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  1. Dnos

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    Just pre-ordered Galaxy S7 Edge from AT&T and was only given the options to purchase the phone on AT&T Next plan (Monthly installment until you trade it in or pay it off), or to buy the phone outright. Anybody know why they're not offering a 2 year activation or contract renewal price of like $199 for standard GS7 and $299 for GS7 Edge like they've always done in the past? If AT&T's home site isn't offering contract pricing, does anyone know if Best Buy or Target or somewhere else might be?

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    They have dropped that option. Looks like all the major US carriers no longer offer that option.
     
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    Not particularly happy with losing that option. Oh well. Thank you for quick reply.
     
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    Apparently Sprint still has a $299 with a two-year contract option.
     
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    Verizon also has a 2-year contract price, at least on my plan. My cost, ordered on the Verizon web site, was $239.99 ($199.99 + $40.00 device upgrade fee). Of course, in California I am also charged sales tax on the full retail price.

    ETA: This was the price for the plain S7 model, not the Edge.
     
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    Haven't been here in awhile, but nice to be back. I'm upgrading from my SGS4. I was in price shock with having to pay $695 when I pre-ordered by SGS7 on AT&T. For those of us that didn't mind being on a contract for two yrs. and only having to pay like $200 for our phone, this isn't good. With AT&T, you can't keep the phone, until its completely paid off. For the cheaper monthly payment of around $23 with $0 down, your paying over 30 months. (Who wants to pay that) The only reason I'm doing the pre-order deal, is to get the free VR Gear. (Helps to justify paying $695 for my phone) I went with the 30% down and 28 months plan. I couldn't pay for the entire phone up front and get the free gift. (I will pay it off in 2 months) I like to own my device and not just rent it.
     
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    Best Buy told me Sprint is the only one doing the 2 yr anymore and that it is through BB only. I am on an old unlimited data plan and was told by a BB rep yesterday I could buy the edge for 299 or lease and that because of my plan if I sign up before this promotion expires on march 10th that I will get a 10 dollar loyalty credit if I do lease and if I am not mistaken he said I would pay 20 instead of 30 to lease the Edge and 20 x 12 is $240 cheaper than $299. And he said I can upgrade after 12 months. So is better to do that? I have had nothing but HTC phone and this will be my 1st Samsung so I am kind of scared to do the Samsung for life but if I pay $299 than I am stuck for 2 years. I like to upgrade yearly. I am paying Sprint to upgrade early and then selling out old phones to cover that. Should have never went from M8 to M9 that was dumb. I am really hoping I like the Edge I want the bigger screen and a better camera than I have now.

    BB also said if I oay $299 and do 2 year that when 2 years is up they probably won't have it anymore and I'll be subject to leasing and he recommended I lease now and save the 10 bucks per line loyalty fee. Me and husband are both going from only HTC to Samsung for the 1st time but we love Android over Apple. I also have the Nexus 9 tablet.


     
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