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Old April 7th, 2013, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Verizon two year contract iPhone 5 - Want the new S4

Just got the new iPhone 5 last year with a shiny new Verizon 2 year contract. Now I must have the new Galaxy S4.

What would be my best way to score the new S4?
Pre order from AT&T and have another 2 year contract?
Pay the early termination fee with Verizon?
Wait for Verizon to get the S4 and purchase at full price and then sell the iPhone 5 on eBay?

I'm dazed and confused and was wondering what would be my best plan of action?

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What I would do, if you've got a backup phone, throw the iphone on ebay, being a 5 considering it's condition. You could easily get 400 off of it.

Then use a little extra cash to buy the s4 out right.

IMO the s4 isn't worth going into another contract.
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One big variable is are you on a classic single plan, classic family plan, or a share everything plan. Which one you're on will affect which advice I give.
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I'm on the wonderful share everything plan.
How can I sell the iPhone on eBay while it still has my number and plan attached to it? I don't think a new buyer could do anything with it.
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I'm on the wonderful share everything plan.
How can I sell the iPhone on eBay while it still has my number and plan attached to it? I don't think a new buyer could do anything with it.
Do you have an older smartphone you can use, perhaps the one you had before the iPhone 5? If so activate that one to your current plan/number and toss the 5 on ebay.
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Do you have an older smartphone you can use, perhaps the one you had before the iPhone 5? If so activate that one to your current plan/number and toss the 5 on ebay.
I don't have another phone at the moment. My daughter took over my old 4S and is on my ex wife's plan. Man, times are tough.
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Do you have a friend who could loan you an old verizon phone for a little bit until you sell your iphone and buy the s4?
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Do you have a friend who could loan you an old verizon phone for a little bit until you sell your iphone and buy the s4?
I don't.
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The ghost line option isn't very good on that plan unfortunately. Best bet is to sell the iPhone and that should cover the bulk of the s4 purchase.
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How can I sell it while it still has my number and plan in it?

Maybe I should just purchase the S4 from Verizon for full price, transfer my number to it and then sell the Iphone 5.
I think the iPhone 5 prices will be in the crapper by then.

Would the person I sold the phone to be able to activate it with Verizon?
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How can I sell it while it still has my number and plan in it?

Maybe I should just purchase the S4 from Verizon for full price, transfer my number to it and then sell the Iphone 5.
I think the iPhone 5 prices will be in the crapper by then.

Would the person I sold the phone to be able to activate it with Verizon?
You could either buy the s4 and then sell, or sell after activating a dumb phone in its place, then buy the s4 when it comes out. They should be able to activate the iPhone on their account as long as you pay your bill and don't report it lost or stolen.
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