Non Contract carrier (MVNO) that uses Verizon Network


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My dad has decided he wants a smartphone. He does not want a contract carrier and lives in rural Idaho where only Verizon has much coverage. So, I'm looking for a carrier that meets the preceding requirements and possibly allows BYOP. Any ideas?


With Verizon's network, bringing your own device can often be tricky and/or impossible. If you want non-contract, you can sign up for month-to-month or prepaid with Verizon themselves, though the price for m2m would be the same as on contract. Generally the MVNO's that support bring your own device run on AT&T or T-Mobile's towers because their GSM and thus support GSM standards which includes being open to any device compatible as long as you pay your bill. Verizon being a closed propitiatory CDMA network does not generally allow you to bring your device unless it is one they've already approved.