1. Jace's Avatar
    How many of you are going with 1-yr contracts at $320? The real question is how much will the Thunderbolt be worth in 10 months? (How much are Incredibles selling for roughly 10 mo. after release)?

    If you can get $250-300 or so, wouldn't it be worth it to get the 1-yr over a $180 2-yr contract? What am I missing--tiered data price increase?
    03-16-2011 11:46 PM
  2. DJBeanPole's Avatar
    1 year. Por favor.
    03-16-2011 11:47 PM
  3. Lobo23's Avatar
    1 year here also (:
    03-17-2011 12:06 AM
  4. Hockeypuck55's Avatar
    1 year for me.
    03-17-2011 12:07 AM
  5. AndroidXTC's Avatar
    For the extra $80 1 year is a much better deal. Im going 1 year too.
    03-17-2011 12:50 AM
  6. superlawyer15's Avatar
    1 year !!!
    03-17-2011 12:51 AM
  7. roxy surf's Avatar
    since i have the funds this week...1 year
    03-17-2011 01:19 AM
  8. CBMC's Avatar
    How many of you are going with 1-yr contracts at $320? The real question is how much will the Thunderbolt be worth in 10 months? (How much are Incredibles selling for roughly 10 mo. after release)?

    If you can get $250-300 or so, wouldn't it be worth it to get the 1-yr over a $180 2-yr contract? What am I missing--tiered data price increase?
    I ordered mine through amazon for 180. I would advocate the one year for most people. However, I am on a family plan with 5 lines. I have 3 lines up for renewal now, and one up in october. 2 of those 3 people still like the old "dumb" phones (which I buy off contract), so in a year, if I want to upgrade, I can. Been on verizon since mid 90's, don't really have any intention of moving. So that is why I choose a two year contract. But yes, if you plan on selling your phone via ebay when your contract is up then it probably is slightly beneficial to get a one year contract. Although, the difference between amazon and verizon is more than $70. It is closer to $160 by the time you throw in taxes. (If you live in a state that amazon doesn't tax)(Amazon = $180, Verizon = $320 + $20 (taxes) =$340, hence the $160 difference. Will the phone depreciate $160 over the extra 10 months? If you are someone who wants a new phone every year, and doesn't have more than one line to upgrade on, then by all means, the one year contract makes more sense.

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    03-17-2011 01:24 AM
  9. mageus's Avatar
    Wirefly w/ BoA 'Add It Up' is $150 shipped. VZW B&M in CA is $310 for 2 year or $380 1 year (taxed). I really wanted to do 1 year, but for a $230 difference it didn't make sense.
    03-17-2011 01:34 AM
  10. froader's Avatar
    Wirefly w/ BoA 'Add It Up' is $150 shipped. VZW B&M in CA is $310 for 2 year or $380 1 year (taxed). I really wanted to do 1 year, but for a $230 difference it didn't make sense.
    Good news the retail price is $445 which is what we will be taxed on here in CA for 1/2/mo-mo. contracts. its about $39.
    Sales tax law says that it should be taxed on purchase price unless its a manufacture rebate, then it can be the full price.
    Im sick of this BS cell phone sales tax. No manufacture rebate, means we should only pay tax on purchase price. Damn government!
    03-17-2011 02:38 AM
  11. barnebyjones's Avatar
    1 year here!
    03-17-2011 03:45 AM
  12. Jarshy's Avatar
    want to get a 1 year, but I doubt they'll give me my annual upgrade with that. plus I don't mind being locked into unlimited 3g/4g. Been on a BB for over 2 years, i think I can handle 2 years on a TB
    03-17-2011 04:14 AM
  13. Jace's Avatar
    Hang on, if you have other family members who like dumb phones and let you use your upgrade, don't you have to pay an extra $30 per month on a data plan for that line? What am I missing?
    03-17-2011 06:27 AM
  14. green77's Avatar
    1 year for me.
    03-17-2011 06:29 AM
  15. upz3's Avatar
    1 year, the price is really worth it
    03-17-2011 07:41 AM
  16. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Hang on, if you have other family members who like dumb phones and let you use your upgrade, don't you have to pay an extra $30 per month on a data plan for that line? What am I missing?
    No, you can transfer the upgrade to different lines. That's probably what I'm going to do with the Thunderbolt.

    I'm probably going to get a 2 year contract and then when my mother's upgrade comes up in October I'll give her the Thunderbolt and take her upgrade since she will be okay with tiered data.
    03-17-2011 07:47 AM
  17. fatboy97's Avatar
    I wasn't so sure with the $300 price tag, but since it dropped to $250... absolutely I'm going with a 1 yr contract!!!

    Then I can see what's new this time next year!!! Dual-Core, Tri-Core, Quad-Core, 5G, ....
    03-17-2011 08:02 AM
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