Texting and $1.99 plan
danudwary
Newbie

Because I can't find this information anywhere:

 

If I were to begin the $1.99 plan, and if I DO NOT also buy a texting package, will I be charged the $1.99 daily access fee for sending or receiving a text message?

 

If yes, will I be charged when my phone receives the text, or when I access/read the text?

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DbG2514
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(laughing) I send about 4000 a month.

 

If you are looking to send and receive a total of like 20 text, I would pay per use, but if you find yourself using more and more text, I would invest in the $20 bundle

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DbG2514
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The $1.99 prepaid plan is $1.99 for ever 24 hours and you get unlimited calling to anyone, on any network.

 

if you do not get a texting bundle, you will have to pay per text you send or receive and each text is $0.02. You will be charged when you phone receives the text.

 

 

Hope this helps!

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danudwary
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But if I receive a text and have not made a voice call that day, and do not for the rest of the day, am I charged $1.99+0.02, or just $0.02?

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DbG2514
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the $1.99 is for calls only.

 

 

Say today you placed a call at 8 AM you would pay $1.99 and you would have until 8AM tomorrow to make and receive and many calls as possible before you are charged $1.99 again. Then tomorrow at 8:01 AM, you receive a text, you would only get charged $0.02 for the text, you wouldn't get the $1.99 charge again until you actually placed or anwered a phone call.

 

that make any sense? lol

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danudwary
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That makes perfect sense. Thank you. 

 

So, the $20 texting package is really only worthwhile if you send 1000+ texts per month? Do... do people do that? :smileysurprised:

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DbG2514
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(laughing) I send about 4000 a month.

 

If you are looking to send and receive a total of like 20 text, I would pay per use, but if you find yourself using more and more text, I would invest in the $20 bundle

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Minniehaha
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You can get the $10.00 text bundle and that gives you verizon to verizon unlimited texting  and $250 texts to other carriers and if you over the 250 it would be 02. cents per text sent and received.

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SuzyQ
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danudwary wrote:

So, the $20 texting package is really only worthwhile if you send 1000+ texts per month? Do... do people do that? :smileysurprised:


Yes, people do.  My son and daughter are in the thousands each month (which is why we have unlimited for all of us).  And my niece (not on our plan, but on her family's plan) is like 10,000 a month.  She never stops....

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danwat12345
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"the $1.99 is for calls only." Username "DbG2514"

 

No not according to a person at a Verizon store I went to, and from a person I talked with on a Verizon support line (1-888-294-6804) today.

If you send a txt, the daily fee will be applied, if you recieve a txt it'll probably be applied as well, not sure on the receiving txts.

 

The guy at the Verizon store said that the daily fee wouldn't be applied if you just receive a txt but will be applied if you send 1 or more.

 

Can somebody who absolutely knows this stuff answer it once and for all?

 

Thank you

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bchild
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The calling plan information does not mention anything about DAF if you're only texting. But my gut feeling is that they'd charge you DAF plus the $0.02 per text. It's called Daily Access Fee for a reason, no?

 

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Daily Access will be charged and deducted from your account only on days you make or receive calls and is valid until 11:59 p.m.

 

The above statement states that if you make a call at 8am, your DAF is good until 11.59pm the same day not until 8am the next day as someone mentioned here... (not quite 24 hrs it seems).

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Minniehaha
Specialist - Level 2

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Mobile to Mobile, Night Minutes, Weekend Minutes and Per-Minute Rate are for use from within the Verizon Wireless Prepaid Rate and Coverage Area. Daily Access will be charged and deducted from your account only on days you make or receive calls  on the $1.99 plan and is valid until 11:59 p.m. Daily Access of $0.99 is from 12.02 until 9.59 because there is no nightime minutes included in that plan  Available services on your prepaid plan may deplete balance prior to its expiration. You will not be able to make or receive voice calls if you do not have the amount required for your daily access. Your account balance will expire at 12:01 a.m. on the day stated at the time of replenishment. To carry your balance forward, simply refill your account before your expiration date. If balance expires, unused portion will be forfeited. Verizon Wireless will suspend your service when your account reaches $0 or your account reaches the expiration date. Unlimited Mobile to Mobile, Night and Weekend Minutes are not available when your account has been suspended. Limit of 4 calling plan changes in a 30–day period.

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wiko98
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II am a 7 year pre-pay plan user and prior to that a contract user:

 

        You will be charged a daily fee (whether it be $1.99 or .99) only if you actually make or recieve a phone call.

 

        You will NOT be charged a daily access fee for texting (whether sending or recieving).

 

I use the 0.99 plan with the $20.00 messaging bundle since I primarily text more than talk. 

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Minniehaha
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II am a 7 year pre-pay plan user and prior to that a contract user:

 

        You will be charged a daily fee (whether it be $1.99 or .99) only if you actually make or recieve a phone call.

 

        You will NOT be charged a daily access fee for texting (whether sending or recieving).

 

I use the 0.99 plan with the $20.00 messaging bundle since I primarily text more than talk. 

That is correct - you will NOT be charged a fee for texting since you have the $20.00 text package. If you do not answer a phone call or do not  listen to a cell phone message left on the cell you will not be charged the 99 cent fee.

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jarrett178
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ok text alot and I use the 1.99 daily plan and the 1.99 only applies to TALKING not texing texting is 2 cents sent and recieved only

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Minniehaha
Specialist - Level 2

yes that is correct, if you text alot you should get the text package the $10.00 plan gives you unlimited verizon to verizon and 250 text for other carries. The $20.00 text package is unlimited for verizon and all other carriers.

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