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Old 04-19-2013, 12:26   #1
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Petition for Verizon to go contract-less gains steam

Petition for Verizon to go contract-less gains steam
The petition has more than 94,000 signatures at this point, and needs another 56,000 to hit the mark required to bring it to Verizon's doorstep.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575...s-gains-steam/
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Didn't the whole sheepdog thing actually start right here on Glock Talk? A bunch of wannabees bought a bunch of T-shirts and took an oath to defend those who won't defend themselves?
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Old 04-19-2013, 15:19   #2
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I bet if I started a petition that asks Verizon to stop charging for their services, I could get more people to sign it then this one.
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Old 04-19-2013, 15:55   #3
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Petition for Verizon to go contract-less gains steam
The petition has more than 94,000 signatures at this point, and needs another 56,000 to hit the mark required to bring it to Verizon's doorstep.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575...s-gains-steam/
I just don't see the big players doing it. I could be completely wrong, but I just don't see it.

Too much money to be lost going contract-less.
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Old 04-19-2013, 15:59   #4
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Don't they already have no contract plans?
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Old 04-19-2013, 15:59   #5
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Verizon already said they are open to it, if the customers demand it.
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Originally Posted by Rooster Rugburn:
Didn't the whole sheepdog thing actually start right here on Glock Talk? A bunch of wannabees bought a bunch of T-shirts and took an oath to defend those who won't defend themselves?
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Old 04-19-2013, 16:16   #6
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Verizon already said they are open to it, if the customers demand it.
Interesting.

Well it'll be interesting to see what happens.
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I have one of the no-contract plans with AT&T. For me, it's awesome.
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Old 04-19-2013, 16:20   #8
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Verizon CEO says he's open to dropping contracts

CEO Lowell McAdam says the company could easily shift to the model if consumers begin demanding it.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575...ing-contracts/
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I have a no contract plan with Verizon.

Of course that's because, I signed up in 2010 and lived it out. The being grandfathered into the unlimited data is a nice perk. However, I am stuck with buying my own phone if I want to keep it.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:46   #10
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Verizon CEO says he's open to dropping contracts

CEO Lowell McAdam says the company could easily shift to the model if consumers begin demanding it.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575...ing-contracts/
My guess is he is referring to voting with their dollars. Not signing a petition.
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I have a no contract plan with Verizon.

Of course that's because, I signed up in 2010 and lived it out. The being grandfathered into the unlimited data is a nice perk. However, I am stuck with buying my own phone if I want to keep it.
And you would pay the same price as people getting subsidized phone had they not changed their plans. That's not really the same thing that t-mobile is doing.

I stayed with the unlimited plan because it's cheaper for me by about $23 a month, not necessarily because it's unlimited.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:14   #12
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I would sooner opt for a petition to have yearly upgrades, instead they extend it to 2 years
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:17   #13
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If they go contractless, there would be no more reason for them to give me a free phone or special rates every couple of years. I'll stick with the contracts. If I need to change my cell phone provider more than once every 2 years, it's probably my fault.
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If they go contractless, there would be no more reason for them to give me a free phone or special rates every couple of years. I'll stick with the contracts. If I need to change my cell phone provider more than once every 2 years, it's probably my fault.
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If they go contractless, there would be no more reason for them to give me a free phone or special rates every couple of years. I'll stick with the contracts. If I need to change my cell phone provider more than once every 2 years, it's probably my fault.
Yeah, part of me feels this way too.

Not sure what to think.
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If they go contractless, there would be no more reason for them to give me a free phone or special rates every couple of years. I'll stick with the contracts. If I need to change my cell phone provider more than once every 2 years, it's probably my fault.
I have family who constantly seem to change providers.

I had Sprint, then when I wanted a no contract phone, I went Boost.

I still haven't gotten around to getting a data plan.. I guess I will one of these days..

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I have a no contract plan with Verizon.

Of course that's because, I signed up in 2010 and lived it out. The being grandfathered into the unlimited data is a nice perk. However, I am stuck with buying my own phone if I want to keep it.
Me too, my Galaxy SIII arrives today to replace my Thunderbolt.
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If they go contractless, there would be no more reason for them to give me a free phone or special rates every couple of years. I'll stick with the contracts. If I need to change my cell phone provider more than once every 2 years, it's probably my fault.
The phone isn't "free" anyway. The advantage to no contracts is that if you don't replace the phone in 2 years, you would pay less. I;m surprised people don't understand this.

T-mobile has set it up so that you pay $20 a month for the iPhone for 2 years (with money upfront as well depending on the model, just like now). You are free to leave with no penalty, other than paying off the phone. After 2 years, you will be pay $20 less a month if you keep the same phone. Best of both worlds. Only pay for the phone if you need it.
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Maybe they'll go to free phones, free service, and no contracts?

That would be great
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Can't see it happening with VZW to be honest. The LTE network is soooooo expensive to operate and maintain. In other news the galaxy s4 is releasing on Sprint on 4/27
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This would end the subsidy on cell phones as a business model. They have the contracts because they front you an expensive phone in the beginning and they make up the cost later. Only America seems to run on this business model.

Be prepared to spend $800 on the latest Iphone or Samsung Nexaxy Touch 5g x12 Maxx.
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I hope it happens but I don't see it. It'll kill their profit margin.


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Of course that's because, I signed up in 2010 and lived it out. The being grandfathered into the unlimited data is a nice perk. However, I am stuck with buying my own phone if I want to keep it.
Same here. I didn't want to lose unlimited data, so I but my phones on ebay or swappa.

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Anything Verizon does would be revenue neutral for most users. We simply aren't going to pay much less for the best service in America.

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