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    Default Paying ETF if I buy full price phone?

    I got note 3 back in February. I was loving the lhone, but now it's just about broken, I can't get 4G anymore and having some other problems. I realize I did a 2 year contract, so I'm not looking for a way for Verizon to fix it. But if I were to buy a new phone at full retail (through someone other than Verizon) would I still pay an ETF fee?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    Default Re: Paying ETF if I buy full price phone?

    No... I swap phones all the time (new and used). You would only pay your ETF if you do not fulfill your 2 year contract...

    Sent from Portland Oregon using my Samsung galaxy s5 on Verizon
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmatt503 View Post
    No... I swap phones all the time (new and used). You would only pay your ETF if you do not fulfill your 2 year contract...

    Sent from Portland Oregon using my Samsung galaxy s5 on Verizon
    By switching phones wouldn't that be considered not fulfilling it?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by HolyBuckeye View Post
    By switching phones wouldn't that be considered not fulfilling it?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    No I also switch phones under contract. If you buy a phone and ask to use it on your number Verizon shouldn't care. They only care about you paying for the monthly bill for the full two year agreement.

    I use AT&T but it shouldn't be any different.

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    You're only required to pay the ETF if you leave Verizon. If you buy another phone to use on their network you do not have to pay an ETF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HolyBuckeye View Post
    By switching phones wouldn't that be considered not fulfilling it?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    The contract is on the phone line.. Not the phone. So if you bought something else full price and just swapped the SIM to it.. They wouldn't care.

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    Default Re: Paying ETF if I buy full price phone?

    Gotcha, thanks

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    Default Re: Paying ETF if I buy full price phone?

    Have you tried to call Verizon about your problems? Perhaps you have a defective phone.

    But to answer your question, you can swap phones anytime without affecting the contract or having to pay etf

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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