Talk me out of a 1 Yr Contract with a new DroidX


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  1. SuperW2

    SuperW2 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'll be switching carriers as a new Verizon customer... I've always been locked into 2 year contracts with my Blackberry(s), my iPhone (still 1 year left that my wife will take over)... I plan on getting the lowest possible voice plan that from what I understand isn't enough $ to qualify for the NE2 (correct me if I'm wrong), so I'm really stuck with this thing for 20-24 months (depending on special upgrade promos in 2012) If I go 2 yr plan commitment, correct?

    Depending on the uptick to go from a 2 yr to a 1 yr, and I'm willing to spend $75-$100 more I think, I'm leaning towards 1 yr so I can get an upgrade sooner (with the future of LTE/4G, Dual Core, etc, etc, looking bright for the next 12ish months).

    Am I thinking about this all wrong, any reasons I should goto 2Yr is the the few extra bucks at buy time aren't really a concern?

    Wade
     

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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    It is possible to be eligible for the annual upgrade
    Requirements:

    What do I have to do to get a new phone with Annual Upgrade?
    You must be registered for My Verizon, be on a calling plan of $49.99 or higher and have completed at least 1 year of a 2-year contract and agree to renew for an additional 2 years in order to get a new phone at a promotional price. It
     
  3. SuperW2

    SuperW2 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The base individual calling plan that i'll be buying (and barely using 1/3 the minutes of monthly) is $39.99 before my corp discount...I can't get a family plan since my iPhone is locked into the last 2 year contract I signed up for.
     
  4. verdegallardo

    verdegallardo Well-Known Member

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    Then yes I would get a 1 year contract or it'll be a while before you can get a new toy ;)
     
  5. gtmike

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    You've got me convinced. Also a 1-yr old phone would sell alot better than a 2-yr old phone when your contract is over. Practically pays for itself.

    Rumor is that the 1-yr pricing will be $269 online or in-store after MIR. I'm gonna cancel my BB preorder and wait in line at the local VZW in the morning.
     
  6. SuperW2

    SuperW2 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks,

    I had considered selling my iPhone to buy out the early Term, but the wife wanted it. I hadn't really thought about selling the D-X in 12 months, but I agree worth more for sure than at 24mths.

    I'll be pounding the Verizon Online site in 2 hours (PST) in hopes of getting one ordered...
     
  7. verdegallardo

    verdegallardo Well-Known Member

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    Good call. I would wait till phone is in hand before canceling at best buy:cool:
     
  8. gtmike

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    Yah, my appt time is 11:30. It's my backup plan if the morning doesn't work out. :D
     
  9. Naughty#9

    Naughty#9 Active Member

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    I'm going with the 1 year plan this time around. In the long run, it will be cheaper for me to get upgrades. I have a 39.99 plan before my 25% discount. My entire bill is only $65 a month the way it is now. For the $70 extra for a one year plan, I would have to spend well over 2x that amount to get a plan that allowed for annual upgrade, as far as I know.
     
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    With phone technology moving ahead at warp speed, a one year contract is the way to go. With a one-year, you're elligible for an upgrade after ten months. My ten months is up in September and the wait is interminable. I might buy the X full retail and then sell it when the Fascinate becomes available.
     

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