I needed a new cell phone and ended up with Verizon Wireless. I was ready to sign up and buy a refurbished Straight Talk cell phone, but I ran into a problem when trying to order the refurbished phone package.
The foreign call center was extremely friendly and attempted to be very helpful, yet they could not fix a problem on their website that prevented me from ordering the phone package. I have two phones from Boost Mobile including a BlackBerry, but I hated that their Internet was intentionally limited. Boost Mobile also does not run 3G. Virgin Mobile has great customer service and runs 3G, but again they severely limit the internet browsing and what you can do with them.
I spent the entire day looking at all of the various cell phone providers and their plans. I looked at both pre-paid cell phone companies such as Boost Mobile as well as traditional cell phone carrier plans such as AT&T. After 5-6 hours of reading reviews I kept ending up with Verizon as the best choice for my cell phone needs.
I took the plunge and signed up with Verizon. The sign up process was very simple and easy. I chose the LG Ally smart phone. I did not have to pay a deposit, an activation fee, or a shipping fee. I ordered my LG Ally from the Verizon Wireless website on Friday Evening and Monday morning I received the phone in the mail. Within a minute of ordering I was sent an email giving me my phone number as well as my order number and when I could expect to receive my phone. A few hours later I was emailed a tracking number so I could track my order on the Fed-Ex website.
The activation of my cell phone was the most amazing experience with a cell phone provider I have ever had. I signed for the package from the Fed-Ex lady and then headed into my chair to open up the package. I installed the battery and turned on the phone. The phone welcomed me to Verizon and said to push the button and the phone would auto-dial a phone number and it would activate the phone. The phone dialed the number and then less than 30 seconds later it said my phone was activated. I dialed a number and it worked flawlessly. I never had to talk to an actual person or deal with a recording when I activated my phone.
From the time I opened my box to the time the phone was activated was around 2 minutes. I highly recommend Verizon wireless. I preferred to order my phone online from Verizon so I did not have to deal with lines at the local Verizon Wireless store.
Verizon wireless is not for everybody. If you simply need a lot of minutes and don't care about the Internet then Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, or Straight Talk may be a better choice for you. If you are like me and need the internet and cannot have it limited by companies then Virgin Mobile will be your best bet.
I love my LG Ally and I love my Verizon service. I know other companies such as Boost Mobile and Straight Talk claim unlimited internet usage, but in reality it is far from that. These pre-paid providers severely limit what you can do with their internet service. I pay more for my service than I would if I use done of these popular pre-paid cell carriers, but I also get actual usage of the internet. I can watch YouTube videos as well as anything else I would like to do on the Internet.
My LG Ally phone works so much better for internet related stuff and text messaging than my old Motorola I465 with Boost Mobile. I am a huge fan of Verizon and look forward to continuing with them for many years.
When I chose the phone I knew I wanted a smart phone with Android. I knew I would enjoy the LG Ally phone, but I never knew how much. This little smart phone is amazing, especially coming off of using my I465 on Boost Mobile.
I called my local Verizon store to ask out of curiosity how much it would cost for me as a new customer to get an LG Ally phone for. My local Verizon store told my $99.99 for the LG Ally. I received a Christmas special and got my LG Ally for free, but currently you can get the LG Ally on the V Verizon website for $49.99 with a two year contract.
If you are a new Verizon customer, then check out the Verizon website for the cost of the phone and then call your local Verizon store. You may save a lot of money from ordering from the Verizon Wireless website as opposed to buying the phone locally from your Verizon Wireless store.
Another bonus for me personally is that I get to call other Verizon customer son their cell for free. Considering most of my friends and business associates use Verizon I can talk unlimited to them.
If you are looking for a great cell phone provider that does not limit their Internet then consider Verizon Wireless. I have been very happy with the service from Verizon. I get cell phone coverage where I need it and I assume the customer service is great, but I have not had to talk to an actual person yet.
I wanted to upgrade my texting package and I found that I can easily upgrade or downgrade my cell package directly from my phone. I also signed up for the paperless billing so I can receive, view, and pay my cell phone bill from my cell phone.
Verizon has proved to me why they are the leaders in the cell phone industry. A year ago I could not understand why people would pay so much for cell phone service when cheap carriers such as Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile were around, but I understand fully now why so many people are happy with their Verizon Wireless cell phones.