My contract with Verizon was up in October and Iím due for an upgrade. I currently have a Blackberry and looking to make the switch to the Incredible. My wife has an old ENV2 and is looking to upgrade to a Droid 2.
If I get these through VZW direct, Iím looking at about $119.99 after rebate and my $30 NE2 for both phones. If I go through a 3rd party (Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Wirefly) Iíd be looking at a cost of around $0-$10.
Iím still undecided on how I feel about dealing with the 3rd party retailers as opposed to VZW direct. I read a lot of conflicting stories both good and bad.
At the same time, Iím also interested in the $139.99 plan that Verizon is offering right now for 1,400 minutes, unlimited text, and unlimited data. I didnít receive the promotion email direct, but have read of the many success stories of those that have called and were switched to this plan. And I figured I had a good shot of getting this plan since my contract is up and Iíd be adding a new smartphone to the account.
Is there any way to get the $139.99 plan and go through a 3rd party? Is that even possible? Iíd hate to get hit with a penalty from a 3rd party dealer.
I wasnít sure if I could call VZW and have them switch me to the $139.99 plan and then upgrade the phones through a 3rd party after my plan is changed. Would I still be able to keep that $139.99 plan?
AlsoÖ take Wirefly for instance, keeping my ďexisting planĒ isnít an option for me on their website. But I see that Amazon has this option. But it then makes me add a data plan for $29.99. Would the discount for the $139.99 plan still be in effect?
Thanks in advance for your help.