with certain devices, the Mobile Broadband service area.

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    Both of these plans state they give you unlimited data, so what exactly *IS* the difference, besides $15 a month? I am going to be constantly using Pandora for music, internet browsing (Youtube and webpages), and email (Yahoo, Gmail, etc.). So, if I had to guess syncing something with my home PC is the only difference. I do not plan on using this feature, so I dont care about that.

    What I don't want to have happen is this: I don't want to find out a month from now I have a frikin data cap of 20 megabytes, or I can only view webpages on Verizon's "ok" list, or only check email through Gmail, and not Yahoo... You know, some sort of "gotcha" down the road, when I am thinking I can stream Pandora all day long while browsing ebay.
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    All you need is the $29.99 one for everything. It's unlimited as well. Even your exchange will work under that plan.

    The 44.99 is the window mobile and blackberry BES plan for using exchange and some other stuff I can't remember.
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    +1 - 29.99 is the only plan you will need for the Pre, unless you choose to tether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbyjoebob View Post
    Both of these plans state they give you unlimited data, so what exactly *IS* the difference, besides $15 a month? I am going to be constantly using Pandora for music, internet browsing (Youtube and webpages), and email (Yahoo, Gmail, etc.). So, if I had to guess syncing something with my home PC is the only difference. I do not plan on using this feature, so I dont care about that.

    What I don't want to have happen is this: I don't want to find out a month from now I have a frikin data cap of 20 megabytes, or I can only view webpages on Verizon's "ok" list, or only check email through Gmail, and not Yahoo... You know, some sort of "gotcha" down the road, when I am thinking I can stream Pandora all day long while browsing ebay.
    The $30 plan is for personal and family share accounts and the $45 plan is for business accounts.

    Basically, they charge businesses more because they can. Pretty much the same as anything else. Other than that, the plans are identical as far as usage.
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    this was the conversation i had with a Verizon tech about pricing:

    Please wait for a Verizon Wireless sales representative to assist you with your order. Thank you for your patience!

    A Verizon Wireless online pre-sales specialist has joined the chat. You are now chatting with Dawn

    Dawn: Hello. Thank you for visiting our chat service. May I help you with your order today?

    You: sure im trying to find a match price for my sprint package

    You: $99.99 Simply everything plan

    Dawn: What do you need in a plan?

    You: ahh simply everything

    You: web talk nand text

    You: and text

    Dawn: How many minutes?

    You: all unlimited

    You: now for sprint i pay 99.99

    You: but after taxes i pay about 125

    Dawn: I recommend the Nationwide Talk and Text Plan with Unlimited minutes for you. This plan includes unlimited calling to anyone you choose, one line, and unlimited text, picture, video, and instant messaging to any carrier for only $89.99. Will this plan work for you today?

    You: this includes web

    You: ??

    Dawn: No those are features added, what type of phone are you interested in?

    You: the same one i have palm pre

    You: for you guys plus

    Dawn: We have two data packages available for you. The $29.99 data package includes unlimited access to the web and personal email and the $44.99 data package includes unlimited access to the web, personal and corporate email. Which data package will fit your needs today?

    You: total after taxes would be?

    You: 29.99

    Dawn: I do not have prices with taxes included.

    You: no thanks it souns like this is still gonna cost more than what i'm paying now

    You: sounds

    Dawn: 119.98 without taxes.

    You: yeah this doesn't include device protection or anything

    You: ???

    Dawn: Correct.

    You: no thanks

    You: thank you for your time

    Dawn: You're welcome!

    Dawn: Since I have not heard from you for several minutes, I am going to assume you have everything you need and end this session. Please do not hesitate to click on a chat button again if you need any further assistance. Thank you.

    Dawn: Thank you for visiting Verizon Wireless, I look forward to speaking with you again. Have a great evening!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbyjoebob View Post
    Email and Web for Smartphone $29.99/month

    Use your PDA/Smartphone for personal email and Web surfing.

    * Access up to ten POP3 and IMAP email accounts, including Yahoo!® Mail, AOL® Mail, Windows Live® Hotmail®, and Verizon.net.
    * Easy email account setup.
    * Unlimited Web Browsing
    * Voice Usage: Per your voice calling plan.

    Required Equipment
    Select CDMA PDA/Smartphone device with Verizon Wireless software required.

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    What I don't want to have happen is this: I don't want to find out a month from now I have a frikin data cap of 20 megabytes, or I can only view webpages on Verizon's "ok" list, or only check email through Gmail, and not Yahoo... You know, some sort of "gotcha" down the road, when I am thinking I can stream Pandora all day long while browsing ebay.
    You'll be able to go wherever you want and the "Unlimited" data cap is 5 GB.
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    suffice it to say these people are freaking nuts I'm good with sprint until some one matches this pricing I'm sticking with sprint my pricing includes ring backs device protection and unlimited web.....
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    It's that unlimited talk plan that is getting you, it sounds like... I just bought mine. I chose the 450 minutes since I am not a "chatty Cathy," and the regular unlimited data for 29, plus a few other small features like ringback and something else. Anyways it comes to about 80 a month, and thats before my military discount. I just didn't want to find myself browsing Youtube and all of the sudden I get a data message saying I owe Verizon $585.00! LOL
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    lol i get it. But i model and having a contract signing is important to me so having my phone in constant use is a must so i choose an unlimited plan and because I move around a lot i choose a device protection plan at $7.00 unlimited everything is all i'll accept at this point and to get what i have with sprint they want $50 extra
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    Verizon is more expensive, but has a much larger coverage map then Sprint.

    If you travel a lot and you need coverage in every po-dunk town in the US VZW is the way to go.

    If you are like me, and live in a Sprint coverage area, and don't frequently travel outside the area, and when you do it's for the express purpose of going some where your phone doesn't work, then Sprint saves you money.
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    I have never had a problem with my Sprint service any where in the country. Even in middle of the desert in Nevada. My husband on Verizon couldn't even get a signal there. When we travel (and we drive every where rarely take a plane) I always have signal when he doesn't. When he does i also have signal. I wouldn't say they have better coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osirus View Post
    suffice it to say these people are freaking nuts I'm good with sprint until some one matches this pricing I'm sticking with sprint my pricing includes ring backs device protection and unlimited web.....
    You might want to call to see if you an get any headway towards them matching your Sprint plan.

    That "pre-sales specialist" was probably automated. You didn't get any answers until you mentioned the right "buzzwords."

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