So I've decided to stop using my Nexus 6 and purchase a 6P but I have a couple questions

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  1. patmw123

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    So after all of the positive reviews and my constant need to get a new phone every year, I've decided to get a 6P. I did, however, have a question about possibly using my upgrade at Verizon (last phone on contract was the 2013 Moto X so im off contract at the moment) to purchase a iPhone 6S 16gb for $199.99 on contract. I would then just resale the 6S for $600+ on swappa/Craigslist and use that money to make up for the cost of the 6P. I just have two questions:

    Does anyone have any experience with doing this? I have read of numerous people doing this throughout the years, but have not done this myself.

    Are there any downsides to this idea as opposed to being locked in for another 2 years?

    Hopefully I've described the idea well enough for everyone to get the picture. If not just ask and I'll clarify further.
     
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    Can a buyer activate a phone if you haven't paid it off... I don't think that will work.
     
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    Apparently you can on the Payment Plan. As long as you keep making your payments. We have a member here that sold a phone at least a couple months ago. He's still making payments, but the other person has the phone activated.

    As to the OP, your gonna pay more monthly if you get a subsidized phone on contract. Have you looked in to the new plans? I assume you're not on unlimited data since your considering getting a phone on contract.

    You might be able to save yourself quite a bit of money if you just buy the 6P outright & check into the new plans they offer.
     
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    Not sure if Google offers credit, thought I read that if you buy the phone via Project Fi they offer financing, and nothing I read says you actually have to use the project Fi service.
     
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    What happens if the person you sold this device to loses it or damages it? Won't it come up under YOUR imei number? There are so many ways this can screw the new owner by doing this way. Personally I wouldn't recommend it, but that's just me. You're selling a device that isn't fully paid for. Most of us wouldn't want to purchase a device that isn't free and clear, why do that to some unsuspecting sap just so you can purchase a new device that you can't actually afford to begin with?

    S5 tap'n
     
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    Huawei offers financing through a third party called Affirm. Terms aren't the best, but it gets the device in your hands sooner than saving your pennies.
     
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    I never said I couldn't afford it. Thats not the issue. I was just trying to make the best financial decision in order for me to save the most money. It's not rocket science. I made this thread to get people's opinions on the idea as I have heard numerous others have done it without issue.
     
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    My initial post still stands. If you're not on unlimited data, you could likely save the most money & continue to do so by checking out the new plans that vzw offers.

    When you buy a subsidized phone, you still pay monthly for the phone. It's just hidden in your bill instead of made clear like the device payment plan.

    If you're buying your own phone outright, it should be cheaper to get on one of the new "plans". & this will be a continuing savings, rather than making some money off the subsidized phone, but still paying more each month for your bill.
     
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    I understand your points and the facts that you mentioned, which I appreciate, but you also painted me out to be some slimeball trying to take advantage of someone else - which I'm not. I've been a Verizon/Alltel/Centel customer for 20+ years. I'm not concerned with failed payment or screwing someone over. I'll pay whatever necessary to avoid that.

    Regardless, I do appreciate the facts you brought forth. I just think you misunderstood my intentions.
     
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    I think you're confusing me with someone else.
     
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    I apologize for cr6. You are right, this is not about affording the phone. I do agree, it may be more of a headache than it is worth. If the phone does go lost or damaged, it's going to come back to you. Why would you want to deal with that?
     
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    Sorry, Jonny that was my fault. Wrong quote clearly.
     
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