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wh1teboxer

Dec 12, 2005, 8:46 PM
hey i heard that verizon was charging an extra $0.40 fee every month that wasn't on their contract and i heard u could cancel service without paying a fee because of this charge i love verizon i work for cingular and still have verizon thats all i have to say i just wanna know what the deal is

p.s. i have the vx9800 very good phone only downside is ur mp3's cant be used as ringtones verizon locked that feature so u'd have to pay is what i think but i heard theres a way around it if u know plz let me know cuz thats the real reason i wanted the phone
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crazyeaglefan236

Dec 12, 2005, 8:49 PM
There was a window for a couple of weeks. However, if you had called to cancel they were just crediting back the 40 cent times the number of months remaining. Also, by now the time period has passed. If you haven't even tried by now you have accepted that fee. As far as your ringtone question, I am a dealer for Verizon, so as far as "I" can say there isn't a work around. Maybe someone not from Verizon might know...
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youareamoron

Dec 12, 2005, 8:52 PM
there definetally is a way to do it. i've known people to do it,but i own and 815 and it's done a different way. i'm sure someone on here with an lg can show you the way
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crazyeaglefan236

Dec 12, 2005, 8:55 PM
Maybe there is...but I as a Verizon Wireless dealer would not know how to circumvent the system...

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youareamoron

Dec 12, 2005, 8:56 PM
lol. yeah, we would never know that as employees 🤭
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crazyeaglefan236

Dec 12, 2005, 9:02 PM
now ya gettin it! LOL
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mekong77

Dec 12, 2005, 9:54 PM
I just don't understand the thinking of some people. The equation goes: I work for Company X. Company X provides a service at Y dollars (i.e. ringtone downloads). Y dollars paid by consumer come back to Company X employees as bonuses, pay raises, etc. What rational person would expect employees of Company X to see less bonus money and less opportunities for pay rasies because customer Z doesn't want to pay for said service. I, for one, am an advocate for the customer and will do anything to make sure someone understands their service and how the charges work, but I will not compromise my companies profitibility because some schmo doesn't think that it's fair he has to pay for ringtones. 'Nuff said...
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crazyeaglefan236

Dec 13, 2005, 9:54 AM
You are right...and neither will I...
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sowhatsowhat10

Dec 13, 2005, 11:51 AM
i don't think its because he doesn't wanna pay for ringtones i think its because he wants to have his own custom ringtones. you know songs that vzw doesn't offer as ringers.

don't label him a schmoe or whatever you said because he asked a question.
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crazyeaglefan236

Dec 13, 2005, 7:49 PM
I agree. I like how the cell phone manufactorers are advertising these things and then VZW makes them to be disabled in any handset sold on their system. I don't like it...but I will still say that is a small point in the grand scheme of things. Overall VZW is an awesome product to sell.
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crazyeaglefan236

Dec 13, 2005, 7:57 PM
Just thought of one more thing. I still won't tell someone how to hack a phone. I can imagine this now. Someone screws thier phone up and then says, "But crazyeaglefan236 said all I had to do was..." Then VZW researches and sees that I am a dealer...

Oh yeah, just like I had a customer come in the other day and say that Radio Shack said that I sold the cables they could use to download their pix from their phone to their computer.

Ok...I sell the data connectivity kits which INCLUDES a cable...but would I sell this as doing what the customer wants to use it for? Heck no. Would I rather play dumb and say, "Hummm, I am not quite sure what they are talking about. All I sell is these connectivity kits which are for..." And then if ...
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wh1teboxer

Dec 13, 2005, 9:37 PM
damn yeah i can see how that comes back to u and i'm not gonna ask u to do something that will put urself in a postion like that and yes the main reason i want my own ringtones is because i listen to stuff the radios dont play and most people never heard of so theres no way verizon will have it on there ringtone system. i just want someone to lead me in the directions for the mp3 ringtones from my minisd or tell me if theres places i can pay who will do it i dont care if i **** it up i have insurence. and your right verizon is a great product it just sucks that they do some of the stuff they do i.e. dumbing down the phones especially when even though cingular lets u do that ppl are stupid and still pay for ring tones lol
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wh1teboxer

Dec 13, 2005, 9:30 PM
ok number one my employment at cingular is a stepping stone i have an interview with verizon next monday and i'm in contact with the regional manger whos promised me a job its just finding a space. numbers i dont want there crappy 30sec music clips for a ringtone when i payed good money for a phone with an mp3 player and the ability to play it as ringtones. i payed for the songs already and the phone so why should i pay more because they want to make more money. i understand that they are a business and are here to make money but to dumb down a product and screw your loyal customers is no way to do business like i said i dont want there crap 30sec ringtone product all i want is for the $350 phone i bought to do what it was made to do
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mupi

Dec 15, 2005, 9:18 AM
the fact is that verizon is not the only place to buy ring tones.

the reason verizon makes it difficult to load mp3's as ring tones is copyright issues. They don't want to be liable for someone's use of their equipment in an illegal way. In addition, I understand that possibly there are some contracts with ring tone providers that stipulate some of those things.

Cingular doesn't make it easy to do this. Neither does Sprint, FWIW.

One "work around" that has worked for me on several phones, and may work for you in this position:

1) many phones, if they receive a text message that contains a URL, will enable a function called "goto" that will open the browser and point it at the URL. If your phone does this, then this might work...
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wh1teboxer

Dec 12, 2005, 9:31 PM
lol well i need to find out the way around in or i'm gonna cancle my 5lines cuz thats crap in the first place cingular sux but not that much more and they have alot of models that play ur mp3's as ringtones and u dont find away around it verizons lucky they have good reception becuz the treat there customers like **** and screw them over i mean come on u know that locked that feature just so ppl would pay to dl ringtones
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youareamoron

Dec 12, 2005, 9:39 PM
well duh. why would a company give things away free when they have a sevice to charge for it? can you go to the grocery store and walk out with the milk for free? well i mean without stealing it.. the answer is no. it makes perfect sense for business. of course cingular lets people do it. when you're not number 1 you have to let people do more in hopes of becoming number 1.
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sowhatsowhat10

Dec 13, 2005, 11:53 AM
aren't they actually number 1? statistically speaking? 😕
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youareamoron

Dec 13, 2005, 10:03 PM
they are number one in customer base only because of the merger. but that gap is quickly closing and will be taken over very soon. but cingular is not number 1 according to consumer reports, or any other category for that matter
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Vatothe0

Dec 12, 2005, 10:53 PM
You can afford 5 lines but can't pay 1.99 for a ringtone? You clearly are the type that would also try to claim the .40 admin charge is going to bankrupt you.

If you're going to go, go. There are 3 people dying to take your place.
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wh1teboxer

Dec 14, 2005, 11:15 PM
ok u know what u really dont care i verizon has how many songs by these groups. unknown prophets, zion I, atmosphere, slug, immortal technique..... exactly none plus i want full versons not just wich small clip they pic and yes considering i can buy the full damn sone for less then $2 mainly though its just messed up that they paid someone to block it its not like they came that way they put it in there and blocked i found out why though so i cant hate on them for it anymore ive heard that sony would sign with them enless they agreed that sony would be the only mp3 ringtone provider but yeah my biggest and for whoever said that its like stealing milk no its not its like being told i cant use the perfectly good milk in my fridge and that i h...
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aloha

Dec 12, 2005, 8:51 PM
wh1teboxer said:
hey i heard that verizon was charging an extra $0.40 fee every month that wasn't on their contract and i heard u could cancel service without paying a fee because of this charge i love verizon i work for cingular and still have verizon thats all i have to say i just wanna know what the deal is

p.s. i have the vx9800 very good phone only downside is ur mp3's cant be used as ringtones verizon locked that feature so u'd have to pay is what i think but i heard theres a way around it if a gnow plz let me know cuz thats the real reason i wanted the phone


I think you are asking if you can cancel without an ETF. If that is the question the answer is no.
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jackscolon

Dec 13, 2005, 12:40 AM
Don't you love how our customer always make uneducated decisions?

1. When you wish to buy a phone, search the net for hacks first. If none found concider it again.

2. Buying the LG-VX9800 because it plays mp3s and expect verizon to let you use it for free is just uh... an awesome decision. In fact, it reminds me of this other uneducated decision-making customer lady that wanted to buy a samsung A-790 because it was almost as thin as the razr somehow...
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wh1teboxer

Dec 14, 2005, 11:20 PM
actually i just said that **** cuz i know theres an easy way to hack it but noone wants to tell me and it worked when i said that i got my awnser i was educated and i knew it was locked so u keep runnin ur mouth about how i'm uneducated mean while i'm getting my way well have a good night.


ps plus it is the sales persons job to awnser questions like that lol and the guy for the corperate store that i got it from told me u could and that its easy i know that u couldn't and i didn't listen to the rest of what he said i just got the phone and came on here
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