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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

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     



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  2. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  3. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  4. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  5. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  6. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  7. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  8. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  9. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  10. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  11. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  12. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  13. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  14. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  15. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  16. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  17. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  18. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  19. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     
  20. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1b3c1f7b1f93f170989718@news.newsguy.com
    > In article <2je5tfFv5u1eU1@uni-berlin.de>, Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com
    > says...
    >> "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 :)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > When you buy from ebay, do you buy from resellers or from individuals?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Louise


    Both. It depends what you want, and how soon you want it. I usually find
    resellers have new stuff and no bid buy (buy it now) stuff, while a lot of
    the stuff from individuals does the bidding thing and may/or may not be
    used. For myself, I travel about 11 1/2 months out of the year, so want it
    now while I am at a certain address, rather than sometime later when I may
    have moved.
    There are many many other places to buy cellphones from (resellers), I just
    mentioned ebay since the OP had specifically asked about it. If I want
    something fast, I go with straight resellers (not ebay), medium quick, I go
    with ebay, forever and a day, private party on ebay.
     

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