Well paint me green and call me the tooth fairy. Verizon is known for being stubborn so I thought they would never give up on the contract… Turns out I was wrong. As of yesterday Verizon now offers service without a contract.
Now you need to BYOP (bring your own phone) or buy one at full retail and pay the activation fee and you are set without any contracts. Maybe Verizon finally got tired of the carrier line of “we need contracts to recoup the subsidized phones.” Or maybe it is because they silently killed off SMS delivery confirmations.
As our friends at BBCool pointed out this is a slick deal for Canadians and other international travelers who want to get a decent monthly deal for a cellphone. It might even convince me to give Verizon and the Storm a spin when they come out.