Verizon Offers Your Choice Of Gear S2 or Gear VR With Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge Pre-Order

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    Verizon appears to be going all in on the Galaxy S7 launch. Samsung had already announced that they would offer free Gear VR headsets for those pre-ordering either of the new Galaxy phones. Now Verizon is 1 upping Samsung. They will give you the choice between a Gear VR and a Gear S2 smart watch. The Gear S2 is worth $300 and is an awesome bonus if you chose this.

    It appears from the pre-order site that these two options are only available to those of you either choosing a payment plan or upgrading. This offer does not seem to be valid for anyone paying full retail who is trying to keep unlimited. When I called to place my pre-order I was not offered either option. This may be an online only deal.

    Keep in mind that if you are going to pre-order via Verizon's pre-order website remember that you get a free Gear VR through Samsung's promo site. If I had the choice I would claim the Gear S2 from Verizon, and later claim the Gear VR from Samsung.

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    You can do the device payment and keep unlimited now

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    Wow, that will be huge for a lot of people here.

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    You do have to be out of contract and paying that additional $20/month for unlimited that took effect in Nov, but it's totally possible. I did an upgrade for someone a few weeks ago and it worked perfectly.

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    I did the pre order yesterday in store and they told me it wasn't a free gear watch but $100 off a watch... maybe it's different online (which would be a bummer since I did mine in store). I did get $100 UPGRADE discount (for paying monthly) and I should get $100 off for tradein and then the $100 gear VR. All in all looking to be a pretty good deal for pre orders. I am happy to pay monthly for $100 discount (even if I have to stick around for 2 years). Kind of like a negative interest rate on a financing deal really!
     
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    I hope they offer up some good stuff like this on the Note 6.

    How does pre order work on the Edge payment? What do they charge you up front? Taxes and first month like normal?

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    I know in-store, it is just local sales tax on full retail and then your device payments are on the bill, no first month payment upfront. I would hope online purchases follow the same.

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    pretty good deal....

    get the gear s2 even if you don't want it... then sell it for 350 (50 off retail) and then buy a gear VR for 99 and you're officially winning.

    I've got 4 lines all out of contract 2 unlimited and 2 not... eligible for upgrades.... this is very tempting, love my Moto X pure... wouldn't mind this deal at all though.
     
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    Can anyone else confirm that has done this online more recently with the Gear VR or Gear S2 promo without losing their unlimited data? I'm not sure if I'm doing it correctly online and don't want to lose my UDP.
     
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    From what I've read, yes, you can keep your UD. Simply choose "keep existing plan". What I would do is log onto the VZW site and do a "chat" with a Verizon rep to confirm. Then save the chat log. (It will give you the option to save the chat log once you're done) This way you'll have confirmation in writing, if by chance your plan changes a month or two down the road.

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    So long as your bill is showing $49.99 for unlimited data, and you are doing device payments, you will keep your unlimited

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