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wow that was short...

 

 

No more 30 day period 

 

Thats surprising. Does it mean too many people were trying it and not liking the service.

 

 

First this a retention offer for existing customer in good standing, not an offer for new subs.

 

Absolutely not true. My mom jumped out of Sprint last month into that plan. She never used more than 500mb a month, so now shes saving money and getting actual phone service. I was the one that got her into Sprint originally, but since Sprint hasnt managed to give Fresno NV 1.0, never mind LTE, she had enough.

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First this a retention offer for existing customer in good standing, not an offer for new subs. Second, 2gig of data not unlimited. Third, vzw's margins are much better than sprint's so having a value offer for retention purpose makes sense for them, I don't think a 50 plan with a subsidy makes any kind of sense with Sprint.

 

 

seems it is brand new…

 

http://www.phonedog.com/2014/08/16/verizon-launches-new-single-line-plan-with-unlimited-talk-and-text-2gb-of-data/

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Yeah if shopping as a new customer on Verizon's website, I get the $60 plan option too. That is very competitive for Verizon with their coverage...no compelling reason for a light data user to stick with Sprint or Tmobile. Now for a heavy data user, verizon and att prices are simply insane.

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Yeah if shopping as a new customer on Verizon's website, I get the $60 plan option too. That is very competitive for Verizon with their coverage...no compelling reason for a light data user to stick with Sprint or Tmobile. Now for a heavy data user, verizon and att prices are simply insane.

Now is this just a coincidence, or is vzw playing Marcelo a bit?
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Now is this just a coincidence, or is vzw playing Marcelo a bit?

I think Verizon is definitely trying to snatch some low profit customers just for numbers...and with this Sprint transition, tmobiles poor coverage becoming more and more known...now is a great time.

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Smart move by vzw....

Again, if it were me just make max framily prices the norm.

$25 talk/txt 2gb data... That will make those $60 people think again.. Furthermore paying $35 less you will put up with a network that isn't as good as verizons.

 

Knowing sprint, they offer something better but not enough to create some noise.

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Smart move by vzw....

Again, if it were me just make max framily prices the norm.

$25 talk/txt 2gb data... That will make those $60 people think again.. Furthermore paying $35 less you will put up with a network that isn't as good as verizons.

 

Knowing sprint, they offer something better but not enough to create some noise.

Yeah... with the main financial news sites all reporting the same thing; sprint planning on announcing new price plans etc etc. If Sprint just calls it in (pun not okay maybe intended) with just lukewarm results, the press will have a field day. Not to mention the tweets from.... you know.
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Verizon has been offering this as a loyalty /retention option since 2013. Some new customers even managed to get switched to it long before now. Its more similar to them "taking a plan that has been tested" public than anything else. But it is timed deliberately, representing about a $5-7 premium over the best framily configuration+device financing, minus other perks.

 

For sure, Claure has his work cut out for him. The price has to be competitive, but moreso, there has to be significant added value. Something has to happen that the flamingo wont immediately copy without hesitation. It cant just be price

 

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Verizon has been offering this as a loyalty /retention option since 2013. Some new customers even managed to get switched to it long before now. Its more similar to them "taking a plan that has been tested" public than anything else. But it is timed deliberately, representing about a $5-7 premium over the best framily configuration+device financing, minus other perks.

 

For sure, Claure has his work cut out for him. The price has to be competitive, but moreso, there has to be significant added value. Something has to happen that the flamingo wont immediately copy without hesitation. It cant just be price

 

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Agreed!

 

I highly doubt Marcelo would do it, as it sort of admits defeat somewhat.   BUT what if the hook to bring on new subscribers (and to keep current ones) is a simple reward system!  

 

Today we announce these new plans (what ever they may be), we know our network is still expanding and in areas not as fast as we would have liked.   Once you signup for these new plans, which will only be offered till the start of the new year - you will be grandfathered onto them for 2 years.   

 

Or something like that??

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Verizon has been offering this as a loyalty /retention option since 2013. Some new customers even managed to get switched to it long before now. Its more similar to them "taking a plan that has been tested" public than anything else. But it is timed deliberately, representing about a $5-7 premium over the best framily configuration+device financing, minus other perks.

 

For sure, Claure has his work cut out for him. The price has to be competitive, but moreso, there has to be significant added value. Something has to happen that the flamingo wont immediately copy without hesitation. It cant just be price

 

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure my mom switched to this plan a few months ago because she felt her previous Verizon bill was too high. My grandmother has the same plan and she got it when she bought her iPhone 5S late last year.

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Does anybody have any inside scoop of next weeks price cut / new sprint plans?

Nope. Not yet. Hopefully soon we will though.

 

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What they should so is undercut by price at least $5, and the *double* the data the other carriers are offering for the same price tier, while keeping unlimited at or near the same as tmo.

 

And include free hotspot in all plans, capped at ~6gig or equal to whatever the data tier plan is (ie any data plan less than 6gig gets free hotspot to to the cap at that tier).

 

Finally, they should do away with any overages and cap speed over the tier to about ~2megs (still using lte).

 

This ought to still provide better, usable speed than any other over cap limits imposed by tmo/att/etc and provide a marketing boost that they can use that even though speed may be reduced, your still getting usable LTE vs unusable 1x, edge, or 3g speeds.

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What they should so is undercut by price at least $5, and the *double* the data the other carriers are offering for the same price tier, while keeping unlimited at or near the same as tmo.

 

And include free hotspot in all plans, capped at ~6gig or equal to whatever the data tier plan is (ie any data plan less than 6gig gets free hotspot to to the cap at that tier).

 

Finally, they should do away with any overages and cap speed over the tier to about ~2megs (still using lte).

 

This ought to still provide better, usable speed than any other over cap limits imposed by tmo/att/etc and provide a marketing boost that they can use that even though speed may be reduced, your still getting usable LTE vs unusable 1x, edge, or 3g speeds.

Sounds good but $5 wouldn't wow me..

Its like a car dealer... You wany his best price first.. Or you know you aren't going to buy now

 

Your ideas are great, however I wouldn't switch for $5. While the data is important its the $5 less that people really care about..

 

$15-20 less or more with more data! That's something they will talk about..

 

I don't use unlimited data like some but I can feel good with all these delays that I am only paying $45 a month (less with my discount)... For the quality of service if I was $75+ I would def have att with the 10gig plan.

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I am excited about possibly hearing of new plans tomorrow. I just hope Marcelo gets rid of data overage fees and for new customers that pesky spending limit.

 

 

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As someone who left sprint a year or so ago...

 

$50 unlimited per line or $35 for 3GB unsubsidized would be enough to bring me back.  

O and nTelos getting its act together in 24502. 

 

One of these things might happen..there is no chance for the other. 

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As someone who left sprint a year or so ago...

 

$50 unlimited per line or $35 for 3GB unsubsidized would be enough to bring me back.

O and nTelos getting its act together in 24502.

 

One of these things might happen..there is no chance for the other.

You can have that now with a Framily of 7 of more.

 

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You can have that now with a Framily of 7 of more.

 

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O I know, but it would be great to not have to deal with keeping 7+ people on a plan. 

 

no gimmicks would be ideal.  Just simple pricing. 

 

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Filled with flaws, but here's what I'd like:

 

Simple pricing.  No expensive overages -- just a soft landing to the next pricing tier. 

 

Unlimited customers get a rebate/credit if they stay under a certain amount of data useage.

 

Email is always free even overseas.

 

Call and text anywhere from anywhere without expensive overages.

 

No locked phones.

 

Netflix and Spotify with Unlimited plans.

 

Add pay as you go mobile hotspot easily from your device.  Reasonable rates for just what you use.  Discounted for off peak times.

 

No extra charges for smartphones.

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