Cheap no-contract Verizon postpaid smartphone?

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  1. question fear macrumors 68020

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    I currently have a Lumia 928. I like it, but it's got some issues (mainly that the earpiece keeps cutting out, so I can only reliably have conversations over bluetooth or on speakerphone like I'm a reality tv show contestant).

    I'm starting to get really worried the earpiece might just go entirely, and then I'll really be stuck. It's under warranty, so I could send it to Nokia for repair, but if I do that I'm out a phone for at least a week if not two. I'm reluctant to go to Verizon and be forced to reup my contract or agree to their crappy EDGE deal, and if I am in that situation I'd rather wait until the summer and see what the spring phones are like.

    So anyone have any ideas on what I could pick up as a stopgap? I know it's a huge stretch but anything under $150 would be ideal...I know that means an old Android most likely, which is fine. IIRC, the Moto G won't work on Verizon Postpaid, correct? It has to go prepaid?

    Of course, my other alternative is to hunt down a dumbphone, since i have a cellular iPad Mini. If I did that, any thoughts on what to look for?
     
  2. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    You could go with a Droid Razr M. Not the best phone and it is a little old but it should be useable for 2 weeks. You should also be able to get an iphone 4 for that. Again not the best but it should be doable for 2 weeks.
     
  3. Menel macrumors 603

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    Moto G's seem to be popular. Don't know what prepaid vs postpaid means.
     
  4. rui no onna macrumors 601

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  5. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I would think the Moto G would work on pre-paid unless they are using different towers or something.
     
  6. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    The catch with the Moto G is it's locked in to prepaid service for 6 months. Can't use it on postpaid until that time is up. Otherwise, it's a very nice phone for the $100 asking price on Verizon.
     
  7. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I think that only applies if the phone has already been activated on a prepaid plan.
     
  8. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Guess it might be worth a try. The Moto G is already the best value proposition at $179/199. At $99? It's a steal.
     
  9. albertfallickwa macrumors 6502a

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    I second that Moto G phone.
     
  10. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Save up for the moto X. Its the best verizon phone right now and its not that expensive. It was on sale a few weeks ago. Hopefully it will go on sale again. Right Now its 399.99 no contract.

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    Why not bring it to the verizon store. They usually will overnight you a replacement if there is an issue during warranty.
     
  11. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    He wants a stop gap device. Why the hell would you suggest a flagship as a stop gap?the iPhone 4 or Moto G will be fine as stop gap devices OP
     
  12. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Either they're delusional or don't take the time to read threads.
     
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    As a lurker here, that guys posts generally are extremely biased. Regarding Apple products he especially attacks.
     
  14. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    I am using a Moto G just got it, 2 sims one on plan and one prepaid. Works great.
     
  15. question fear thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Moto G on Verizon or another provider? From what I'm reading it sounds like Verizon won't activate it on a contract plan. :(
     

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