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f/u verizon wireless question

does anyone know anything about "unlocked" cell phones. supposedly, as long as i have an existing contract, if i purchase an "unlocked" phone i would not need to have a data plan go with it. when i activate it through verizon, the plan would not be added and would not be needed to activate the phone. does anyone know if this is true?
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Re: f/u verizon wireless question

  • Verizon uses CDMA (vs. GSM). Only a few other companies, like Alltel, use CDMA. Most unlocked phones are GSM phones that will accept a SIM card from any other GSM carrier (AT&T, T-Mobile).

    Even if you buy another CDMA phone, you'll have to call & get Verizon to activate it. At that point, if it was a smart phone, you'd still be required to add the data plan. Sorry, but there's just no way around having a Verizon smart phone & not getting the data plan. Even AT&T will retroactively charge you for their smartphone data plan once they figure out that you swapped your sim from a regular phone into a blackberry.

  • darn. but thanks for explaining!
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  • I don't understand why you are so hung up about having a smart phone if you aren't planning to use the data plan. Just buy a regular phone.
    image"I've always followed my father's advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble." -John Wayne
  • thank you for helping answer my question purposelyvague.

    but since you cant seem to get over the fact that i would like a data phone and that i havent given you a sufficent reason to satisfy your curiosity...

    i text a lot. i dont feel that the keyboards on "regular" phones withstand the wear and tear of texting as well as a smart phone. smartphones are most often used for emailing and texting, therefore i feel that the keypads on them are more durable. "regular" phones are more often used for calling and minimal texting as they do not have internet capabilities. i have had a smartphone in the past, with AT&T where i did not need to have a data plan. this worked well for me and held up better than a "regular" phone until i switched to verizon where they do not have the same policy. and before you ask, i switchedto verizon because i had to get a new number for privacy reasons and also to move to my husbands phone plan.

    so, while you may feel that a smartphone is "bulky" and useless without the data plan, i feel that a smartphones mechanics better meets my needs than a "regular" phone

     

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  • why don't you get a regular phone that has a qwerty keyboard then? my dh has the envy 3 and i think the keyboard works great for texting.
    image"I've always followed my father's advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble." -John Wayne
  • i have a qwerty keyboard on the envtouch, but it is so wide that i need two hands to hold it to text. i can text with one hand on a qwerty with smaller keys with a bb pearl or curve.

    really, its just a matter of personal taste. i use it constantly to text and id like to get something that i am happy with. i really did like my bb pearl, with att until i had issues with the roller ball. i just cant justify the additional cost of a data plan that verizon requires given that i am on a computer all day and have the internet at home, with no need to have email or internet on my cell phone as well. .

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