1. maryhalltworound's Avatar
    if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for $0, can I buy it and pay $350 ETF to own it free and clear?
    (plus the $35 activation fee that VZW charges, plus a couple of weeks of service)

    okay... not really $0... it's actually $49.99, but I have a $50 gift card.

    If my math is not wrong, this means I can get it for a little more than $425. Still much better
    than paying $799 full retail, no? Or is my math wrong?
    03-13-2013 10:26 AM
  2. fwhomeboy's Avatar
    if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for $0, can I buy it and pay $350 ETF to own it free and clear?
    (plus the $35 activation fee that VZW charges, plus a couple of weeks of service)

    okay... not really $0... it's actually $49.99, but I have a $50 gift card.

    If my math is not wrong, this means I can get it for a little more than $425. Still much better
    than paying $799 full retail, no? Or is my math wrong?
    That sounds like Fuzzy Math to me !!!
    03-13-2013 11:30 AM
  3. MrSmith317's Avatar
    if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for $0, can I buy it and pay $350 ETF to own it free and clear?
    (plus the $35 activation fee that VZW charges, plus a couple of weeks of service)

    okay... not really $0... it's actually $49.99, but I have a $50 gift card.

    If my math is not wrong, this means I can get it for a little more than $425. Still much better
    than paying $799 full retail, no? Or is my math wrong?
    You're paying $350 (ETF), at least $30 (activation) + Setup fee + Whatever else they can hit you with legally (taxes, line surcharges, etc). Call a Verizon store and ask what the full setup comes out to or do it online. PLUS, Verizon phones are useless anywhere else. I think you can pickup Voice/3G data but you're not going to jump on another LTE network with a Verizon phone.
    03-13-2013 12:07 PM
  4. Johnly's Avatar
    if the store is selling VZW Note 2 for $0, can I buy it and pay $350 ETF to own it free and clear?
    (plus the $35 activation fee that VZW charges, plus a couple of weeks of service)

    okay... not really $0... it's actually $49.99, but I have a $50 gift card.

    If my math is not wrong, this means I can get it for a little more than $425. Still much better
    than paying $799 full retail, no? Or is my math wrong?
    Are you looking not to be bound to a contract? That would make sense to me.
    03-13-2013 12:23 PM
  5. androidluvr2's Avatar
    Some of the retailers like Amazon wireless and Walmart hit you with an additional fee of $400 if you do that before 181 days.
    03-13-2013 12:45 PM
  6. maryhalltworound's Avatar
    Some of the retailers like Amazon wireless and Walmart hit you with an additional fee of $400 if you do that before 181 days.
    I don't believe Best Buy does that...at least they never did on the last 4 phones I bought from them during the last two years
    but have to check... especially since their revised their return policy on March 2(?).
    03-13-2013 12:59 PM
  7. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I don't think Walmart does that either.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    03-13-2013 02:09 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    You're paying $350 (ETF), at least $30 (activation) + Setup fee + Whatever else they can hit you with legally (taxes, line surcharges, etc). Call a Verizon store and ask what the full setup comes out to or do it online. PLUS, Verizon phones are useless anywhere else. I think you can pickup Voice/3G data but you're not going to jump on another LTE network with a Verizon phone.
    The activation fee will be waived if canceled within 3 days. There is no setup fee other than the activation fee. The charges would be prorated for the time used, so just cancel the same day

    Also, certain retailers may have a secondary etf, Amazon has a $400 etf on top of the carriers $350 etf.

    http://support.verizonwireless.com/f...checklist.html

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    03-13-2013 02:31 PM
  9. 1812dave's Avatar
    got my note 2 at verizon store for (on launch day) $299. negotiated activation fee down to $20. Opened a new line (because I have unlimited). cancelled new line in a few days to avoid paying $17.12/month for a line plus taxes for two years. paid the cancellation fee of $300-something. bottom line, I only saved $100 by not buying the phone outright. next note 2 I bought was for my wife and I just bought it outright to avoid all the rigmarole.
    twinsfan1313 likes this.
    03-13-2013 02:58 PM

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