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ManiacJoe

(10,136 posts)
12. That makes more sense.
Sat Dec 9, 2023, 05:02 AM
Dec 2023

Yes, service availability is a real thing. Where my parents live, Verizon is the only available national provider. 8 miles to the south, ATT is also available.

$50 per month will probably get you unlimited calls and unlimited data. Cheaper options should be available, especially with third-party partners like Mint Mobile, for example. Purchasing the phone is easiest (and most expensively) from Verizon. You can get them elsewhere, like Best Buy or other electronics store. I would stay away from Ebay and other online-only places.

Assuming you have a broadband internet connection at home, you will not need unlimited data for the phone if you do most of your internet usage at home or at other places that have free wifi connections.

Yes, smaller cities and towns will have few ride options. Yes, Dial-a-Ride does has its scheduling rules.

Locked and unlocked refers to how strongly tied to the service provider you phone is. Locked means it will only work on your chosen provider (Verizon). Unlocked means it will work on all networks that your phone physically supports by the built-in radio frequencies. If you buy the phone from Verizon, it will be locked to Verizon until you have finished paying off the phone, assuming you pay for it using monthly payments instead of paying for it completely all up front.

Question for cell phone enthsiasts [View all] grumpyduck Dec 2023 OP
As long as the phone is NOT a Verizon phone RainCaster Dec 2023 #1
Buy it Timewas Dec 2023 #2
got it all in a nutshell stopdiggin Dec 2023 #3
I am waiting on a new IPhone right now True Blue American Dec 2023 #6
How is Verizon different? vanlassie Dec 2023 #4
Differences Timewas Dec 2023 #5
no offense, but for some of us Kali Dec 2023 #7
Non taken Timewas Dec 2023 #8
Everyone keeps telling me I need a cellphone CountAllVotes Dec 2023 #9
On the surface, none of that sounds accurate. ManiacJoe Dec 2023 #10
the whys CountAllVotes Dec 2023 #11
That makes more sense. ManiacJoe Dec 2023 #12
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