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Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« on: December 06, 2015, 04:16:55 AM »
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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2015, 06:03:15 AM »
OK I'll start:
I'm currently on a add on line on a regular data plan and still in contract till June and have been out of the country for a bit so I had them put the line on hold and they didn't charge me at all. Now after 6 months they said they can't put it on hold anymore. So they put me on the cheapest plan I think it's $10 another plus tax. I was wondering if anyone knows a way to get out of contract earlier and not have to wait till June?

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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2015, 12:09:22 PM »
OK I'll start:
I'm currently on a add on line on a regular data plan and still in contract till June and have been out of the country for a bit so I had them put the line on hold and they didn't charge me at all. Now after 6 months they said they can't put it on hold anymore. So they put me on the cheapest plan I think it's $10 another plus tax. I was wondering if anyone knows a way to get out of contract earlier and not have to wait till June?
Thanks for starting. You can't get them to put on hold for more another 6 months? Maybe try a manager? Or tweet to their Twitter support page... Otherwise you can try to get a different carrier to pay your early termination fee w Verizon so that you can switch to them and then cancel with them after a month. Or just have them put your account on hold.. Hatzlacha!
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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2015, 12:39:53 PM »


Thanks for starting. You can't get them to put on hold for more another 6 months? Maybe try a manager? Or tweet to their Twitter support page... Otherwise you can try to get a different carrier to pay your early termination fee w Verizon so that you can switch to them and then cancel with them after a month. Or just have them put your account on hold.. Hatzlacha!

The max they allow putting on hold is 6 months in a 2 year contract. Do you recommend any carrier that would be the best to pay the early termination fee?

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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2015, 12:38:59 AM »

The max they allow putting on hold is 6 months in a 2 year contract. Do you recommend any carrier that would be the best to pay the early termination fee?
Have this problem also with my son in Israel. I did not have this problem when my other kids were there. I just had to re-suspend the line every 3 months. Now they won't let me suspend any more even though I am aware it extends my 2 year contract. They just don't care even when I said that I am rethinking continuing my service with them since I feel like they are nickel and dimeing me (I have grandfathered data and have to pay $20 extra a month for the service). Truth is, they have the best service.

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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 01:47:40 AM »

The max they allow putting on hold is 6 months in a 2 year contract. Do you recommend any carrier that would be the best to pay the early termination fee?
I think AT&T is a good carrier these days, perhaps even better than Verizon (I know AT&T has better service in upstate NY). I'm not sure they offer to pay the early termination fee.. Also, you mention that you're away internationally - you may want to check out T-Mobile, they have good international roaming plans I think...

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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2015, 01:50:35 AM »
Have this problem also with my son in Israel. I did not have this problem when my other kids were there. I just had to re-suspend the line every 3 months. Now they won't let me suspend any more even though I am aware it extends my 2 year contract. They just don't care even when I said that I am rethinking continuing my service with them since I feel like they are nickel and dimeing me (I have grandfathered data and have to pay $20 extra a month for the service). Truth is, they have the best service.
Not necessarily anymore. AT&T I think  is pretty good these days. Did you try tweeting VZWSupport on Twitter? They may be able to help if you threaten to leave...
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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2015, 05:07:40 PM »
Verizon Wirless customers only: 1 Free card per line written and shipped from Handwrytten.com. Link: http://po.st/Wrytten3

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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2015, 07:42:43 PM »
Does anyone know how I can get an employee discount without having an employee with the discount also how does it work thanks (maybe someone that has an email thays eligible would like to pm about it)thanks

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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2015, 12:06:39 AM »
Does anyone know how I can get an employee discount without having an employee with the discount also how does it work thanks (maybe someone that has an email thays eligible would like to pm about it)thanks
You're referring to the business email address where certain companies have an contracts that employees get a discount, not VZW employee discount right? Yeh I would like that too! Anyone that has can PM me too.. TIA
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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2015, 12:07:55 AM »
Does anyone know if it's possible to switch carriers every two years and get all those new customer discounts (i.e., $300 per new line)? Or do they know you were previously a customer?
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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2015, 12:28:05 AM »
Right now you can go to vzw and get 300 dollar credit just for adding a line when you trade in a working smartphone and it can even be a 15 dollar smartphone just make sure it's a device payment...

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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2015, 09:29:55 AM »
Right now you can go to vzw and get 300 dollar credit just for adding a line when you trade in a working smartphone and it can even be a 15 dollar smartphone just make sure it's a device payment...
Yes but I'm not looking to add a line which will be an extra $20/month. I was asking if I leave VZW when I'm out of contract and come back 2 years later can I get the $300 per line I bring back? If yes, I can continue doing this every two years switching back and forth between carriers that will pay me to bring in my line... Has anyone had experience with this?
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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2015, 10:06:03 PM »
Last month there was a promotion for 1 free GB it rolled over to this month for me. Anyone else have that?rusb

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Re: Verizon Wireless Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2015, 11:28:06 PM »

Last month there was a promotion for 1 free GB it rolled over to this month for me. Anyone else have that?rusb
The Thanksgetting promotion? It was 2 billing cycles. Everyone got that! Enjoy it!
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