Sounds like a pre-paid phone would be better for that purpose. You buy the phone outright and then simply use as needed. Pre-paids don't carry contracts.
If you own your own phone, you don't need to sign a contract on post-paid service. So you are free to start and stop it any time you like, but there are usually extra fees in doing this, depending on what you do. You can:
That is a great question! I understand the importance of being without a contract. I have great news! As long as your device is VZW branded, you are more then welcome to activate service without a contract. The only fees that would apply would be a $35.00 activation fee. Your account will be placed on a month to month basis that is eligible at anytime to cancel without penalty. If you would like to get started, please contact our sales department at 800-256-4646 or visit your local VZW store for assistance, thanks!
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