How to get the iPhone 5 if Verizon doesn't offer early upgrade?

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  1. Spooner83 macrumors regular

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    I just called and they said Verizon doesn't offer early upgrade anymore. So, how do we get the new iPhone without spending a fortune?

    $300 to cancel your plan with Verizon. $300 for the 64GB iPhone 5.

    That's alot of money. Looks like I'm stuck, as well as millions of others. Thanks verizon. Wish I didn't singup with them or any carrier.

    How could I buy an iPhone 5 and keep my same plan on Verizon or is that not possible?

    This sucks.
     
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  3. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    You are stuck, you signed a two-year contract. Nothing you can do. However, if you have the 4S now, sell it and use that money towards the 5.

    Not everyone gets the new phone every year. Pony up or stick with what you have now. You could buy the phone at full price.
     
  4. Starbuckpga macrumors regular

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    You will need to pay the full upgrade price of the phone since you cannot get a discounted upgrade.
     
  5. Spooner83 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What do you mean bud?
     
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  7. Starbuckpga macrumors regular

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    +1. This.

    This is what I do every release. Sell, funds towards new phone.
     
  8. NiKeZz macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know what the unsubsidized price will be upon release or if Apple will sell unlocked? I have yet to see anything on that.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    199 is the subsidized price when you enter into a 2 year contract. You can pay the full price something like 650 for the iPhone
     
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Have you ever purchased a cell phone before?
     
  11. Spooner83 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So, how do you get an iPhone 5 without signing a contract? Apple stores and carries will not sell you one unless you sign a contract. Where can I buy onw without a contract?

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    $650!? Woah, we're in a recession. That's too expensive.
     
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  13. Spooner83 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, but I have always had a contract.
     
  14. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like you're out of luck bud.
     
  15. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    That is not true. You simply buy it full-price. You can do this through Apple, Verizon, etc. As stated, a 16GB would run you $649 plus tax. They are cheaper with an upgrade for a reason.

    Again, not everyone gets a new phone every year. You did sign a two-year contract.
     
  16. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    apple will definitely sell you a phone off contract; it's how i got my 4s last year.
     
  17. Spooner83 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea but see I rip my music to lossless, which a 16GB can't handle more than 2 songs of lossless music lol. So, to buy an iPhone 5 64GB would be almost a $1000. Good lord, that's a fortune! Have they forgotten that we're still in a recession?
     
  18. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    This is what is wrong with the cell phone industry. Anyone that buys a phone and signs a 2-year contract thinks that the phone they are buying (in this case the iPhone) is "only" a $200 phone, when in reality the phone actually costs $650 (higher for higher capacity).
     
  19. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

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    So a 64GB iPhone subsidized would be $400. If you're complaining about being in a recession and you want the phone that bad maybe you should look where you can cut back a bit and get the 16GB for $650. If you were already planning to spend $400 then whats another $250?

    If you're hurting for cash that bad during a recession you may need to reevaluate your wants vs needs.
     
  20. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    Obviously not everyone is in a recession with how many sales they have had of the retina MBP
     
  21. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    If it is too much money, then wait until you can renewal and buy subsidized. It isn't Verizon's fault you signed a 2 year contract with them.
     

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