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I have to say, i have been with verizon now for 6 years(this september) and i am tired of paying $300 a month for my family plan. I went to a local(wash/idaho/oregon/montana) provider and with the exact same services, i would only pay $190 a month. granted verizon is going to charge me $600 in fees to cancel BUT, ill save $1540 going to new carrier over verizon. take away that $600 and im still ahead almost $1k over verizon. they even have the droid x and samsung galaxy phones. and they are free when you sign up for new service lol
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Isn't there a difference between activating a phone on a carrier's network, and using a phone on their network? I mean, you can activate a vanilla phone out of the box for initial use when you first start an account, or add a different phone to your account, and then you can mod it to hell and back without consequence. Sounds like a moot point if this only extents to the act of *activating* the phone for the first time of use on an account. Once it's activated, who cares?

edit After reading some of the comments on the original linked post, it sounds like this is probably just a mis-communication by a very non-technical service rep, so it doesn't sound like it's anything to worry about.
i believe, and dont quote me on this, that after you flash a rom you have to do *228 and that is technically activating the phone. that is where it will not activate you if you have a unlocked bootloader.
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Verizon, reminding me why have Sprint yet again
Sprint, reminding me why have T-Mobile yet again
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i believe, and dont quote me on this, that after you flash a rom you have to do *228 and that is technically activating the phone. that is where it will not activate you if you have a unlocked bootloader.
I have a droid incredible and Im always switching out kernels and roms with it being completely unlocked . not once have I ever dialed *228 after flashing a new rom to my phone. currently on cm7 and I have zero problems

*edit no pun intended here. just stating my experience
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i believe, and dont quote me on this, that after you flash a rom you have to do *228 and that is technically activating the phone. that is where it will not activate you if you have a unlocked bootloader.
Ah, I didn't realize that. I've never modified my phone, but it seems like it would just be a sim card thing--wouldn't it? Pop in an activated sim card, and the carrier doesn't care what the phone is (so long as it's compatible with their network). Then again, I've also never done this, so I can't say for certain.
    
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I have a droid incredible and Im always switching out kernels and roms with it being completely unlocked . not once have I ever dialed *228 after flashing a new rom to my phone. currently on cm7 and I have zero problems

*edit no pun intended here. just stating my experience
ok, that answers that then. ty, disregard my last post than lol
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To think..a non-customizable Android phone, yet iPhone's would be able to be jailbroken. A common sense troll set on automatic.
 
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