Verizon to offer contract-less month to month service

By Justin Mann on September 22, 2008, 7:33 PM
Early termination fees are one of those things that people universally hate, and rightfully so. Even those without planning to switch providers often dislike the terms, since they lock you into service you may discover not needing 6 months down the road. A number of companies have responded, this time Verizon has announced that as of today they will be offering month to month contracts for cell phone service.

While this may not seem like a big deal on the surface, it does represent an important change on how cell phone providers operate. It also shows that providers are understanding that lengthy contracts with draconian terms are making people very unhappy, even worse when they use dubious tactics to extend contracts, to the point where some people have taken these companies to court over them. Even when it's already late, it's not nearly as bad as never, so we applaud the positive changes.

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howzz1854 said:
i was just thinking about switching to Metro PCS, cheaper for the same package and no contract, that seems like a no brainer choice. it's about time a competition come out to show the service providers that they can't bully their way through every customer.
old101 said:
It's about time. I think they are getting hit by the proliferation of pre-paid card services. They work out much cheaper for average users, as I found out when I dumped my AT & T contract and phone.
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