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  1. Premium1's Avatar
    It is actually cheaper full price at best buy compared to verizon which is weird bb is usually always more note 7 - Best Buy
    08-04-2016 06:36 PM
  2. nDroid3's Avatar
    Pre-Ordered on bestbuy.com..and picked up the gear fit2 the same day, in store.
    08-04-2016 06:40 PM
  3. jbnerkG 1's Avatar
    Just ordered mine. I always pay full retail because i am grandfathered ATT unlimited plan. Price is steep after taxes at 941.00 but the extra 32 gigs, water resistance, and gear fit 2 are a bonus and i will sell my Note 5 and Gear VR to make some of my money back. Plus 12 months interest free on my best buy card makes it sweeter. Blue coral. Hopefully Best buy will be very kind and ship that bad boy early. I doubt it, but it would be extremly nice to have before i leave for Miami on the 15th.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I also have unlimited data through att grandfathered since 2008, I was able to do att next and keep my existing plan through Best Buy. Boom
    08-07-2016 07:01 PM
  4. canonBoy's Avatar
    So I think I've figured out how to keep my Verizon unlimited data, but I'm wondering if anyone has had success with transferring an upgrade from an unlimited line to a normal line to get the Note 7 (or any other phone for that matter).

    Here's my breakdown. My account has two lines. My line has unlimited data and my wife's has 1gb. My line has the available upgrade, my wife's not till December this year. I want to transfer my upgrade to my wife's line and get the Note 7 for me for $350.

    Can Best Buy do this? Transfer an upgrade from one line to another in the same account? I'd love to hear your success story... or if you've had issues, I'll thank you for the heads up!
    08-07-2016 07:11 PM
  5. rushmore'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.
    You need data regardless, so really not part of the phone equation. Like solving two sides of a formula, you remove common values on both sides I have a family data plan, so would get off contract payment plan. Full (fool) price.
    08-07-2016 09:32 PM
  6. rushmore's Avatar
    So I think I've figured out how to keep my Verizon unlimited data, but I'm wondering if anyone has had success with transferring an upgrade from an unlimited line to a normal line to get the Note 7 (or any other phone for that matter).

    Here's my breakdown. My account has two lines. My line has unlimited data and my wife's has 1gb. My line has the available upgrade, my wife's not till December this year. I want to transfer my upgrade to my wife's line and get the Note 7 for me for $350.

    Can Best Buy do this? Transfer an upgrade from one line to another in the same account? I'd love to hear your success story... or if you've had issues, I'll thank you for the heads up!

    That should work, but check. I bailed from unlimited since the 30GB plan fits our use and works out to $50 less per month. Now I can use the international pass in England and use my device at local rates in Canada and Mexico. Could not do that with unlimited still on two lines.

    Sure I only go to those place once a year (Canada less), but still WAY cheaper and more practical for me instead of being without my device on. Roaming rates for data out of US will kill yah!
    08-07-2016 09:35 PM
  7. optimummind's Avatar
    Which do you figure will provide the fastest delivery:

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

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It depends and changes every year. For the GS7 Edge, Best Buy beat everyone except T-mobile by selling the phone from March 7th.
    08-07-2016 09:41 PM
  8. clownstrike's Avatar
    You need data regardless, so really not part of the phone equation. Like solving two sides of a formula, you remove common values on both sides I have a family data plan, so would get off contract payment plan. Full (fool) price.
    That's the problem. You would think they are common values, but they're not. Verizon charges you differently based on whether it's contract or not. They make up the phone cost in the higher rate over contract life. No free lunch
    08-08-2016 06:12 AM
  9. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    That's the problem. You would think they are common values, but they're not. Verizon charges you differently based on whether it's contract or not. They make up the phone cost in the higher rate over contract life. No free lunch
    Yeah, if that weren't the case I could switch to the new Verizon plan and save some money. Got to wait for the contracts to expire
    08-08-2016 07:03 AM
  10. rushmore's Avatar
    One real good thing IMO about Best Buy is you instantly get your choice of fit watch or micro sd card registered, so no filing after getting the IMEI number of the device. Less wait time or potential registration problems.
    08-08-2016 07:43 AM
  11. Oj467's Avatar
    I preordered my Note 7 in store. They did not even ask me to pick my freebie - said I can just decide when I come in to pick it up. Hope that doesn't turn into a fiasco.

    Was planning on the Gear Fit 2 but since they pm'd VZW's current $49 deal on the Gear S2 I just snagged one of those. So I'll probably end up with the 256gb memory card.
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    08-08-2016 08:30 AM
  12. mellyf's Avatar
    I've tried twice to pre-order in the store (2 different stores), because I'd prefer to have the SD card. Both times, when the BB person gets into the account, it says all 4 phones on the account are eligible (after paying the upgrade amount). After putting in the IMEI number, it says the phone is not eligible for upgrade. The associate today said he cross-checked the IMEI number with some database, and it IS the same phone that I have, but for some reason, they just keep getting this message. He said the same thing happened yesterday, w/ someone wanting to upgrade to the Note 7 on ATT. I haven't had an insurance claim, where I've replaced the device, so no idea why this is happening. He put in a ticket with BB Help, and said he'd text *when* the problem is resolved.
    08-09-2016 03:21 PM
  13. rushmore's Avatar
    Best Buy guy told me that my choice of the card or watch will be there to pick up and take when I get my N7. He said the plan was to have equal amounts of both. Did not like the emphasizing of "plan" though when he told me....
    08-09-2016 03:55 PM
  14. Frenzytom's Avatar
    So I think I've figured out how to keep my Verizon unlimited data, but I'm wondering if anyone has had success with transferring an upgrade from an unlimited line to a normal line to get the Note 7 (or any other phone for that matter).

    Here's my breakdown. My account has two lines. My line has unlimited data and my wife's has 1gb. My line has the available upgrade, my wife's not till December this year. I want to transfer my upgrade to my wife's line and get the Note 7 for me for $350.

    Can Best Buy do this? Transfer an upgrade from one line to another in the same account? I'd love to hear your success story... or if you've had issues, I'll thank you for the heads up!
    They can I think but i wouldn't let anyone touch my unlimited plan. You can always transfer the upgrade in your account via the vzw website and then see if Best Buy will be able to see the transfer of the upgrade before they start to do anything. I would also order online with Best buy and do a swap of your SIM card when you get the phone so your UDP is intact.
    08-09-2016 04:08 PM
  15. canonBoy's Avatar
    They can I think but i wouldn't let anyone touch my unlimited plan. You can always transfer the upgrade in your account via the vzw website and then see if Best Buy will be able to see the transfer of the upgrade before they start to do anything. I would also order online with Best buy and do a swap of your SIM card when you get the phone so your UDP is intact.
    I went to Best Buy today with this very plan in mind. I spoke with the associate asking about transferring the upgrade. She asked her manager, came back and said that since my UPD and the 1gb customer loyalty plan were not the same plan, I wouldn't be able to do the transfer. After talking back and forth I was under the impression I was out of luck. I walked around the store for a bit, logged into my Verizon account, went through the steps to transfer the upgrade from my UDP line to the 1gb line and came back to show the associate that the transfer was successful on Verizon's end, maybe she could check the account again to see if the 1gb now had the upgrade. She pulled the screen up and it was not showing the transfer.

    But then she all of a sudden was like, well, 'let's see if we can transfer the upgrade ourselves'. So she starts pulling up all these screens, takes more info from me for my account, shows me the screen talking about transferring the 'promotion' or 'alternate upgrade' (or something like that) from my UDP line to my 1gb line. It looked good to me, so we went through with it. She just said to be sure that when I pick up the phone that my UDP doesn't get switched, and wrote notes all over the paperwork and preorder stuff saying to be careful of UDP.

    Tl;Dr - I ended up preordering the Note 7, on my 1gb line from a transferred upgrade from my UDP line. I'll just have to make sure day of pickup that only my 1gb line is in the picture and I'll sort all the SIM cards and phones out later.

    Crossing my fingers!!!!
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    08-09-2016 05:13 PM
  16. canonBoy's Avatar
    Just to update, the eligible upgrade transfer worked just fine through best buy. Kept my UDP and used my rewards points towards the phone. Out of pocket cost to me was $8.00 to best buy and $40 upgrade fee to Verizon. Less than $50 for this powerhouse of a machine!
    08-30-2016 12:23 PM
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