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Saturday, August 16, 2008
Verizon and T-Mobile join the Online Upgrade Party
I posted before about ATT Wireless being the first major carrier to offer cell phone upgrades online through agents.
Well, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have also joined the party. This is no surprise as there is a demand for this service and all the major wireless carriers tend to follow the others.
With Sprint and AT&T being the early leaders, all of the major wireless phone providers and now on board with offering cell phone upgrades and contract extensions online.
Why is this significant? Well, most people already have cell phones. and, believe or not, most people really don't like switching. Especially when a lot of the more popular phone models are offered in several models across all the providers. The solution? Staying with your current carrier and taking advantage of upgrade offers. However, until recently most of these carriers required existing customers to deal with the carrier directly or in their company stores.
We know that shopping online is the best way to save money. There are many authorized agents and affiliates who sell wireless services online. When they are allowed to run an offer they almost always can beat the brick n mortar price. Now anyone can find a good deal and still keep their favorite carrier.