This week Best Buy is discounting $250 off of the Note 8 plus a $100 gift card (later they pulled the $100 gift card redemption site, but i did get it) when activating a new line with at&t or Verizon. That's total of $350 saving on a $935 phone. I couldn't pass it up so I went for it, signed up with Verizon on their cheapest data plan, but I'm still using my T Mobile SIM. I will still pre-rder the X and since now I have a Verizon account, I can order the Qualcomm model X. I will cancel the Verizon plan after couple month or when Apple ships out the phone. If the wait is well into next year, then I'll just cancel the iPhone order & Verizon line and just use my Note 8 until gen 2 X comes out.