iPhone 6 Plus ... want to go back to iPhone 5s.

merc-tt

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I currently have an iPhone 6 Plus on Verizon Edge plan. I'm about 3 months into it, and I want to go back to the iPhone 5s. I like the 6 Plus. The battery life is amazing, but it's just too big for me. Are there any options I can do since I am on the Edge plan? I'd like to either sell it and get a new 5s or trade it. I'm guessing Verizon won't allow me to trade it in since I'm passed the 2 week period. And I can't sell it since I haven't paid it off yet. Am I stuck with it? And for how long? Thanks.
 

merc-tt

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If the 6 plus is too big...sell...buy a 6...or a 5S...are you looking for opinion or what?
Please re-read the original post. I am asking since I am on the Edge plan and am past my 2 week return period, what are my options to go back to a 5s? Since I haven't paid off the phone and can't easily shell out $750 to pay it off... am I stuck with it?

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Why would you go back to a 5s but not a 6?
I like the size of the 5s more.
 

kupkakez

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Please re-read the original post. I am asking since I am on the Edge plan and am past my 2 week return period, what are my options to go back to a 5s? Since I haven't paid off the phone and can't easily shell out $750 to pay it off... am I stuck with it?

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I like the size of the 5s more.
You could try selling it. I don't think you'll get fully what you owe on it but you should get most of it back.
 

JackieInCo

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Basically, you said you can't afford the money to pay off the phone. Well, sell it and use the money to pay it odd and then buy the new phone. That's about all you can do. They can't stop you from selling it and then using the money to pay the phone off.

I buy all my phones outright on T-Mobile so I can get multiple phones whenever I want.
 

question fear

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But I can't sell it if I haven't paid it off?
Go onto your verizon account and look at your EDGE agreement. That will tell you how much you owe. You probably don't owe 750 anymore, if it's been three months you probably owe high 600s on it. Verizon will happily tell you how much it costs to get out of EDGE entirely if you want.

So if you can sell your 6+ for 700 or better, you'll be fine. But that won't give you the cash to buy a 5S, so you either need to buy a 5S on contract with Verizon when you pay off EDGE or you will need to pay out of pocket for the difference.

Does that help?
 

merc-tt

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Go onto your verizon account and look at your EDGE agreement. That will tell you how much you owe. You probably don't owe 750 anymore, if it's been three months you probably owe high 600s on it. Verizon will happily tell you how much it costs to get out of EDGE entirely if you want.

So if you can sell your 6+ for 700 or better, you'll be fine. But that won't give you the cash to buy a 5S, so you either need to buy a 5S on contract with Verizon when you pay off EDGE or you will need to pay out of pocket for the difference.

Does that help?
Yes thank you for the concise answer. Much appreciated.
 

perezr10

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You have a grace period to pay off your iPhone but if you don't pay it off, I believe the carrier can brick your iPhone and your buyer will get screwed. If you sold it on eBay, eBay will repay the buyer and stick you with the bill.
 

C DM

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You have a grace period to pay off your iPhone but if you don't pay it off, I believe the carrier can brick your iPhone and your buyer will get screwed. If you sold it on eBay, eBay will repay the buyer and stick you with the bill.
As long as you keep on making the payments on the financing/loan (which is really what it basically), I don't believe they care what it is that you do with the phone or if you use it or not.
 

nburwell

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Are you aware If this is the case with AT&T's Next plan as well? I was under the impression you couldn't sell a device that is on an installment plan.
I know you can sell a phone that you're making payments on via AT&T NEXT. However, if you sell the phone and stop making payments, I believe AT&T can blacklist the phone.
 

AAPLinc

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After having the 4.7" 6, I could never go back to a 4" or smaller screen, way too cramped! I used to always say that I loved the 3.5" screen on my old 4S and wouldnt need a bigger display.

Good luck getting it all sorted out.
 

Stayfly2407

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REMEMBER, if you decide to sell it on say craigslist be sure to let them know its not paid off yet and ask if someone wants to take over payments, if you don't and say u stop making payments or you switch carriers with that balance still on there, the person you sold it to will be azzed out in a few months. Their phone will stop working completely and you will probably be no where to be found, jacking his phone up and your credit if its not paid off yet.