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Dec 14, 2014, 1:30 PM

LG Cosmos 3 question, buying aftermarket? Ebay?

Hello I walked into a VZW store (corporate) and wanted to buy a new Cosmos 3 for my girlfriend. Her's is dying, keyboard not functioning properly, etc. It's pretty old.

Anyway, her kids (she's on a family plan) used all the upgrades. She's got close to 2 years left before she can get an upgrade deal. The only option was to buy a brand new Cosmos 3...full retail...$200!!!

So I was thinking of buying one -- new -- in the aftermarket, primarily via ebay. Is this a good idea? If so, how can I assure that I buy the phone, look to activate it with Verizon, keeping her same/old phone number, and that it will work?

Do I have any options here? I would love to buy her a new Cosmos 3 for Christmas, but I can't really see spending $200...
5 replies

Sep 21, 2014, 10:34 PM

What happened to Blackberry Z30?

Does anyone know why the Blackberry Z30 was removed from Verizon's list of phones? I've contacted Phonescoop many times but no response...thx
1 reply

Oct 7, 2014, 8:24 PM

Motorola droid 1

My phone turns on but only has a black screen and it says "Bootloader. 2c.7c" " ready to program:USB"is there a program to fix it?
1 reply

Apr 5, 2015, 12:22 PM

Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop

The "sensitive" setting seems to be missing from the app notifications?? Confused

Mar 6, 2015, 10:30 AM

New Upcoming Verizon Phones 2015

These new upcoming Verizon phones 2015 are smartphones from various companies such as Samsung and Motorola also Nokia. Unlike, Sprint and T-Mobile they mostly have to similar smartphones, for example if we take new upcoming Sprint phones in 2015 we obviously notice that they have phones coming out from single community which is Nokia. Anyway, these new upcoming Verizon phones in 2015 are somehow high-range smartphones such as Nokia Lumia 735 and Nexus 6 also Motorola Droid Turbo and many others .. Of course a community that big such as Verizon won’t give its clients and consumers low quality smartphones and this is one of the most Verizon’s priorities. These new Verizon phones coming out in 2015 would be covered in this article just righ...

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May 6, 2013, 11:31 AM

Switched Sim Card and activated phone myself. Bad Idea?

I had a Droid Razr and got hold of a Droid Razr Maxx. I work for ATT and reasoned that simply switching SIM cards while having phones off would activate the MAXX.
I did the swap carefully and yes now 12 hrs later the MAXX is running beautifully and with no hiccups.
My wife seems to think I have to inform Verizon of the switch as it could cause trouble if I dont. I dont see the need really so that is my question? Does V really need to know and why?
3 replies

Feb 2, 2015, 1:55 AM

Best older phone for 4G Hotspot

I am looking for a good phone to use as my hotspot. I am having trouble with a Samsung Charge staying connected it shows everything is good but has to often be restarted. I know the charge is junk but it says plugged in most of the time so I didn't care about the battery life. I have an old grandfathered data plan and this is my only way of internet as Cable or DSL is not in my area just Hughes Net and other Sat providers. I am like a mile away from any internet. I even actually pay the extra money for the unlimited hotspot and don't ever care to use a 3rd party app to do that. I just want to know the best older phone to use that will work good for the hotspot feature. Any help would be great.

Jan 30, 2015, 1:18 PM

LG Enact

Can anyone tell me how to import my contacts, photos, and music from my sd card to my new lg enact

Dec 3, 2014, 9:03 PM

Wi Fi Calling

Verizon. Better step up. WiFi calling works anywhere WiFi networks are available.
6 replies

Dec 13, 2014, 3:10 AM

droid mini

What are the factory installed apps only?
1 reply

Dec 1, 2014, 10:48 AM

Why no "Full Retail" deals?

I was hoping to find a Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal on a Samsung Galaxy S5, but the only ones out there are with a new contract. I'm grandfathered in with unlimited data, so I'm not touching my contract or my upgrade. My next phone will be full retail. All S5's that I can find for Verizon are still $599 or higher. Why no holliday discount? Sad
3 replies

Sep 23, 2014, 12:06 PM

NFL Mobile Question

I see on VZW with the NFL Mobile app you can watch live games for a monthly fee or if you're on a everything share plan.

You can download the app to any smartphone on any other carrier. But my question is can you get the live games??

On my VZW smartphone it will give me a preview of a live game then come up and say to continue it's $5.99/month.

On my TMO smartphone the NFL Mobile app just plays highlights, no live local game.
Making me think to watch your local live game is only possible on VZW with the NFL Mobile app?
2 replies

Nov 17, 2014, 8:47 PM

more everything promo

My wife and I current have a grandfathered family plan with unlimited data. Is the new promo 2 lines, unlimited talk and text and 10gb of data for $110? I thought that's what the commercial said. How does it work with my 19% employee discount? We currently have note 3s...if we switch can we save our upgrade promotion? Thanks for the help...didn't want to call in and waste a reps time until I ununderstood the factsSmile
2 replies

Nov 14, 2008, 8:55 AM

Win back department??

Does anyone have the direct number to the win back department? I use to have it but have seemed to lost it...
9 replies

Oct 4, 2014, 3:03 PM

G zone Boulder software update.

Hello all. I'm new to this forum, and I joined to see if some one with the Gzone Boulder can help me with software. I purchased my Boulder on line. The add for the phone said that it was fully functional. When I activated the phone in my account, I found that I could not use the functions such as, get it no, or back up assistant, or even modify photos, because it lacked the latest software. I took the phone to verison and they told me that the last software update was no longer available through their store. I cannot believe that in this technological day and time, that I cannot update this phone, so that it works to its full potential. Is ther someone out there who can help me Smile
2 replies

Sep 23, 2014, 11:56 AM

Changing phones over

Hello, new here and wondering if I can replace my old Audiovox CDM-8615 and transfer my contacts to a Samsung SGH-A137 and still keep Verizon as my carrier. Maybe this is a question for the Samsung forum? Thanks for the help!

Sep 19, 2014, 1:54 PM

Verizon phones with antenna jack

Last listing of Verizon phones with antenna jacks, which i need at a remote location in Yosemite Natl Park, dates to 2010. Is there a more current listing? Thanks, HW

Sep 3, 2014, 1:45 PM

Torn on decision...

Hey all, I apologize if this subject has already been covered (I'm sure it has), but I haven't been around this forum in quite some time. I am just looking for some opinions or perhaps a personal experience; I know it comes down to my choice and all but I've really reached a point that I want to hear from some "real" people and perhaps some words of guidance. I've always gotten good help in the past from here, so, thank you in advance, and I apologize for the long thread I am about to leave.

Here's the deal. I've been with Verizon (off and on) since 2002. (and if you're curious why-it's because I worked for cingular and T-mobile during the times when I didn't...I'm a nurse now, so I don't follow the cell phone debates as I once did lol)....
10 replies

Aug 30, 2014, 3:06 PM


...sort of sounds obscene.

So I am pretty sure it will happen to me eventually. I wonder how much data I will be able to use once they slow me down. It seems sort of weird. What sort of speeds can I expect?

Aug 8, 2014, 6:35 PM

how early can you upgrade?

I'm on a family plan and my wife and I need new phones, Verizon has a sale going on that cuts the price of their high end phones is half and I was wondering how early can we upgrade? Thanks for any replies I get.
3 replies
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