Wondering how I should upgrade..

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  1. acedzero

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    So much for special upgrade offers...

    My wife and I signed up for VZW in March. I got a Droid, her, the Droid Eris. I just got off the phone with a Verizon rep, who told me the only way I can upgrade is if I buy the phone at full retail price ($569.99). If I go this way, does my line convert to a month to month or am I still under contract? We have a unlimited share plan.

    I will either sell the Droid, or give it to my wife, and sell the Eris. I guss I was kind of hoping that I could upgrade another way but this seems to be my only option?

    Should I buy the phone first, activate it then sell one of the other phones? Ading a line is not an option..
     
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    it will not be a month by month you will still be with the contract you have.
     
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    You signed a 2 year contract when you purchased the droid, yes? Why would you think that you would go on a Month to Month contract by purchasing a Droid X at retail cost. When you have not fullfilled your origanal contract?

    Verizon's upgrade policy is nearly the same as any other US carrier out there.

    Your primary line will become elegible at the 1 year mark. The second line will become eleigble at 20 months.

    Just because you want the latest and greatest does not grant you a right to upgrade at anytime without fullfilling your origanal contract.
     
  4. acedzero

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    I had read somewhere that if you bought a phone at full retail, then you are paying the "non contract" price, thus you plan would be month to month.

    Your reply seems to insinuate that I'm some low life scum that's looking for a way to screw someone out of money or something?

    I have no problem paying full price for the phone. I was just seeing if there were other options. Hell even people like me who want (as you assumed) the "latest and greatest" would not turn down a bargain or better way?

    I posted the question because I was looking for information, isn't what these forums are for? :(
     
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    You're making my brain hurt.

    What makes you think you can all the sudden get out of your original contract and go month to month if you buy the X at retail price? If you buy it at retail price, all that means is that you aren't adding another 2 year contract on top of your original 2 year contract.
     
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    Did not mean to make you feel that way. Sometimes it is hard to read what my attitude is via text on the screen. Not trying to cut you down at all. If you would have purchased your origanal Droid at full retail and not signed a contract. Then yes, you would been able to be on a month to month service.

    I see 10 of these threads pop up everyday, especially, when a new phone is getting ready to launch. I find it hard to understand that so many people have a hard time understanding the terms of the contracts they sign. That is all. So when I see these threads. I try to explain it in simple terms. Not trying to be mean.
     
  7. acedzero

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    How exactly am I making your brain hurt?

    I really wasn't expecting to be flamed for this, I was just trying to get a question answered that's all.. not be treated like someone who's IQ is equal to their shoe size...
     
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    I, on the other hand, am trying to be mean.

    If you purchased a phone on a 2 year contract, and you are still in that contract, what makes a person think they can suddenly get out of their original contract by purchasing a different phone at full price? :icon_evil:


    PS Just kidding about the mean part :)
     
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    Here's what I don't understand. Everyone wants to upgrade to the latest phone out there, then once they get it something else is out and they start wanting that too.

    Why can't people just live with their purchase. They gave you 30 days to try it out. After that it's yours until your next upgrade, or at least wait close to your next upgrade.

    In 3 months something will come out better then everything else again. When does the madness stop?
     
  10. acedzero

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    I find the same thing when it comes to computers a lot of times. Maybe people feel better actually asking and getting some individual attention instead of taking the time to read and research themselves?

    Kinda makes me think of a elementary school classroom or something... :)

    Anyway, here was my line of thinking. Bought the original phones under contract. The price is subsidized so that they can make a profit by making you sign a contract, right? So if I buy another phone at full retail price, isn't that like buying out your contract since the cost of the phone is not subsidized? Wouldn't that mean that my line is no longer under contract but the other line still is?

    I am probably missing something there, but its not important. Thanks for the answers, I'll have to think twice about posting here again though..
     
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    But you are still making payments on your original phone. If you go buy a car with a $100/month payment (yup, im cheap), give that car away and buy a new car out right (no payments on the new car). You still have that $100/month payment on the old car you gave away.
     
  12. acedzero

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    Okay, that makes more sense. Not sure why I didn't think of it that way (otherwise I would not have asked the question).