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Old 02-28-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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I have an inexpensive Motorola Verizon Wireless phone and the battery just died (won't even let me charge it anymore). I don't want to buy a replacement battery since it'll probably cost more than the phone is worth! Any suggestions on what to do? I don't want to buy a new phone at Verizon Wireless because I'm on my parent's plan and they don't want to extend their contract. I'm now paying for a phone that doesn't work and have no cell phone to use - help please! I saw a post on here that talked about replacing the sim card with another phone, etc. I'm a complete novice and need serious guidance on what to do and which phones are compatible with VW.

Thanks!
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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Verizon doesn't use sim cards.

Find a cheap used one online or from a friend, and stop by or call a verizon wireless store. They will change it to the "new" phone you are using. Try friends and family with an old phone, or if they just replaced their phone, and ask for it - noone really uses their old phone afterward anymore, so if anybody has one, shouldnt be a big deal.

If you have an account online, you can do it on their web site as well.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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You probably just got the best advice. I had a battery replacement and I believe it cost ~ $30.00 (Verizon).

And I often see that friends discard older models.

Good luck!
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: The DMV
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Try Amazon as well.... A battery can be as cheap as $14.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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Try Amazon as well.... A battery can be as cheap as $14.
You just reminded me - itrimming.com

Great site for this type of stuff. Been using them for years. Cheap batteries, cheap usb cables, camcorder accessories, etc.

No, I don't work for them, with them, or otherwise benefit. I just like the company, no bad experiences in the 5 or so years I've shopped with them.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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Or buy a pay-as-you-go phone. My teens have a virgin mobile phones. It cost 30 bucks and I only add money($10) when the minutes are running low, about every other month.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: South of Denver
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Batteries for older phones are not that expensive. There is a sale at Cellular Accessory.com with current batteries as cheap as $6. To save shipping fees, also check Wal-Mart & Target. With a really old phone I've had the Verizon store offer me a traded-in phone for free with no contract change. Besides eBay, you can buy prepaid Verizon phones and activate on your old account, but they're rarely as cheap as batteries.
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