12-15-2016 09:42 PM
69 123
tools
  1. 11B1P's Avatar
    A few years ago, around Christmas, I upgraded to two Samsung phones (one from Costco and another from BB) with a 2yr VZW contract for literally zero dollars. One of them had a Comcast Visa credit card offer that covered the entire amount.
    So you got a Visa credit card to cover the cost of the phone, but charges you....18...20 something percent interest? So you've paid more than retail. Whereas Verizon is basically offering interest-free financing as long as you stay with them for 2 yrs. I'm not planning on leaving Verizon in the next two years, I keep my phones for at least 2 yrs, so if I only have to pay $10/mth and get the phone for $240, yeah I'll go with Verizon.
    11-16-2016 09:53 AM
  2. tribbleorlfl's Avatar
    That just means that you bought it before the Sledge's eligibility ended. It was in September or so. You wouldn't be able to upgrade from the Pixel or V20 at 50% though because they are not eligible for the annual upgrade plan. You can check the website. Also, if someone bought the S7E today, they wouldn't be able to do that. Trust me, I know. I was in the Note 7 recall so I couldn't get an S7 edge and be able to upgrade to the S8 so I ended up having to get a refurbished phone. The only exception to this is if you have some grandfathered plan that doesn't exist anymore that allows early upgrades.
    Interesting. What's strange is the 50% upgrade offer popped up fairly recently on my account. During my whole repair ordeal w/ Samsung it only showed the full pay off amount.
    11-16-2016 11:31 AM
  3. Simon_y7's Avatar
    So you got a Visa credit card to cover the cost of the phone, but charges you....18...20 something percent interest? So you've paid more than retail. Whereas Verizon is basically offering interest-free financing as long as you stay with them for 2 yrs. I'm not planning on leaving Verizon in the next two years, I keep my phones for at least 2 yrs, so if I only have to pay $10/mth and get the phone for $240, yeah I'll go with Verizon.
    Not if you used the card to pay for something you wanted or needed, incl. the phone itself.
    11-16-2016 09:17 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    A few years ago, around Christmas, I upgraded to two Samsung phones (one from Costco and another from BB) with a 2yr VZW contract for literally zero dollars. One of them had a Comcast Visa credit card offer that covered the entire amount. Where are the sales like that these days? Do they ever happen? Can they happen?
    Comcast promotion is over. Sales on service contract are rare on Verizon though sometimes you will see them at places like best buy.
    11-17-2016 01:04 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Also for those who want the z Droid, you can get it now from best buy for $240 on DPP with no prepayment penalty. Comes with jbl and battery mod

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=5567320
    benjamminh likes this.
    11-17-2016 01:05 PM
  6. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Man that's an awesome deal!
    11-17-2016 06:09 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    The new two-year contract.
    Yep. All of them have returned to it -- but absolutely hate if you call it that lol :P.
    11-22-2016 05:03 PM
  8. Lodingi's Avatar
    I have a $50 udp line with an upgrade available. Can I take advantage of this promotion and keep the upgrade for a later purchase? I'd like to transfer the upgrade to another line in a few months. Thanks.
    11-23-2016 05:10 PM
  9. dcastillo's Avatar
    Seriously thinking of jumping on this but have one question.
    I currently pay a $20 line service fee. The last time I thought about signing a contract to get a discounted phone they told me my monthly service fee would go to $40. Is that the same for this deal? If so, then the $10/month pixel is actually $30/month and not really saving much of anything.

    thanx for any help
    -Danny
    11-24-2016 08:40 AM
  10. 11B1P's Avatar
    Just got the S7 for eventually $10/mn. I say eventually because it was $20 + tax due today. But, yeah, it's only going to cost $10/mn.

    Looking forward to the switch to Android!
    11-24-2016 09:11 AM
  11. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Seriously thinking of jumping on this but have one question.
    I currently pay a $20 line service fee. The last time I thought about signing a contract to get a discounted phone they told me my monthly service fee would go to $40. Is that the same for this deal? If so, then the $10/month pixel is actually $30/month and not really saving much of anything.

    thanx for any help
    -Danny
    Sounds like you're on an older plan, like the More Everything, which does have a lower line access cost. The current plans, device discounts or no, have a $40 line access fee and you usually have to move to a currently offered plan to be able to take advantage of these kinds of offers.

    So while you would pay more on the line access end in your case, just keep in mind that would happen anyway if you decided to change to a current plan.
    11-24-2016 10:28 AM
  12. dcastillo's Avatar
    I actually just recently switched to a current 16GB plan. but since I had my own phones, the line access fee is only $20/line.
    -Danny
    11-24-2016 10:37 AM
  13. Ry's Avatar
    Seriously thinking of jumping on this but have one question.
    I currently pay a $20 line service fee. The last time I thought about signing a contract to get a discounted phone they told me my monthly service fee would go to $40. Is that the same for this deal? If so, then the $10/month pixel is actually $30/month and not really saving much of anything.

    thanx for any help
    -Danny
    No. This is not a real two-year contract.
    11-24-2016 11:56 PM
  14. Ry's Avatar
    Sounds like you're on an older plan, like the More Everything, which does have a lower line access cost. The current plans, device discounts or no, have a $40 line access fee and you usually have to move to a currently offered plan to be able to take advantage of these kinds of offers.

    So while you would pay more on the line access end in your case, just keep in mind that would happen anyway if you decided to change to a current plan.
    The new Verizon Plan has $20 line access fee.
    11-24-2016 11:57 PM
  15. anon(9733642)'s Avatar
    Here is what I did. It wasn't explained at the time but are the terms I have come to understand. This post is not about what I'd do in hindsight, but I'll start with that anyway. In hindsight I would have passed on the deal. Paid $650 for my Pixel and sold my device personally. Why doesn't matter. I'm stuck with two options only now. Here's the deal...

    In my situation I had an iPhone 7 128GB Matte Black fully paid off and off contract with AT&T. But regardless just know I wasn't explained the agreement terms and should have known better, period.

    I was really just trying to check out the phone in person before ordering through Google Store. The representative told me that I could get the phone for free.

    I did dig pretty deep with my questioning and in the end it was simply put that the max trade offer for my device and port over with any ETF would be $650. Since I didn't have any ETF or contract and the iPhone 7 was laid off the Verizon rep said that the bill would be $0 a month for the phone.

    I was told the trade was $650 against the Pixel $650 and only had to pay taxes on the Pixel. Was told my monthly bill would be $20 line access, $70 for 8GB, $11 for insurance, minus 25% discount on data plan for employer discount (the institution I work for has a work perk set up) plus taxes.

    So with $0 on the phone and 25% off the data plan it made sense to port and not waste time buying and selling the device myself. It wasn't until after the completion of everything that they went over what to expect in my first 2-3 bills.

    I was told that it would take 2-3 bill cycles to straighten out the trade. They said the Pixel was $27 a month for 24 months to pay $659 total and because it takes a few months to catch up I'd pay 1st month prorated and be charged $27 for the device. Said it might happen first 2-3 months and then the next month I'd get get a credit to my bill for any of those charges.

    That's when I said, okay so once that is straightened out I'll just get a bill for the line, data, and taxes. That's when they said yes, I'd also get a $27/month credit until the Pixel was paid off. I don't want to get into the semantics here, but bottom line is whether they omitted info intentionally or I didn't ask enough...I am somewhat locked in for 24 months.

    They did give me a Pixel for free. They are giving me $650 for my iPhone 7 BUT they are giving me that $650 in credits over a 24 month period. Which is obviously not the same as cash, right?

    So.....options. I can stay where I'm at cause there is no depreciation issue. At any point say, like tomorrow I could pay $650 to pay off the device. They still owe me $650 so I could use that as credit for a different phone or if I ported out I'd have I'd have negative balance for $650 and they'd cut me a check.

    What I'll likely do is sit tight for a year, they'll owe me $325 in credits and at that point if I want a new phone I can pay off the $325 and take a $325 credit to offset and upgrade or port out and get a check for the $325 overlaid.

    All in all this whole thing is odd. Had I known the iPhone would be credited over a 24 month period I'd never have signed, that said I own the mistake, and CAN get out with no LOSS but it takes some out of pocket money that you then get back a month or two later. Its a deterrent to pay off early or leave. I'm not deterred. It's cool at this point. 2 days ago, yesterday, I was extremely angry.
    11-27-2016 08:31 PM
  16. redsandvb's Avatar
    this is what it says :

    Up to $672 device payment purchase required less up to $432 bill credit applied to the account over 24 months . Credit begins w/in 2-3 cycles and ends when balance paid . 0% apr. Line must be active for 24 months to get full credit.
    We upgraded one of our lines thru one of these $10/mo. DPPs...

    That last line above: 'Line must be active for 24 months to get full credit.'... Do we need to keep the actual phone we purchased thru this deal on the line for 24 months to get the full credit? Or just keep that particular Line active for 24 months to receive the full credit?

    Thanks!
    12-02-2016 10:38 PM
  17. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    We upgraded one of our lines thru one of these $10/mo. DPPs...

    That last line above: 'Line must be active for 24 months to get full credit.'... Do we need to keep the actual phone we purchased thru this deal on the line for 24 months to get the full credit? Or just keep that particular Line active for 24 months to receive the full credit?

    Thanks!
    You just keep the line active. You could sell your phone and get a different phone. You can always swap phones on a line. Some associates will try and tell you that you have to keep the phone but it's simply not true. I have switched phones and haven't had any problems and I'm still on dpp. I had this confirmed twice by two different online chat support persons from Verizon.
    12-03-2016 12:01 AM
  18. redsandvb's Avatar
    Thanks!
    12-03-2016 04:05 AM
  19. redsandvb's Avatar
    We upgraded one of our lines thru one of these $10/mo. DPPs...

    That last line above: 'Line must be active for 24 months to get full credit.'... Do we need to keep the actual phone we purchased thru this deal on the line for 24 months to get the full credit? Or just keep that particular Line active for 24 months to receive the full credit?

    Thanks!
    You just keep the line active. You could sell your phone and get a different phone. You can always swap phones on a line. Some associates will try and tell you that you have to keep the phone but it's simply not true. I have switched phones and haven't had any problems and I'm still on dpp. I had this confirmed twice by two different online chat support persons from Verizon.
    Another question related to the above situation...
    When we upgraded we also moved to the New Verizon Plan size L 8gb and received 2gb/mo. (for life, it says) bonus data. Do we lose that 2gb bonus if the phone we purchased as an upgrade is removed (but the line is kept active)?


    Over on VZW's New Plan FAQ, way at the bottom in the 2gb Bonus section, #10 says:
    Q: If I remove the phone from my account that I used to enroll in the promotion, what will happen to the 2 GB of bonus data?

    A: You'll no longer receive 2 GB bonus data each month.


    I read that as yes, if the phone is removed (even if line stays active) the 2gb bonus is lost... Am I reading that wrong?

    Anyone know for certain?

    Thanks!
    12-15-2016 09:42 PM
69 123

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-17-2016, 09:40 PM
  2. auto ISD message being sent from my android phone
    By newbieandroidprime in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-14-2016, 12:19 AM
  3. after boot starting reboot and going in to the booting loop
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-12-2016, 05:17 AM
  4. What is RCS API Manager.java on my android
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-12-2016, 12:59 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD