1. ## if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for \$0, can I buy it and pay \$350 ETF to own it free and clear?

if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for \$0, can I buy it and pay \$350 ETF to own it free and clear?
(plus the \$35 activation fee that VZW charges, plus a couple of weeks of service)

okay... not really \$0... it's actually \$49.99, but I have a \$50 gift card.

If my math is not wrong, this means I can get it for a little more than \$425. Still much better
than paying \$799 full retail, no? Or is my math wrong?
2. ## Re: if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for \$0, can I buy it and pay \$350 ETF to own it free and clea

Originally Posted by maryhalltworound
if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for \$0, can I buy it and pay \$350 ETF to own it free and clear?
(plus the \$35 activation fee that VZW charges, plus a couple of weeks of service)

okay... not really \$0... it's actually \$49.99, but I have a \$50 gift card.

If my math is not wrong, this means I can get it for a little more than \$425. Still much better
than paying \$799 full retail, no? Or is my math wrong?
That sounds like Fuzzy Math to me !!!
3. ## Re: if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for \$0, can I buy it and pay \$350 ETF to own it free and clea

Originally Posted by maryhalltworound
if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for \$0, can I buy it and pay \$350 ETF to own it free and clear?
(plus the \$35 activation fee that VZW charges, plus a couple of weeks of service)

okay... not really \$0... it's actually \$49.99, but I have a \$50 gift card.

If my math is not wrong, this means I can get it for a little more than \$425. Still much better
than paying \$799 full retail, no? Or is my math wrong?
You're paying \$350 (ETF), at least \$30 (activation) + Setup fee + Whatever else they can hit you with legally (taxes, line surcharges, etc). Call a Verizon store and ask what the full setup comes out to or do it online. PLUS, Verizon phones are useless anywhere else. I think you can pickup Voice/3G data but you're not going to jump on another LTE network with a Verizon phone.
4. ## Re: if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for \$0, can I buy it and pay \$350 ETF to own it free and clea

Originally Posted by maryhalltworound
if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for \$0, can I buy it and pay \$350 ETF to own it free and clear?
(plus the \$35 activation fee that VZW charges, plus a couple of weeks of service)

okay... not really \$0... it's actually \$49.99, but I have a \$50 gift card.

If my math is not wrong, this means I can get it for a little more than \$425. Still much better
than paying \$799 full retail, no? Or is my math wrong?
Are you looking not to be bound to a contract? That would make sense to me.
5. ## Re: if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for \$0, can I buy it and pay \$350 ETF to own it free and clea

Some of the retailers like Amazon wireless and Walmart hit you with an additional fee of \$400 if you do that before 181 days.
6. ## Re: if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for \$0, can I buy it and pay \$350 ETF to own it free and clea

Originally Posted by androidluvr2
Some of the retailers like Amazon wireless and Walmart hit you with an additional fee of \$400 if you do that before 181 days.
I don't believe Best Buy does that...at least they never did on the last 4 phones I bought from them during the last two years
but have to check... especially since their revised their return policy on March 2(?).
7. ## Re: if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for \$0, can I buy it and pay \$350 ETF to own it free and clea

I don't think Walmart does that either.

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8. ## Re: if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for \$0, can I buy it and pay \$350 ETF to own it free and clea

Originally Posted by MrSmith317
You're paying \$350 (ETF), at least \$30 (activation) + Setup fee + Whatever else they can hit you with legally (taxes, line surcharges, etc). Call a Verizon store and ask what the full setup comes out to or do it online. PLUS, Verizon phones are useless anywhere else. I think you can pickup Voice/3G data but you're not going to jump on another LTE network with a Verizon phone.
The activation fee will be waived if canceled within 3 days. There is no setup fee other than the activation fee. The charges would be prorated for the time used, so just cancel the same day

Also, certain retailers may have a secondary etf, Amazon has a \$400 etf on top of the carriers \$350 etf.

Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
9. ## Re: if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for \$0, can I buy it and pay \$350 ETF to own it free and clea

got my note 2 at verizon store for (on launch day) \$299. negotiated activation fee down to \$20. Opened a new line (because I have unlimited). cancelled new line in a few days to avoid paying \$17.12/month for a line plus taxes for two years. paid the cancellation fee of \$300-something. bottom line, I only saved \$100 by not buying the phone outright. next note 2 I bought was for my wife and I just bought it outright to avoid all the rigmarole.

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