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03 May 2008 @ 01:38 am
Early contract renewal  
Can anyone tell me anything about early contract renewal and how it works?

I just did my NE2 in December with the enV. I like the phone just fine -- it has everything I need and I'm happy with it for voice usage and light internet. However, my school has strongly recommended a handheld/smartphone for incoming students in the fall because I'll be downloading lots of software for portability. The handhelds I've been looking at aren't really all that impressive, so I'm wondering how easy it would be to renew right now with Verizon and get one of the smartphones. I don't mind paying the contract prices, but retail is pretty steep on all of them.  Could anyone give me an idea of how to go about this? Also, if I signed a new contract, how would that affect my NE2 timeline?

Thanks for the help. : )
 
 
 
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Jeffcrazedvw on May 3rd, 2008 11:22 am (UTC)
Search Craigslist and find a used one perhaps? I found my Treo 650 that way.
Raider Nationblackguyzonly on May 3rd, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
eBay. But make sure the phone is Verizon branded.

I doubt you'll have any luck with buying it from Verizon. Your contract is only 6 months old. They do new contracts at like 22 months.
Alyevasion on May 3rd, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
thats not early contract renewl. i just got that so the 22 months isn't what he's/she's talking about.

Edited at 2008-05-03 03:21 pm (UTC)
Alyevasion on May 3rd, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
i wouldn't know how it effects your new every 2, but i just got the contract renewal and they told me that it just puts 2 more years onto your contract. you get discounted prices on phones, but not as big of a discount as you would with the new every 2, but its still a good discount.

i don't know how it effects the new every 2 though. i would think you would just start it over and have to wait another 22 months instead of the remainder of what you were waiting for.

i'm not sure if you'd be eligible for it though. i don't know the requirements on that.
Raider Nationblackguyzonly on May 5th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
You can't just keep buying phones at the 2-year contract price and extending your contract. Not possible after only 6 months after signing a 2-year contract!
Alyevasion on May 5th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
i didn't say you could do that. i was just saying that you can do it at least once. if you are the owner of the contract.
Raider Nationblackguyzonly on May 6th, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC)
but not when you're only 6 months into your current 2-year contract!!
Mikedoxeysan on May 4th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
Early/annual upgrade: You have to have had your phone for at least 1 year, there is a $20 annual upgrade fee, you have to have been on a $49.99 or higher price plan for at least 90 days prior to doing the upgrade, and it renews your contract for 2 more years as well as your NE2 date for another 20 months.

If you don't have insurance on your phone, you may be able to do 1 year pricing if there is something wrong with your phone that is not repairable. However, 1 year pricing is generally only like $70 less than full retail pricing, and you may not be able to do the 1 year pricing if there isn't anything wrong with your phone.
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