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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by csci1000, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. csci1000

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    Thing is....I am moving to verizon only area so I must go with one of verizon smartphones..however I am not comfortable signing 2 year contract at all with them...If I buy phone off of ebay (like droidx or incredible),
    Q: will verizon give me service? OR will I need new contract for it?
    I am totally new to verizon, never had their service, so brand new customer like me, will they require me to sign contract???? I want to make sure before I purchase phone and waste money etc..

    please advice!
     

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    Verizon has Prepayed monthly plans. No contract.
     
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    True but thing is I need Family Plan with 2 lines. Can I activate 2 phones purchased thru ebay on plan below?
    700 minutes
    $69.99 monthly access
    $0.45 Per-Minute Rate
    After Allowance


    Thank you
     
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    So long as they are not blacklisted as lost/stolen or have a balance due on them, it should be okay.
     
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    If you buy a phone at retail or if you buy a phone off ebay, craigslist, or already have a verizon phone with a clean ESN # you won't need to sign a contract. The contract helps them make their money back when giving you a discount on a new phone. I added 2 lines to my account with phones that I already had without a 2 year contract.
     
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    That's what I knew for always...that 2 year helps them get money back for discounted handset price. BUT...
    for whatever reason I thought service providers might not be interested in customers like me with my situation...especially with brand new account like mine...I wasn't sure so I had to seek your opinion here.
    Thank you so much all...I might sign contract but I would like to wait til this summer new phones (especially 4G) devices and they are almost due any day/week now so :)
    ...and not experienced with Verizon so being careful before I get stuck anywhere!!!.
    thank you again!
     
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    They'll take your money however they can get it.
     
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    Actually I would think they would like you more since your paying the same amount for your service as someone with a subsidized phone. They got your money without having to pay "part" of the phone.:eek:
     

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