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Old 09-17-2013, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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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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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.


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Stripes17,
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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