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Amazon VZW phones - 1 year contract, good deal?

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by torajm, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. torajm

    torajm New Member

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    Recently Amazon.com started offering Verizon phones with a 1-year contract and cashback. This is lot cheaper than buying phones from verizon.

    Are there any advantage of buying from verizon and signing a 2-year contract (other than getting a new phone once every two years)

    Do you know of any VZW authorized reseller who offer cashback similar to Amazon for 1-year contract?

    Please advise.
     
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  2. AnthroMatt

    AnthroMatt Big Meanie
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    Verizon gives you a new phone at discounted rates whenever your contract has expired. The only difference is they give you $100 if you sign a 2 year contract then sign another two year deal when that contract is up.

    In my opinion, it's not worth a 2 year deal with VZW because you are essentially signing a 4 year contract to get the "New Every Two" deal (your initial 2 year deal and the 2 year contract to get your $100 credit). I'd much rather have the freedom to stay or go after 12 months.
     
  3. agentHibby

    agentHibby Iowa Cellular Guru
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    When a new customer gets a phone at a discount you are using new for every 2. I do agree that it is better to go 1 year (10 months to upgrade) than 2 year (22 months to upgrade). People who have a plan under a predecessor of VZW can't do new for every 2 because they are not signed up. To sign up you have to get a VZW plan to get and then you can get digital phone at a discount (that is what new customers do).
     
  4. Rasputin

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    I like the Amazon deals, with the 1 yr contract. Beats the Verizon deals with 2yr contract. I use the NE2, but will probably go forward with 1 yr contracts myself in the future.
     
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  5. Bmore girl

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    I'm very frustrated with the customer service from verizon. I think they used to have very good customer service but now it seems like they really don't care. I have been having problems with my phone for a while and in December I paid $100 to get a replacement phone of the same model at the Verizon store. And now I'm having the same problem with the new phone. I think it's just a problem with that model phone. So now my only option is to do an early upgrade (upgrade to a plan that costs $59.99/month), extend my contract for 2 years and pay for a new phone. If I want to keep my current plan of $39.99 and not resign a 2 year contract then I have to buy a phone at retail price. I just think it's completely unfair that I had to pay $100 for a phone that doesn't work 2 months ago and now I have to pay for another phone. And I really don't want to resign a 2 year contract. But I also don't want to pay the $175 early termination fee. My current phone is terrible and my contract doesn't end until end of July.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do? I'm so frustrated! :mad:

    So tarojm I would definately go with the 1 year plan. The two year contract is just not worth it!! This could happen to you!!!
     

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