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Opinion - How best to use contract upgrade
Hi there. I wasn't sure what the right forum/thread was to ask this, so wanted to just throw it out there. I'm a Sprint subscriber, have been for years, and bought the Nexus 5 32GB full-price from Google Play several months back. Since I did not purchase through Sprint and therefore did not get any subsidized pricing through them, there was no new agreement, no new contract, etc, and I maintained my device-upgrade eligibility. My 2-year agreement was up in June, so I am technically no longer "on contract" and am now eligible for my 2-year device upgrade if I sign a new 2-year agreement. So my question is this: Should I proceed to purchase a new flagship device (HTC One M8, GS5, or LG G3) at subsidized price, sign a new 2-year agreement, and just sell the brand-new phone for profit?
Understand I'm not interested in switching carriers right now due to cost, and I prefer my N5 so am not really looking to exchange devices at this time. It just seems like a waste to not take advantage of subsidized pricing, since I'm essentially paying for it into the future whether my contract is up or not.
Also, my N5 battery life has taken a substantial hit since 4.4.3 and no better after 4.4.4. What gives?