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Old February 13th 16, 11:59 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:50:31 -0500, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"

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"Andy" wrote:

until recently you COULD not get service with out buying a phone from
Verizon in Maine where iam from.
I got mine in 2007 and was told flat out we don't allow other company's
phones on our network or allow you to bring youre own to our service.
only when the FCC told them they have to allow it did they allow you to
bring youre own phone to Verizon.
and only then did they give you the unlock code so you could take youre old
Verizon phone and leave if you chose to.
now you can bring youre own phone.
but they still only give you the best deals IF you get a phone from them
WITH A CONTACT of 2 years of service.
ya aren't going win this one Elmo .
the company does what it wants that's why its the biggest cell provider in
the nation.
sad to say but true.

"Elmo P. Shagnasty" wrote in message
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"Andy" wrote:

Actually it does .
Rember the more the phone costs the company the more mark up it has to
to get its money back.
and with Verizon its a minimum of 150% mark up .

"Elmo P. Shagnasty" wrote in message
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"Andy" wrote:

That and the cost of modern phones.

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On Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:11:01 -0500, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"

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On Wed, 3 Feb 2016 03:26:38 -0500, "Andy" wrote:

PRE PAY PLANS yes don't come with a contract.



Also true. But you also buy the prepaid service PER MONTH and
how it's paid.

Not true. No more 2 year contracts. Those are GONE, with very few
minor exceptions.

My mistake. Ileft Verizon years ago when I saw what they wanted for
smart-phone data plan.

T-Mobile started this concept 3 years ago, and disrupted the entire
industry status quo. AT&T, Sprint--no more contracts.

So ask yourself now: what's the difference between prepaid and
postpaid, when there's no contract and you can just sign up for
and leave when you want with no penalty?

The taxes on the service make the postpaid more expensive.

How does the cost of modern phones make a difference either way?

It doesn't.

And what does that have to do with prepaid vs postpaid? Nothing. Buy
the phone separate from the service, just like you do at home since
1984. That's it. Now buy service--month to month, no service contract.
That's it.

You didn't read the link I posted, did you. Since 2008 at the VERY
least you've been able to bring your own phone to Verizon, or buy it
outright, and go on month to month service. It's not a matter of "only
recently and only when the FCC told them to". And it has nothing to do
with them unlocking phones to take elsewhere; only with the recent
coming of LTE service is that even technically feasible. Previously you
truly did have to buy a VZW phone, and it would work only on VZW--but
you could buy it, either from them or used, and you could put it on
month to month service.

The link was pretty complicated for someone whose grasp of English
appears limited.

Sure, the VZW salesdroids make more money if they can get you into a
contract; so, they LIE to make that happen. That YOU were an uninformed
consumer who bought into their lies, doesn't change that. It's not at
all that "in Maine they do it differently".

So you were told lies by people with incentive to lie. Caveat emptor.
It's up to YOU to know the information; it's not up to them to be
completely honest with you. Grow up.

And incredibly naive as a consumer.
Name an example of a worse deal by bringing your own phone vs a "better"
deal by entering into a contract. You can't.