So, Verizon, I have suspended my whole family's accounts. I found that I get the same service from Straight Talk only considerably cheaper. Now AT&T has even a more affordable plan. Are you going to match it or keep loosing accounts?
That plan from AT&T requires you to bring your own devices or purchase them at full price or sign up for the AT&T Next program which is similar to the Verizon Edge program.
I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.
First question. I wanted to try the Straight talk service before I completely switched so I suspended my Verizon before canceling.
Next. No, phones are free or premium phones at a discount price just like Verizon but there is a 2 year contract if you need the phones.
I have not used the Verizon phones or been under contract for quite a few years. I have Motorola Droid x2 phones that cost me less than $80 New. I have to use Verizon CDMA towers though to get service where I live otherwise I would have already switched to AT&T. Straight talk is still $60 per month cheaper than Verizon with 2.5GB/phone high speed and unlimited 1x after that.
Verizon is just too high, they will have to compete with AT&Ts plan at some point.