Lumia 1020 new phone Early termination fee(atf).

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by hateatt, May 11, 2014.

  1. hateatt macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2014
    SO, Im really interested in getting 2 new Nokia Lumias. If I get them new from the Microsoft store, I pay $600 for each;that's $1200 plus taxes. Now, let's just say that I decide to buy them new with a contract with AT&T, that''s $100/each. I really hate AT&T and my plan is to go to T-Mobile unlimited data plans. So, if I order them with a contract, I would have to pay $325 for early termination fees. Now, that's $650 for both phones plus $200 that I pay for them. Also, add $72 for both activation. That's a estimate total of $922. It's still almost $300 cheaper than buying them new. Keep in mind that I can just call AT&T and unlock the phones once I receive them. Am I missing anything here? Anybody has ever tried or thought about this? Thanks for your input.

    P.S. I have no problem in getting a new phone number.
  2. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    Or look to ebay? New 1020's going for $350.

    No ETF's and no tax to deal with. $700 for 2 Lumia 1020's with no strings.
  3. hateatt thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2014
    Thanks for the link. I messaged the seller. The phone is not "new." The seller has had it for about 4 months. Also, it's not unlocked. The unlocked new Lumia 1020s on Ebay are about `$450. That's about $900 for both. Shouldnt I be better getting it from AT&T for $22 more and rest assured that they're really "brand new" than getting them from Ebay/Amazon?

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