1. porkchop8301's Avatar
    My wife and I are currently on two seperate plans. I have an 8330 w/ BIS and my bill runs ~$110. She has a Dare, no internet, standard plan w txt/pix, and her bill runs ~$70. She is getting a 8330 w/ BIS. What would be the cheapest way fro us to go? Family share, etc....?
    05-17-09 07:12 PM
  2. lastraid's Avatar
    Well right off the bat it will $60 just for data plans. More info like how many minutes do the both of you use per month. Peak minutes are what counts. then one can determine the best plan as to minutes. There is texting. how many per month for each? More info the better we can help. Also calling VZW CS would help as well, as they have all the resouces in front of them to answer this question
    05-17-09 07:15 PM
  3. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    This would be tough, but I would think that it would be cheaper to have one main plan, then add a line and a data package.

    It would run you 120 for the first line, and then 10 to add a line and 30 for the data, which would be much cheaper then 2 plans, and that would give you 900 min with all the perks (unl mobile to mobile, weekends etc and messaging)

    Definitely would suggest merging the accounts.
    05-17-09 07:16 PM
  4. m.gomez53's Avatar
    Without knowing more about what you both need in a plan outside of the mandatory advanced data subscriptions, I can tell you that 9 times out of ten a family plan will be cheaper than having two separate accounts. Not to mention that you'll only have one bill to deal with. Roll the two lines together. It will save money.
    05-17-09 07:19 PM
  5. porkchop8301's Avatar
    Sounds like merging is definitely the way to go. We both currently are allowed 450 mins and come WAY under that each month, majority of our calls are to VZW customers. We both text a LOT, and utilize pix/flix stuff daily. So using me as the main line, it would cost an addictional $40 to add her correct? ($10 for the extra line and another $30 for her blackberry). And we would have 900 mins between the two of us.
    05-17-09 08:45 PM
  6. lastraid's Avatar
    You will want to look at the select 900 minutes. This will give you unlim SMS/MMS.
    Last edited by lastraid; 05-17-09 at 11:07 PM.
    05-17-09 08:55 PM
  7. nc.breezygirl's Avatar
    On Family Share, it would be select 700 or 1400 min for you to share. There is a $20 price diff between these 2. The 900 min is a single line plan.
    05-17-09 10:56 PM
  8. lastraid's Avatar
    On Family Share, it would be select 700 or 1400 min for you to share. There is a $20 price diff between these 2. The 900 min is a single line plan.
    oops my bad you are correct - I would do the 1400 minute and take the friends and family as well.
    05-17-09 11:07 PM
  9. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    i completely overlooked that as well, woops.

    i agree with lastraid, but the OP may not find the value in the added money spent, considering they dont come close to their monthly minutes currently, with far less minutes at hand for them.
    05-17-09 11:10 PM
  10. lastraid's Avatar
    i completely overlooked that as well, woops.

    i agree with lastraid, but the OP may not find the value in the added money spent, considering they dont come close to their monthly minutes currently, with far less minutes at hand for them.
    I did a quick review. I did not see where the OP posted how many peak minutes are used by both parties. Without knowing that wether they are under 700 minutes or over, really cannot recommend the right minute plan.
    05-18-09 05:51 PM
  11. porkchop8301's Avatar
    Definitely under 700 minutes, combined. Due to ~9/10 calls being VZW mobile to mobile.
    05-19-09 12:50 AM
  12. cenloe's Avatar
    My wife and I both have Blackberrys, I have the Storm, she has the Curve.
    We have the Family Share Select 1400 Min
    Unlimited SMS, MMS
    2 BB data plans
    Both lines have insurance
    We get 10 Friends and Family numbers to call without using plan minutes

    Our monthly bill comes to about $173 because here in Oregon there is no sales tax! We never come close to using our minutes because of the Friends and Family thing so we basically get unlimited everything for less than $100 a line!
    05-19-09 01:35 AM
  13. porkchop8301's Avatar
    Thanks for all ya'lls help and advice!
    05-21-09 02:34 AM
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