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Verizon wireless resellers with local storefront?
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David Arnstein
2017-08-09 06:59:12 UTC
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Are there Verizon resellers that have a physical (store or manned
kiosk) presence in the bay area?
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sms
2017-08-09 16:42:56 UTC
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Are there Verizon resellers that have a physical (store or manned
kiosk) presence in the bay area?
Yes, a great many.

Google "verizon authorized retailer" along with zip code of the city.
David Arnstein
2017-08-09 17:58:06 UTC
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Are there Verizon resellers that have a physical (store or manned
kiosk) presence in the bay area?
Yes, a great many.
Google "verizon authorized retailer" along with zip code of the city.
I stated my question very badly. What I am looking for are cell
service providers that use Verizon's network. Like what Cricket does
for AT&T.

These service providers offer prices that are better than the
underlying network (AT&T, Verizon, etc.).
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poldy
2017-08-09 18:20:49 UTC
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Post by David Arnstein
Are there Verizon resellers that have a physical (store or manned
kiosk) presence in the bay area?
Yes, a great many.
Google "verizon authorized retailer" along with zip code of the city.
I stated my question very badly. What I am looking for are cell
service providers that use Verizon's network. Like what Cricket does
for AT&T.
These service providers offer prices that are better than the
underlying network (AT&T, Verizon, etc.).
You mean MVNOs?

Doesn't Straight Talk at Walmart give you the option to use the AT&T or
Verizon networks?
sms
2017-08-10 00:03:47 UTC
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On 8/9/2017 11:20 AM, poldy wrote:

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Doesn't Straight Talk at Walmart give you the option to use the AT&T or
Verizon networks?
That is true, but I think David is looking for more help than Walmart
can offer.

Cellfone in Cupertino used to offer PagePlus and I think that they still
offer Redpocket <https://goredpocket.com/plans>. Boom is probably the
best deal for a Verizon MVNO right now, but they have no retailers.

I wonder what the need for a storefront is. I switched to Cricket and
had no need to ever go to a store, and stores charged a lot more to get
started.
David Arnstein
2017-08-10 01:00:41 UTC
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Cellfone in Cupertino used to offer PagePlus and I think that they still
offer Redpocket <https://goredpocket.com/plans>. Boom is probably the
best deal for a Verizon MVNO right now, but they have no retailers.
I am very happy with Boom.

My owl is shopping for a service provider and indeed, Redpocket came up
in her search. Right now, Redpocket has an astonishing deal up on
amazon.com: 5 GBytes per month data, everything else unlimited, $255/year.
We found some reviews of Redpocket on the web (Howard Forums etc.) that
were pretty bad. But what do you think of them?
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I wonder what the need for a storefront is. I switched to Cricket and
had no need to ever go to a store, and stores charged a lot more to get
started.
My owl has done a few number ports at storefronts and she believes that
they happened instantly. That is very valuable to her, although I don't
trust her memory 100%. We might not use a storefront if we have to pay
up a lot for it, but I would still like to know what's out there. The
value of the storefront is that problems can be solved quickly. That
was her experience with Cricket, anyway.
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sms
2017-08-10 02:12:38 UTC
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Cellfone in Cupertino used to offer PagePlus and I think that they still
offer Redpocket <https://goredpocket.com/plans>. Boom is probably the
best deal for a Verizon MVNO right now, but they have no retailers.
I am very happy with Boom.
My owl is shopping for a service provider and indeed, Redpocket came up
in her search. Right now, Redpocket has an astonishing deal up on
amazon.com: 5 GBytes per month data, everything else unlimited, $255/year.
We found some reviews of Redpocket on the web (Howard Forums etc.) that
were pretty bad. But what do you think of them?
Where is that deal? I see this <https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D50H1L2>
for $255 but it is 3GB per month.

How do you make sure that you're not on Sprint with Red Pocket?
David Arnstein
2017-08-10 03:31:13 UTC
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Where is that deal? I see this <https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D50H1L2>
for $255 but it is 3GB per month.
You are correct. Anyway, it is still a phenomenal bargain.
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How do you make sure that you're not on Sprint with Red Pocket?
I have not gone through the sign up process so I don't know. A Q&A on
Amazon suggests that you make the choice once, and then you are not
allowed to change it. That's OK with me.
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sms
2017-08-09 19:43:31 UTC
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Post by David Arnstein
Are there Verizon resellers that have a physical (store or manned
kiosk) presence in the bay area?
Yes, a great many.
Google "verizon authorized retailer" along with zip code of the city.
I stated my question very badly. What I am looking for are cell
service providers that use Verizon's network. Like what Cricket does
for AT&T.
That's different, since Cricket is owned by AT&T.
Post by David Arnstein
These service providers offer prices that are better than the
underlying network (AT&T, Verizon, etc.).
PagePlus used to have some authorized retailers, there was one in
Cupertino, but after Carlos Slim's América Móvil acquired them, the
store in Cupertino dropped PagePlus. I know that they've been reducing
commissions.

See <https://www.pagepluscellular.com/dealers/>

PagePlus isn't a bad deal at $36 (with autopay) for 3GB of high-speed
data and unlimited talk and text. Boom is $40 for 5GB of data.

I am currently on Cricket and have never been in a Cricket store. It's
much more expensive to start service if you go to a Cricket store (all
franchises) than if you go direct or through a dealer that will set you
up remotely. I'm sure that a Page Plus dealer, if any actually still
exist, will charge you for whatever it is you need them to do.

AT&T isn't quite as good as Verizon, but I've been fine with Cricket,
and I get 5 lines with 4GB of data per line, for $100.
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