Well, I would say that this isn't worth arguing over, except that I'm the one who started the thread.
I just thought it would be an interesting strategy (but only if it works--but then, any strategy is interesting if it works!)
Anyway, this doesn't apply to me since I've made up my mind that I'm getting the SGS3 on June 25 unless there is some official word from Motorola or Verizon about the still-mythical Droid Razr HD.
But it seems to me that "Aaron" has a situation that requires several elements:
1) You need to be on a family plan, where you have an unlimited data plan, and at least one other person has tiered data
2) That other person has to not care about changing their own phone
3) That other person has to have an upgrade coming up (although I suppose theoretically the upgrade could come many months out)
This is not so unique, I think...I have a family plan, and my mother-in-law has an upgrade coming up, she cares nothing about having the latest and greatest phone. I could wait for the (still mythical) Razr HD to come out in July/August and pull this stunt. But if I'm wrong, I've lost out on the my best chance (the SGS3) to get a subsidized 4G flagship phone while keeping my unlimited data.
That's too big a risk to take, especially since there's nothing wrong with the SGS3 (except maybe the "plastic-y" case, but I'll get a cover for it anyway). And as nikecar pointed out a while back, if it wasn't for the rumored Razr HD, I wouldn't hesitate to get the Galaxy S III. So, I'm not hesitating.