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honex97

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My upgrade isn't untell the end of September and I'm not gonna use it then because I don't want to lose my unlimited data so I was wondering what anyone thinks my chances are of getting an early upgrade before the 28th?

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My upgrade isn't untell the end of September and I'm not gonna use it then because I don't want to lose my unlimited data so I was wondering what anyone thinks my chances are of getting an early upgrade before the 28th?

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Never hurts to ask. Don't be surprised or upset if they don't allow it.

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All you can do is ask, and if told no, keep calling untill you find one willing to do it. I have had 2 upgraded early, took a few calls to get it done, and be prepared to be told no a few times.

If people are noticing, the phones at verizon are busy now, there are wait times to get a rep, and I noticed that within the last week, phones have went up in price, the razzr and droid 4 for example went up $50, and then they went up another $50 over night one night. The maxx is back up to $299. I think verizon is raising the prices, looking at it this way, if they are going to allow us to upgrade early, they are going to make a extra $100 on the phones.

But in answer to your question, you probably can, but you will have to work at it, and probably have to call a few times, they wont just hand it out, after all verizon wants you off the unlimited data.
 
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i got mine moved up from the middle of sept a few weeks back. I told them my phone was having major resetting issues and draining the battery. Went and bought a new battery at my local verizon store and still the same problem. Asked if there was any way possible to get any early upgrade. It was easy they were great

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I'm really hoping they try to entice me to switch to the new plans with an early upgrade. It will be cheaper for me. Plus 1 of our 2 phones is already out of contract, so maybe they'll start doing special offers.
 
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A little late but I got a line in September approved for early upgrade...unfortunately they restricted me from getting a GS3 preorder on early upgrade.
 

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My upgrade isn't until Feb '13. I'm not expecting they'll move it up that far. In the event they say no, I'm considering an alternative approach because I really, really want the GS3. Can you tell me what you all think?

Facts:
  • GS3 full retail is $599.99
  • GS3 with 2 yr contract is $199.99
  • Early Termination Fee is $350.00 (and I'm one year in, so subtract $120 to get $230)

If I cancel my current contract (say, by porting my number to Google Voice), I can sign up anew to get the lower price on the GS3.

$230 ETF + 199.99 = $429.99 ($170 cheaper than buying the phone outright).

Here are the pros and cons:

Pros:
  • Early upgrade won't get me the $199.99 price anyway, as it's only a partial discount
  • I get GS3 cooner rather than later at less than full retail
  • I finally get rid of the now useless HTC Thunderbolt
  • I get to port my number to Google Voice, which I've been considering for quite a while anyway

Cons:
  • I pay more than most will for the GS3
  • I may lose unlimited data (not sure how this works... I think I'm grandfathered)

What do you think? Will this work? Is it worth it? Should I just be patient and quit scheming?
 

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Dont do it youll lose unlimited data. My plan is to open up a zero APR credit card for 12-18 months (i have good credit) get a retail price phone SGS3. And pay off the phone($50/month) before interest kicks in on the card. Cancel the card as soon i pay the phone off.

I will not sign another 2 years
I will not pay the stupid upgrade fee($30)
I will not lose unlimited data

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hokiesteve

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If he's upgrading on another line, activating it, then moving the phone to a line with unlimited data, he shouldn't lose unlimited data.

I bet that trick is part of the reason they priced each additional dumb phone at $30 on the share everything plans.
 

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Dont do it youll lose unlimited data. My plan is to open up a zero APR credit card for 12-18 months (i have good credit) get a retail price phone SGS3. And pay off the phone($50/month) before interest kicks in on the card. Cancel the card as soon i pay the phone off.

I will not sign another 2 years
I will not pay the stupid upgrade fee($30)
I will not lose unlimited data

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Don't mean to correct you but don't cancel the card. Lock it up or shred it but don't cancel it. Doing so will negatively effect your credit due to your credit used and nit used ratio will shrink. I know, its dumb but its for the better. Let them cancel it on you if anything for not using it ever.

I have read this to be true in many articles and news stories. So whether its true or not is based off this information. Stupid rule if you ask me though.

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