Buy the nexus straight out?

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by WsW-WYATT-EARP, May 25, 2012.

  1. WsW-WYATT-EARP

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    SouthEastern Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +0
    I am a month away from upgrade time. Would I be better to buy the nexus straight out from somewhere online, then keep my upgrade open for possibly something later down the line?

    Where can I get a verizon compatable nexus? Besides from verizon, I have seen it going for right around 400/450. But from my understanding, the are not verizon phones. Even the nexus that is advertised in the google store here isn't verizon compatible.

    Thanks
    Ben
     
  2. KeepItReal

    KeepItReal Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2010
    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +5
    Well, there are a couple of approaches. Do you have unlimited data? You may want to upgrade with Verizon now and get the discounted price and be on unlimited for the next 2 years. From my reading Verizon is going too end unlimited plans and make everyone migrate to data share plans. They stated that you can pay full retail for a phone and keep the unlimited plan going. So, you could upgrade now at a discounted price, keep unlimited for the next 2 years, then buy your phone full-price at the end of that 2 year contract and keep unlimited for another 2 years for a total of 4 years maintaining the unlimited data plan. All subject to change until the complete announcement comes out. If you don't have unlimited data, then you can always wait for the next device, and wait some more. There is always something with more technology coming sheen the pike. Sometimes you just have to pick the phone that meets your needs. Betcha the next new headbangers phones that come out, come out after the data plan changes, lol. Like the new iPhone and Razr Maxx HD.
     
  3. WsW-WYATT-EARP

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    SouthEastern Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ya, I hear what your saying. I am unlimited right now yet. Still another month before upgrade. Sooner or later they will kick everyone off unlimited the way it sounds.

    My thought is if I can get the nexus now for around 400, sport it until the next greatest thing hits. Use my upgrade and sell the nexus - right now my droid x is just ancient. Is it worth using my upgrade on the nexus and still shell out 200 for it? Or like I am thinking, shell out 400 and save the upgrade.....
     
  4. maineultraclassic

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Southern Maine
    Ratings:
    +3
    I bought mine on Craigslist for $275 with 4 cases, 4 batteries, and an external battery charger.
    That way I still have unlimited data, and my upgrade is still there if anything better comes out later this year.

    Steve
     
  5. WsW-WYATT-EARP

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    SouthEastern Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +0
    Nice deal there! I will be looking at cl in a couple min.
     
  6. johnnyb15613

    johnnyb15613 Theme Developer
    Theme Developer

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +3
    Buy it with an upgrade, V don't need any extra money, but after you see the dev support for this thing you probably won't want the next great phone! DancingNexus
     
  7. WsW-WYATT-EARP

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    SouthEastern Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thing is V doesn't give u a break on your contract if you buy your phone out right? If I buy the nexus and love it. Then buy the next greatest thing since sliced bread on contract and turn around and sell it.... So many options....

    I barely hit 2gb data in a month. I used to hit 5. Then out of the blue something changed and I barely hit 2. So the unlimited is nice but not major, and the way it looks, it's just a matter of time before it's gone.... :(
     
  8. tgyberg

    tgyberg Silver Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    3,952
    Likes Received:
    302
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Ratings:
    +326
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL & C
    Nexus gets my vote. With a rom and kernel it's as fast as anything out and should be for quite some time!
     
  9. WsW-WYATT-EARP

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    SouthEastern Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +0
    I am excited for a new phone and have heard the nexus is totally customizable.

    I never got into romming my x :( a few weekends ago I put a kernel and rom on my xoom, now I have a taste of it and want a phone I can work with.
     
  10. maineultraclassic

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Southern Maine
    Ratings:
    +3
    It took me a while to find that deal, most around here wanted $400 for them.
    I'm going to sell the cases and sell a couple of the batteries and charger......make the deal even better.

    Biggest thing with used is to run the MEID number with Verizon to make sure it's clean, check the phone out completely to make sure it's in great condition with no issues. It was scary to spend that much money on it, but it all worked out in the end.

    Steve
     
  11. WsW-WYATT-EARP

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    SouthEastern Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +0
    Just to be sure I get the right phone - Verizon phones are the cdma phones? Not the GSM phone?
     
  12. tgyberg

    tgyberg Silver Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    3,952
    Likes Received:
    302
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Ratings:
    +326
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL & C
    Yep, you want cdma.