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  1. Ev C's Avatar
    The watch was listed in my outright purchase order and has a shipping date of August 5th from Best Buy. So the watch was definitely included how i purchased it even without new activation.

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    08-03-2016 11:02 AM
  2. toy4x's Avatar
    I looked at both Verizon and Best Buy pre-order and found that the Best Buy deal wasn't really such a deal.
    At Best Buy you get to choose a Fit2 or a EVO+ 256GB card but have to pay $349.00 up front.
    At Verizon no gift but you have an upfront payment of $0.00 and you can trade-in an old phone for a $300.00 credit to your monthly billing account.
    I do believe I will wait to see what the Gold unlocked version looks like before doing any purchasing.
    Verizon says UPTO a $300 credit. My galaxy S6 is only good for $165 trade in credit.
    08-03-2016 11:05 AM
  3. wheelerpr's Avatar
    So if you order in a best buy store today, do you walk out with your bonus item or do you get that when you pick up your phone?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-03-2016 11:08 AM
  4. canonBoy's Avatar
    I just got done with a chat session with Verizon, and I did not know this but for grandfathered unlimited data plan users, you can do a non-contract agreement option for a new device that lets you pay the full price of the device over the two years ($36x24=$864), OR you can get the device on subsidy for $299 + $40 upgrade fee if you sign a 2 year contract. Both options keep unlimited data though.

    That puts competition on the $349 w contract Best Buy pricing! Hmmmmm... now I just need to see how capable Best Buy is at keeping unlimited data plans for customers.
    08-03-2016 11:09 AM
  5. canonBoy's Avatar
    I tried to pre order, but I want the installment plan. Customer service said I have to go in store to do that... Not able to do that on their Web site. Guess I'm heading down to BB today.
    Are you planning on doing the installment plan with unlimited data on Verizon?
    08-03-2016 11:11 AM
  6. toy4x's Avatar
    So if you order in a best buy store today, do you walk out with your bonus item or do you get that when you pick up your phone?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    When I picked up my s6, the free wireless charger was picked up at the same time as the phone. For pre-orders, they get the same amount of sd/fit2 as was ordered. Maybe a slight variance to cover people changing their minds.
    08-03-2016 11:12 AM
  7. beh's Avatar
    Verizon says UPTO a $300 credit. My galaxy S6 is only good for $165 trade in credit.
    However, if you are trading in a listed phone you get a coupon code that gives a $300.00 credit no matter the value of the trade in. Same deal as for the Note 5 when it came out. So check the fine print for the list of phones. If the S6 is on the list you should get the $300.00 rebate coupon. But you should check with Verizon directly to confirm.
    08-03-2016 11:17 AM
  8. mmsean's Avatar
    I almost pulled the trigger on BestBuy.com last night until I saw that you only could get the Fit Gear 2 and I wanted the memory card. Says that you have to go in store to get the memory card.
    08-03-2016 11:31 AM
  9. rushmore's Avatar
    I looked at both Verizon and Best Buy pre-order and found that the Best Buy deal wasn't really such a deal.
    At Best Buy you get to choose a Fit2 or a EVO+ 256GB card but have to pay $349.00 up front.
    At Verizon no gift but you have an upfront payment of $0.00 and you can trade-in an old phone for a $300.00 credit to your monthly billing account.
    I do believe I will wait to see what the Gold unlocked version looks like before doing any purchasing.
    The Verizon offer is "up to" $300, so unless trading a iPhone Plus or new S7 Edge, you will probably get much less than $300. Even at $300 that would be against the retail price, so still a net of almost $600 charged. Seems the Best Buy deal is much better as a result.
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    08-03-2016 11:38 AM
  10. rushmore's Avatar
    However, if you are trading in a listed phone you get a coupon code that gives a $300.00 credit no matter the value of the trade in. Same deal as for the Note 5 when it came out. So check the fine print for the list of phones. If the S6 is on the list you should get the $300.00 rebate coupon. But you should check with Verizon directly to confirm.
    Verizon is doing a bad job communicating that then, since on phone or in store they caution "up to" $300 and depends on the device. Still means over $200 more total charge than Best Buy, even if $300.
    08-03-2016 11:41 AM
  11. rushmore's Avatar
    I just got done with a chat session with Verizon, and I did not know this but for grandfathered unlimited data plan users, you can do a non-contract agreement option for a new device that lets you pay the full price of the device over the two years ($36x24=$864), OR you can get the device on subsidy for $299 + $40 upgrade fee if you sign a 2 year contract. Both options keep unlimited data though.

    That puts competition on the $349 w contract Best Buy pricing! Hmmmmm... now I just need to see how capable Best Buy is at keeping unlimited data plans for customers.
    Be careful with the subsidized two year and get the "keep your unlimited" in writing. I am not aware of this option and Verizon is heckbent on getting rid of unlimited plans. Perhaps the rep misspoke to you and meant that was your other option to get a the device. That is part of their script- get people off unlimited.
    08-03-2016 12:25 PM
  12. Premium1's Avatar
    Best Buy's app tonight has an add for the Note 7 preorder with a place to write your email address for preorder info as soon as it's available. I'm just wanting to see how people's (especially grandfathered unlimited data Verizon customers) experience is getting the phone through Best Buy. I'll hopefully order mine this weekend if I can get a Best Buy employee to guarantee that my plan won't be touched (as Verizon stated should be the case with their price hike this spring for grandfathered unlimited data customers).
    heard they patched the BB method of upgrading, not 100% sure if that is the case, I upgraded in nov using that method and worked, but many on Droid-life said it no longer is the case.
    08-03-2016 12:42 PM
  13. Premium1's Avatar
    I just got done with a chat session with Verizon, and I did not know this but for grandfathered unlimited data plan users, you can do a non-contract agreement option for a new device that lets you pay the full price of the device over the two years ($36x24=$864), OR you can get the device on subsidy for $299 + $40 upgrade fee if you sign a 2 year contract. Both options keep unlimited data though.

    That puts competition on the $349 w contract Best Buy pricing! Hmmmmm... now I just need to see how capable Best Buy is at keeping unlimited data plans for customers.
    I am pretty sure only the payment (installment plan) lets you keep unlimited. Using the 2 year upgrade through verizon will not (unless they changed it recently)
    08-03-2016 12:43 PM
  14. rushmore's Avatar
    I am pretty sure only the payment (installment plan) lets you keep unlimited. Using the 2 year upgrade through verizon will not (unless they changed it recently)
    This. No other option local corporate store is aware of. Unlimited is a dirty word to them.
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    08-03-2016 12:52 PM
  15. chuco35's Avatar
    Which do you figure will provide the fastest delivery:

    * Best Buy Order
    * AT&T Order
    * Samsung Order
    * In Store Pickup on 19th

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    08-03-2016 01:12 PM
  16. Premium1's Avatar
    This. No other option local corporate store is aware of. Unlimited is a dirty word to them.
    Agree. Be careful signing a 2 year contract and never go by what a chat rep says, they usually know nothing and their word won't stand up if verizon pulls the plug on your unlimited.
    08-03-2016 01:13 PM
  17. Ev C's Avatar
    Almost screamed out loud when i got this text message. Thought my Note 7 had already shipped. But i guess it's just probably the Gear Fit.

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    08-03-2016 01:22 PM
  18. rushmore's Avatar
    Might be all within a day this time in US. Seems Samsung is getting their logistical act together with retail partners.
    08-03-2016 01:27 PM
  19. JHStewart1023's Avatar
    Verizon is doing a bad job communicating that then, since on phone or in store they caution "up to" $300 and depends on the device. Still means over $200 more total charge than Best Buy, even if $300.
    Verizon is never good with relaying information- like with the s7 and s7edge launch... that was a fail.

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    08-03-2016 01:28 PM
  20. toy4x's Avatar
    @beh , guess u were right on my S6, but giving it ot my mom anyways.

    Here are the Eligible Phones for $300 credit:
    "Eligible phones for the $300 trade-in value are the Galaxy Note 5,Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge/edge +, HTC M9, iPhone 6, LG G4 and LG V10."

    Pre-ordered mine through BB, Coral Blue w/ SD card on installment plan
    08-03-2016 02:22 PM
  21. beh's Avatar
    @beh , guess u were right on my S6, but giving it ot my mom anyways.

    Here are the Eligible Phones for $300 credit:
    "Eligible phones for the $300 trade-in value are the Galaxy Note 5,Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge/edge +, HTC M9, iPhone 6, LG G4 and LG V10."

    Pre-ordered mine through BB, Coral Blue w/ SD card on installment plan
    I also found out that you can't keep any old plan even a "ice cream cone" data plan but must upgrade the data plan to the rollover variety at more money if you wish to purchase on the installment plan. And for some reason the BB website doesn't connect to Verizon to allow you to purchase a Verizon version of the phone. Keeps saying my account information is not correct. But of course it is correct as I use the same password manager to successfully reach my account directly.
    It's a darn good thing I am going to wait for the unlocked version in gold directly from Samsung.
    08-03-2016 02:32 PM
  22. canonBoy's Avatar
    Went to Best Buy tonight. In order to keep unlimited data on Verizon, you can only use your upgrade to take advantage of the 'device payment plan'. Pretty much the entire price of the phone over 24 months. So you pay full price for it now, or bits of it over two years. The 2-year contract at the $349.99 price would force you off of unlimited data.

    I'm going to see if a Verizon corporate store will do the upgrade for the $299 + $40 upgrade fee and keep UDP in tact.

    Let me know if you have any different experiences!
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    08-03-2016 09:16 PM
  23. clownstrike's Avatar
    Verizon is doing a bad job communicating that then, since on phone or in store they caution "up to" $300 and depends on the device. Still means over $200 more total charge than Best Buy, even if $300.
    You need to take everything into account. You can't compare contract and no-contract offers like that. Example (you can confirm the numbers yourself on Verizon website):

    On contract:
    Bestbuy: $349 up front + $40 upgrade fee. $80 per month for 2GB plan (not counting taxes).
    2 year total: $2309

    Verizon: $299 up front + $40 upgrade fee. $80 per month for 2GB plan (not counting taxes).
    2 year total: $2259

    No contract:
    Verizon online: $0 up front. Waived upgrade fee. $91 per month for 2GB plan including phone installment cost (not counting taxes or potential trade in values).
    2 year total: $2184.
    08-04-2016 09:54 AM
  24. canonBoy's Avatar
    You need to take everything into account. You can't compare contract and no-contract offers like that. Example (you can confirm the numbers yourself on Verizon website):

    On contract:
    Bestbuy: $349 up front + $40 upgrade fee. $80 per month for 2GB plan (not counting taxes).
    2 year total: $2309

    Verizon: $299 up front + $40 upgrade fee. $80 per month for 2GB plan (not counting taxes).
    2 year total: $2259

    No contract:
    Verizon online: $0 up front. Waived upgrade fee. $91 per month for 2GB plan including phone installment cost (not counting taxes or potential trade in values).
    2 year total: $2184.
    So how does the no contract option only add $11 per month to the bill for the phone? Over 2 years you would only pay $264 for the $864 phone? What am I missing?
    08-04-2016 10:23 AM
  25. clownstrike's Avatar
    So how does the no contract option only add $11 per month to the bill for the phone? Over 2 years you would only pay $264 for the $864 phone? What am I missing?
    On contract: $80 = $40 plan + $40 access fee (they hid the cost of the phone in these)
    No contract: $91 = $35 plan + $20 access fee + $36 phone cost (phone cost disappears after 24 months & cost goes down to $55)
    08-04-2016 12:01 PM
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