Buying iPhone 6+ - Need some opinions about getting a good deal :)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Col127, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Col127 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2003
    Hi All!

    So I'm planning on buying a iPhone 6+ 128GB. I'm not wanting to pay full price for this - and I don't currently have a contract since I'm with a MVNO carrier. Here's what I'm thinking - wondering if y'all will think it can work. It's a bit of work, but I don't mind :p

    #1 Sign up for 2 year plan with a Verizon to get a discounted price - $499.99+tax +activation fee+1 month service = $640

    #2 Within a month, transfer plan to T-mobile and leverage their ETF Offer. Buy cheap phone from t-mobile ($50) and trade in a cheap Android phone I have laying around the house I don't use, stay on for 2-3 months for ETF rebate to process, then cancel service . = $150-$200

    Total cost: $790-$840 vs. $1000

    Any flaws with this idea?
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
  3. ibcj macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2010
    You will still be paying for a 2 year Verizon plan.
  4. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    T-Mobile will pay the ETF.

    To the OP, the plan will work but that's too much work for the savings.
  5. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    Isn't tmobile a credit to the account? Or is it a gift card? If it's a credit, then you will have to continue with tmobile.
  6. Col127 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2003
    you get a prepaid master card with the ETF amount - takes up to 8 weeks to process.


    i don't really mind - so you do think it will work?


    Care to qualify your statement?
  7. ronm99 macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2012
    You are required to buy a new tmobile phone to get the ETF waived. Of course you can flip it on eBay, but that is one more hassle.

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