said by skeechan:
Sure it is if you avoid paying ANOTHER $200 during the upgrade process which is what would be happening with virtually any other 2 year old handset...you don't get squat for it.
• Pay $200 (+ $400 over 2 years) = $600. Trade in for $200. Net cost = ($200 + $400) - $200 = $400.
• Pay $400 for a prepaid phone. No trade in value. Net cost = $400.
Though, I'm pretty sure there's at least *some* trade in value for the highest end of the prepaid phones. Not quite as much as an iPhone, but sure a HTC Evo Design 4G will fetch something in 2 years.
...my Samsung Transform Ultra will probably fetch jack though, but it cost $200 less than the HTC Evo did when I bought it. Great phone though, and has the physical keyboard I need.