Who is or has bought their phones outright , Any one ?General

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  1. GatorfanDroid

    GatorfanDroid Well-Known Member

    What I mean is has any one bought there s4 full price with no two year contract? I'm gonna do that this go around sadly because I don't wanna lose my unlimited plan with faithful Verizon. I was just curious to see if any one has done and if so where are the best deals online or stores? Verizon is 650 bucks? So lets here the best deals and ideas...

  2. Squark

    Squark Member

    I preordered mine today at full price. I'm not eligible for an upgrade, and even if I was I don't want to sign another VZW contract and lose unlimited data.
  3. sincarafan

    sincarafan Well-Known Member

    I'm with tmobile who doesnt do substidized plans or contracts directly through them anymore so phones are always full price but do have payment plans so had to pay $149 down and pay $20 a month but I plan to pay it off sooner. Total price is $630.
  4. GatorfanDroid

    GatorfanDroid Well-Known Member

    I'm in the same boat so i'm paying full price to keep my unlimited data and still use 4g at will!
  5. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    Don't feel to bad, I spent
  6. Screech

    Screech Well-Known Member Contributor

    I bought 2 Galaxy S2s, a Motorola Defy+ and now my Galaxy S4 all "outright". I didn't want to get the phones from AT&T due to stupid rule about not keeping the $10 unlimited data on my 3 lines for family plan. They never said a thing for the last 2 years with those older phones, but within a week of the S4 connecting I got a text about moving me to a $30/month smart phone plan. All APN settings and such are the same as on my old phones. I got them to remove it and restore my $10/month data, but they said I have to not use a smart phone... I'm still using it. I've had an unlimited data plan since it was Cingular. I'm one of those that refuse to pay more for the same service. In the mean time I've ordered some Straight Talk SIMs for the AT&T network so that if they raise the issue again I just switch, and save money even if only $12/month.
  7. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    I got both my S4s outright.
  8. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    I get mine through the Best Buy guaranteed buy back rate program, and this time would have traded in my S3 and got the 32gb. Worked out almost too good when trading in my Razr for the S3.

    Backfired this time since not VZW 32gb version and who knows when a 32gb S4 or anything else as worthy will be released (the buy back rate declines after a year). Bummer.

    Apparently At&t got the only 32gb allocation for launch, so we will see if there is a post launch release with other carriers.
  9. GatorfanDroid

    GatorfanDroid Well-Known Member

    32 GB doesn't matter to me I have an extra sd card waiting to go into my s4. Any who, I just an't wait to get the s4. my thunderbolt is acting up again.
  10. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    I will be spending a cool $649 on mine! No touch wiz though. Stock version for me in a few weeks...
  11. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Well-Known Member

    well that is the same thing the other companies do, they just dont make you renew a contract. they split up your payment over months until you pay it off, the thing with other companies is, you still pay the same amount even after you pay off your phone.
  12. josborne6

    josborne6 Well-Known Member

    T-Mobile here. $629.00. No ties to anyone. But I'm real happy with TMO so far. Great speeds and coverage. $60/mo for 2.5 gigs high speed. I get better speeds than At&t lte in my area.
  13. GatorfanDroid

    GatorfanDroid Well-Known Member

    I just will not sign a new contract any more until and if Verizon brings the Unlimited plan so I'm just buying it out right at 650, I will have to make payments as well. But again I just wanna keep my unlimited plan and use 4g sped at will because what is the point of being capped out on GB when you have a 4g speeds ? i don't wanna have to watch my limit as I never will know how much I need since I will soon be on the road quite a bit. Once I get enlisted. So it sucks i will have to buy any phones or the next S phone probably the 5 will be my next S phone.
  14. Unicorn512

    Unicorn512 Well-Known Member

    Verizon pricing is a little strange.

    $650 to buy outright

    $200 with a 2 yr contract but a $350 contract buyout.

    So buy the contract and cancel after a month and you just paid $550 instead of $650.

    Very strange....
  15. GatorfanDroid

    GatorfanDroid Well-Known Member

    Not taking the chance of losing my unlimited data to buyout the phone. I will just pay the extra 100 bucks.

    It is jut weird the pricing is not all the same as far as full price goes. Sprint and others want 750 bucks instead of 650 like Verizon .
  16. The game 161

    The game 161 Well-Known Member

    Yeah from unlocked mobiles.co.uk for
  17. mustang8918

    mustang8918 Active Member

    Unicorn512, don't forget to add in that month of use that they will charge you for and by then you'll be close to that 650.
  18. GatorfanDroid

    GatorfanDroid Well-Known Member

    Plus isn't there an early termination fee of like 300 bucks? Even just after a month ?
  19. vacaloca

    vacaloca Active Member

    Not a bad idea if that's the case, but if you were grandfathered in with unlimited data, it just went away when you signed up the new contract. I haven't looked at fees for dropping contracts, but it wouldn't surprise me there's some additional one like another poster mentioned.
  20. Squark

    Squark Member

    Don't forget about Verizon's $30 upgrade fee if you sign a new contract with them. That wipes out some of the advantage.
  21. GatorfanDroid

    GatorfanDroid Well-Known Member

    Yep not signing a new contract so that won't effect me. I'm buying the phone outright. But good point. I am keeping my unlimited data.
  22. w6pea

    w6pea Active Member

    I dumped Verizon, bought a Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Smart phone signed up for the Net10 and use the Verizon net work. Unlimited everything for $45.00 a month as compared to Verizon @ almost $120 for one phone I have two phones for $80.00 for basically $5.00 bucks less than I was paying for 2 dump plain jane Verizon LG phones.
  23. GatorfanDroid

    GatorfanDroid Well-Known Member

    say what??

  24. Unicorn512

    Unicorn512 Well-Known Member

    Yes, keeping the unlimited data does require paying the full purchase price, so if that's important, then that's the way to go. As a side benefit, you can always sell the phone if a new one come out and not worry about the "upgrade date" stuff.
  25. GatorfanDroid

    GatorfanDroid Well-Known Member

    I just can't wait to get the phone on Thursday . Will be spent all day exploring it and watching sexy netflix on 1080P display.

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