New phone

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  1. nobull

    nobull New Member

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    So it is time for an upgrade for my wife. What Verizon phone should I get her? I have the DX right now, I am hoping that she will trade me when we get the new phone.(I know that sounds mean) So if you all had a second chance, what would you get?

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    I would get an Incredible 2 for a 3G phone. My personal pick would be an LG Revolution.

    I am patiently waiting for the SGS2.

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    Thanks Brad. You seem to be an LG fan. After my last LG phone, I told myself that I wouldn't get another LG. I also said that about Motorola. Keep the suggestion coming please.

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    I have an OG1 and I am now able to upgrade. I am holding off to see what comes out. I was looking to get the Bionic but will see what else is coming.
     
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    Whatever you do buy it from wirefly.com. My second Dinc2 is on the way right now for the wife. $79.99 for the phone and $69.99 for a NO deductible insurance. For the primary line the phone is free right now.

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    Droid Inc 2 is a nice phone, has an amazing screen. The Droid 3 is a quality phone as well for 3G and it's basically the Bionic without 4G and the larger screen.
     
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    (sorry to hijack thread, but I'm in a similar situation with a ready upgrade)-what/why is wirefly the alternative to a Verizon retail store? i see pricing slightly cheaper...
     
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    Liderc Silver Member

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    Verizon charges a lot more than other stores do for the same phones. My brother bought his Droid Inc 2 at Costco for $69, it was $179 at our Verizon store at the same time. Plus he got a car charger and a couple other free items.

    Wirefly has some similar deals, much better than you can get at a local Verizon store.

    I assume Verizon does this because they know most consumers are unaware of the price differences and since they already have them in their store, they can charge a premium price.
     
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    Can outside companys like Wirefly and Amazon transfer upgrades? Like if one line has an upgrade but no data plan can I use it on my line for an upgrade?
     
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    So please explain/validate Wirefly in simple order of operations for someone eligible for an upgrade with $50 credit:
    -validate upgrade status online
    -order new equipment online for cheaper cost + (hope they apply the VZ NewEvery2 credit?)
    -walk into Verizon store to activiate? and pay activation fee?
    -or activate yourself online/*228 and pay no fee?

    Thanks in advance, again-sorry to hijack thread
     
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    They're all connected to the same database, so they'll bring up your account on their computer just as a verizon rep would at the store. This will show them you have an upgrade.

    They may activate your phone prior to shipping, I've never ordered from Wirefly so I can't confirm this. If not then you activate the phone yourself, the same way they would at the verizon store once you receive the device.
     
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