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How do I sell my unlimited data plan without getting burned?

I have a Verizon unlimited data plan. I would like to get a new Verizon line, port my number to it, and sell the unlimited line. How do I ensure this goes smoothly? Where should I sell the line? [more inside]
posted by momus_window on Sep 6, 2014 - 4 answers

How to negotiate a good phone deal w/grandfathered unlimited data plan?

I have an Android phone on Verizon with an unlimited data plan, and I'm looking to upgrade my phone. [more inside]
posted by Make Way for Ducklings! on Jul 2, 2014 - 12 answers

Solicitation calls -- from a phone company--Best Way to Make it Stop??

Verizon is calling me from three or four similar numbers all starting with 213-223-87XX. They do not leave messages. I found out it was Verizon by calling these numbers on a blocked phone at work. How to stop this? More info inside.... [more inside]
posted by calgirl on Jun 26, 2014 - 7 answers

Taking my iPhone to Canada -- how to not get burned by fees

I am confused about my options for using voice/data/texting on my Verizon iPhone 5 while on a trip to Canada. [more inside]
posted by capnsue on Jun 25, 2014 - 8 answers

What to do about my expensive family wireless plan?

Please tell me what wireless plan to get for my family! We have four lines (mom and dad, two grown kids) on our family plan from Verizon for $188/mt. I think we can pay less but I'm really overwhelmed by all the options and possibilities. [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Nov 20, 2013 - 14 answers

Question about Verizon unlimited data plan and adding new line..

We're thinking of adding another line to our family Verizon plan - currently we have 3 people month to month, grandfathered in on unlimited data. Will we lose that if we add a new line/purchase a phone through them? [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Nov 4, 2013 - 6 answers

Calling them would be too easy

Making the switch from Verizon to AT&T and I have a few basic questions. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Jun 28, 2013 - 9 answers

T-Mobile: Stay or Go?/iPhone or No?

I have had a reasonably happy relationship with my T-Mobile G2 (aka HTC Desire Z) these past two years, but my contract is up, and I have long coveted the iPhone, mostly based on its picture taking and video chatting capabilities. Should I just get one and take advantage of T-Mobile's new pricing? Or should I jump to a new carrier? An attempt to make this less open-ended is inside. [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Apr 14, 2013 - 16 answers

How to manage the logistics of a cellphone provider switch? Added Difficulty: Christmas Gift

We are switching from AT&T cell phone to service to Verizon, and I'd like to perform the switch smoothly while also using one of the new phones as a Christmas gift. Your advice on the proper procedure would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Nov 20, 2012 - 14 answers

Buying a Phone on eBay?

How to go about buying a phone on eBay, and installing your current sims card yourself? [more inside]
posted by jamesdtj on Nov 4, 2012 - 9 answers

How bitterly should I cling to my unlimited data plan?

How strongly should I feel about hanging on to my grandfathered AT&T unlimited data plan? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Nov 4, 2012 - 18 answers

ET, phone...someone else?

My phone wasn't working this morning because someone had activated another phone using the same number. Is this a scam? How do I protect myself? [more inside]
posted by troika on Oct 9, 2012 - 7 answers

I need a phone to hold me over until my upgrade on Verizon

I need a Verizon phone to carry me over until the new iphone release. What's a decent cheap phone to get without doing the contract renewal or using up my upgrade? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Aug 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Are there any good Verizon android phones that are similar in size to the iphone?

Are there any good Verizon android phones that are similar in size to the iphone? [more inside]
posted by Kolath on Jun 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Should I stick with Blackberry

What Verizon cell phone meets these requirements [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jun 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Can you port just one number from a Verizon family plan?

How do you port just one phone number from a family plan to a new one? My son is going off his dad's Verizon mobile family plan and is getting his own (not necessarily through Verizon). His dad has several lines on his family plan and will be keeping that account.
posted by Wordwoman on May 11, 2012 - 7 answers

How can I upgrade to a new smartphone with an accompanying data plan?

How can I upgrade to a new smartphone without an accompanying data plan? [more inside]
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Mar 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Ahoy, bull manure on the Verizon!

What can I do to bend Verizon to my will? Or is it time to head out in search of greener pastures? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Jan 30, 2012 - 16 answers

Smarter than dumb, but dumber than smart

Is there a feature phone with a good email interface? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jan 20, 2012 - 9 answers

How to end a Verizon plan and start a new one.

Help me navigate Verizon from my old family plan (w/parents) to a new family plan with my SO. [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Dec 12, 2011 - 9 answers

What phone would suit me best?

Can you help me find a phone to fit these needs? - Verizon network, decent camera, flip/clamshell design (or otherwise butt-dial proof), no data plan required, and good build quality. [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Nov 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Ninjas, hack my phone life!

Cell phone ninjas, hack my phone life! What is the best cell phone and plan for me? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Oct 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for a Verizon phone that works well with Macs that is not an iPhone

What is the best Verizon phone that works well with Macs but is not an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me pick a new phone!

What phone should I get, given some particular preferences? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by devinemissk on Jul 23, 2011 - 10 answers

What is the best ridiculously cheap phone that works on Verizon?

I need a super cheap stopgap phone. Which one should I get? [more inside]
posted by umbĂș on Jul 6, 2011 - 19 answers

Verizon+VerizonFamily->AT&TFamily

Walk me through this complicated transfer of two separate Verizon phone numbers onto an AT&T family plan. [more inside]
posted by billtron on Sep 27, 2010 - 8 answers

First fine phone

What kind of phone should we get our son for his 17th birthday? We'd like to get him something reasonably cool, while keeping it reasonably cheap. [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Aug 23, 2010 - 21 answers

Are they killing the Incredible? Why?

What's the deal with the HTC Droid Incredible's sudden agoraphobia? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jun 29, 2010 - 14 answers

Americans who will be travelling in Canada seeking cheapest phone options

My husband and I will be travelling to Canada next month (previously) and are wondering what our cheapest bet is for cell phones. We don't care so much about calling home to the US, but it would be nice to be able to make brief calls and send texts to each other. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Jun 24, 2010 - 7 answers

put me out of my cell phone misery

Boston Cell Phone Filter: Please help me with this seemingly simple cell phone decision. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on May 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Smart-ish cell phone recommendation?

What is a good smart-ish phone usable with Verizon's inexpensive data plan? [more inside]
posted by medusa on Mar 23, 2010 - 13 answers

Awesome droid cases?

I'm getting a Droid tomorrow! I need a case! [more inside]
posted by Uncle on Feb 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Journeying into that wretched hive of scum & villainy--the phone store. Hope me Askme Wan Kenobi!

Yet another droid question. [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Jan 9, 2010 - 15 answers

Rec me current Droid apps?

Essential or interesting Droid apps since August 2009? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Jan 7, 2010 - 11 answers

I've got a syncing feeling this may not be possible.

Are there any verizon non-smart phones out there that could syc via bluetooth (or some other non-internet way) with a google calendar? [more inside]
posted by dan g. on Oct 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Is the excuse Verizon just gave me for why we keep losing dial tone plausible?

Three times this month: we lose dial tone. We call to complain. Their automated system runs an automated "line test," which fixes the problem. Is the excuse Verizon just gave me for why we this keeps happening plausible? [more inside]
posted by ook on Sep 2, 2009 - 10 answers

How to unfxor a Verizon ENV2 cell phone?

What demon has possessed my girlfriend's Verizon ENV2 (AKA LG VX9011) and reduced it to a mostly deaf and mute state? How do we exorcise this malevolent presence? [more inside]
posted by de void on Aug 3, 2009 - 10 answers

So I dropped my iPhone and the screen shattered. Now what? What should I buy and how does it affect my ATT contract?

So I dropped my iPhone and the screen shattered. Now what? What should I buy and how does it affect my ATT contract? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 2, 2009 - 16 answers

Verizon capable phone + cheap data plan + useable web browser?

Which phone (older and cheaper maybe?) has an affordable data plan and an acceptable web browser for use on the Verizon network? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on May 16, 2009 - 5 answers

YACPQ

Yet another cell phone question! [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Apr 18, 2009 - 5 answers

What Cell Phone???

Will hell freeze over before the iPhone comes to Verizon Wireless? [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Mar 22, 2009 - 18 answers

Who you gonna call?

Time to kill the landline and consolidate communications...but can I keep that phone number? What's your best suggestion for keeping the landline number active? [more inside]
posted by nmabry on Dec 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Getting a deal for wireless phone/data service?

Is there a good way to get a reduced rate from Verizon on data and voice service on a wireless phone like a Blackberry for my husband? I've heard people get deals on wireless phone service by threatening to switch providers, and wondered if that or signing up for a long term plan could get me a deal. [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect on Dec 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Narrowed my phone choices down to: iPhone, Blackberry Bold, and Samsung Omnia. Which one should I get?

Narrowed my phone choices down to: iPhone, Blackberry Bold, and Samsung Omnia. Which one should I get? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Nov 29, 2008 - 38 answers

How do I cancel my contract with Verizon?

How do I cancel my contract with Verizon before my contract is up? [more inside]
posted by afx114 on Jul 9, 2008 - 15 answers

New phone/carrier recs.

It's come the time to buy a new cellphone. I have a RAZR V2 and it's falling apart. My Verizon contract is up in November. Should I re-up with Verizon and stay on my family plan or should I break off and/or go to another carrier? And what phone should I look into? All I know is that I do not want a huge fold out QWERTY keyboard like a 16-year-old girl with a Sidekick and probably do not want a Motorola. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jun 23, 2008 - 29 answers

I hate Verizon, would I love Time Warner?

Thinking of moving my landline and DSL service from Verizon to Time Warner in New York City. I'd be interested to hear about other experiences, as well as any other suggestions people might have. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 1, 2008 - 26 answers

Help me find the right phone for me

Help me find the perfect (for me) Verizon Wireless phone. I'm not sure, but I think I might want to cross into smartphone land.... [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Mar 6, 2008 - 17 answers

Verizon or AT&T in NYC?

What's the best wireless phone service for the NYC area? I'm as fed up with Verizon as the next guy, but my limited experience with an iPhone in Manhattan left me with dropped/missed calls and very intermittent access to maps, etc. (unless already cached). Putting aside fun features that usually work, and imagining your life depended on receiving or making a phone call, which network would you choose?* *Please speak from experience with a carrier and nevermind the silly games they play (e.g., crippling bluetooth, etc.); I simply need a service that doesn't miss or drop calls.
posted by whoiam on Mar 3, 2008 - 16 answers

Text Message Indicator on outside of phone?

Soon I will be able to get a new cell phone on my contract with Verizon. My current phone, a Samsung A930 is a clamshell style, and it doesn't display whether or not I have a text message when it's shut. Are there any phones out there of the clamshell design that display a small envelope or other symbol on the external display? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Jan 1, 2008 - 15 answers

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