Upgrade or to not upgrade....

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    ....that is the question? Here is the situation. I can upgrade on 2/28. I don't have the funds to buy a phone outright. So I was going to upgrade to the SGS5. Here is the issue. The Verizon Trade In & Trade Up program that nets you $100 - $300 promo ends 3/31/14 and the SGS5 releases on 4/11/14. So I could get $200 back in the trade in & trade up. My thought process is to upgrade on lets say 3/30/14 to get the $200 then return the phone (within 14 day window) and get the SGS5.

    Is the above scenario even plausible?

    Thanks!
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    Go to a Verizon store and ask.
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    If that will allow you to get the phone you want I would do it. What phone do you have now?
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    I would as long as your in the window. What phone do you have now and will it be worth the upgrade?
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    I ended up upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I upgraded from the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx.
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    Why did you choose the N3?

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    Basically because it is a sgs4 on 'roids.
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    What was it about the N3 that you decided it was the device for you?

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    Back when the SGS4 came out I wanted that phone, but the only way to get it was to pay for it outright and that was too much money. So I decided to deal with my Droid Razr Maxx and its horrible UI. Later I decided I would give up my unlimited for the SGS5 and I had hoped it would come out in March, but the release date is 4/11/14.

    VZW was running a promo where you get $100 in the trade-in & trade-up and that ended on 2/28/14 (my NE2 anniversary). I had an iPhone 4 that I could also get $100 for (ends 3/31/14).

    The Note 3 is basically the SGS4, but with more RAM, larger screen, etc. So I decided to go with the Note 3, but I first had to make sure it felt good in the hand - which it did. Since the Note 3 is basically a SGS4 on steriods - to me it was a no brainer, plus the $200 credit to my account didn't hurt either!

    Also the SGS5 hardware specs didn't wow me, but the software capabilities did.

    Does that answer your question?
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    The $200 is a huge help. I've been using the Note 3 for my job and it's been great. I'm a coach and allowed me to sale my tablet and just carry the phone.

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    I haven't even scratched the surface of its capabilities. I am looking forward to get more familiar with the S Pen and the Camera!
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    You will enjoy the S Pen. I'm not a big camera guy, but I will videotape my opponents plays for scouting purposes. Lol.

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    You will enjoy the S Pen. I'm not a big camera guy, but I'll videotape my opponents plays for scouting purposes. Lol.

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    You, sir or madam, made the correct decision.
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    It's sir and I feel I made the right choice too. Very happy with the phone. I have only scratched the surface if it's capabilities. Any links to some good tips & tricks?
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