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Well if you have a current iphone or another smartphone and you have a spare non-smartphone laying around then add a line with Verizon activate and order the new iPhone 4S activate it. Then swap the non-smartphone to that new number and put your new iPhone 4S onto the line you want with your existing data plan.
Here is what you can do. Add a line $9.99 per month 24 months = $240 plus iPhone 4S 64GB $399 (plus your taxes) comes out to $639 plus taxes. Sure beats paying $849 + taxes and you save $210. You can leave that unused phone in your drawer.
So there is more than one way to get the 64GB version for less.
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- 10-06-2011, 01:51 PM #15
As someone that has utilized and taken advantage of many upgrades, I have asked and reconfirmed how they are working it.
It used to be that you could upgrade annually even on 2 year contracts.
If you buy a phone now on the 2 year contract, you will not be eligable to upgrade at the discounted contract price for 20 months.
However, if you purchased a phone a little over 12 months ago, you could be grandfathered in on that annual upgrade to take advantage of it one last time. They have however changed one more thing which disappointed me....that grandfathering is only available for the primary line.
Hope that helps
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- 10-06-2011, 02:21 PM #20iMore Intermediate
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I just argued with them over this. I'm eligible for an upgrade (primary phone), but my husband won't be until January (secondary phone). Such BS. They told me they could work out an early upgrade to another phone but not to an iPhone 4S. Deal breaker for us. We're paying the early termination fees and switching to AT&T. The real irony is that we're both currently on dumb phones. So Verizon would be making a lot more money off of us if we upgraded!
- 10-06-2011, 02:32 PM #21iPhone Newbie
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I received a phone call from Verizon a few weeks ago asking me to upgrade something on my son's line. I inquired about my upgrade status and she said I am eligible for the full 2 year upgrade pricing, even though my 2 year is mid November (must be that 22 month thing mentioned above.)
So I am ready to get mine pre-ordered. Just not sure if I should get from Verizon or Apple, or if I should wait for the release date and check at Best Buy and Radio Shack for the upgrade deals they have been doing lately with phone trade-ins.
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I think it's going to be tough sledding trying to get Verizon to budge on the upgrades. I'm not due for an upgrade until December of 2012 (18 months in) and I'm already skeptical that they would let me upgrade early even if it was for another iPhone that launched in June of 2012. Pretty sure they're going to hold me off until the end of 2012.
- 10-06-2011, 03:02 PM #25
Only Apple products through some outside company. You get an Apple gift card in return. I can't remember the name of the company right now. I didn't think the pricing was that great, but thought you could prolly do better going private-sale.