Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Verizon... Free At Last, Free At Last...

Let’s say you find yourself trying to get out of your Verizon contract. Why? I don’t know. Let’s say you want to switch to a cooler phone that doesn’t work on their network. What phone? I don’t Know. Let’s say the Apple iPhone ... Which in fact only works on Cingular (soon to be called AT&T.)

If you break your contract early they will cry like infants, but more importantly they will fine you big bucks. But you knew that. What you may not have known is that if they change your service cost, in any way, it constitutes a breach on their end and you are no longer legally bound to them. That is why they will hate me for showing you THIS. .

It is a quiet little announcement that they are raising the cost of text messaging by a nickel. Not a big increase, but enough for you to break-up with them guilt (and cost) free. The folks at digg.com (where I discovered this) recommend that you really stick to your guns when using this loophole... Verizon will fight you on it.

UPDATE: From The Consumerist

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