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?