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Service for a phone I already own

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by TEZabel, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. Todd Allcock

    Todd Allcock Guest

    "Killer Madness" <killermike@qwerty.com> wrote in message news:<AdnFc.101129$904.29085@fe35.usenetserver.com>...
    > Dude, Verizon just wants to put you in a corner. So if you have to bail or
    > dump the service you'll end up paying the termination fee. I bash Verizon on
    > this, but they all do it and it sucks.



    No, as a few posters have pointed out, not all cariers do this-
    Cingular doesn't. If you don't get a subsidized phone upon signup
    (bring your own equipment or pay full price for a phone) you don't
    have to sign a contract.

    > Shit, pre-paid is almost the way to
    > go!


    The OP is trying to activate a data device (an Aircard.) Most
    pre-paid plans do not offer data.
     



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  2. Todd Allcock

    Todd Allcock Guest

    "Killer Madness" <killermike@qwerty.com> wrote in message news:<AdnFc.101129$904.29085@fe35.usenetserver.com>...
    > Dude, Verizon just wants to put you in a corner. So if you have to bail or
    > dump the service you'll end up paying the termination fee. I bash Verizon on
    > this, but they all do it and it sucks.



    No, as a few posters have pointed out, not all cariers do this-
    Cingular doesn't. If you don't get a subsidized phone upon signup
    (bring your own equipment or pay full price for a phone) you don't
    have to sign a contract.

    > Shit, pre-paid is almost the way to
    > go!


    The OP is trying to activate a data device (an Aircard.) Most
    pre-paid plans do not offer data.
     
  3. Todd Allcock

    Todd Allcock Guest

    "Killer Madness" <killermike@qwerty.com> wrote in message news:<AdnFc.101129$904.29085@fe35.usenetserver.com>...
    > Dude, Verizon just wants to put you in a corner. So if you have to bail or
    > dump the service you'll end up paying the termination fee. I bash Verizon on
    > this, but they all do it and it sucks.



    No, as a few posters have pointed out, not all cariers do this-
    Cingular doesn't. If you don't get a subsidized phone upon signup
    (bring your own equipment or pay full price for a phone) you don't
    have to sign a contract.

    > Shit, pre-paid is almost the way to
    > go!


    The OP is trying to activate a data device (an Aircard.) Most
    pre-paid plans do not offer data.
     
  4. Todd Allcock

    Todd Allcock Guest

    "Killer Madness" <killermike@qwerty.com> wrote in message news:<AdnFc.101129$904.29085@fe35.usenetserver.com>...
    > Dude, Verizon just wants to put you in a corner. So if you have to bail or
    > dump the service you'll end up paying the termination fee. I bash Verizon on
    > this, but they all do it and it sucks.



    No, as a few posters have pointed out, not all cariers do this-
    Cingular doesn't. If you don't get a subsidized phone upon signup
    (bring your own equipment or pay full price for a phone) you don't
    have to sign a contract.

    > Shit, pre-paid is almost the way to
    > go!


    The OP is trying to activate a data device (an Aircard.) Most
    pre-paid plans do not offer data.
     
  5. Todd Allcock

    Todd Allcock Guest

    "Killer Madness" <killermike@qwerty.com> wrote in message news:<AdnFc.101129$904.29085@fe35.usenetserver.com>...
    > Dude, Verizon just wants to put you in a corner. So if you have to bail or
    > dump the service you'll end up paying the termination fee. I bash Verizon on
    > this, but they all do it and it sucks.



    No, as a few posters have pointed out, not all cariers do this-
    Cingular doesn't. If you don't get a subsidized phone upon signup
    (bring your own equipment or pay full price for a phone) you don't
    have to sign a contract.

    > Shit, pre-paid is almost the way to
    > go!


    The OP is trying to activate a data device (an Aircard.) Most
    pre-paid plans do not offer data.
     
  6. Todd Allcock

    Todd Allcock Guest

    "Killer Madness" <killermike@qwerty.com> wrote in message news:<AdnFc.101129$904.29085@fe35.usenetserver.com>...
    > Dude, Verizon just wants to put you in a corner. So if you have to bail or
    > dump the service you'll end up paying the termination fee. I bash Verizon on
    > this, but they all do it and it sucks.



    No, as a few posters have pointed out, not all cariers do this-
    Cingular doesn't. If you don't get a subsidized phone upon signup
    (bring your own equipment or pay full price for a phone) you don't
    have to sign a contract.

    > Shit, pre-paid is almost the way to
    > go!


    The OP is trying to activate a data device (an Aircard.) Most
    pre-paid plans do not offer data.
     
  7. Todd Allcock

    Todd Allcock Guest

    "Killer Madness" <killermike@qwerty.com> wrote in message news:<AdnFc.101129$904.29085@fe35.usenetserver.com>...
    > Dude, Verizon just wants to put you in a corner. So if you have to bail or
    > dump the service you'll end up paying the termination fee. I bash Verizon on
    > this, but they all do it and it sucks.



    No, as a few posters have pointed out, not all cariers do this-
    Cingular doesn't. If you don't get a subsidized phone upon signup
    (bring your own equipment or pay full price for a phone) you don't
    have to sign a contract.

    > Shit, pre-paid is almost the way to
    > go!


    The OP is trying to activate a data device (an Aircard.) Most
    pre-paid plans do not offer data.
     
  8. Todd Allcock

    Todd Allcock Guest

    "Killer Madness" <killermike@qwerty.com> wrote in message news:<AdnFc.101129$904.29085@fe35.usenetserver.com>...
    > Dude, Verizon just wants to put you in a corner. So if you have to bail or
    > dump the service you'll end up paying the termination fee. I bash Verizon on
    > this, but they all do it and it sucks.



    No, as a few posters have pointed out, not all cariers do this-
    Cingular doesn't. If you don't get a subsidized phone upon signup
    (bring your own equipment or pay full price for a phone) you don't
    have to sign a contract.

    > Shit, pre-paid is almost the way to
    > go!


    The OP is trying to activate a data device (an Aircard.) Most
    pre-paid plans do not offer data.
     
  9. Todd Allcock

    Todd Allcock Guest

    "Killer Madness" <killermike@qwerty.com> wrote in message news:<AdnFc.101129$904.29085@fe35.usenetserver.com>...
    > Dude, Verizon just wants to put you in a corner. So if you have to bail or
    > dump the service you'll end up paying the termination fee. I bash Verizon on
    > this, but they all do it and it sucks.



    No, as a few posters have pointed out, not all cariers do this-
    Cingular doesn't. If you don't get a subsidized phone upon signup
    (bring your own equipment or pay full price for a phone) you don't
    have to sign a contract.

    > Shit, pre-paid is almost the way to
    > go!


    The OP is trying to activate a data device (an Aircard.) Most
    pre-paid plans do not offer data.
     
  10. Todd Allcock

    Todd Allcock Guest

    "Killer Madness" <killermike@qwerty.com> wrote in message news:<AdnFc.101129$904.29085@fe35.usenetserver.com>...
    > Dude, Verizon just wants to put you in a corner. So if you have to bail or
    > dump the service you'll end up paying the termination fee. I bash Verizon on
    > this, but they all do it and it sucks.



    No, as a few posters have pointed out, not all cariers do this-
    Cingular doesn't. If you don't get a subsidized phone upon signup
    (bring your own equipment or pay full price for a phone) you don't
    have to sign a contract.

    > Shit, pre-paid is almost the way to
    > go!


    The OP is trying to activate a data device (an Aircard.) Most
    pre-paid plans do not offer data.
     
  11. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "TEZabel" <tezabel@wi.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:fea49620.0407021147.7366424a@posting.google.com...
    > I went to a Verizon store today to activate my AirCard 555, which I
    > already own. After getting everything all set up they went over the
    > paperwork and told me this was for a 2 year contract. I told them
    > that I already own the phone and don't want a contract. They said
    > that's the only way they can activate it. This is crap. The reason
    > you sign up for a contract is so you don't have to pay full price for
    > the phone. They get their money out of you for the phone over the
    > term of the contract. If I already own the phone there is no excuse
    > for having to be tied in to a contract. Has anyone else run into this
    > B.S. and can I get around it?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Todd Zabel
    > tezabel@(no spam)wi.rr.com


    I agree with you about this being a load of crap. I have been screwed on
    cell phone contracts from two different companies in the past and absolutely
    refuse to sign one again. Currently I use Cellular 4 Less, Inc. which
    resells service on the Verizon Wireless network under their own brand name.
    The company doesn't offer contracts at all, let alone force you to sign one.
    You just buy a phone flat out or bring your own, and they activate it on a
    month-to-month basis. I'm paying $27.75 a month right now for 300 anytime /
    3000 night & weekend minute plan on the America's Choice network.

    The catch is, they can only give you an area code in one of several
    north-western states, you can't use #MIN or the Verizon website to check
    your minutes, and you can't call Verizon customer service because only
    Cellular 4 Less, Inc. can look up your account information. But overall, I
    think the savings and the allowance for not having to deal with contracts is
    well worth the trade offs.

    I have no idea if Cellular 4 Less, Inc. can give you the unlimited express
    network plans, but it's worth a shot to give them a call and find out. Their
    number is 888-654-5377. (You might get lucky and they might even offer it to
    you for less than Verizon charges.)

    If you call them, tell them Jeff from Michigan sent you. I don't get any
    kick-backs, but I think they'll get a kick out of that considering they only
    have a couple of customers that are using the service in Michigan. (It works
    everywhere Verizon AC works, despite having a western state area code, and I
    could care less about haivng a long distance inbound number because I can't
    get a local number at my house even if I go directly through Verizon.)

    -Jeff
     
  12. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "TEZabel" <tezabel@wi.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:fea49620.0407021147.7366424a@posting.google.com...
    > I went to a Verizon store today to activate my AirCard 555, which I
    > already own. After getting everything all set up they went over the
    > paperwork and told me this was for a 2 year contract. I told them
    > that I already own the phone and don't want a contract. They said
    > that's the only way they can activate it. This is crap. The reason
    > you sign up for a contract is so you don't have to pay full price for
    > the phone. They get their money out of you for the phone over the
    > term of the contract. If I already own the phone there is no excuse
    > for having to be tied in to a contract. Has anyone else run into this
    > B.S. and can I get around it?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Todd Zabel
    > tezabel@(no spam)wi.rr.com


    I agree with you about this being a load of crap. I have been screwed on
    cell phone contracts from two different companies in the past and absolutely
    refuse to sign one again. Currently I use Cellular 4 Less, Inc. which
    resells service on the Verizon Wireless network under their own brand name.
    The company doesn't offer contracts at all, let alone force you to sign one.
    You just buy a phone flat out or bring your own, and they activate it on a
    month-to-month basis. I'm paying $27.75 a month right now for 300 anytime /
    3000 night & weekend minute plan on the America's Choice network.

    The catch is, they can only give you an area code in one of several
    north-western states, you can't use #MIN or the Verizon website to check
    your minutes, and you can't call Verizon customer service because only
    Cellular 4 Less, Inc. can look up your account information. But overall, I
    think the savings and the allowance for not having to deal with contracts is
    well worth the trade offs.

    I have no idea if Cellular 4 Less, Inc. can give you the unlimited express
    network plans, but it's worth a shot to give them a call and find out. Their
    number is 888-654-5377. (You might get lucky and they might even offer it to
    you for less than Verizon charges.)

    If you call them, tell them Jeff from Michigan sent you. I don't get any
    kick-backs, but I think they'll get a kick out of that considering they only
    have a couple of customers that are using the service in Michigan. (It works
    everywhere Verizon AC works, despite having a western state area code, and I
    could care less about haivng a long distance inbound number because I can't
    get a local number at my house even if I go directly through Verizon.)

    -Jeff
     
  13. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    "TEZabel" <tezabel@wi.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:fea49620.0407021147.7366424a@posting.google.com...
    > I went to a Verizon store today to activate my AirCard 555, which I
    > already own. After getting everything all set up they went over the
    > paperwork and told me this was for a 2 year contract. I told them
    > that I already own the phone and don't want a contract. They said
    > that's the only way they can activate it. This is crap. The reason
    > you sign up for a contract is so you don't have to pay full price for
    > the phone. They get their money out of you for the phone over the
    > term of the contract. If I already own the phone there is no excuse
    > for having to be tied in to a contract. Has anyone else run into this
    > B.S. and can I get around it?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Todd Zabel
    > tezabel@(no spam)wi.rr.com


    I agree with you about this being a load of crap. I have been screwed on
    cell phone contracts from two different companies in the past and absolutely
    refuse to sign one again. Currently I use Cellular 4 Less, Inc. which
    resells service on the Verizon Wireless network under their own brand name.
    The company doesn't offer contracts at all, let alone force you to sign one.
    You just buy a phone flat out or bring your own, and they activate it on a
    month-to-month basis. I'm paying $27.75 a month right now for 300 anytime /
    3000 night & weekend minute plan on the America's Choice network.

    The catch is, they can only give you an area code in one of several
    north-western states, you can't use #MIN or the Verizon website to check
    your minutes, and you can't call Verizon customer service because only
    Cellular 4 Less, Inc. can look up your account information. But overall, I
    think the savings and the allowance for not having to deal with contracts is
    well worth the trade offs.

    I have no idea if Cellular 4 Less, Inc. can give you the unlimited express
    network plans, but it's worth a shot to give them a call and find out. Their
    number is 888-654-5377. (You might get lucky and they might even offer it to
    you for less than Verizon charges.)

    If you call them, tell them Jeff from Michigan sent you. I don't get any
    kick-backs, but I think they'll get a kick out of that considering they only
    have a couple of customers that are using the service in Michigan. (It works
    everywhere Verizon AC works, despite having a western state area code, and I
    could care less about haivng a long distance inbound number because I can't
    get a local number at my house even if I go directly through Verizon.)

    -Jeff
     

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