1. Peligro911's Avatar
    Verizon people
    Add a line 10 bucks a month get new phone esn swap the phone to your current line keeping your data now put a dumb phone on that " new" line and drop the data 2 g for 30 .. 10 bucks a month is 120 plus 250 for new phone so 370 total vs 650 ? Some might say but contact is 2 years ok well 240 plus 250 .. Is still cheaper than 650 ..
    Now if you have switched to the share plan well then none of this matters lol
    08-15-2012 09:44 PM
  2. cardfan's Avatar
    Verizon people
    Add a line 10 bucks a month get new phone esn swap the phone to your current line keeping your data now put a dumb phone on that " new" line and drop the data 2 g for 30 .. 10 bucks a month is 120 plus 250 for new phone so 370 total vs 650 ? Some might say but contact is 2 years ok well 240 plus 250 .. Is still cheaper than 650 ..
    Now if you have switched to the share plan well then none of this matters lol
    You can do same thing with AT&T to avoid the 250 by adding a line. You'll just be paying an extra 9.99 a month. It's still roughly 250 over 2 years but at least it's not all up front.

    And you'll have to avoid their data sharing plans where a dumbphone would cost 30 a month.

    The real kick in the pants here is AT&T is taking away making the primary line eligible every 12 months. At least, this is what I hear. I'm fine with secondary lines being 20 months or so but this was perhaps the main thing keeping me with AT&T, knowing i'd (the primary line) get full upgrade pricing each year. Yes, you can sell your old iphone and all that, but you should already be doing that. This is still 250 more.
    08-16-2012 09:10 AM
  3. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Verizon people
    Add a line 10 bucks a month get new phone esn swap the phone to your current line keeping your data now put a dumb phone on that " new" line and drop the data 2 g for 30 .. 10 bucks a month is 120 plus 250 for new phone so 370 total vs 650 ? Some might say but contact is 2 years ok well 240 plus 250 .. Is still cheaper than 650 ..
    Now if you have switched to the share plan well then none of this matters lol
    I'd still rather pay full price for a phone than pay more for a phone line I don't need. It'd be like me all of a sudden getting a landline phone just to save a few bucks on my DirecTV package.
    08-16-2012 04:18 PM
  4. cardfan's Avatar
    No facetime for you on cellular if you don't switch to a data sharing plan on AT&T. That's pretty sad..
    08-17-2012 06:40 PM
  5. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    No facetime for you on cellular if you don't switch to a data sharing plan on AT&T. That's pretty sad..
    Typical AT&T lol.
    08-17-2012 07:51 PM
  6. dmt316's Avatar
    I'd still rather pay full price than lose my unlimited data. I use way too much do add an extra $60 or so to my bill to switch to tiered to get the amount I need.
    i agree. im half way thru my billing cycle and im at 2 gigs already. it will cost me 30 bucks more a month for a data plan to keep up with me.
    08-19-2012 12:31 AM
  7. poiman's Avatar
    I just wonder why do you guys sign 2 year contracts if you know that you will want to upgrade after one year...
    08-19-2012 11:39 AM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I just wonder why do you guys sign 2 year contracts if you know that you will want to upgrade after one year...
    It comes down to convenience honestly...if you don't want to shell out the full cost, you take the contract and you get whatever discount is afforded to you based on how far into the previous contract you are in. You save a few bucks up front, and you have the new phone upon release.
    08-19-2012 12:24 PM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    I just wonder why do you guys sign 2 year contracts if you know that you will want to upgrade after one year...
    There are no 1 year contracts on Verizon anymore. Either 2 year, or - full price for a phone & month to month.
    08-19-2012 12:26 PM
  10. Eileen89's Avatar
    There are no 1 year contracts on Verizon anymore. Either 2 year, or - full price for a phone & month to month.
    Correct. I'm not positive but I believe all of the major wireless carriers have done away with one year contracts. T-Mobile used to still do one year but they might have done away with them as well.
    08-19-2012 05:40 PM
  11. poiman's Avatar
    Correct. I'm not positive but I believe all of the major wireless carriers have done away with one year contracts. T-Mobile used to still do one year but they might have done away with them as well.
    Ok, thanks for the info. I really didn't know because I always buy new phones without a contract (full price).
    08-20-2012 09:35 AM
  12. Speedygi's Avatar
    Ok, thanks for the info. I really didn't know because I always buy new phones without a contract (full price).
    Me too, I always hit the Apple online store in a hurry after a new product hits. I will even probably do that for the new IPhone 5
    08-20-2012 09:39 AM
  13. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    It's been $250 for as long as I've been with AT&T, going on 4 years. Some stores, however, will try to charge more than the standard $250 on early upgrades.
    08-21-2012 11:24 AM
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