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Spartan VZW $5/month actual costs

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:15 am
by LibbyLA
So here's a screen cap of the part of our phone bill for the VZW camera. Where we are, that $5 is actually $8.87 by the time all the fees and taxes are tacked on, which ends up being a little bit more than the $8.33/month we pay for AT&T, which is $25/3 months/1 G and we don't pay anything additional on the $25.

Not complaining, mind you, there's a lot to be said for the convenience of paying for the camera on the regular cell bill, and VZW users in other areas may not have this much in additional fees.

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Re: Spartan VZW $5/month actual costs

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:37 pm
by rebbie
Interesting. I will have to check my bill next month and see what my actual cost is. I know for a fact that in my area Verizon service is much better. I also know that on my friends farm in Iowa, AT&T service is non existent. I have been waiting for a Verizon camera for some time now. I guess the bottom line is you have to see what service works best for the area that your camera will be deployed and go from there.

Re: Spartan VZW $5/month actual costs

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:53 pm
by johnnydeerhunter
Mine with fees is $8.15

Re: Spartan VZW $5/month actual costs

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:16 pm
by rebbie
I got my first bill and the way I read it, with tax and fees it's $5.60 a month.

Re: Spartan VZW $5/month actual costs

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:27 am
by MH60RGunner
So excuse my not understanding, but I am an existing Verizon consumer and looking to purchase Spartan VZW and am getting a little confused on which one to buy. M2M, pre-paid ect, ect.. Could anyone break down for me? Thanks

Bobby

Re: Spartan VZW $5/month actual costs

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:41 am
by johnnydeerhunter
I believe this is the one that you want if adding to your existing Verizon plan, this is the blackflash model.

Camera, Spartan, GoCam (Connected by Verizon), Wireless, Blackout IR (GC-VCTb)

http://www.hcooutdoors.com/camera-spart ... ut-ir.html

Re: Spartan VZW $5/month actual costs

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:50 pm
by LibbyLA
Bobby,

JDH is correct. You definitely want the Connected Device one. The M2M (machine to machine) is for people who don't have a Verizon phone/data plan or need whatever the benefits of M2M are. That's probably not us consumers in most cases.

Re: Spartan VZW $5/month actual costs

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:58 am
by MH60RGunner
Thanks everyone for the response. On my way home from deployment so internet has been sketchy. Look forward to posting more starting in about 11 days.

Re: Spartan VZW $5/month actual costs

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:52 am
by LibbyLA
Looking forward to hearing more from you once you are home safe and settled in!

Re: Spartan VZW $5/month actual costs

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:52 pm
by michbow
If you have a Verizon account and don't want to run the camera between let's say December and May, can you notify Verizon to take it off your bill and then have them add it back on when your ready? Are there any additional Verizon charges associated with activating and deactivating the camera?

Re: Spartan VZW $5/month actual costs

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:48 pm
by johnnydeerhunter
Yes you can cancel and reactivate at any time. There was an activation fee but that was reimbursed to me, that was there policy at the time, not sure about the activation fee now.