Question for those of you who have gotten new phones before upgrade.

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  1. Darksthour

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    So I have a droid 3 with an extended battery but really would like a nexus. I love my phone now but with the support and appeal of the nexus with its unlocked bootloader and lte I keep thinking of getting it. However i do not have an upgrade so I would have to pay full price. I was just wondering if there are people here who bought phones off contract and can fill me in on what you did (if anything) to get it at a discounted price. I would like the phone but $650 for it seems a little much.

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    My upgrade wasn't until May so I added another line to get my Bionic $10 a month.

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    The best you can do is sell your D3 on Craigslist or Swappa and buy the Nexus out right.

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    U can add an extra line and swap the nexus with a dummy phone that way u will only pay the 10$ mth xtra line fee

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    With that new line is that a new customer? Also can I do that at wirefly or amazon for a discounted price or do I have to go through Verizon.

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    Don't switch the lines if you do...Amazon will charge you an ETF if you don't keep the phone on the upgraded line for 6 months

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    Not sure if this is true. It may be but curious if anyone has actually had that happen. I did this with letstalk.com and they gave the same warning but I didn't care, got my new phone, switched it to my line and put a dummy phone of the new line and all its well. No fees or charges.

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    That's what I was wondering. If I could keep my number with the new phone and how long I had to have the family plan. I would assume just don't renew it after the 2 years. Plus i was looking on wirefly and i was curious as to how I would do all this from there. I'm pretty sure if I go to the Verizon store they won't take kindly to me just adding another line to get a phone for the discount.

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    Also would I lose my unlimited at plan as well doing this?

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    No. Unlimited is tied to the line. Getting a new line and moving the new phone over will still keep you grandfathered.

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    I cant ever seeing buying a phone off contract for $650. I would just go to eBay before that and buy a slightly older phone for $200. You could always try to unload your Droid 3 on eBay ahead of time to defray the costs.

    Verizon was very hardline with me...I could not upgrade till the DAY of my contract renewal...period.
     
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    Damn this is really tempting. Just not sure if it's really worth it to pay for the extra line for 2 years. 10 bucks every month adds up. Maybe if the phone was free with an upgrade.

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