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  1. SOLGarion's Avatar

    Verizon is so gay for this.
    To paraphrase the last part of Inigo Montoya's famous line, I don't think that word means what you think it means.

    1)
    a : happily excited : merry <in a gay mood>
    b : keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits <a bird's gay spring song>

    2)
    a : bright, lively <gay sunny meadows>
    b : brilliant in color

    3)
    : given to social pleasures; also : licentious

    4)
    a : homosexual <gay men>
    b : of, relating to, or used by homosexuals <the gay rights movement> <a gay bar>

    This is from Merriam-Webster. Since you did not use it in any of these ways you obviously meant gay as a substitute for a derogatory term which implies that being gay is a bad thing. You cannot see how this could be offensive to anyone? That says more about you than the comment itself.

    What's so offensive about it?
    Are you serious?!?!

    Wow, i didn't use any profanity or anything, but whatever.

    *sigh*
    One supposes ignorance may truly be bliss, although still ignorant.
    12-01-2012 08:27 PM
  2. The Hustleman's Avatar
    To paraphrase the last part of Inigo Montoya's famous line, I don't think that word means what you think it means.

    1)
    a : happily excited : merry <in a gay mood>
    b : keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits <a bird's gay spring song>

    2)
    a : bright, lively <gay sunny meadows>
    b : brilliant in color

    3)
    : given to social pleasures; also : licentious

    4)
    a : homosexual <gay men>
    b : of, relating to, or used by homosexuals <the gay rights movement> <a gay bar>

    This is from Merriam-Webster. Since you did not use it in any of these ways you obviously meant gay as a substitute for a derogatory term which implies that being gay is a bad thing. You cannot see how this could be offensive to anyone? That says more about you than the comment itself.





    One supposes ignorance may truly be bliss, although still ignorant.
    No I didn't know see anything offensive because I live in Atlanta which is the guy capital of the South and gay people use that expression (which is where I get it from) on so I didn't think it was offensive.

    Not going to say the stereotypical "but I have gay friends" look because I don't, it's not because I have a problem with them but I know tons of straight people and I only have 3 straight friends so I can keep my circle closed, and I do have gay associates that are great people so if I can offended anyone I do apologize


    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the galaxy S III unfortunately on T-Mobile
    12-01-2012 10:03 PM
  3. iLLusive's Avatar
    It is still doable but we did get contact from high up on Corp VZ and the emailed from them an our owners pretty much stated if you are "told" or believe the person is doing and upgrade and going to steal that phone for another line you WILL NOT process the order and politely decline to complete the transaction being it is against company policy. So there is still a ton of grey area but they already in last 90 days have locked down that you can not process an Alt upgrade on a line that has never signed a contract and be assured they next step will be if a phone is activated from one upgrade to another line on that acct with Unlimited data, stealing the upgrade, you will probably see a fee to the acct and chance in VZ terms an conditions on contract so they can do that.
    12-01-2012 11:21 PM
  4. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    Verizon makes money when they sell you a phone at full retail the same way Best Buy makes money when they sell you a laptop at full retail. They have marked up the phone after purchasing it from the manufacturer.
    I was under the impression that the OEM control the retail prices of their phones.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2.
    12-01-2012 11:31 PM
  5. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    It's just a matter of time before you wake up one day and the unlimited data feature is wiped out for everyone.
    That is going to happen no matter what anyway at some point.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2.
    12-01-2012 11:35 PM
  6. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    The only problem I have seen with switching a phone over to a different line is your warranty is void. I had a warranty issue and had to fight with the manager to get it covered.
    That doesn't make sense. The warranty is on the phone, not the phone line.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2.
    12-01-2012 11:40 PM
  7. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    It's on the phone as long as it remains with the same owner on the same line when you get it through the carrier

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-01-2012 11:51 PM
  8. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    No I didn't know see anything offensive because I live in Atlanta which is the guy capital of the South and gay people use that expression (which is where I get it from) on so I didn't think it was offensive.

    Not going to say the stereotypical "but I have gay friends" look because I don't, it's not because I have a problem with them but I know tons of straight people and I only have 3 straight friends so I can keep my circle closed, and I do have gay associates that are great people so if I can offended anyone I do apologize


    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the Galaxy S3 unfortunately on T-Mobile
    Stop.
    I don't care who does or doesn't find it offensive, because I find it offensive. If you have a problem with that, you'll need to leave. If you bother to read the rules here you'll notice that it says:
    Discrimination - Be courteous to other forum members regardless of their race, sex, sexual orientation, age, etc. Prejudice of any form is not tolerated.
    At this point be thankful you haven't been banned permanently. I try to be easy going, but I will not tolerate this sort of shıt.
    12-02-2012 12:05 AM
  9. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Stop.
    I don't care who does or doesn't find it offensive, because I find it offensive. If you have a problem with that, you'll need to leave. If you bother to read the rules here you'll notice that it says:

    At this point be thankful you haven't been banned permanently. I try to be easy going, but I will not tolerate this sort of shıt.
    But you cuss? I'm not supporting what he said in the least but you can't reprimand him and then cuss in the forums you're supposed to be keeping clean.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
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    12-02-2012 12:23 AM
  10. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    But you cuss? I'm not supporting what he said in the least but you can't reprimand him and then cuss in the forums you're supposed to be keeping clean.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    Yes. I did. Feel free to report my post.

    It's pretty clear I don't care how anyone expresses themselves here (be aware that other moderators do). As long as it's not hateful speech or discriminatory, or insulting towards other members.
    12-02-2012 12:34 AM
  11. michael styles's Avatar
    Thanks Jerry much appreciated..... something's just dont belong in the forums no matter the context in which they are spoken. Hopefully we can move fwd back to the original subject.

    Its disappointing to know that VZW has more ways than anyone can count to alienate its customer base. I'm gonna try myself to do this as this is my last contract with VZW anyways.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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    12-02-2012 06:55 AM
  12. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    This Super Moderator has no problem with anything Jerry said or the way he said it.

    Nor do I have any tolerance for the rule he quoted being broken. Some rules are zero tolerance. FYI

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
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    12-02-2012 07:32 AM
  13. The Hustleman's Avatar
    Well I have already apologized for it. I was never asked to apologize sent so it was not forced. I I have spoken to the mod in private I wasn't trying to be offensive and I already said I won't say that word again.

    Its over, and so can I please stop being attacked for it?

    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the galaxy S III unfortunately on T-Mobile
    12-02-2012 08:09 AM
  14. ph37rd's Avatar
    If you pay full retail, they make all kinds of money.

    Think of it this way. When you buy your car, the dealer asks for a down payment, you gladly hand over $2,000 + tax and sign on the dotted line, acknowledging your desire to finance the car with a monthly payment of $300. A major portion of that payment is paying for interest and the remainder is paying the amount borrowed.

    Your Vzn phone works much the same way. You want a Samsung Galaxy S3, the sticker on the window says New Line activation is $199.99 or Upgrades are $199.99. Reading further in the fine print, you see that the real cost of this phone is $699.00. You really want that phone so you hand over your $199.99 + tax and sign on the dotted line acknowledging that you want to finance this phone over a two year period. Now how much are you paying depends on how much you really going to use this phone. You're a power user, so you decide you want to hand over $40 for the ability to use $70 for 4GB worth of data. Added up your payment is $110 (+tax). Given the cost of the phone is $700 and you've given them a $200 down payment, you are financing the rest of the $500 over the two years. About $21 a month pays for the phone. At the interest rate charged by most small loan companies, you're paying $4 a month in interest. Leaving the real cost of your service at $85 a month. So in effect you're paying $85 a month for air.

    Now let's see how this works out with buying the phone outright. You drop $700 for the phone and sign up for the 4GB of data. Your monthly payment is $110 like above. Only now, you aren't financing the phone. But you're still paying the same amount per month. You've just given them an extra $25 a month for the same thing you were willing to give them $85 for above.

    The same rules apply when you don't use your upgrade. You're so happy with your car when you pay it off, you continue to make those loan payments to the finance company. Again, you're making payments for air, but not getting anything new for it. In phone speak, you're giving Vzn the same amount of money per month for that old phone that you would if you upgraded. They just don't have to finance a new phone for you.
    12-02-2012 08:11 AM
  15. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    This Super Moderator has no problem with anything Jerry said or the way he said it.

    Nor do I have any tolerance for the rule he quoted being broken. Some rules are zero tolerance. FYI

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
    What there's zero tolerance for and not should be clearer then. I really don't understand what's the point of having a page of rules if you can pick and choose. Not tryna argue or start anything it just doesn't make sense.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
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    12-02-2012 08:18 AM
  16. The Hustleman's Avatar
    If you pay full retail, they make all kinds of money.

    Think of it this way. When you buy your car, the dealer asks for a down payment, you gladly hand over $2,000 + tax and sign on the dotted line, acknowledging your desire to finance the car with a monthly payment of $300. A major portion of that payment is paying for interest and the remainder is paying the amount borrowed.

    Your Vzn phone works much the same way. You want a Samsung Galaxy S3, the sticker on the window says New Line activation is $199.99 or Upgrades are $199.99. Reading further in the fine print, you see that the real cost of this phone is $699.00. You really want that phone so you hand over your $199.99 + tax and sign on the dotted line acknowledging that you want to finance this phone over a two year period. Now how much are you paying depends on how much you really going to use this phone. You're a power user, so you decide you want to hand over $40 for the ability to use $70 for 4GB worth of data. Added up your payment is $110 (+tax). Given the cost of the phone is $700 and you've given them a $200 down payment, you are financing the rest of the $500 over the two years. About $21 a month pays for the phone. At the interest rate charged by most small loan companies, you're paying $4 a month in interest. Leaving the real cost of your service at $85 a month. So in effect you're paying $85 a month for air.

    Now let's see how this works out with buying the phone outright. You drop $700 for the phone and sign up for the 4GB of data. Your monthly payment is $110 like above. Only now, you aren't financing the phone. But you're still paying the same amount per month. You've just given them an extra $25 a month for the same thing you were willing to give them $85 for above.

    The same rules apply when you don't use your upgrade. You're so happy with your car when you pay it off, you continue to make those loan payments to the finance company. Again, you're making payments for air, but not getting anything new for it. In phone speak, you're giving Vzn the same amount of money per month for that old phone that you would if you upgraded. They just don't have to finance a new phone for you.
    That's almost the exact same way I broke it down for someone who had an upgrade but refused to use it and they didn't even have unlimited. I showed them the t-mobile value plan model and then the classic plan and they saw the difference themselves. T-mobile is simply being upfront about it, other carriers aren't

    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the galaxy S III unfortunately on T-Mobile
    12-02-2012 08:38 AM
  17. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    What there's zero tolerance for and not should be clearer then. I really don't understand what's the point of having a page of rules if you can pick and choose. Not tryna argue or start anything it just doesn't make sense.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    I don't know the severity of every law that I could possibly break, and I know that some things are punished more harshly than others. It's the same here.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
    12-02-2012 09:13 AM
  18. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    I don't know the severity of every law that I could possibly break, and I know that some things are punished more harshly than others. It's the same here.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
    Edit: alllllrighty :-)

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-02-2012 09:31 AM
  19. Paul627g's Avatar
    I believe the point being made is, if your riding on the bubble of possible "trouble" for a comment your about to make then you should be thinking twice before pressing the submit button. Obviously things like discrimination, references to ones sexual preference or race are treated like they are anywhere else in life with utmost seriousness therefore we have ZERO tolerance on these for sure.

    If want to watch/read someone make comments like that I will turn on the 10 o'clock news, I don't expect it in an online Android community forum.

    Thanks for understanding everyone.
    12-02-2012 10:21 AM
  20. Nibs's Avatar
    If you pay full retail, they make all kinds of money.

    Think of it this way. When you buy your car, the dealer asks for a down payment, you gladly hand over $2,000 + tax and sign on the dotted line, acknowledging your desire to finance the car with a monthly payment of $300. A major portion of that payment is paying for interest and the remainder is paying the amount borrowed.

    Your Vzn phone works much the same way. You want a Samsung Galaxy S3, the sticker on the window says New Line activation is $199.99 or Upgrades are $199.99. Reading further in the fine print, you see that the real cost of this phone is $699.00. You really want that phone so you hand over your $199.99 + tax and sign on the dotted line acknowledging that you want to finance this phone over a two year period. Now how much are you paying depends on how much you really going to use this phone. You're a power user, so you decide you want to hand over $40 for the ability to use $70 for 4GB worth of data. Added up your payment is $110 (+tax). Given the cost of the phone is $700 and you've given them a $200 down payment, you are financing the rest of the $500 over the two years. About $21 a month pays for the phone. At the interest rate charged by most small loan companies, you're paying $4 a month in interest. Leaving the real cost of your service at $85 a month. So in effect you're paying $85 a month for air.

    Now let's see how this works out with buying the phone outright. You drop $700 for the phone and sign up for the 4GB of data. Your monthly payment is $110 like above. Only now, you aren't financing the phone. But you're still paying the same amount per month. You've just given them an extra $25 a month for the same thing you were willing to give them $85 for above.

    The same rules apply when you don't use your upgrade. You're so happy with your car when you pay it off, you continue to make those loan payments to the finance company. Again, you're making payments for air, but not getting anything new for it. In phone speak, you're giving Vzn the same amount of money per month for that old phone that you would if you upgraded. They just don't have to finance a new phone for you.
    It's not just about the money, it's also about the severe limitation. In my case, I am the primary line with an iPhone 4 and I have 4 other family members with dumbphones. My only option right now is to either upgrade at $299 and go to a 2gb tiered plan or get everyone on a shared plan and get everybody smartphones. It's just not worth it. If it was 4gb, i would seriously think about using my upgrade, but 2gb is just too small of a limitation for me.
    12-02-2012 10:37 AM
  21. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    It's not just about the money, it's also about the severe limitation. In my case, I am the primary line with an iPhone 4 and I have 4 other family members with dumbphones. My only option right now is to either upgrade at $299 and go to a 2gb tiered plan or get everyone on a shared plan and get everybody smartphones. It's just not worth it. If it was 4gb, i would seriously think about using my upgrade, but 2gb is just too small of a limitation for me.
    You don't have to get everyone a smartphone. The basic phones on that plan are 30 instead of the 40 for your smart phone.

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    12-02-2012 11:36 AM
  22. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    It's not just about the money, it's also about the severe limitation. In my case, I am the primary line with an iPhone 4 and I have 4 other family members with dumbphones. My only option right now is to either upgrade at $299 and go to a 2gb tiered plan or get everyone on a shared plan and get everybody smartphones. It's just not worth it. If it was 4gb, i would seriously think about using my upgrade, but 2gb is just too small of a limitation for me.
    I feel the exact same way, except I don't have anyone else on my plan who is using a dumb phone. You do. What you should do is if you're still on unlimited data on your line, make one of your family members use their upgrade on their dumb phone line to buy the Note 2 at a subsidized pricing, then when you get the phone itself don't activate it on their line. Re-activate their old dumb phone so you can remove the data plan you had to add to buy the Note 2. Then just take the Note 2 and activate it on your line that you have the iPhone 4 on. Bingo. Note 2 for $299 + activation fee and you keep unlimited data. No harm done.
    12-02-2012 11:40 AM
  23. coryteague's Avatar
    So, last week I went to go check out the HTC DNA and though the screen utterly impressed me I still had my heart set on the Galaxy Note 2 due to battery life and memory expansion (16gb and a cloud service won't do it for me, I still have my original Droid X and this POS wont even make it through half the day without a charger). I talk to the REP and tell him my intentions that I wanted to buy a Note 2 full retail to keep my unlimited. He told me about the family share loophole where I can upgrade a dumb phone to a smart phone and then yank the data plan and transfer the phone over to my unlimited. Excited I ask for his card and told him I would see him next week (yesterday). I go home and look it up on multiple forums and sure enough people had done this and plus it was widely known so any retailer could do it.

    Yesterday I was in another city doing errands so I went into another Verizon store, checked in, and told the guy my intentions to use an upgrade from another line for my upgrade to keep my unlimited data package, He said that Verizon had caught on and they put a stop to it as of last week?!?! I just BS'ed with a guy a bit and told him I was going to come back and pay full retail. I will try to go to that original Verizon store I went to and talk to the same guy and see if he can pull some strings. I don't know why someone would not be able to do it.

    Well if it works then sweet. I will have a Note 2 at a cheaper price and keep my unlimited. However, if I have to pay full retail to keep my unlimited then I will be watching Netflix to hell and stream pandora 24-7 all the while downloading a ton of music. Bastardos.
    That's what I did and kept my unlimited when I activated the Galaxy note 2. Even did it with the Rep over the phone so I was for sure not losing my unlimited data plan. Everything was a breeze and this was last Thursday.

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    12-02-2012 11:44 AM
  24. ibcop's Avatar
    But you cuss? I'm not supporting what he said in the least but you can't reprimand him and then cuss in the forums you're supposed to be keeping clean.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    It's called "do as I say, not as I do."
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    12-02-2012 04:22 PM
  25. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    It's called "do as I say, not as I do."
    I'm not your child. And it's bs. But it is what it is right?

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    12-02-2012 05:18 PM
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