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

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    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

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    Or look to ebay? New 1020's going for $350.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nokia-Lumia-1020-Latest-Model-32GB-Black-AT-T-Smartphone-/291144184204?pt=Cell_Phones&hash=item43c98bb18c

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

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    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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