When Do You Think the Subsidized Price On This Phone Will Come Down?

WannaBeYou

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I know this is speculation, but about what month should I expect the subsidized price to come down to $200? I need to buy from VZW directly, not a 3rd party.
 

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Probably not. The phone is still really new, and Samsung flagship device at the moment. Maybe $250 but most likely not $200.
 

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Probably not. The phone is still really new, and Samsung flagship device at the moment. Maybe $250 but most likely not $200.
It will eventually come down to $200 and then $100 and then even free as newer devices are released. It is just a matter of time.

What I am asking to be more specific then is about how long in the past has it taken for VZW's flagship devices to come down to $200? It happens as newer flagship devices are announced and released. What is your best guess on that based on past history? That is what I am asking.
 

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Why from Verizon directly? Any of the stores like best buy, radio Shack, Walmart, etc can do exactly the same plans,etc. that a Verizon store can do. Most of the stores run specials below the 200$ mark, you just have to keep checking.
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Why from Verizon directly? Any of the stores like best buy, radio Shack, Walmart, etc can do exactly the same plans,etc. that a Verizon store can do. Most of the stores run specials below the 200$ mark, you just have to keep checking.
I have unlimited data and I need to add a line to get the upgrade and then switch a basic phone to that line and if you drop the data plan after using one of the 3rd party sellers, they charge you a fee that wipes out the subsidy anyhow. If you go through VZW, you can do it no problem.

If I can get another family member to join my plan, then there is a loophole that only exists on the VZW website that I can use to do an alternate upgrade. Still would have to be through VZW, though.
 
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Never had a problem with using a kiosk in a store, always have been able to transfer unlimited plans and such.
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Never had a problem with using a kiosk in a store, always have been able to transfer unlimited plans and such.
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Once VZW introduced the Share Everything Plans, they will not allow you to keep unlimited data if you use the upgrade on your unlimited data line. You have to move to Share Everything Plans if you use your upgrade.
 

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I know this is speculation, but about what month should I expect the subsidized price to come down to $200? I need to buy from VZW directly, not a 3rd party.

I'm not sure if it will drop to $200 but the Verizon Minimum Advertised Price period for the GN2 expires on 4-24-13.
If it is still selling well they may not lower price at all.
If sales tank they can get around MAP with rebates or gimmicks like Buy One, Get One Free.
Most likely you'll be waiting until 4-24 at the earliest for any VZW discounts on the GN2.

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Once VZW introduced the Share Everything Plans, they will not allow you to keep unlimited data if you use the upgrade on your unlimited data line. You have to move to Share Everything Plans if you use your upgrade.

You don't have to switch to their Share Everything Plan. You can keep your current calling plan. You just loose the unlimited data on that line and have to pick a data amount ...2, 4, 6GB, etc for your line vs. unlimited it currently has.



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You don't have to switch to their Share Everything Plan. You can keep your current calling plan. You just loose the unlimited data on that line and have to pick a data amount ...2, 4, 6GB, etc for your line vs. unlimited it currently has.
OK, well I don't want to lose my unlimited data.
 

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You don't have to switch to their Share Everything Plan. You can keep your current calling plan. You just loose the unlimited data on that line and have to pick a data amount ...2, 4, 6GB, etc for your line vs. unlimited it currently has.



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Actually, they told me the choices are 2, 5, and 10. I was able to keep unlimited so far (details in another thread.)

As for the price dropping, look at the GS3. The subsidized price is still $199. Samsung phones are selling like crazy. If they are selling, they probably won't drop the price. When the price finally drops a new and better phone will be coming out or already out.

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