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iPhone Service Hopping – Will You Make The Transition To Verizon?

February 21st, 2011 Comments off

With the much anticipated release of the iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless, the masses are braving lines usually reserved for Black Friday and Christmas Eve for the opportunity to purchase this highly sought after product. If you happen to be one of these individuals that thought this day would never come (or maybe realized that it’s time for your upgrade), here are some helpful tips on how to make the switch as painless as possible.

1. If you want to avoid telling everyone and their mother your new phone number, it’s as simple as doing nothing. Well, not nothing but close to it. As long as your current account and phone number remain active, a Verizon Wireless sales representative can transfer your account and number to your new account. Afterwards, your former carrier will receive a notification that your account has been terminated, and you will have avoided sending your Facebook friends a mass message with your new number.

2. Keep your contacts. When switching phones, depending on your current device, there are applications and programs that will help you make transferring them quite simple. For example, if you already own an iPhone and are upgrading your device/switching to Verizon, your contacts will sync via iTunes.

3. More than a paperweight. After you get the Apple of Steve Jobs’ eye, there are several causes that would benefit from your old device. The Verizon Wireless trade-in program estimates the value of your device (any make/any carrier) and gives you a Verizon Wireless gift card at the estimated value. For example, a 32GB iPhone 4 in good condition has an appraised value of $285. Additionally, the Verizon Wireless Hope Program recycles no-longer-used phones from any carrier and uses the proceeds to provide wireless devices, airtime, and grants to local domestic violence shelters.

4.  Put your service to the test. Unlike other carriers, Verizon wireless will offer an unlimited data plan for $29.99/month to its iPhone 4 users. Additionally, Verizon Wireless also offers the Family SharePlans that will save you money by allowing you to pool minutes, texts, and more on up to five handsets.

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Massive iPhone Rush to Verizon at 3AM

February 2nd, 2011 1 comment

Verizon Wireless and Apple announced an exclusive opportunity for Verizon Wireless’ customers to pre-order an iPhone 4 online beginning at 3 a.m. EST on Feb. 3.  Verizon has set aside a limited quantity of iPhone 4 smartphones solely for existing customers.  Orders will be shipped to arrive on or before Feb. 10.

The iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network is priced at $199.99 for the 16 GB iPhone 4 or $299.99 for the 32 GB iPhone 4 with a new two-year customer agreement.  Beginning at 3 a.m. EST on Thursday, customers can go to www.verizonwireless.com/iphone to order their iPhone 4.

Pricing line-up:

-Basic voice plan will cost $40 & includes 450 minutes per month

-Voice & unlimited text plan will cost $60 per month

-Data plan (Web&E-mail) is $30 per month


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What if you are an AT&T customer?

For current AT&T customers it will not be until Feb. 10th that you all can switch over your plan and receive the iPhone 4 from Verizon. Wolfram Alpha has a tool  that AT&T customers can use to check their early termination fee.