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NFT: Changing Cell Phone Providers from Verizon to ?

Rondon : 8/15/2019 11:45 am
Trying to save monies. As things are tight. Thanks again for your help. Currently have Verizon but am paying over 220 for 2 lines with a discount. I have unlimited data and am paying towards balance on 2 new phones each month that I recently got. Service is great for the most part but price isn't. Have been looking online for options. Was hoping to get other opinions as you have been very informative with other threads. I assume their is a fee for terminating early. Are there any other providers that will help with fee and unpaid balance on existing Verizon phones? Not sure how this all works and if it's worth it. Thanks
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figgy2989 : 8/15/2019 11:47 am : link
Dude signed up today  
figgy2989 : 8/15/2019 11:50 am : link
And started two threads. One for getting rid of cable and another for switching cell phone providers.

If he starts asking about where to park his car in the city I am convinced this is Rover's dupe handle.
Depending on what phones you got  
bigblue5611_2 : 8/15/2019 11:52 am : link
and the current promos from other carriers will determine if you're able to get back what you still owe on the phones. However, even if you did get it all back, it usually comes in some type of gift card for your current provider (which is fine, use towards your bill) well after you receive the final bill on the phones from Verizon. So you'll pay out of pocket the balance of the phones to Verizon and then receive those gift cards sometime thereafter.

My suggestion would be to see how much data you currently use and see if the unlimited plan you're on is worth it. They have tiered unlimited plans (sounds like you may be on the highest?), check those out and check out the regular tiered data plans to see if you can downgrade your plan. All else fails with Verizon, check out the other providers, just be sure to ask all the questions on how it works with them paying off your device payments with Verizon (if they have those promos going).
Most of the main ones you probably know of and are similar  
ChaChing : 8/15/2019 12:18 pm : link
but I am pretty curious / interested in Google's Project Fi

Things like refunds unused data, mostly is wifi based (tho iirc they use some of the other 4G networks as well), supposedly solid coverage

I've heard this has been solid, but don't actually know anyone who's used it...but something I will look into next phone I get. I'm also under the impression the Google Pixel is a top notch phone, but don't know any owners (tho I am concerned about losing Samsung Pay if I do!)

Project Fi - ( New Window )
August 2019  
Gatorade Dunk : 8/15/2019 12:20 pm : link
Started three threads, all of them about TV/telecom. Maybe you meant to sign up for CNET instead?

In any case, enjoy your visit to BBI. Seems like it'll probably last about a day.
I've had an awesome experience with T-mobile.  
bigbluehoya : 8/15/2019 12:20 pm : link
I live in Wayne, NJ and commute daily to NYC. no issues at all to report.
RE: August 2019  
figgy2989 : 8/15/2019 12:25 pm : link
In comment 14531186 Gatorade Dunk said:
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Started three threads, all of them about TV/telecom. Maybe you meant to sign up for CNET instead?

In any case, enjoy your visit to BBI. Seems like it'll probably last about a day.


Better yet, all of his threads are hit and runs. Instead of reply/contributing to the threads, he just starts a new one. May not be tech savvy, but knew to start all threads as NFT!
RE: RE: August 2019  
Rondon : 8/15/2019 2:03 pm : link
In comment 14531191 figgy2989 said:
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In comment 14531186 Gatorade Dunk said:


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Started three threads, all of them about TV/telecom. Maybe you meant to sign up for CNET instead?

In any case, enjoy your visit to BBI. Seems like it'll probably last about a day.



Better yet, all of his threads are hit and runs. Instead of reply/contributing to the threads, he just starts a new one. May not be tech savvy, but knew to start all threads as NFT!


You have a lot of time to do research and see who posted what etc. Just asking some questions. Trying to get some advice. Not football season yet. Guess some people have nothing better to do then research and criticize people.
so you want a company  
giants#1 : 8/15/2019 2:09 pm : link
that will: 1) pay for phones you just bought, 2) pay your termination fee, and 3) cost less while still providing unlimited data?

I don't know about the 1st 2 things, but there are companies like Ting that can save you on the 3rd, unless you're using 10s of GBs of data/month.
Yeah a lot of time it took  
figgy2989 : 8/15/2019 2:11 pm : link
to simply click the users tab on the thread home page to show you just signed up today.

So of all the places on the internet to ask these questions, you come to a Giants message board?

Real tough Research - ( New Window )
RE: Yeah a lot of time it took  
Rondon : 8/15/2019 2:29 pm : link
In comment 14531303 figgy2989 said:
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to simply click the users tab on the thread home page to show you just signed up today.

So of all the places on the internet to ask these questions, you come to a Giants message board? Real tough Research - ( New Window )


Not going to argue with you. But what is the point in seeing when I became a member etc. Don't you have anything better to do. Apparently not
i have t mobile and nothing but the best service since  
GMAN4LIFE : 8/15/2019 2:33 pm : link
been a client for 3 years
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figgy2989 : 8/15/2019 2:41 pm : link
Man, I really want to talk Giants football, maybe I will check the Desperate Housewives boards to get some insight.
RE: RE: Yeah a lot of time it took  
Gatorade Dunk : 8/15/2019 3:18 pm : link
In comment 14531327 Rondon said:
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In comment 14531303 figgy2989 said:


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to simply click the users tab on the thread home page to show you just signed up today.

So of all the places on the internet to ask these questions, you come to a Giants message board? Real tough Research - ( New Window )



Not going to argue with you. But what is the point in seeing when I became a member etc. Don't you have anything better to do. Apparently not

You really don't see the significance in when you registered? Most genuine new posters fall into one of two camps:

1) they had been lurking for some period of time and then some topic piques their interest enough to sign up so they can participate.

2) they sought out a Giants message board to discuss Giants football.


So which one do you fall into? Seems like we can rule out #2 on content alone, but maybe not. Were you lurking for some length of time and finally just said, "screw it, I need to know about cutting cable and switching cell phone providers and I know just the place to ask about it" or was it "this place looks like a great Giants message board, let me sign up and talk about anything but Giants football"?

Given that you figured out the NFT rules right out of the gate, I'm going to go with option #3 - neither of the above. What was your previous handle(s)?

It's a weird bit of trolling to get some level of excitement from seeing how many strangers will interact with your telecom questions. I can't even imagine how mundane your ordinary life would have to be in order for this sort of behavior to represent a worthwhile use of your time.
RE: RE: RE: Yeah a lot of time it took  
Rondon : 8/15/2019 4:16 pm : link
In comment 14531365 Gatorade Dunk said:
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In comment 14531327 Rondon said:


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In comment 14531303 figgy2989 said:


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to simply click the users tab on the thread home page to show you just signed up today.

So of all the places on the internet to ask these questions, you come to a Giants message board? Real tough Research - ( New Window )



Not going to argue with you. But what is the point in seeing when I became a member etc. Don't you have anything better to do. Apparently not


You really don't see the significance in when you registered? Most genuine new posters fall into one of two camps:

1) they had been lurking for some period of time and then some topic piques their interest enough to sign up so they can participate.

2) they sought out a Giants message board to discuss Giants football.

So which one do you fall into? Seems like we can rule out #2 on content alone, but maybe not. Were you lurking for some length of time and finally just said, "screw it, I need to know about cutting cable and switching cell phone providers and I know just the place to ask about it" or was it "this place looks like a great Giants message board, let me sign up and talk about anything but Giants football"?

Given that you figured out the NFT rules right out of the gate, I'm going to go with option #3 - neither of the above. What was your previous handle(s)?

It's a weird bit of trolling to get some level of excitement from seeing how many strangers will interact with your telecom questions. I can't even imagine how mundane your ordinary life would have to be in order for this sort of behavior to represent a worthwhile use of your time.



That is why there are 2 threads. Football and all threads. If you don't want to read other threads then click on football threads. Nothing wrong with being narrow minded. Gettleman will be calling you any day for a tryout and scouting advice. Season hasn't started yet. Nothing to really talk about except repeating the same news and opinions over and over again. I just needed some input and respected others opinions on this board. Nothing more.
RE: RE: RE: RE: Yeah a lot of time it took  
Gatorade Dunk : 8/15/2019 4:50 pm : link
In comment 14531417 Rondon said:
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I just needed some input and respected others opinions on this board. Nothing more.

And therein lies the entire point of people noting that you just signed up today. How do you know that you respect others' opinions on this board about cell phone providers and cord cutting?
This BBI psychoanalysis of register months & post frequencies  
ChaChing : 8/15/2019 7:34 pm : link
is beyond idiotic, no matter the 'reason' behind it

No chance he's a long time lurker who just decided to post on a non-football / NYG topic? God forbid!

If it were an NFCe fan trying to turn the screws, fine. But seriously? Cord cutting & phone service? So he's a troll?

Shit, even if he is, WTF does it matter...unless you post on the damn thread. Seriously, if you KNOW he's a troll and STILL post...that's more trolling than him! Get a grip...holy shit
I mean, we aint gotta be buddy buddy  
ChaChing : 8/15/2019 7:35 pm : link
but this idiotic jumping to conclusions based on the most irrelevant stuff is...just smh
RE: Most of the main ones you probably know of and are similar  
Zeke's Alibi : 8/15/2019 7:40 pm : link
In comment 14531182 ChaChing said:
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but I am pretty curious / interested in Google's Project Fi

Things like refunds unused data, mostly is wifi based (tho iirc they use some of the other 4G networks as well), supposedly solid coverage

I've heard this has been solid, but don't actually know anyone who's used it...but something I will look into next phone I get. I'm also under the impression the Google Pixel is a top notch phone, but don't know any owners (tho I am concerned about losing Samsung Pay if I do!) Project Fi - ( New Window )


I have the Pixel and Project Fi. Never been happier with a phone or carrier and I've had them all from phones (Samsung, HTC, Apple, Google) to all major carriers.
Awesome...first I've heard that  
ChaChing : 8/15/2019 7:51 pm : link
So I assume you have great coverage most places? How does that compare to others in the same spots? I found my Verizon service, while expensive & shit customer service, to ALWAYS be significantly better than any other service...home, in office bldgs, near the beach (all in LA, CA). I'm 90% near solid wifi so thought that's a great option...

Also - have you used any e-pay process? Samsung Pay is the only one (i know of) that uses the magnetic strip on ANY CC device. So you don't need to turn on NTC, which still doesn't work very well because of the kiosks at the stores, not the phone. I still get an excited response w/ the Samsung. Not the end of the world, but it would be awesome if Pixel allows this w/ Google Wallet & Tap & pay...does it?

Any other features you love on Pixel, unique or otherwise? Also which do you have? I've been a S4 then S7 guy so I expect I'll like most new phones, but heard Pixel is really the tops as a phone
Oh also how is coverage on 4G (since it's not their network)...  
ChaChing : 8/15/2019 7:53 pm : link
and how often do you find you're on 4G vs wifi?

Sorry for list of Qs but like i said, first person I heard who's got it!
I see Gatorade drunk  
giantsFC : 8/15/2019 10:57 pm : link
Is witch hunting again. Itís like a god damn initiation process.

If anyone is a fucking troll on this site its posters like him.
RE: I see Gatorade drunk  
Gatorade Dunk : 8/16/2019 6:00 am : link
In comment 14531744 giantsFC said:
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Is witch hunting again. Itís like a god damn initiation process.

If anyone is a fucking troll on this site its posters like him.

I'm sorry, do I know you?

No? Then kindly fuck off. Enjoy your day.
I'm happy with Tmobile. Only have 1 account  
CardinalX : 8/16/2019 7:07 am : link
So might not be relative to a lot of people with family plans etc. But the free stuff is awesome! Really adds value to a reasonably priced service. Free streaming MLB is all I need to be the deciding factor for me.
RE: RE: I see Gatorade drunk  
giantsFC : 8/16/2019 7:54 am : link
In comment 14531782 Gatorade Dunk said:
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In comment 14531744 giantsFC said:


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Is witch hunting again. Itís like a god damn initiation process.

If anyone is a fucking troll on this site its posters like him.


I'm sorry, do I know you?

No? Then kindly fuck off. Enjoy your day.


Oh We all know you for you amazing hospitality. Kindly revert from little bitch twat attacks on members posts. Enjoy your day.
RE: Oh also how is coverage on 4G (since it's not their network)...  
Zeke's Alibi : 8/16/2019 8:09 am : link
In comment 14531569 ChaChing said:
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and how often do you find you're on 4G vs wifi?

Sorry for list of Qs but like i said, first person I heard who's got it!


Well I don't use the contactless pay feature because it isn't being used at the places I use most down here yet.

I'm always on wifi at home, gym, and work, but coverage is excellent regardless and I live on the beach where it is known to be spotty.

My favorite part of the phone isn't the features, but it does all the great things Apple is known for on Android as well as being a year ahead of what Apple puts out as groundbreaking. I had the 1 and have the 2 right now. Honestly would have waited years to upgrade if I didn't break it (user error).

RE: RE: RE: I see Gatorade drunk  
Gatorade Dunk : 8/16/2019 11:19 am : link
In comment 14531836 giantsFC said:
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In comment 14531782 Gatorade Dunk said:


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In comment 14531744 giantsFC said:


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Is witch hunting again. Itís like a god damn initiation process.

If anyone is a fucking troll on this site its posters like him.


I'm sorry, do I know you?

No? Then kindly fuck off. Enjoy your day.



Oh We all know you for you amazing hospitality. Kindly revert from little bitch twat attacks on members posts. Enjoy your day.

Since you know I love putting things in nice, clean boxes, here's what your response tells me:

1) you have no problem with trolls like Rondon creating noise on BBI

2) you are Rondon

I'm guessing 1. And wish that you would reconsider that in light of how many trolls this site attracts. You want to say that I'm inhospitable? Fine, tomato, to-mah-to. I'll just counter that most people that entertain these trolls' nonsense are just unaware of what they're participating in. Figgy figured it out pretty quickly. And you seem pretty smart, I assume you did too. Maybe #2 is still in play after all.
RE: RE: Oh also how is coverage on 4G (since it's not their network)...  
ChaChing : 8/16/2019 1:15 pm : link
In comment 14531847 Zeke's Alibi said:
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In comment 14531569 ChaChing said:
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and how often do you find you're on 4G vs wifi?

Sorry for list of Qs but like i said, first person I heard who's got it!


Well I don't use the contactless pay feature because it isn't being used at the places I use most down here yet.

I'm always on wifi at home, gym, and work, but coverage is excellent regardless and I live on the beach where it is known to be spotty.

My favorite part of the phone isn't the features, but it does all the great things Apple is known for on Android as well as being a year ahead of what Apple puts out as groundbreaking. I had the 1 and have the 2 right now. Honestly would have waited years to upgrade if I didn't break it (user error).

Nice, thanks for the info! Sounds like Pixel uses NTC for contactless, but I'll check up on that just in case once I'm in the market (soon). Definitely the main comp to another Samsung, which I won't mind either...
I have a better deal than the OP...  
EricJ : 8/16/2019 1:16 pm : link
and I have 4 lines with unlimited data
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