1. jiggyb's Avatar
    This is a bit of a riddle if anyone cares to participate.

    My brother and I own a business. We are partners in said business. We each have our own 700 minute family plan that we've had forever. I have four lines, he has two. Six total.

    I assumed a business account would be the cheapest, but from what I can tell that is far from true.

    We have 2 Blackberries, and 4 dumbphones. I need texting on all phones, but not many (if that factors in at all).

    All together, we use more than 700 minutes, but less than 1400.

    The cheapest plan I've come up with is:

    Both Berries and 3 of the D-phones on a 1400 min family share plan( or bus share cause they're the same price exactly).
    The last phone on a 450 min voice plan with 250 texts for $5.

    Broken down as:
    1400 min Text and Talk -$129.99
    450 Voice -$39.99
    250 Texts -$5.00
    BB 1- -$29.99
    BB 2- -$29.99

    Total- -$234.96

    Am I right? Is this cheapest way?

    Please don't respond, "just call 'em" please because I have and the business dept won't discuss the family side and vice versa. So I haven't gotten my answer yet.
    I'm really asking because I'm so burned out on this I can't think straight. I just want to make sure I'm not missing something obvious.

    Thanks a lot.
    05-03-10 06:43 PM
  2. bad_boy321's Avatar
    A family plan is add a line for only $9.99 each. I have three phones, (2) BB and a dumb phone. I pay the $29.99 each for the (2) BB (unlimited data and text) and the 1400 min share amongst all three. the first BB is the main account and each after is only $9.99 PLUS $29.99 for the data and text. It looks like you have a stand alone D phone on a separate 450 minute plan. Why not add it to the account for an additional $9.99 and throw in some texts. I'd up the minutes to compensate. If its for business, its all a tax write off anyway. (I wrote mine off for business use)
    05-03-10 07:11 PM
  3. jiggyb's Avatar
    That would be ideal but Verizon won't allow more than five lines on one account. So that's what that single line is there for.

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    05-03-10 07:14 PM
  4. babyface35762's Avatar
    That would be ideal but Verizon won't allow more than five lines on one account. So that's what that single line is there for.

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    You can have more than 5 lines on an acct but can only have 5 lines in a fam share.
    05-04-10 12:45 AM
  5. jiggyb's Avatar
    ===== QUOTE jiggyb ====

    That would be ideal but Verizon won't allow more than five lines on one account. So that's what that single line is there for.

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab

    ===== /QUOTE ====

    You can have more than 5 lines on an acct but can only have 5 lines in a fam share.
    I know.

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    05-04-10 05:19 AM
  6. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    Please don't respond, "just call 'em" please because I have and the business dept won't discuss the family side and vice versa. So I haven't gotten my answer yet.
    I'm really asking because I'm so burned out on this I can't think straight. I just want to make sure I'm not missing something obvious.
    I know you don't want to hear this but they have small business specialists that can help design a plan around your needs. My family member has a 2-person small business and gets a 12% discount on access on that business account.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Last edited by ericsmcdonald; 05-04-10 at 07:34 AM.
    05-04-10 07:32 AM
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