Verizon Wireless Now Offering Month-to-Month Plans
Sep 22, 2008, 9:07 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Today Verizon Wireless announced that it is offering no-contract plans. Customers can pay full retail price for a phone (or supply their own), and then activate service that runs month-to-month and doesn't require a one- or two-year agreement. Customers can choose to end their plan at the end of the month and not pay any early termination fees. The month-to-month plans are available for all of Verizon's voice and data services starting today.
So is this full retail plan pricing?
If the point of the 2 year contract is to recover the phone subsidy, shouldn't the price plan be cheaper if there is no subsidy to recoup? I mean, if they give you $240 off the phone for a 2 yr contract, shouldn't the month-to-month be $20 less?
Um, no! That's to help keep building the network. 😉
verizon uses false advertising on TV!
when they show a commercial, they have a bunch of people including the guy that always said "can you hear me now?"
when i make a call, i never have bunch of people following me or that guy keep saying "can you hear me now?" haha
a large rock called, it needs you to crawl back under it.
Secure Vs unsecure.....
I think people should realize that Verizon realizes the secure factor in CDMA technology. Lets say a GSM company does decide to do this. I would not want to shell out full retail for a brand new phone and if it gets stolen or lost someone can keep it and use it. With CDMA, my investment is protected better. Verizon knows this and I would not be surprised about the other CDMA companies doing this. If ATT and Tmo start doing this, I hope the subscribers realize potential return of their investment is very low.
I'm sorry, but I must call BS on that. CDMA phones can still be reflashed, even if it's suspended for non-payment or lost/stolen, and be used for Cricket or MetroPCS. Independent dealers won't care where the phone came from; they will still make money...
i gotta call it ........ for one tmobile has already done this and has been doing this month to month thing and making customers pay full retail on the phones .
IT'S CALLED " FLEX PAY " PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!they have a choice to keep it at a month to mon...
You fool...lol verizon's investment is better protected. Not yours...why pay $400 for a cdma phone and in 2 months it will be old news. With gsm if you get sick of your carrier or you want to use a foreign sim card at least you have choices. 🤣
full retail Dare
How much is it for the full retail price of the Dare? 😁
go to the dare forum page or go to verizonwireless.com. It should be there.
The price will vary by store, but depending on the retailer you can get if from 400-600 I'm assuming. (Walmart will be near the top end of that I believe. They seem to be much higher in price than other alternatives for outright phone plans.)
but all the hot phones is GSM/HSDPA!
Sony X1, Touch HD!
have fun with your re-badged WM phones!!
BB Storm FTW!!
Question. Does hot make it better? just want to know. The last 2 phones I lost were returned to me because one person was honest the other one got arrested for trying to activate my CDMA phone. I don't like the unsecure factor of SIM cards. Sorry.
There is still a credit check and security deposit
Which makes sense, seeing as its postpay a customer still could rack up a big bill with downloads and premium sms.
All in all not a bad plan, it's a good step for their open network policy, and I've had families and businesses bring in their old used phones and get frustrated because they still have to sign a contract.
I still cant get an answer if it is payable act and what the dang chargeback period is
180 day chargeback period. Counts towards your activation quota, 25% towards your sale dollar quote like a prepaid.
Sprint has been doing this for quite some time it's basic, buy a phone at full retail price without credits and rebates, thus you're not locked into a 1 to 2 year contract.
I think every company has done this forever... Sprint doesnt advertise it but it is an option. you can get a normal Sprint plan with normal features and a normal device without a commitment.
AT&T has done this for years...
AT&T has always had 0, 1 and 2 year equipment pricing options available. They don't sell unlocked phones (and from what I hear, neither will Verizon under this agreement), but you can choose which equipment price works for you.
(Of course the best pricing and promotions are with the 2 year commitments, as with T-Mobile)
at&t no longer offers 1 yr contracts but they do offer their standard plans with the option of no contract as long as you buy a phone outright or if you bring your own phone. It still requires a credit check and possible deposit though. T-mobile has a...
Third Party Apps?
Under this new month-to-month plan it states that customers will be able to use their own CDMA devices, will this mean more potential to third party applications down the road? As well all know now, every phone sold by Verizon has their Verizon software built right in, but say a customer comes over from Alltel and brings their phone with them, Verizon may not have a UI/software package for that model, right? So wouldn't the manufacturers software take its place?
If this becomes true,won't their be a higher possiblity that we will see new software for phones that currently have the Verizon UI or be able to roll back to the manufacturers software? If all this is true, most of the annoying locks we currently face will be gone and we will hav...
LET'S BITE ON T-MOBILE SOME MORE WHY DON'T WE?
VERIZON IS BITING ON T-MOBILE'S IDEA. WE'VE HAD FLEX PAY FOR A LONG LONG TIME. ONLY WITH US YOU CAN SELECT ANY RATE PLAN AND MOST SERVICES WITHOUT A CREDIT CHECK OR A DEPOSIT. YOU CAN ALSO DO A FLEX PAY ANNUAL CONTRACT AND GET A DISCOUNT ON A PHONE. DO SOMETHING NEW...BITERS. 🤣
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ADD....ANY PHONE WITH VERIZON? HMMMM SOOOO WHAT...VERIZON PHONES...SPRINT PHONES AND ALLTEL...WOW!!!! WOOOOO HOOOO!!!!! 🤨 HOW ABOUT BEING ABLE TO USE ANY UNLOCKLED GSM PHONE FROM AROUND THE WORLD. 😈
A bigger deal if AT&T starts doing this....
GSM unlocked phones are pretty cheap without contracts.... CMDA phones are too expensive to buy without subsidies.
I can got get a verizon curve for $175 off craigslist and activate with no deal...id say thats a pretty fair price.
I know there are way more unlocked gsm devices out there, but I would rather pay more and get better voice quality in the states wit...
I've been month-to-month with Cingular/AT&T since October 30, 2005.
US Cellular has offered this for years
That maybe true and that's all fine and dandy, but here in Houston, most people here wouldn't know what the hell U.S. Cellular is so this is news to many markets that don't have that regional carrier...