Jumping To Verizon

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by b-rad g, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

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    So with the new iPhone on the horizon I am thinking of switching to Verizon as I am fed up with AT&T with there nickel and dime and milking everything. And if they do "charge" for FaceTime over 3G I will be jumping to either VZW or Sprint, but I have a question for those who are on VZW.

    AT&T allows you to upgrade early for an extra $250 which lets you get the iPhone every year and if you sell your current iPhone for ~$300 you're only out ~$150 on a 16GB so a pretty good deal. Does VZW do anything like this? It wouldn't be a deal breaker, but it's nice to have the option to upgrade if you really wanted to.
     
  2. TG1 macrumors 6502a

    TG1

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    They didn't offer anything like this last year for the 4S. They simply offered full retail and encouraged you to use their trade-in program to lower your cost. I doubt they'd change this year, but one can hope. As a former AT&T-er, I miss this. :(
     
  3. SevengerNC macrumors regular

    SevengerNC

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    I've been with an iPhone at AT&T for 3 years. Don't know why, but they've always given me the free upgrade early. I got the 4S last Nov, and it's already saying I qualify for an upgrade.
    Sold my first iPhone on Ebay in 5 mins for about $200. Same thing with second one fro $225. I keep thinking I'm not asking enough. Might as $250 this time.
    I'm grandfathered in the AT&T data plan so I'm sticking. Other than the occasional dropped call no problem, and I don't like the idea of Verizon not allowing you to talk and surf at the same time (unless they've upgraded that).
     
  4. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

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    How much is the typical trade-in allowance? I guess even if they'd give you $300 for the old one you would still be shelling out $350 to to reach the full unsubsidized price, so maybe I'll have to come up with some more pros and cons of swtiching.
     
  5. Want300 macrumors 65816

    Want300

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    I take it you are using the "buy it now" function on eBay to sell your phone??

    An auction will usually get you more money for your iPhone. I sold a cracked iPhone for $450 a few years ago... and I sold a broken iPad for $321
     

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