| | 11-06-2012, 08:30 PM #1
Hello all. I'm new to the forums so I don't know if this is obvious information around here. I know this isn't WP8 specific, but I keep reading in the forums recently that a lot of people are talking about purchasing out of contract because they are not eligible for an upgrade. I'll be ordering a Lumia 920 at midnight tonight so I'll focus on that phone.
With most major carriers, adding a new line gives you the full handset discount, so in the case of the Lumia 920, you would get it for $99. If your plan is already a family plan, and there is room for a line, just add a bogus line for $10 dollars a month (the price for most carriers last I checked). $10 dollars at 24 months is of course $240+$99 for the phone is $339 instead of the outright cost. Not too mention, now you have a line you can give as a gift to someone (friend, niece, nephew, elderly parent, hook up a buddy and have them pay the fee!). It's pretty easy to come by a cheap or free old phone to give with the added line. Or do nothing with the line, still less expensive than buying the phone off contract.
Of course some people will have their reasons for still buying off contract and that's fine, just wanted to help someone out with how much I've been reading about people not eligible lately.