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Anybody buying the X full retail?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bsutton1, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. bsutton1

    bsutton1 Well-Known Member
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    Unfortunately, I'll have to get the X for the full price of $569.99. I've already used up my upgrade and won't up another one til next August.

    Anyone else?
     

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  2. kennyyu

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    Same here
     
  3. JA1234

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    I will be. I will use the phone until something better comes along and sell it on ebay or craigslist. Works out to be about the same as two year price on most phones I have done this with.
     
  4. JubbaTheHutt

    JubbaTheHutt Well-Known Member
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    All I have to say is...OUCH.

    Seriously, I feel for you guys, than again, I could never imagine spending that kind of dough on a phone...no matter how badly I wanted it.
     
  5. bsutton1

    bsutton1 Well-Known Member
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    ^ I'm stuck with an Env2 now because my Eris is not working anymore. I don't want a refurbished phone.
     
  6. Piercing Heavens

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    Anyone know if Costco would be offering this phone on launch day? Verizon my best bet or try if Best Buy has an extra? I don't care about the mail in rebate.
     
  7. Kolk1604

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    You could call customer service and see if they can push that to this week. That's what did did. Well, I e-mailed them over the weekend asking if it was a possibility. I told them if they did, I would buy two (I have a second line that is currently eligible.) Hoping for a response today. (Monday)
     
  8. irishpride

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    I'm trading my Inc that I got in May + $75 for the X, got to have the big screen!
     
  9. bsutton1

    bsutton1 Well-Known Member
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    I'm going to talk to Verizon today. I don't need a 2nd line though.
     
  10. carmendiva

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    A friend maybe?
     
  11. trophynuts

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    i feel your pain. I paid full retail for the 9630 last year....works out good though cause now i'm available for my NE2 and its great timing.
     
  12. MaxxVE

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    I was ready to pull the trigger and buy @ full retail too. But it is actually cheaper to just add a line @ $9.99/month and get the phone at promo pricing. You can transfer a dumbphone to the new line and the DX to your line without penalty.

    Full Retail: $569.99

    Add-a-line (2-year): $199 (DX) + $240 (9.99*24mo) = $440

    Add-a-line (1-year): $270 (DX) + $120 (9.99*12mo) = $390

    ^^All who think they have to pay full retail consider this! ^^
    :)


    EDIT: AND another bonus is that you'll be able to upgrade every year with double 2-year lines and every 6 months with double 1-year lines! That's what I'm doing at least lol ;)
     
  13. aleis

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    wow!
    SERIOUSLY considering this.
    i could have extra money to play with! :)
     
  14. Eloquence

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    I am on a family plan and I'm the last line so I can't add a line and I used my reduced pricing for the Incredible in April. Man that phone kinda sucked...the battery! :)

    Got $500 for my Inc. and just gonna spend $100 or so more for the Droid X. Not bad in my book. Can't wait for Thursday! Hoping X has better battery life!

    -Elo
     
  15. jdaud

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    Only problem with this is that I believe you MUST sign up for data plan with Verizon when purchasing ANY smartphone.

    Therefore you are at $9.99/month + $29.99/month data plan = approx $40/month = $480 per year.

    Nice try
     
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  16. drhill

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    MaxxVE. The one year price makes it much more attractive. I think I have to get two (one for the wife) since my Incredible has been very finicky at best and crappy most of the time. After the one year is up can we just drop the line? I'm assuming yes.
     
  17. drhill

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    When I was at the store the girl who worked there mentioned the two year plan to me and mentioned they could just blank out the new lines so you wouldn't have to carry the other data plans.

    I hope she was right.
     
  18. jhelwege

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    What kind of trade are you talking about here? Are you doing this through Verizon?
     
  19. Skyfox16

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    Well if you transfer the DX to your main line right after you get it and then put the dumb phone on that extra line you added you would only be paying data for the main line then and only the 9.99 for the dumb phone line that you added plus maybe 1 day of pro-rated data charge on the new line which would be an extra $1 or $2
     
  20. D13

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    Yeah I emailed them Saturday and just got their response. They moved my upgrade date from october 23 to july 12.:D
     
  21. BassGear

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    I was going to buy at full retail (for my Son) too as I did with my Incredible, but saving by adding another line is genius! And to get another 2-year upgrade going is awesome! How many phones are allowed on the Verizon family plan? I currently have three lines, and an on-star in my vehicle.
     
  22. MaxxVE

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    You're incorrect. Please don't throw out information unless you know what you're talking about. You do need the 29.99 data plan for any smartphone, but you can transfer that to your current line. The "new" line can then have a dumb phone placed on it for only $9.99/month
     
  23. MaxxVE

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    Exactly. After the year is up you can drop the line.
     
  24. jdaud

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    That is why I said "I believe". And according to you my information IS correct. I was simply trying to iterate that the work-around only works if you currently have a 'dumb' phone. If you already have a smart phone, you will end up paying more by adding a line with a second smart phone.

    A little testy today MaxxVE? Just trying to be thorough with the information people are receiving
     
  25. aleis

    aleis Well-Known Member
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    no...its just u said at the very end of your post "nice try" as if he was trying to get over.
     

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