Smart Phone question


Golden Member
Nov 30, 2008
I'm really tired of AT&T.

We're paying $32.95 for a 1.5mb DSL connection. 85% of the time it's 1.2MB and the rest of the time it's slower than that, as low as half a MB.

$65 for Local & Long Distance.

We don't have any cell phones.

I'm really thinking about dropping all the land line stuff and just getting a good smart phone.

With that said, can I buy a phone from someone and then go get the service from Verizon? Or will they only activate phones they sell me? My cousin repairs/refurbishes iPhones, so I wouldn't mind buying from him. Probably save me a pretty penny too.