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    Default 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?
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    Default 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

    Quote Originally Posted by maryhalltworound View Post
    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 !!!
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    Default 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

    Quote Originally Posted by maryhalltworound View Post
    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.
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    Default 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

    Quote Originally Posted by maryhalltworound View Post
    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.
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    Default 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.
    I voided my warranty.
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    Default 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

    Quote Originally Posted by androidluvr2 View Post
    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(?).
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    Default 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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    Default 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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith317 View Post
    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.



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    Default 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.
    Samsung Note 2
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