Suggestions on where to buy a used 4g phone for the wife...

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  1. GadgetRick

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    With all of this talk about Verizon's horrible shared plan, I wanted to find a good (reputable) place to purchase a used 4g phone for the wife. Her upgrade isn't due until the end of July--about a month after the new plans are in place--and we're grandfathered into the original unlimited data plan. I'd like to hold onto that as long as possible and I believe, by then, the only way to do so is to either purchase a new phone at full list price (ain't gonna happen) or buy a used phone and activate it.

    Obviously, I can buy a used phone on eBay but wondering if anyone knows of a good place which specializes in used phones that I can trust.

    Thanks.
     
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    swappa is about the pnly place i know of that specializes in phones.. i have had good luck with craigslist as well . go to vzw make sure esn is clean and you will be good to go. remember meet at vzw not someones house.
     
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    Call vzw, if your upgrade is that close I'd bet they'll give you an early upgrade to a 4g device. They're handing them out to nearly everybody.

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    My upgrade is not until the end of July either. I am going to try to get an early upgrade. Otherwise I have been looking at phones on Cowboom (mixed reviews).

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    Let us know how it works out.
     
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    Was considering asking for an early upgrade but I had thought they weren't doing that like they used to. Also concerned about losing the plan we're on. I'll have to give them a call.

    Thanks guys/gals!
     
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    No luck in store, they said it would need a supervisor approval and can only be done over the phone.

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    No luck on an early upgrade here either. :(
     
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    Call *611 and speak to the rep. Explain the situations, remain humble and courteous, but plead your case. They have far more leverage than stores and can also issue service credits to offset costs.

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    I second that. And if the first person says no, kindly ask to speak to their supervisor. The worst they can do is say no.

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    Just tried for the first time. They said that the GS3 is in such high demand that they are only accepting orders for those who upgrade now. They did say that I could do an early upgrade with managers approval, but it would need to be a 3G phone (no iPhone because it is in high demand also).

    Might try calling back later in the week and see if I could get the Rezound, although my chances do not seem good.
     
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    I would call again tonight! A friend of mine got an upgrade today, she wasnt due for one until september! (She called 6 times)
     
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