"In another positive earnings report for the wireless
industry, Verizon Communications on Monday said its first-quarter
profit rose 5.3 percent. Verizon's wireless sales were up 29.6 percent,
including gains from the Alltel acquisition. Adjusted for the
acquisition, Verizon's sales rose nine percent. "NewsFactor Network, April 27, 2009.
Since our soldiers are also defending Verizon's ability to make money, wouldn't it be patriotic for Verizon to let them out of a contract, irregardless of the extravagrant markup on cell phones purchased outside a wireless contract?