Do you pay for new phone up front, or is it thrown on a monthly bill?

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  1. CaptainCaveMan

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    I haven't bought a new phone from Verizon since the OG Droid was released, and I can't remember how it works.

    My OG is on life-support and slipping away fast. I'm assuming the Nexus will be released mid-November time frame. Wifey says that I have to wait until Dec 1st payday to get it.....but don't you get the choice of just throwing the cost of the phone on the next month's bill anyway? I thought that's how it worked. That would work perfect for me because I could get it when it is released and not have to pay until Dec 1st.

    Is it different depending on if you pre-order, order from website on release day, or buy it at the store?
     
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    If you are a current customer, they can bill you. If not, they typically want it upfront.

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    Wait if you're a current customer and ready for an upgrade you can request to have the price of the phone put on your bill? WTF? When was this an option?

    I might sell my iphone 4 on ebay afterall instead of trading it into the store.
     
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    This has always been an option.

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  5. Sharrock

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    LMAO! WTF I can't believe I've never heard of this before. Can this work in the store as well or online only?
     
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    Man, I'd sell the phone outright. You should get around $300 for it.
     
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    Not sure, I've always madevmy purchases by calling them.

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    Shouldn't matter whether you do it in the store or online

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    I've always wondered about this. That will be very sweet indeed as I don't have to wait for the upgrade. Sucks at having to look at spending $250 on a new phone with Christmas coming up.
     
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    We were new to VZW a few months back and they let us bill both our X2's to the account so this seems to be a discretionary move by the employee.
     
  11. Larry_ThaGr81

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    That has been an option since the day before forever.

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    Personally I've always put it on my bill- whether purchased in the store or online- so I'm no expert. But I think part of it has to do with your credit history. If it's good, they'll let you throw it on your next bill. If it's not so good, they may make you pay up front. Don't quote me on that.
     
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