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how to get around the $ 175 upgrade fee

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by justin nichols, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. Quick

    Quick Guest

    So what is the implication here? It sounds like Circuit City
    discounts the price of their phones $175 if you buy a plan with
    it. Or from the other perspective, jacks up the price of the
    phone $175 if you don't buy a plan with it. From what I've heard
    so far it sounds like:

    1) Circuit City puts VZW phones on the shelf with a price tag.
    2) When you buy the phone they activate it.
    3) If they do an ESN change it implies you already have a plan
    and they increase the price $175
    4) If you activate on a new plan or are at the end of your contract
    you get the phone for the display price.

    *) What are you supposed to do if a customer wants to buy a phone
    and doesn't want it activated?? From what you said it doesn't
    sound like the system accommodates this option?

    Maybe this is a loophole you could use. Maybe they won't sell a
    phone unless they activate it?

    Sorry I implied you were trying to scam them... you weren't
    very clear in your explanation.

    -Quick



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  2. Jacob Suter

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Latency is still a bit up there (275ms) but I've never seen a modem of any
    sort move 15k/sec consistant on non-compressable data...

    My ISDN BRI will run about 14k/sec, but its latency is much nicer, more like
    30ms...

    JS

    "William Bray" <wmbray@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:vli3drsj418ka2@corp.supernews.com...
    > It sounds like you want to run a scam. Be patient. Cell phones are
    > going to improve and so will the contracts. You will be better off if
    > you wait out the alloted time. You are only in a one year contract. If
    > you have a good RF phone then wait a little. The Internet stuff is
    > slower than an old land line modem. The applications on the latest
    > phones are too far in advance in the actual capacity to deliver- it will
    > improve.
    > My cell phone is not even rated as an average RF phone, the two year
    > wait to upgrade is murder.
    >
    > jut5@hotmail.com (justin nichols) wrote in article
    > <vlhgcfinl3aec7@corp.supernews.com>:
    > > i am looking into getting around the $175 upgrade fee for customers that
    > > are trying to get a new phone.
    > >
    > > is there a way to trick the system into thinking that they are able to
    > > upgrade.
    > >
    > > or can you lie and say that there phone was stolen and that they need to
    > > buy a new phone.?
    > >
    > > thanks
    > >
    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]
  3. mitchell friend <mitch_32us@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > i am in the ohio market,and to do esn change on web site it doesnt ask
    > for reason why


    When you guys switch billing systems, I'm sure that'll change. I moved
    from Ohio to Apple Valley, CA. I'm in Verizon's Los Angeles market area,
    and LA switched billing systems within the past couple months. I do get
    asked for a reason.

    The news I've heard says Ohio will be switching in the next month or two.

    --
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    22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    Steve Sobol, Proprietor
    888.480.4NET (4638) * 248.724.4NET * sjsobol@JustThe.net
  4. R W

    R W Guest

    There's not an upgrade fee...$175 is the early termination fee...

    --
    RW
    "I've got the pistol, so I'll keep the pesos; yeah, that seems fair."


    jut5@hotmail.com (justin nichols) wrote in article
    <vlhgcfinl3aec7@corp.supernews.com>:
    > i am looking into getting around the $175 upgrade fee for customers that
    > are trying to get a new phone.
    >
    > is there a way to trick the system into thinking that they are able to
    > upgrade.
    >
    > or can you lie and say that there phone was stolen and that they need to
    > buy a new phone.?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]

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