MY data plan..
.. what did you think I was talking about..haha
Back in the summer of 2011 I gave advice here on how to get unlimited data and keep it. Some of you have thanked me for the advice, others have cursed me for not hitting you with a bigger hammer and missing out..
Well, the times they are a changing.
For almost the past 6 years I've had unlimited data for about $30 a month and I never thought I'd give it up but Verizon just talked me out of it.
imho the new Samsung S8+ is a game changer
Here are the basics:
Even though I have (had) unlimited data, my actual usage was more like 3-4 gigs per month on average but jumped to 10-15 gigs per month during the summer riding season and full time on the road (the "smart bike" is a data hog)..so unlimited data has been essential for all the "fun stuff".
The new S8+ is (was) calling my name but at $850 my deaf ear was dominant.
..then Verizon's "single user" data plan caught my attention:
5 gig data and unlimited everything else for about $35 LESS per month than my unlimited data plan.
(15% discount for vets still applies.)
TRANSLATION: get a new S8+ for the SAME total monthly rate as before (less than $100/mo total including taxes etc ).
and .. For the summer season I can raise the bar to nearly unlimited data for only $15 more per month and then drop back to 5 gig for the rest of the year.
i.e. if I kick up the data to near unlimited for 4 months per year ($60) and do that for the next 2 years .. I'm out $120 total over my existing rate
Translation: I get a new S8+ for $120
(plus up front sales tax.. about $60 in Florida)..no interest on the 2 year phone contract.
The S8+ is a cool addition to the motorcycle.. waterproof! .. VERY bright daylight readable screen..BlueTooth 5 (1000 ft range and able to share single music source with two wireless headsets at the same time, lower power consumption, etc )... VERY fast wireless recharge (90 minutes).
So check it out if you're shopping for a new phone.
.. consider yourself hammered
(If you detect a flaw in my logic, let me know now.. I've still got 10 days to change my mind..lol..)