said by Numberz :Doesn't that depend on how long you typically keep your phones? I've always signed 2 year contracts with Verizon and never leaped right at the chance to upgrade at the end of them. I usually invest some money back into the phones I already own (typically replacing the battery at least once) and go about 30-36 months between upgrades. Hell, when I ditched my v9m in favor of the Droid X I had been out of contract for more than a year.
The 1 year contract has been a no-brainer.
I've never understood the mentality of wanting a new phone every two years. If you take care of your phone the only part that will ever wear out is the battery and those are cheaply replaced without signing over two years of flexibility. I have four lines on my family share account and no more than two of them are under contract at any given time.
Besides, it is amusing as hell to see how much junk mail Verizon sends you when you've been out of contract for any length of time.
| |batterupI Can Not Tell A Lie.Premium
said by Crookshanks:Be careful. If the guys out in the field are suddenly surrounded by black Verizon SUVs they better hand the 3G cards over.
We are going to hold onto those things until Verizon pries them from our cold dead hands.
| |BlitzenZeusBurnt Out CynicPremium
1 year warranties 2 year contracts When companies first started offering two year contracts I thought people who got them were stupid, and I was right.... They sucker you in so you have to stay for two years, and if you have to replace your phone after the first year, you of coarse want another discount, for yet another two years.... Of coarse under these plans you're forced to pay for a plan that builds up a upgrade discount, and of coarse the cost is hidden in your phone plan.
Sure you can get insurance, but it's total bullcrap as you have to pay for the insurance for the first year also, so an estimated $6 per month, totaling $72 not saved the first year as you had to get insurance to have your phone covered the second year. Look at all that money you're not saving...
These piggyback carriers are looking better, and better. Sure you have to buy the equipment first, but their prices are far better than the main carriers. The greed of these carriers is overwhelming.
This is not for the benefit of the consumers, it's merely to trap people into contracts, and etfs. People are less likely to leave if they are still under contract.
People who get the two year contracts are the same suckers who fell for the interest only home loans, they are idiots.
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