200$ ... What's the catch?

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  1. Insane_Cat

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    Verizon advertises a $200 price tag for the droid, but there's got to be a catch, though.
    What are the conditions for buying a droid at that price through verizon?
    And what is the price if you don't qualify for their special pricing?
    I really, really want to get a droid but I want to know what I'm getting into before I go buy it.
     
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    I'm confused? What do you mean?
     
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    Do you have credit, are you over 18, do you currently have Verizon Wireless as your carrier, if so are you eligible for an upgrade. There are too many questions to ask first before we can answer your question. Can you give us some background?
     
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    mandatory data plan so $30/mo

    also minutes plan, possible texting plan, that's it.

    i don't get why you think there is a "catch" it's how it is with all cell phones.

    with the questions and your suspicion, i don't think you're 18....
     
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    ? What do you mean?
    I got mine for $150, my friend got his for $200 with a free Eris for his wife??

    There's nothing 'special' other than the 2-yr contract.
     
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    Bingo...read my post above. :)
     
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    no problem with a kid being curious.

    Ask your parents about your current plan and see if you can upgrade. If you get it, be VERY grateful and appreciative of what they do.
     
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    That's what I paid. Two contract and $100 mail in rebate brought it down to $200
     
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    The catch is that price (or lower) is contingent upon a 2 year contract which is what allows VZW to subsidize the phone and make it more affordable.
     
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    Again, nobody here can answer the o.p. without some background, and hopefully they will be back to answer some of my probing questions to see how we can really answer the questions.
     
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    insane cat, here is a quick summary.

    droid is $200 with a 2 year contract. if you have verizon now and it's been 2 years, you'll get $50 more dollars off the price, or you can look around for better prices, i think amazon sells it for 150 or less (still with a contract).

    a 2 year contract requires both minutes ($40/450 minutes/month minimum) and a data plan ($30/month). ~80/month or so if you include texts and fees.

    with no contract the phone alone is 550ish. but there's no reason to get it with no contract.
     
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