Friday, January 13, 2012

New and Used Verizon Cell Phones

There’s no doubt that Verizon Wireless is one of the world’s major cellular carriers. In the United States, Verizon is a leader in 4G wireless technology with both Apple iPhone and Android phones. Their coverage blankets the nation. There’s a lot to like about Verizon. Now, the decision is whether you want to buy new or buy used to get your next Verizon cell phone.

The LG Revolution is available FREE when you order it with a new Verizon Wireless cellular service planNew phones for the Verizon Wireless network are on the cutting edge. You say you want a revolution? Well, you know we all want to change our phones. The LG Revolution is one that will get you to make that change. (It was too easy.) It sports an array of advanced features, starting with 4G LTE capability. You can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps when operating in Verizon 4G Mobile Broadband areas. Venture outside of 4G range and you’ll move to 3G wireless capability.

Why hog all that 4G goodness to yourself? You’ll be the hit of the coffee shop or the offsite meeting when you allow up to 8 WiFi enable devices to connect to the Internet through your 4G smartphone. When in range of a wireless access point, you can save your 4G allotment by using WiFi b/g/n as your broadband connection.

This revolutionary phone sports a 4.3 inch touchscreen and runs the Android 2.2 platform on a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor. A unique feature is wireless charging capability. You can recharge your Revolution in under 4 hours by sitting it on an optional charging pad.

You might expect a phone this powerful to have high performance multimedia capabilities. You’d be right. You’ll enjoy movies on-the-go with a preloaded Netflix app. You can share your photos and videos with DLNA streaming to HD TV sets. Make your own videos using the 5 Megapixel rear-facing auto-focus camera that captures 720p HD video. There’s also a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting. That’s an excellent use of 4G capability.

There’s a lot more you’ll get with the LG Revolution, but one thing you won’t get is a bill for the phone itself if you order it with new Verizon Wireless service. That’s right, this phone is free with a new contract when you buy online. That’s how many people keep updating their cell phones. They just commit to a new 2 year contract and get a new phone to replace the one they’ve been using.

Other people would rather not make that new contract commitment but don’t want to pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars for the latest cell phone models. This is especially true if they are half-way through a contract and disaster strikes their phone. You'll never set it down on top of the car again, will you? If you are looking for a replacement, a second phone or one you can take to the job site and now worry too much about what will happen to it, you may be in the market for a good used phone.

Aren’t used phones the old dogs that nobody wants? Not by a long shot. Here are some that are currently available in excellent condition and at huge discounts. How about the HTC Droid Incredible, the Motorola Droid Pro WiFi 3G or Motorola Droid 2 Bluetooth? There’s an excellent Motorola Droid X2 available for your perusal right now. All of these are guaranteed to work on the Verizon Wireless network. Other phones are available for AT&T or other cellular networks. Selection varies constantly, so check the current specials for used, refurbished and unlocked cell phones.

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