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Verizon prepaid plan questions

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by mariko, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. mariko

    mariko Guest

    Hi all. This is my first post, so please pardon me if I seem unfamiliar
    with my surroundings. Anyway, I've had the Verizon prepaid plan for a
    couple of years now and just today learned that they replaced it with
    that pay-as-you-go plan. I am going to stick with the prepaid plan for
    now, since it's so economical for someone who rarely uses a cell phone
    ($15 a month! That's pretty cheap), but my question is--can I upgrade
    the phone? I have an old clunky Kyocera, and it works, but I would
    prefer to get a flip phone so that I don't randomly call people from
    the jostling around in my purse. I could not find any information about
    upgrading the prepaid phones on the crummy verizon web site, and the
    customer service rep told me that if an upgrade becomes available, they
    will send me a text message. Not very helpful. Thanks in advance for
    any info!


    --
    mariko
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  2. John Worman

    John Worman Guest

    mariko wrote:
    > Hi all. This is my first post, so please pardon me if I seem unfamiliar
    > with my surroundings. Anyway, I've had the Verizon prepaid plan for a
    > couple of years now and just today learned that they replaced it with
    > that pay-as-you-go plan. I am going to stick with the prepaid plan for
    > now, since it's so economical for someone who rarely uses a cell phone
    > ($15 a month! That's pretty cheap), but my question is--can I upgrade
    > the phone? I have an old clunky Kyocera, and it works, but I would
    > prefer to get a flip phone so that I don't randomly call people from
    > the jostling around in my purse. I could not find any information about
    > upgrading the prepaid phones on the crummy verizon web site, and the
    > customer service rep told me that if an upgrade becomes available, they
    > will send me a text message. Not very helpful. Thanks in advance for
    > any info!
    >
    >

    I managed to run my phone through the washer a while back. When I
    talked to the Verizon rep he said I could buy a new phone for about $210
    or if I wasn't really married to my phone number I could just start a
    whole new account and get a phone for about $160 with a $50 rebate.

    I did do that. They also mentioned if I had a compatible phone they
    would activate it free. A friend had a old Verizon phone so I borrowed
    it so I could use up the time on my old number.

    When I went in to the service counter they agreed that they would
    activate the old phone for free. Then I asked them if they would be
    willing to move the old phone to the new number and the new phone to the
    old number. "sure" was the reply. So I ended up with a new phone on
    the old number. I didn't bother to renew the new number.

    I'm not sure if these $15 'Freeup' accounts are still available, so I
    don't know if the above information is of any help. I do believe you
    can get a new phone, but it may not be cheap.

    John
     
  3. Scott

    Scott Guest

    The Free-Up program was great and I wish they would bring it back. I was
    getting ready to purchase 2 phones for my kids. The current "IN" program
    doesn't work for me and prepaid is the only way I'd sleep @ night.

    Your best bet for a new phone that won't break you is eBay. I've purchased
    a phone from there before and it was fine. Other folks posting in the group
    might be able to better help you in terms of compatibility issues, etc. but
    I don't believe you'll have a problem.

    Good luck. Oh, and I put my kids on Cingular's prepaid for $1.00/day (only
    when used).
    "mariko" <mariko.1mu9yy@WiFi-Forum_dot_com> wrote in message
    news:mariko.1mu9yy@WiFi-Forum_dot_com...
    >
    > Hi all. This is my first post, so please pardon me if I seem unfamiliar
    > with my surroundings. Anyway, I've had the Verizon prepaid plan for a
    > couple of years now and just today learned that they replaced it with
    > that pay-as-you-go plan. I am going to stick with the prepaid plan for
    > now, since it's so economical for someone who rarely uses a cell phone
    > ($15 a month! That's pretty cheap), but my question is--can I upgrade
    > the phone? I have an old clunky Kyocera, and it works, but I would
    > prefer to get a flip phone so that I don't randomly call people from
    > the jostling around in my purse. I could not find any information about
    > upgrading the prepaid phones on the crummy verizon web site, and the
    > customer service rep told me that if an upgrade becomes available, they
    > will send me a text message. Not very helpful. Thanks in advance for
    > any info!
    >
    >
    > --
    > mariko
    > brought to you by http://www.wifi-forum.com/
    >
     
  4. I kept my FreeUp plan from two plan-generations back,
    and I had no trouble upgrading my phone one generation ago.
    I bought my replacement phone from a relative who upgraded
    her phone on a regular post-pay plan.
    You should have no difficulty upgrading your phone on your old plan.

    "mariko" <mariko.1mu9yy@WiFi-Forum_dot_com> wrote in message news:mariko.1mu9yy@WiFi-Forum_dot_com...
    >
    > Hi all. This is my first post, so please pardon me if I seem unfamiliar
    > with my surroundings. Anyway, I've had the Verizon prepaid plan for a
    > couple of years now and just today learned that they replaced it with
    > that pay-as-you-go plan. I am going to stick with the prepaid plan for
    > now, since it's so economical for someone who rarely uses a cell phone
    > ($15 a month! That's pretty cheap), but my question is--can I upgrade
    > the phone? I have an old clunky Kyocera, and it works, but I would
    > prefer to get a flip phone so that I don't randomly call people from
    > the jostling around in my purse. I could not find any information about
    > upgrading the prepaid phones on the crummy verizon web site, and the
    > customer service rep told me that if an upgrade becomes available, they
    > will send me a text message. Not very helpful. Thanks in advance for
    > any info!
    >
    > mariko
    >
     
  5. John Brandt

    John Brandt Guest

    On Sat, 02 Apr 2005 02:20:46 GMT, mariko
    <mariko.1mu9yy@WiFi-Forum_dot_com> wrote:

    >
    >Hi all. This is my first post, so please pardon me if I seem unfamiliar
    >with my surroundings. Anyway, I've had the Verizon prepaid plan for a
    >couple of years now and just today learned that they replaced it with
    >that pay-as-you-go plan. I am going to stick with the prepaid plan for
    >now, since it's so economical for someone who rarely uses a cell phone
    >($15 a month! That's pretty cheap), but my question is--can I upgrade
    >the phone? I have an old clunky Kyocera, and it works, but I would
    >prefer to get a flip phone so that I don't randomly call people from
    >the jostling around in my purse. I could not find any information about
    >upgrading the prepaid phones on the crummy verizon web site, and the
    >customer service rep told me that if an upgrade becomes available, they
    >will send me a text message. Not very helpful. Thanks in advance for
    >any info!


    As other have mentioned, the best plan is to purchase a phone from
    someplace other than VZW. I visited my local store a few weeks ago and
    the CS person advised me to stick with the plan I had and buy a phone
    on e-Bay if I needed one. I was in having the antenna replaced (an old
    V120c) and I had replaced the battery last November. Phone works just
    fine for what i need which is mininal.

    jeb
     

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