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I'm hoping there will be a substantial trade in deal or some kind of deal on the S23 ultra. But I highly doubt it. I guess we'll see. Verizon is still offering $800 bill credits for my Pixel 7 pro if I trade it in for an S23 ultra. It's tempting as I only owe $200 on it. Plus I'm not sure my credit limit is high enough at Samsung to finance it.
 

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I just checked and I'm not currently enrolled in the more expensive Unlimited data plan on Verizon to take advantage of the $800 bill credits. So it's not really worth it to pay off my phone and trade it in. I'd be adding on the $10/month for the plan and then the $16/month for the phone, as opposed to $10 just for my device. I also have other devices that I'm paying on so it's not something I can do right now. To make it doable, I'd likely sell my Tab S8 to pay it off and then trade in my Pixel. I use my tablet too much to do that.
 
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Well if you do the Verizon Bill credits you won’t be financing that Samsung, it’s thru Verizon.
I was hoping that Samsung would offer a better deal than Verizon was offering. I will likely make a decision in a couple of months on whether I want to sell my Tablet to pay it off and my phone and trade in my phone for an S23 ultra. I know I can get by without a Tablet but it's nice to have one for watching content and using it to do tasks like photo and video editing. It makes it more enjoyable and it's less strain on my eyes than looking at my phone. I'm hoping that I can hold off until I see what the S24 Ultra looks like next year. Theoretically we're only about 6 1/2 months away from leaks about it.
 
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I was hoping that Samsung would offer a better deal than Verizon was offering. I will likely make a decision in a couple of months on whether I want to sell my Tablet to pay it off and my phone and trade in my phone for an S23 ultra. I know I can get by without a Tablet but it's nice to have one for watching content and using it to do tasks like photo and video editing. It makes it more enjoyable and it's less strain on my eyes than looking at my phone. I'm hoping that I can hold off until I see what the S24 Ultra looks like next year. Theoretically we're only about 6 1/2 months away from leaks about it.

I'd recommend waiting for the S24 Ultra at this point so you can keep your tablet. I'm like you in that I prefer watching media like Netflix and YouTube on my tablet. I use a desktop PC for photo editing, but if you prefer the tablet for photo editing then you have even more reason for a tablet than me.
 

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If you must wait, that's not a bad thing. Even if you got the S23 Ultra when the S24 is out, you will be happy with the phone. This is a one in a while device. I'm sure the S24 will be great. However, the s23 ultra will still be really good next year cause it is great right now.
No doubt s23u will great device even with the s24u available.
 

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I was even looking at the S23+ but I'm not sure I want to be locked into Verizon for that phone for 3 years. I don't like the idea of bill credits over that period of time. Which is why I bought my last 2 phones unlocked from Samsung and Google. I can pay them off anytime I want without any penalty or losing any bill credits. I'd rather stick with what I have than being locked into it for 36 months.
 
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It shows I can get an unlocked S23 Ultra for $449.00 with trading in my S22 Ultra. It must be the sky blue color but I throw a case on them anyway. Not sure if it's worth the upgrade though. I'm kinda attached to my S22 Ultra.
 

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I think I may be done with Pixels because Google offers so little for a trade in. Once I get to a point that I can afford to buy another Samsung phone, I'll be going with Samsung.
I guess the real test will be when the Pixel 8 pro comes out what the trade in value will look like for the 7 Pro.
 

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Historically, Google has offered some great trade-in values on recent Samsung phones. Often better than their own recent phones. So should you want to go back to Google afterwards, there could be minimal or no financial impact.

I'm also leaning towards Samsung after having Pixel or Nexus phones for 10 years, mainly because Samsung is the only manufacturer that offers top of the line smaller sized phones.
 
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Right now Samsung is only offering me $320 for my Pixel 7 Pro. If I go with Verizon financing, it's $800 in bill credits. Like I have said, I'm not comfortable with signing up to keep the same phone for 3 years through Verizon. Even though the S23 ultra is a great phone and will last that long and then some. My wife has no problem keeping her iphones for that long. She'll usually get last year's model. If I knew I could keep it for 3 years without wanting to upgrade, I'd go with Verizon for sure.
 

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Right now Samsung is only offering me $320 for my Pixel 7 Pro. If I go with Verizon financing, it's $800 in bill credits. Like I have said, I'm not comfortable with signing up to keep the same phone for 3 years through Verizon. Even though the S23 ultra is a great phone and will last that long and then some. My wife has no problem keeping her iphones for that long. She'll usually get last year's model. If I knew I could keep it for 3 years without wanting to upgrade, I'd go with Verizon for sure.
I know plenty of peeps that trade in a phone on Verizon plan ....say if Samsung was offering something worthwhile down the road
 

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I know plenty of peeps that trade in a phone on Verizon plan ....say if Samsung was offering something worthwhile down the road
Effective today Verizon cut the maximum trade value from $800 to $440 for an upgrade and from $1000 to $800 for a new line. So yeah, between the 36 months and the reduced trade in values, it may not be the best way to go. Maximum trade in values are for the highest level plan.

There are also only 2 plans now, removing perks previously included, such as Disney Plus, which now become paid add-ons.
 

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Effective today Verizon cut the maximum trade value from $800 to $440 for an upgrade and from $1000 to $800 for a new line. So yeah, between the 36 months and the reduced trade in values, it may not be the best way to go. Maximum trade in values are for the highest level plan.

There are also only 2 plans now, removing perks previously included, such as Disney Plus, which now become paid add-ons.
Also less attractive for people who don't have kids because Disney+ isn't useful.
 

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I know plenty of peeps that trade in a phone on Verizon plan ....say if Samsung was offering something worthwhile down the road
Yeah, when I got my unlocked S22U from Samsung, they gave me $950 for my N20U and I told them I still had a year on contract with AT&T on that phone and they said they could take the phone anyways. Got the new phone and moved sim to new phone and finished out my contract.

Got the S23U under AT&T and under a 3 year contract but imagine if Samsung was offering $1000 trade in on S24U or S25U I could do the same so their are options even if under a contract.
 

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Effective today Verizon cut the maximum trade value from $800 to $440 for an upgrade and from $1000 to $800 for a new line. So yeah, between the 36 months and the reduced trade in values, it may not be the best way to go. Maximum trade in values are for the highest level plan.

There are also only 2 plans now, removing perks previously included, such as Disney Plus, which now become paid add-ons.
This makes my decision a lot easier. I'll be sticking with my Pixel 7 pro.
 

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T-Mobile still has the $800 promotions. If I trade in my S22U I will get $230 plus $570 in bill credits. And I'm really considering on getting either the S23 Plus or the smaller 23 256GB. Either phone with trade in would cost me no more than $22 a month. Actually my S22U is a refurbished phone when I dropped mine a few months ago and had to send it in for my insurance so this phone is not actually new but refurbished.
 
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I am possibly going to wait for the next trade in deal for the S23 ultra and trade my Pixel 7 Pro in and sell my Tab S8 after we get back from our trip to Punta Cana. I know I will use my tablet a lot on the plane. But apart from that I don't really take full advantage of the larger screen. And the 23 ultra can do everything the tab S8 can do.

I'm about 50/50 on the decision because I like having two devices. I can cast shows from my tablet while not occupying my phone.
 

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