New Every Two - Worthwhile?

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  1. leland

    leland Member

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    Is NE2 worthwhile?

    I just realized I'm a week away from it, but the discount is only $50. Huh?

    If I want a Samsung Fascinate (which I think I do, as my other purchases of phones haven't panned out), then I can get it cheaper as an upgrade from Amazon ($99 upgrade) or Best Buy (free on Friday maybe?).

    What's the point of it? Do you bother using it at all?
     
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    I use my NE2 every time it comes up even if I am pleased with my current phone. For example, if I had a NE2 available now and I was still happy with my Droid, I could order a NE2 phone like the X for $299.99 ( $199.99 after rebate ) and when I get it, I just do not activate it. At that point I can place it on Ebay and gain around $550 for it from people who do not have their NE2 up yet. So I get to keep my phone which I am happy with and also get a couple hundred bucks on the side.

    If you were going to upgrade your phone on Verizon to actually keep it though, I would wait until they come out with 4g phones around January.
     
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    My man hustling over here. My man bout his money....I like that.
     
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    dolla dolla bills yall
     
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    Varking,

    You won't get $550 on eBay because if you don't activate the phone on the line, you didn't accept the T&C for the reduced price of the phone, therefore you're selling an overpriced paperweight.
     
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    cant you just activate it......wait a day and go back to your old phone but still have the new one?
     
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    Sure, you can do that, then the ESN is clear. Varking was saying about getting the new phone and never activating it. If he does that then they're selling a door stop.
     
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    Very well worth it. I waited for mine to kick in and got my Eris for 30 bucks.
     
  10. leland

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    Still, just don't seem to get it as with $50 off, that doesn't get close to the upgrade price from Amazon or other sellers. Anyways, might as well focus on which phone...
     
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    Take a look at the link I sent you and consider the whole 24-month/new contract pricing idea. I agree, $50 off isn't exactly the nicest thing in the world when you're looking a Verizon corporate pricing on a subsidized phone.
     
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    Fifty bucks? When i am eligible for my upgrade i only get thirty. Yeah its a little under a year so i wonder why is it different? Will my discount increase as i get closer to my upgrade time?