Wait, so a 200$ Verizon Phone could be a 600$

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  1. FatGuy007 macrumors 6502

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    This is confusing, if I restore and unlock the 200$ Verizon Phone, couldn't you just cancel your contract and use any sim around the world? What's the point of buying an unlocked one if it's 400$ more?
     
  2. wharzhee macrumors 6502

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    dont u have to pay a penalty for breaking the contract?
     
  3. MCRunning macrumors 6502

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    What? The Verizon iPhone comes unlocked and you have to pay a $375 ETF fee if you cancel.
     
  4. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    It's not worth anything if you eat it, FatGuy.
     
  5. FatGuy007 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, That makes sense. still 25$ cheaper though!
     
  6. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Well with all the hassle you will go thru not worth a saving of $20-25.
     
  7. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Plus you have to pay at least a few days worth of service before you can break your contract. Yes there are MANY threads about people buying iPhones from various vendors and then breaking contract after a couple of days and they generally save 50-75 bucks (because that 200 phone is really 650 without subsidy). Search man.... Search....
     
  8. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    Agree. iPhone is $649.99 full price. Contract is $199.99. You save about $75.00
     

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  9. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I posted this topic months ago, and actually, after some research it's not cheaper.

    Why? Because you are still billed for the first month's charges actually. And, canceling within 30 days usually qualifies for returning the device/stopping the contract.

    So take the 200+375+100 (average cost of iPhone on new line) = 675.
     
  10. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    You are right. Charges like usage/tax/fee's for the little amount one uses the first month do add up.
     
  11. quagmire macrumors 603

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    The Verizon iPhone 5 is already unlocked. You can put in an AT&T sim and you will get EDGE/3G/HSPA+( won't get LTE due to frequency differences). You can take it around the world and have it work on international carriers, etc.

    The only reason to pay $649 is either not to be on a contract or to keep your unlimited data plan.
     
  12. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    Full price is the way to go instead of contract break.

    Time = $


    You go in store ... Give all your personal info (have credit check ran)

    Pay the sub $ plus activation fee

    You have to call and cancel or go back to store ... Time time time as they try and pressure you in keeping your service

    Pay for you pro rated service

    You pay the cancelation penalty

    They ran your credit and will continue to market to you possibly sell off your info

    What did you save? In some cases $20-50 is this worth that

    NO
     
  13. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    What's with putting the 200$ after the amount? I have never seen it done that way? Any reason
     
  14. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Dollar from other country is place on front such as canada, singapore, australia etc...
     
  15. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    Can anyone confirm putting a AT&T SIM into a Verizon iPhone 5 working on 3G/HSPA+(4G)?

    I know it wont work on LTE for sure.
     
  16. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Yes, it will work.
     

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