Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Apr 4, 2013.
I just ordered my sim card.
Sent from my S3 rocking 4.1.2
All good for used phones. New... i think its at the store or through there website right?
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Not a bad route to go if you don't mind being 6 months behind the latest (figure sell your old phone for maybe $150...get a 6-month old one for $450?). Not sure how the prices would actually play out, but I'd guess your net would be about the same outlay as buying a subsidized phone. Then if you could just get VZW to waive that pesky embedded subsidy in their pricing...
The tech is such now that I don't see a problem keeping a phone for 3, even 4 years (assuming you can replace the battery). At the same time, the advances are pretty marginal such that a 6-month old phone can certainly hold its own.
VZW will not consider anything ("if the people want it") until they start hemorraging customers to T-Mobile-they are too greedy.
My contract is up in May and I am jumping ship to T-Mobile. I have the SGS3 but will sell it and buy the Nexus 4. With no contract I can change phones as often as I like...
You can also buy directly from Verizon store for full price. And it's cheaper than buying full price at Best Buy and/or Amazon (which usually jack the full prices up by 50- 100 dollars). On that same note Best buy has on occasions refused to sell phones at full price off contract. Not sure what that's all about.
LOL, don't hold your breath waiting for VZW to match. Everyone is always talking about the next great deal at Sprint or TMo, and how they are going to leave VZW...and yet VZW continues to have the lowest turn in the industry.
At least this time TMo is marketing things a bit better. But I feel like I've seen this deal 2-3 times before, and at the end of the day most people actually want what they pay VZW for, vs. paying for what your get at TMo.
My saying goes like this, what good is a phone without a solid network, yes you might save a few dollars, but when you can't get service on a consistent basis what's the point. The reason I own a phone is to be able to use it, I know Verizon has never let me down.
At this point I feel I owe it to myself to switch to T-Mo. According to my local T-Mo store, I would save $140.00 a month and not be limited in minutes. The only thing that saves me with VZW is the 10 friends and family list. If it wasn't for that I would have to raise my plan substantially.
I get perfect reception in my house with T-Mo and their 4g works great. I know some areas around me are flaky, but with that amount of money I will be saving and no worries about minutes I think the choice is clear. If I sell all 5 phones on CL for a little less than going rate I can grab T-Mo phones the same way and be way ahead.
The 1500.00+ savings damn near pays for our shore house for 2 weeks. With a wife and 4 kids you think about things like this regardless of how you're doing financially. My last line is up in November. As it stands now I will be switching. Now, if VZW dropped 15.00 a month from each line I wouldn't even consider leaving. I just feel like I'm getting ripped off.
True, but no carrier has 100% blanket coverage of the US. There are areas that VZW has crappy to no coverage and AT&T has solid coverage. Thing is the coverage I need is covered by the top four as well as MetroPCS. I rarely venture outside of that area. If I do, I can go prepaid on a provider that has the necessary coverage and I'd still save myself a bundle of money.
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