Any perk to buying off contract?

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  1. fox_91

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    OG droid owner, who used to buy 1 year contracts, which now are gone. Quick question since it's been a while since i bought a phone. Is there any discount for buying a phone off contract with VZW? I know they subsidize the cost of the phone with the plan, so I was wondering if they didn't subsidize my phone, do I get a discount on the plan?

    Or is the only perk that I get, is that I can take my CDMA locked phone to all the other CDMA carriers in america lol

    Is there a good reason to get the phone without a contract?
     
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    No, the only reason would be so you can purchase another phone within 2 years at the upgrade price.
     
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    You can take any Verizon phone to another CDMA carrier (with the exception of Sprint cause they're picky).

    The only thing you can really do is leave Verizon whenever you want, or get a new phone whenever.

    Then again, you can do that on contract also.

    So really the only perk is you can leave vzw whenever.

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    You can take a Droid branded phone to another carrier?
     
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    Another CDMA carrier minus Sprint since they're picky. I can't comment though on LTE phones.

    Verizon phones from my understanding are not locked. So all you need to do is program them to work on the other carriers.

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    Never heard of this, will have to check it out.
     
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    Yeah you can take VZW phones and get em activated on other carriers such as MetroPCS & Cricket. I'm sure there's more... but definitely not at Sprint like tjk629 stated.
     
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    Oh, I was talking about the main carriers, misunderstood.
     
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    I am paying full retail and my contract will expire in 4 months. The nexus is an unlockable device so you can take it to another carrier and att has the same or similar lte as vzw. Though I would prefer staying on vzw.
     
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    you can always ask the vzw rep if there is anything he can do for you or throw in. try to sound as if your not sure you want to spend the money or not. also not going on the first day its available would be a plus cuz even a toddler would know youve been waiting, sitting at your desk since october 17/18, clicking refresh over and over, waiting impatiently to buy it, like all the rest of us are :D.
     
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    Well What other main carriers were you thinking of? lol Verizon and Sprint are the two largest CDMA carriers in the US and he said Sprint won't allow you to flash them to their network.
     
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    Tmobile Sprint ATT Verizon US are what I consider main carriers.
     
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