1. Droid800's Avatar
    So how many of you guys got your Nexus on a new two-year contract? I've been considering getting a contract-free version so that I can go month-to-month. (I don't like sticking with phones for more than a year these days) The only issue I would have with it is that if I got a Nexus off contract it would be around $540, plus monthly costs. (which would be there anyways) If I got a contract version it would be $199, and then whatever the ETF is if I end early. (as high as $200 if I do it within the first year)
    01-14-2011 11:34 PM
  2. dadds27's Avatar
    im on contract and next dec is when i will make a tough choice im sure. but right now im happy and dont mind the extra 20 a month to have paid less upfront
    01-15-2011 12:10 AM
  3. Droid800's Avatar
    im on contract and next dec is when i will make a tough choice im sure. but right now im happy and dont mind the extra 20 a month to have paid less upfront
    What do you mean?
    01-15-2011 01:39 AM
  4. big_time2's Avatar
    I almost got it on a two-year contract, but then I found out that my monthly plan would have gone up 24.99 (or something more than 20) and I decided to just pay the full price for it.
    01-15-2011 07:52 AM
  5. mab4285's Avatar
    What do you mean?
    If you go off contract and buy the phone outright, you get better plan pricing for your plan. I've got my Nexus S bought outright, and my plan is $59.99 a month for 450 min, unlimited text, unlimited data. All that on contract would be $79.99 on contract.

    So if you think about it
    $540 + $59.99x24 = $1979.76 (outright)
    $199 + $79.99x24 = $2118.76 (contract)

    Plus, I'm pretty sure tethering is automatically included in this plan.
    01-15-2011 10:34 AM
  6. southgarcia's Avatar
    I'm considering purchasing a Nexus S in the next few days. I'll definitely NOT go with a contract. I have a ToGo SIM I can put in the device and buy minutes as I need them. Since I use Skype at home and work and ToGo minutes discounts abound, voice usually costs me around $200 a year. For data, it's amazing how many free WiFi access points there are these days. When I'm on a trip and need data on the go, I have a Virgin Mobile MiFi 2200 router for which I can purchase 100MB of data for 30 days for $10 or 5GB for 30 days for $40 (used to be "unlimited" but Sprint is getting realistic in their data offerings). By putting up with a little inconvenience I've brought my total service costs to less than $300 a year with no bills, taxes, or fees. That allows me to spend where I appreciate it the most, on the phone.

    P.S. I see the phrase "unlimited data" being bantered about. Read the contract: unlimited data means unlimited e-mail and web browsing. That may be enough for most but make sure of the consequences before you attempt to replace your wired broadband service with your phone!
    01-15-2011 09:13 PM
  7. netninja's Avatar
    No contract for me. Cheaper in the long run.

    I would recommend if you can afford paying for the device in full upfront to do so as you'll be better off for it.
    01-15-2011 10:01 PM
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