Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Verizon to let users change plans without penalty

updated 02:40 pm EDT, Wed October 3, 2007

Verizon Penalty-Free Plans

US cell provider Verizon will soon let its subscribers change their plans without forcing them to pay more in the process, the company has revealed this week. A policy change set to take effect on October 7th will allow customers to scale their level of service up or down in mid-contract without signing a new agreement, allowing customers to bypass the extra monthly fees or else the early termination fee required to end a contract early. The change would bring Verizon's cellphone subscription policies on a similar level with those from Alltel, which already allows these changes, but would provide an improvement over incumbents such as AT&T.

The decision by Verizon may have been spurred in part by Congressional debate on the issue, which has threatened to scrap termination fees entirely under a law meant to let users escape carriers with poor networks or customer service without extra fees. The Cellular Telecoms & Internet Association, which includes major carriers, has resisted the bill to date and had argued in favor of pre-paid service as an existing alternative to contracts.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 128GB USB drive

USB memory sticks are getting larger by the day, their growth speeding along with the availability and expansion of memory chips. But ...

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News