Around Incredible release day, I'll be in the market to sign a contract with a wireless carrier. It will just be a single line, and I currently don't have a contract with any carrier, nor am I personally a current Verizon customer. In reading various places, it seems people have gotten their NE2 bumped up a few months, had the activation fee waived, and gotten a few other little goodies by playing their cards just right. So here's what I'm looking at: $60 - 450 minute talk and text plan $30 - data package $35 - activation fee ~$270 - for phone (assuming a one year contract and buying online to get $100 instant rebate) Anybody think there is any way to get a better deal at any point of this transaction? They only possible leverage I have is- A) I'm a "new customer". B) I've administered the wireless account for a small company (15 or so lines with VZW) for many years worked several times to keep our business with Verizon when the higher-ups wanted to move to someone cheaper. C) I could be persuaded to wait for the EVO if Sprint announces anything official between now and the 19th. Best Buy Mobile and Costco aren't options for me. I know how to work the corporate accounts side, but it's been a long time since I've had to deal with the personal side. Any input?