Sunday, August 09, 2015

Verizon Wireless to do away with contracts, phone discounts and subsidies; more expensive for consumers?

Verizon Wireless is apparently ending subsidies and contracts, and discounts, for new phone subsidies. 

Apparently it will offer new phones at the regular price, which can be broken into installments added to the bill, without contracts, starting in mid August of this year.

Ars Technica seems to have the scoop in a story by Jon Brodkin here

This would seem to make phones more expensive, but would allow customers with existing phones to switch to other plans or companies. 
Again, it seems important to me that a company offer phone and wireless Internet coverage everywhere.  Why Verizon has such a blind spot in most of West Virginia is a mystery.

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