Anyone gonna buy a verizon iphone 4 at retail price?

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  1. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

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    im not eligible for an upgrade till april of 2012, so i was thinking about buying and iphone 4 at retail price. i know its ridiculous and a waste of money but at the same time i just want my iphone back. i had a 3g for about a year till i was forced to leave at&t, so needless to say my droid x just doesnt have that iOS feel that i miss so much.
     
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    id like to be one of them, but even i cant justify that much cash and i've been waiting for it for years!
     
  4. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    I'm hoping my upgrade discounts that I have available will take a huge chunk of the two year upgrade price of the phone. If it was a phone that could be used on multiple networks/dual modes id consider picking it up at full retail ..but think just upgrading at this point wouldnt be a bad idea.
     
  5. Dandrews524 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i totally agree that pre-ordering is not a good idea but im still tempted. im trying to talk my self out of it but i know ill whip out my debit card come Feb. 3rd
     
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    I'll definitely be picking one up. I'll just have to time the sale of my Droid X so that I've got as little downtime as possible.
     
  7. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    Not for my verizon acct. but I might be picking up a used iP4 on att
     
  8. 2056 macrumors 6502

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    wouldn't it be cheaper to pay the ETF, assuming you're on a dumb phone contract of $175? tell verizon you'd like to be on a month to month contract.

    then purchase the iphone for $199/$299.

    is this frowned upon?
     
  9. Dandrews524 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i just read that the 16 GB verizon iphone will cost $649.99 if you are not eligible for an upgrade. i am outraged right now; that is an absurd price, even for an iphone. it would be cheaper to pay my ETF of $350 or whatever it is and go to AT&T. im so mad im seriously considering it
     
  10. vant macrumors 65816

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    Paying the ETF cancels your service. You will lose your number.

    I don't think he is on a dumbphone contract as his previous phone was a droid x.
     
  11. mclide macrumors newbie

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    When did you purchase your smartphone? The $350 Early Termination Fee only applies to smartphones purchased after November of 2010. If you bought it before then, you pay less than $175 -- it is $175 for the base cancellation, then either $5 (or $10) less for every month you've had it. It would only cost me $130 or so to cancel my Blackberry and Verizon line and switch over to AT&T. (Also, AT&T will NOT pay for your EFT, as for that is illegal.)

    So, in all, you can purchase the iPhone on a new line ($200) and then cancel your own old line (~$150). It'll come out to be $350 which is considerably cheaper than having to pay full retail OR switch from carrier to carrier (not to mention that you will have to pay for activation and all that other crap on AT&T).

    There is another line on my plan that is eligible for an upgrade, so I will be going with that. I don't think I'll have the option to pre-order (because of that), but I can always just go to the store. Thinking of the 16GB now, so then I can upgrade to the iPhone 5 come June.
     
  12. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Why are you so mad? iPhones are expensive. The price for an out of contract iPhone is about €650 in Europe, so that's even more expensive than the $650 you'll have to pay.
     
  13. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    Apple's upgrade checker says its $599 and $699 for no contract pricing
     
  14. stewart715 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, this is the correct pricing.

    16GB is $599 + tax
    32GB is $699 + tax
    :apple:
     
  15. stewart715 macrumors 6502

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    Where did you read that? It's false information.
     
  16. Dandrews524 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i am well aware that they are expensive devices but when my gf was with at&t last year and wanted to early upgrade to an iphone 4 she only had to pay $400, which i know is not cheap by any means but its way more reasonable. thats the only reason im complaining like a child lol
     
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    I think if you cancel verizon and pay the ETF then you cannot sign right back up with verizon. You would have to go to AT&T.
     
  19. Dandrews524 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im pretty sure that its November of 2009
     
  20. Dandrews524 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that sounds like a hell of an idea at the moment
     
  21. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    no Tax in Delaware :D
     
  22. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    you have to wait 60 days to come back to Verizon
    Correct
     
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    Sell your Droid X after the fact. Bet you'll get at least $250 for it, as it will be off contract.

    At the end of the day, is $600 really that much? You'll pay many multiples of that over the 2 years of lock-in.
     
  25. Dandrews524 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    if thats before taxes it would end up being $647, which isnt that much better


    the more i think about it and calm down, you're right. i do like verizon i was just hoping they would give its customers a lil break, even if it was $400 like at&t did. after i sell my droid x it will knock it down to about $400 so i guess in the long run it wont make much of a difference
     

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