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Positive Reviews

HandsDown

Best Coverage Around

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Pros: Great Coverage

Cons: phone selection not the best

My main reason for staying with Verizon is the coverage.  I travel a good amount and Verizon is one of the only that work were I go.   I just wish they had more choices in phones. 
kiwi

Not all bad...

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Pros: Free calls in network, free weekends, free evenings, family plan with shared minutes, good coverage with few dropped calls

Cons: Cost, crappy GUI on phones,

This is my first experience with a cell phone plan. Previously I had been using pre pay plans in New Zealand. At the moment we share a family plan with my in-laws (four of us split 800 minutes a month). We love the fact that we get free calls between Verizon phones, free calls on evenings (after 9pm) and on weekends. The coverage has been excellent - we've taken it into the northern woods of Minnesota, the canyons of Utah, and even Canada and always had coverage in places that you would expect to get a signal. Even although I work in what resembles a fall out shelter (where I don't regularly get a signal), occasionally a text message slips through. Somehow. Who knows how Verizon manage...
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SirSweetChuck

Works Great

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Pros: Great Coverage

I'm on the Family plan and the pricing is very reasonable.  It has great coverage where I live (outside D.C.), I raraly ever get a call dropped and my calls are always clear.  The IN network is great since it works nationwide.  Everywhere I travel I get great reception too (up and down the east coast and the west coast).  I have to disagree with hreppard and gdean about the service.  While the wait at the stores can be long if you go at the wrong time, i've almost always gotten great customer service.  I do go to the same store every time, so maybe its just them.  They even replaced my water damaged phone for $50 when I was supposed to have to buy it at the list price. 

Negative Reviews

VTBooda

Terrible

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Pros: Great coverage especially in rural areas

Cons: Terrible phones and customer service

Tried to cancel service...Called one representative she stated that since I was not the primary line.  I was able to cancel my line with no early termination fee.  I only had 20 days left in my contract.  When I got my next bill (my wife stayed with verizon...why I don't know)  There was a $175 charge!!!!!  When I called them they were playing dumb stating you broke contract agreements.  Long story short...I reminded them that they record all phone calls.  They did see that I inquired about the early termination fee, but there was no record of that representative ever telling me that information.  The first rep. stated there is nothing she could do, I then asked to talk to the manager. ...
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pgallett

Put me in the "Not So Good " category

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Pros: tons of Verizon stores to go complain too

Cons: Dropped calls/ bad reception

The carrier battle seems to have a very distinct line drawn. Either you love or hate your carrier, not a lot of grey area. For me, Verizon was horrible. I had a family plan with the unlimeted data plan for my Palm 700w. Starting the cost, there really wasn't any added value to being a Verison customer over the other carriers, they weren't doing anything special in terms of promotions or other forms of discounts.  My beef is primarily with the fact that I constantly had dropped calls and really poor reception, often. I realize that this may have to do with the device, but if Verizon has the cojones to slap there logo on a device and sell it for $500, it better work as prescribed. It...
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gdean2323

Misery Wireless

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Pros: good coverage

Cons: absolutely terrible customer service

Over the years I've been with quite a few phone carriers. Verizon is hands down the worst ever. Their coverage my be the best, but that's where is stops. If you have a problem, or want to get something changed once you are signed up, forget it. I remember walking into the Verizon store with fists full of cash, begging them to help - to no avail. If you want to be treated like crap, switch to Verizon. If you have any self respect switch to AT&T/Cingular. I have had $300 overages completely erased by them, and early termination fees are easy to get out of.

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TheEli

I only have it because of my family plan

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Pros: free texting within the network

Cons: no sim cards in phones and patch service some places

Verizon is the only carrier I have ever had. I use it because I am on the family plan with my parents and brother. I appreciate the free calls within the plan and the unlimited texts to other verizon members The coverage  works well in California, but I went to school in the bay area, and in some places, like Palo Alto, there is less than stellar coverage. I don't have the experience to say how well it peroforms vs other carriers, but it works well enough.
tgent

Decent service

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Pros: Good service in most locations

Cons: "Can you hear me now?" Well no I'm on a college campus that doesn't get good service

Decent service with good rates.  In certain places on a college campus I have zero service which means I can't make calls and my battery dies.  Otherwise, I am very happy with Verizon.
rgiorgi

Gets the job done

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Pros: locations, service

Cons: phone prices

Verizon gets the best service to my knowledge. If I find out otherwise I would surely change though because the prices of features they give add up.
hreppard

Standard

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I have had verizon for about 4 years.  I live in Central Virginia, and have always had covereage where I need it in resonable areas (not mountain tops, etc.).  I would say that Verizon's best feature is the "in" plan, where you don't pay for calls to other verizon customers, and their worst feature is the customer support or visiting a store.
dawngiorgiani

My network takes some days off

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Pros: unlimited "in-network" calling, I'm already with them

Cons: I loose service at times, no reception at my parents house

I used to absolutely love Verizon, although lately we've been fighting. I don't know if the service or the phone is to blame, but I lose service in my own house, right outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area. I have phone calls that are filled with echos and my parents house is out in the country doesn't get any sort of service. I like the long distance in-network free calls and that my minutes are free to other Verizon folks, but I think they're service plans could use some expanding, the options are pretty limited. All in all, from where I sit, it's better than the hassle of switching carriers.
chumkey

Good solid service

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I have no complaints about Verizon service. I switched to them in 2004 because the rest of my family was on Verizon and the IN-network made sense for me. Since then, I'm on my third phone (as they have become outdated, not problematic). I switched to Verizon from Sprint. Sprint, at least in 2001-3, was terrible in my college town of Blacksburg, VA. Unfortunately when I made the switch, my number wasn't portable, but that was my only complaint at the time about the move.
smart4u

VZW

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Pros: sound quality, coverage

Cons: phone selection

VZW offers great sound quality, superior data connectivity and speed, and excellent customer service. The phone selection is lacking though.
Deej

Leaves a few things to be desired

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Pros: Great network, decent phone selection

Cons: I feel a bit nickle and dimed

I have been with Verizon for quite a while now (7 years) and for the most part we've gotten along beautifully. Living in the Bay Area, I almost NEVER have signal or call quality issues on Verizon, my phones have always been of at least reasonable quality, but I can't say I'm a full-on fan. I had a few $250+ bills in college, they hassled me relentlessly when my old company made me change networks and I wanted to keep my number, and I find I still live in fear when I open the email with my monthly fee wondering if I've done something stupid to warrant exorbitant overages. I guess my main gripe really is just expense. I'd love to have a data plan, but just can...
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Lola

Great carrier

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Pros: Few dropped calls; great coverage; in-network free calls

Cons: Extra cost for texts on my plan; no iPhone

Really great carrier. Three things I'm especially impressed with: 1. Almost never a dropped call. 2. Really good service, almost everywhere that I travel (West Coast, East Coast, and internationally -- took my phone on a trip to China last summer). 3. Free calls to anyone on the same carrier!!! Lastly, I'm on a family plan that's super reasonable. Only downsides: text messaging wasn't included in our family plan, so I had to add-on 100 texts a month for about 10 bucks...also, you can't get the iPhone through Verizon! Overall, though, I'm very happy with it and have no plans to change carriers. PS I can't rate service/support because I never need it!
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