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Old 09-17-2013, 01:26 PM
Location: Ocala, FL
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Originally Posted by crestliner View Post
This just shows that having a contract for a phone is becoming more and more stupid. I don't do contracts for phones and tv and internet service. They are not important enough to bind people to contracts.
Not entirely correct. When I bundled my home internet and cable TV, I agreed to a 12 month contract for free installation and a monthly discount on my account for the length of the contract. You better believe DISH and DirecTV require a contract for free installation and a monthly discount during the length of that contract as well as a penalty for canceling early.

You can't get adequate TV coverage or free Wifi access at home in my market without cable or satellite, only a handful of OTA TV stations with an antenna. To each his own and don't assume it is "stupid" for everyone.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:56 PM
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Originally Posted by NJBest View Post
Cool story bro...

Which carrier did you choose and why?
We chose to go with T-Mobile. We are on a no-contract deal that will cost us about 35% less than VZW. Our new plan is for smartphones and data versus the talk / text only service we had with VZW. So, we are getting an enhanced service plan at 2/3 the cost. True, VZW has better coverage, but we did a test with one of our kids on T-Mobile before switching that showed we would have adequate coverage for the areas where we live, work, and play.

Originally Posted by dontaskwhy View Post
You are correct that word of mouth does go a long way and that should be some consolation for you.
You are correct! We made our decision, vented my frustration with VZW, and now we've moved on. I will share this experience with anyone that solicits my opinion on wireless service. Other than that, it's water under the bridge.
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