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PRL 50152 to 50175 in NY

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by SmartyPants, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     



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  2. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  3. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  4. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  5. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  6. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  7. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  8. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  9. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  10. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  11. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  12. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  13. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  14. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  15. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  16. Quick

    Quick Guest

    Dan Albrich wrote:
    >> I too suspect it is a capacity issue. But what does one do?
    >>
    >> I'll never sign a 2 year contract again even though I've been a
    >> satisfied user for 6 years.
    >>
    >> Louise

    >
    > Yes, this is the real reason why I have consistently advised folks to
    > go with shorter contract length even though it costs more up front.
    > It really sucks to be locked into a contract for service you find
    > unacceptable and this can happen anywhere.


    really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    own phone and activate month to month from the very start.

    -Quick
     
  17. Dan Albrich

    Dan Albrich Guest

    > really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    > 2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    > own phone and activate month to month from the very start.
    >
    > -Quick


    If you monitor the cellular newsgroups over time, you will see a
    recurring question "How do I get out of my contract?"

    Some of these folks have planned poorly, others have had
    unforseen life changes (job layoffs etc). Others have had
    quality of service issues. i.e. Works great at my house, something
    changes, and now it doesn't work there at all, and nobody can
    fix it-- this really happens as I know people who it's happened to.

    For me, with 2 lines, to quit service, it's what $350. No thanks,
    I'd rather pay the $35 activation fee, and possible slight increase
    in phone price upfront, get a 1 year, and go month to month.

    If you make plan changes, or buy a new phone, contract length
    gets extended by the same increment you began with (this is
    true in my market, may not be in yours). i.e. 2 yr folks, will
    get extended 2 years if they make changes.

    If you want to give me a 2 year contract, give me something
    good for it. i.e. AT&T historically added 50% more peak
    minutes to anyone willing to take a 2 year contract. This benefit
    outweighs the risk. The meager discount Verizon gives for
    a two year contract is not worth even the cost of one month's bill.

    -Dan
     
  18. Dan Albrich

    Dan Albrich Guest

    > really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    > 2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    > own phone and activate month to month from the very start.
    >
    > -Quick


    If you monitor the cellular newsgroups over time, you will see a
    recurring question "How do I get out of my contract?"

    Some of these folks have planned poorly, others have had
    unforseen life changes (job layoffs etc). Others have had
    quality of service issues. i.e. Works great at my house, something
    changes, and now it doesn't work there at all, and nobody can
    fix it-- this really happens as I know people who it's happened to.

    For me, with 2 lines, to quit service, it's what $350. No thanks,
    I'd rather pay the $35 activation fee, and possible slight increase
    in phone price upfront, get a 1 year, and go month to month.

    If you make plan changes, or buy a new phone, contract length
    gets extended by the same increment you began with (this is
    true in my market, may not be in yours). i.e. 2 yr folks, will
    get extended 2 years if they make changes.

    If you want to give me a 2 year contract, give me something
    good for it. i.e. AT&T historically added 50% more peak
    minutes to anyone willing to take a 2 year contract. This benefit
    outweighs the risk. The meager discount Verizon gives for
    a two year contract is not worth even the cost of one month's bill.

    -Dan
     
  19. Dan Albrich

    Dan Albrich Guest

    > really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    > 2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    > own phone and activate month to month from the very start.
    >
    > -Quick


    If you monitor the cellular newsgroups over time, you will see a
    recurring question "How do I get out of my contract?"

    Some of these folks have planned poorly, others have had
    unforseen life changes (job layoffs etc). Others have had
    quality of service issues. i.e. Works great at my house, something
    changes, and now it doesn't work there at all, and nobody can
    fix it-- this really happens as I know people who it's happened to.

    For me, with 2 lines, to quit service, it's what $350. No thanks,
    I'd rather pay the $35 activation fee, and possible slight increase
    in phone price upfront, get a 1 year, and go month to month.

    If you make plan changes, or buy a new phone, contract length
    gets extended by the same increment you began with (this is
    true in my market, may not be in yours). i.e. 2 yr folks, will
    get extended 2 years if they make changes.

    If you want to give me a 2 year contract, give me something
    good for it. i.e. AT&T historically added 50% more peak
    minutes to anyone willing to take a 2 year contract. This benefit
    outweighs the risk. The meager discount Verizon gives for
    a two year contract is not worth even the cost of one month's bill.

    -Dan
     
  20. Dan Albrich

    Dan Albrich Guest

    > really? how much? Where do you see the cost vs. risk points?
    > 2 year contract with new-any-2 on one end and purchase your
    > own phone and activate month to month from the very start.
    >
    > -Quick


    If you monitor the cellular newsgroups over time, you will see a
    recurring question "How do I get out of my contract?"

    Some of these folks have planned poorly, others have had
    unforseen life changes (job layoffs etc). Others have had
    quality of service issues. i.e. Works great at my house, something
    changes, and now it doesn't work there at all, and nobody can
    fix it-- this really happens as I know people who it's happened to.

    For me, with 2 lines, to quit service, it's what $350. No thanks,
    I'd rather pay the $35 activation fee, and possible slight increase
    in phone price upfront, get a 1 year, and go month to month.

    If you make plan changes, or buy a new phone, contract length
    gets extended by the same increment you began with (this is
    true in my market, may not be in yours). i.e. 2 yr folks, will
    get extended 2 years if they make changes.

    If you want to give me a 2 year contract, give me something
    good for it. i.e. AT&T historically added 50% more peak
    minutes to anyone willing to take a 2 year contract. This benefit
    outweighs the risk. The meager discount Verizon gives for
    a two year contract is not worth even the cost of one month's bill.

    -Dan
     

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