It is definitely time to upgrade from my Samsung S7, as it has become so slow and battery drain is now the norm. I would love to upgrade to Note 10, but sticker shock, especially at Verizon doesn't make it easy for me. Trading in my old phone is not an option because its trade-in value is only $29. I did see an unlocked Note 10 for $749 at the Microsoft Store, but It is a GSM model and the Verizon customer service rep told me it would not work to make calls on their CDMA network. Ok, so can someone please help me. Is an unlocked phone, which is cheaper, actually worth it, and where can I get a CDMA model? It has been nearly 4 years since I have purchased a new smartphone, so feel like a complete rookie. When is the best time to buy one, and do you have a recommendation as to where I can possibly get a good deal. I don't think Verizon will be the best deal. thanks!!