Cost of Droid X for 1 Year Contract

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  1. cece5702

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    I am due for one last early upgrade next month and I'm wondering if I will be able to purchase the phone with a 1 year contract instead of keeping the phone for 20 months? Hmmmmm.....

    Does anyone know the price of the Droid with a 1 year contract instead of 2?
     
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    Yes you can.
    For the price go to verizonwireless.com and find out.
     
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    No actually I cant! I just spoke to a Verizon Rep and for an early upgrade I have to go with the two year contract or wait until December which is my regular time to upgrade. In December I can do a 1 year contract on the Droid X. I can also purchase the TB for $249 next month for two years, however 4G is not in my area. She did mention they would be changing the plans for 4G to price tiering. So I would have to pay a price for a 4G phone when its operating on 3G network!!!! I'm about ready to go and get a basic phone for just talking!!!!
     
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    So they only allow the 2yr contract on an early upgrade, nice.
     
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    How about getting a used phone on ebay? Then there's no lock-in

    Liberated Droid X
     
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    How does that work? Buy a used phone from Ebay, take it to Verizon for them to activate it and than I hold on to it until December? Than in December buy a new phone using my upgrade discount at that time? Is that how its done?
     
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    you can just change it over on the vzw site and then in december you will be able to get a new phone on contract if you want.
     
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    Yep, that's pretty much how I did it. You don't have to take it to a store (and waste an hour or more) or call in (and waste a half hour or more). Just log into the VZW portal and supply ESN/MEID numbers. My phone started working a few minutes later.

    Just be careful who you buy the phone from. I found a guy with good feedback selling a Droid X he bought in December because he wanted a VZW iPhone. He sold me his X with accessories for $270 and it was in flawless condition. If I decide to move to another phone I would sell as well. I might not get what I paid but it might be close enough that I shrug when considering it. I prefer to just pay for my phone and go contractless, however, the early termination fee is not that much higher than what I paid so this strategy is not right for everyone.
     
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    Wouldn't Verizon have to activate the phone and change over my contacts, insurance etc? Would they do that or do they require you to buy the phone from them? Also I run the risk of buying a bad phone on eBay? How reliable are they?


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