- 10-29-2009, 12:37 PM #2
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- 10-29-2009, 04:06 PM #5
We have 5 lines on our account, 2 of which are eligible for upgrade. I just got my Tour 3 months ago myself, but I'm a sucker for new devices. I've been with BB since Big Red released the Curve. I'm kinda bored with their OS as of now. So I think I may be using one of those 2 lines upgrade dates to get my Droid.
- 10-29-2009, 08:16 PM #6
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- 10-31-2009, 04:19 PM #14
this works even better if you are already adding someone and extending your contract. you could keep the new phone for yourself, give your old phone to the person being added and then sell the second new phone.
- 10-31-2009, 11:00 PM #15
- 11-01-2009, 08:19 PM #16
I'll be paying full retail. But I have the good fortune of being able to sell my Touch Pro 2 on eBay to offset the cost. I will probably end up paying a little less out of pocket than if I was renewing my contract and paying $199 for it on a 2 year.
- 11-01-2009, 09:16 PM #17
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- 11-03-2009, 10:56 PM #20
Its less expensive to just add a line and make your old line a basic phone line. 9.99 a month.
- 11-04-2009, 11:59 AM #21
- 11-04-2009, 10:45 PM #22
don't have the benefit of an upgrade or in the middle of your contract?
These are the 3 ways I see it:
a.) $569.99: buying the droid full price
b.) $439.75: adding a line at 9.99 a month for 24 months, paying 2yr contract price
c.) $374.99: canceling the plan, starting new contract, paying new 2yr contract price
Why wouldn't anybody be going for option C? I don't understand why pricing would be set in a way that encourages paying to cancel your contract prematurely. it doesn't make sense to me.
Course, I guess verizon figured this out too, because I'm reading today that starting 11.15, verizon will be charging $350 instead of $175 for ETF's....
so for those of you looking for the cheapest way to get the droid before 11.15 and don't have a family plan, go with option c!
does anybody have experience doing that? when I called verizon's retentions department, I pointed this out, to which the rep, well.....I can't really comment since verizon never told us what full retail was. wtf? I learned full retail from verizon's twitter!
- 11-04-2009, 11:01 PM #23
All 3 options suck.
- 11-04-2009, 11:16 PM #24
until the ETF is raised, option C is probably the best one money wise, because you would also have the phone that you were using that you can sell to recoup some of the costs.
but yes, this is why the raised the ETF fees, the BOGO offers were being taken advantage of too frequently.
i'm really surprised that people are crying and moaning about this. they give you 30 days to try out the network penalty free, after that if you are satisfied with your service and choose to keep it, you are obligated to honor your end of the contract.
do people just not believe in doing what they promise to do anymore? if verizon changes the terms of your contract, you are also allowed to get out of it with no ETF, if they don't let you, you have grounds to fight it, as it's a breach of contract.
can someone enlighten me as to how this is unfair?
- 11-04-2009, 11:23 PM #25
it's definitely a fact of life when it comes to mobile phone unit rates...the hard reality to accept is having a value for these devices that range over $200...contract holders and long time customers feel like they're being punished by being already established and unable to take advantage of newer offers, while the reality is that these gadgets are tiny super machines that just frankly cost a lot to develop.
I'm switching over from sprint without a contract break, so it'll be an easy switch for me, but my bf has to go with option c because he's in the middle of a contract, tho he's been with big red for 10 years.
just wish there was some sort of added perk for him, but that's just cos I'm a lady always looking for a deal.