I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but people here were very helpful when I was trying to decide when to purchase my Macbook. I am in need of a new phone (and provider) ASAP. I'm leaving on vacation this weekend and really need to take care of it before then, so obviously I can't wait until the new iPhones are in the stores. I was actually looking at the 4S anyway, as the 5's just seem too big for me and I don't really need the upgrades. I still feel that way with the 5S, plus I think it just has a little more than I can handle at this point (I'd rather wait and see how people do with the finger sensor than be in the first group to have it). I'm not really interested in the 5C because it seems ridiculous to pay $99 for a plastic phone and being able to pick colors isn't enticing enough. Anyway, back to my question. I know that the 4S will become the "free" phone with a contract. I also know that Apple has a policy of providing refunds if a purchase is made close to the date of a price drop (I was thinking it was 14 days - I found this out by chance and ended up with a refund for my Macbook last year). If I purchase a 4S this week through Verizon will they still honor the refund after the 20th, or would it have to be purchased at the Apple store? Or does this not apply to phones anyway? Thanks for any help you can provide!