How to acquire this phone?

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  1. yomomma7826

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    I currently have the Droid X. And I love it to death. But ever since my brother threw it across the room, and tried to bend it in half it has been slow as hell. I'm looking into getting the Galaxy Nexus. Since my father is the holder of this contract, he gets the yearly upgrades and is planning to use his, I got my DX a year ago. So I was planning on buying the phone outright from somewhere with no contract. My question is, how do I get from a 3g plan to a 4g plan without losing my grandfather? Is it going to cost me money to get the SIM card as well?
     
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    No, it won't cost more, but the account owner will still have to add it to the account I believe. You will be grandfathered, but the do need to change something on the account so the SIM can be added.
     
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    Ok. Thank you so much. Do you know where to buy clean new phones for cheaper than the VZW price? Or should I do the whole, buy the phone with the two year contract on a new line, and then switch the Galaxy onto my phone and have a junk phone just take up that one for the 10 dollars a month?
     
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    There are a few ways to calculate this, and generally direct from VZW is the cheapest off contract. (i.e. the D3 at Best Buy is 549, but 459 at VZW).
    So say the phone is $650. The second line would be $10*24+upgrade price ($299?), so you could save about $100 over the 2 years.
     
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    Ok thank you so much. I might do the add a line and switch over. I need to save as much money as I can. Lol. A first job doesn't make much money :( hahah
     
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    you can try wirefly.com it eventually becomes cheaper on there.
     
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    If you have the insurance on your plan, I would get your x repaired or replaced. You can sell it to help fund the new phone. I'm sure it's worth more than the insurance deductible. Of course I think you can only make one claim per year, something to consider.
     
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    Wirefly makes you keep the phone on the activated line for 6 months or fines you $300. So it'd be a no go for moving it to his current line and current data plan

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    I didn't think you could do this anymore with smartphone to dumb phone switching. I thought Verizon changed the policy that once you put a smartphone plan on new line you couldn't down grade the plan on that line. Also, is the new line grandfathered in? I may use someone elses upgrade, have them activate the phone, reactivate their old phone, and send me the nexus. They can have my upgrade in the same way I'm February when I'm due.

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