Best way to switch from 3Gs on AT&T to 4 on Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dacapo, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. dacapo macrumors 6502

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    Hi folks,

    I've been trying to think through this but haven't figured out what the best way is yet.

    I have a white 3gs (32gb) on AT&T and am trying to figure out what the most economical way to switch over to Verizon iPhone 4 would be.

    Sell my 32gb on eBay and sign up for VZW?

    Or trade in using the VZW offer?

    (How do early termination fees kick in to this?)

    Any advice would be helpful, thanks.
     
  2. djransom macrumors 68040

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    If you KNOW you're stick with VZ then I would take advantage of the trade-in offer as it would mean very little money out of your pocket. If you're not sure then purchase the i4 try it out with VZ and if you like it then port out fromm AT&T. If you port or even cancel your line AT&T will send you a last bill which will include the ETF anyway. Best of luck.
     
  3. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    I vote sell the 3GS on eBay to cover the ETF and the get the discounted pricing through Verizon on the 2 year contract.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This is what I would recommend as well.
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    When does the contract expire?
    Provided it ends in a couple of months, and unless you must absolutely have a Verizon iPhone now, I'd keep using the 3GS until the contract expires so you wouldn't have to pay ETF fees and I would then sell the 3GS on eBay and buy the latest iPhone on Verizon (4 or whatever comes out in summer)
     
  6. dacapo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Realized I never responded to this. Thanks for the insights!
     

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