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Verizon's Poor Equipment Selection

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by JLP, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     



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  2. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  3. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  4. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  5. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  6. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  7. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  8. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  9. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  10. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  11. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  12. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  13. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  14. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  15. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "JLP" <jporter188@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:df14ec70.0406170915.336efdfb@posting.google.com
    <Snipped>

    I just wish there were something more that I could choose from. Can I buy a
    phone outright from e-bay
    > or elsewhere and activitate it? If I do that, what kind of phone can I
    > get? I mean the bands...I suppose tri-band is the better option, since
    > it works in three different modes. I know Verizon is really pushing
    > that digital but then you can't go analog at all and there are places
    > I go that are analog.
    >

    <end Snip> Jeremy

    Absolutely/positively. I got 5 different phones from Ebay (plus the one I
    got when I started my service), and just switch between them online at my
    convenience. (got to the verizonwireless website, log on, click on activate
    phone, enter the ESN, and a few minutes later it is working).

    You do have to get the phones elsewhere and not stick with the $100 for 2
    years stuff, course one of the phones is a Kyocera smartphone, $499 at
    verizon, $200 off Ebay, so I saved $299 bucks and STILL have the $100 credit
    :)
     
  16. George

    George Guest

    "Richard Ness" <richardno@damnspam.nessnet.com> wrote in message
    news:lM-dnR_3BPoHREzdRVn-gw@comcast.com...
    > I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.
    >
    > 1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display

    from getting scratched and
    > the keypad from accidental key presses.
    >
    > 2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you

    open them. That's *NO*
    > key strokes to answer.
    >
    > 2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What

    I mean is testing shows that
    > people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk

    into'. Being of 'flip' type
    > design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.
    >
    > Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)
    >
    >

    Also not a kid and I prefer flip phones for the same reasons (especially the
    second #2). LG phones can also be set to answer when opened.
     
  17. George

    George Guest

    "Richard Ness" <richardno@damnspam.nessnet.com> wrote in message
    news:lM-dnR_3BPoHREzdRVn-gw@comcast.com...
    > I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.
    >
    > 1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display

    from getting scratched and
    > the keypad from accidental key presses.
    >
    > 2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you

    open them. That's *NO*
    > key strokes to answer.
    >
    > 2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What

    I mean is testing shows that
    > people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk

    into'. Being of 'flip' type
    > design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.
    >
    > Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)
    >
    >

    Also not a kid and I prefer flip phones for the same reasons (especially the
    second #2). LG phones can also be set to answer when opened.
     
  18. George

    George Guest

    "Richard Ness" <richardno@damnspam.nessnet.com> wrote in message
    news:lM-dnR_3BPoHREzdRVn-gw@comcast.com...
    > I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.
    >
    > 1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display

    from getting scratched and
    > the keypad from accidental key presses.
    >
    > 2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you

    open them. That's *NO*
    > key strokes to answer.
    >
    > 2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What

    I mean is testing shows that
    > people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk

    into'. Being of 'flip' type
    > design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.
    >
    > Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)
    >
    >

    Also not a kid and I prefer flip phones for the same reasons (especially the
    second #2). LG phones can also be set to answer when opened.
     
  19. George

    George Guest

    "Richard Ness" <richardno@damnspam.nessnet.com> wrote in message
    news:lM-dnR_3BPoHREzdRVn-gw@comcast.com...
    > I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.
    >
    > 1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display

    from getting scratched and
    > the keypad from accidental key presses.
    >
    > 2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you

    open them. That's *NO*
    > key strokes to answer.
    >
    > 2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What

    I mean is testing shows that
    > people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk

    into'. Being of 'flip' type
    > design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.
    >
    > Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)
    >
    >

    Also not a kid and I prefer flip phones for the same reasons (especially the
    second #2). LG phones can also be set to answer when opened.
     
  20. George

    George Guest

    "Richard Ness" <richardno@damnspam.nessnet.com> wrote in message
    news:lM-dnR_3BPoHREzdRVn-gw@comcast.com...
    > I'm nowhere near being a kid and I prefer the 'flip' type of phone.
    >
    > 1. A 'flip' type of phone protects the display and keypad. The display

    from getting scratched and
    > the keypad from accidental key presses.
    >
    > 2. On Moto 'flip' phones anyway, you can set them up to answer when you

    open them. That's *NO*
    > key strokes to answer.
    >
    > 2. A 'flip' phone preserves the ergonomics of ear to mouth distance. What

    I mean is testing shows that
    > people prefer to have a headset that covers the ear and that one can 'talk

    into'. Being of 'flip' type
    > design allows for this, yet also allows a smaller form factor when closed.
    >
    > Yes, "tri-mode" is still best (800 AMPS, 800 CDMA and 1900 CDMA)
    >
    >

    Also not a kid and I prefer flip phones for the same reasons (especially the
    second #2). LG phones can also be set to answer when opened.
     

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