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Re: Why is Amazon Wireless so much cheaper?
Because Amazon and the other third party people gives us back some of the commission VZW pays for the phone sale. That's why they're cheaper.
Originally Posted by elindquist1
I just bought the Razr Maxx HD and a Razr M for my wife from Amazon. Worked perfectly. Amazon even back credited $25 for the Maxx HD because they dropped the price 13 days later to the current $175 from the $200 I paid.
The only two downsides... There are no exchanges with Amazon. Just returns. So if you're not sure of the phone, you'll have to send it back and CANCEL the upgrade/new line/whatever. All kinds of stuff can go wrong on the VZW side if you have to do that. Second downside is if you cancel the line within 181 days of activation, Amazon will hit you with a $250 fee on TOP of the fee you'll pay to VZW for the ETF.
Amazon claims just a cancellation of the line will trigger the fee. Wirelfy says that PLUS even moving the device off the line to another line even on the same plan will potentially trigger the same add on penalty.
That said, I researched the hell out of the phones we wanted. Thus, I have no expectations of needing an exchange or a return.
If you just want to try out a phone to see if you like it using a 3rd party can work, but could also be a pain in the ***.