11-26-2013 08:32 PM
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  1. timmpete's Avatar
    So my Sprint contract has been up for over a week now, and I have been planning on going to Verizon due the superior network. My wife and I will be joining my brother (currently using old prepaid flip phone), and both of them are anxious to get moving over to Verizon, so I don't really have an option of waiting it out at Sprint.

    It seems as though I have two options with Verizon: get a "free" 928 with a new contract, or purchase a used one so that I can upgrade once the 929 (or something else) comes out. If I go with the latter, it looks like my options (for Windows 8 phones) are: HTC 8X, Lumia 928, Lumia 822, or the Samsung ATIV.

    What would you do?
    11-21-2013 12:30 PM
  2. radmanvr's Avatar
    Verizon Edge Plan allows you to upgrade your phone frequently. If that's is your thing. Verizon Edge - Verizon Wireless
    11-21-2013 01:09 PM
  3. timmpete's Avatar
    Verizon Edge Plan allows you to upgrade your phone frequently. If that's is your thing. Verizon Edge - Verizon Wireless
    That doesn't look that appealing to me, it is essentially financing a phone, by paying retail for it. I'm not going to have any less of a service contract, so there is no up side for me. Especially since I'm not looking to upgrade every 6 months (just need to buy a little time until new WP comes out), nor am I looking to lock myself into an additional monthly payment. If I'm going to have to buy a year old phone, I'll find it used on e-bay.
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    11-21-2013 01:28 PM
  4. cbreze's Avatar
    In your situation I'd probably pick up a used 928 saving my upgrade for the 929 whenever it comes out. Its always possible by then if its later in Q1 that something else might catch your eye. I wouldn't want to use my first upgrade freebie on the 928 tho. I was planning on getting the 929 myself, but have been wanting to test drive the AT&T network as it would be cheaper for me. So since its(929) not coming out for awhile I'm taking advantage of this situation to get a 1520 and go prepaid at $60 a month for as long as I need to, while keeping my Verizon account open. I can save near $50 a month going with AT&T by switching. If I can adjust to the lesser coverage factor that may not be the issue I have always thought it would be I just might make that switch.
    11-21-2013 01:41 PM
  5. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Verizon Edge program is garbage. It's a great way to throw your money away.

    What i'm doing is buying a used 822 off ebay to tide me over until the 929 comes out. I'll either use my upgrade on the 929 on the first day it's out, or i'll buy another phone before then and sell it on ebay and buy the 929 straight up with the $ I make from the sale.
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    11-21-2013 01:45 PM
  6. soaringthor's Avatar
    So if you're moving from Sprint to Verizon, your only option is to get a phone on contract. You would have to get the free 928, then pay retail price for the 929 is released. You can buy a used phone if you want, but you'll need a new plan to put it on. If you have a new plan, you can't get a "discounted upgrade" later for the 929, because you're eligible for a discounted upgrade after two years.
    Whether you come to Verizon with a used 928 or get a free 928 from them, if you start a new contract with Verizon now, you'll be paying full price for the 929 (rumored to be $500).
    11-21-2013 02:34 PM
  7. maevinj's Avatar
    Just buy a used 928. That's what I did to hold me over until there is a new Windows Phone on Vzw.
    11-21-2013 02:47 PM
  8. timmpete's Avatar
    So if you're moving from Sprint to Verizon, your only option is to get a phone on contract. You would have to get the free 928, then pay retail price for the 929 is released. You can buy a used phone if you want, but you'll need a new plan to put it on. If you have a new plan, you can't get a "discounted upgrade" later for the 929, because you're eligible for a discounted upgrade after two years.
    Whether you come to Verizon with a used 928 or get a free 928 from them, if you start a new contract with Verizon now, you'll be paying full price for the 929 (rumored to be $500).
    Per my conversation just now with Olivia at my local Verizon store, if I am providing the equipment, i.e. a used 928/822 from ebay, there is no contract, and I can enter into one and get the discount when a phone that I liked is launched.
    11-21-2013 03:06 PM
  9. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Per my conversation just now with Olivia at my local Verizon store, if I am providing the equipment, i.e. a used 928/822 from ebay, there is no contract, and I can enter into one and get the discount when a phone that I liked is launched.
    Yup, there's no reason you couldn't do this.
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    11-21-2013 03:13 PM
  10. rdviper96's Avatar
    I'm on a company plan that was with AT&T. My boss (iPhone user) upgraded to the 5S and had terrible reception. So, he moved over to Verizon and took everyone with him. I had a Lumia 920 and it was great. This happened in October. I knew the Lumia 929 was coming so I didn't want to use the company's 2yr activation price on a Lumia 928. We hit up E-Bay and I was able to get a used, kind of beat up on the edges, Lumia 822 for $80. Phone works great. Definitely a downgrade from a Lumia 920 but it's held up well up to this point. If I were in your shoes (and I was), this is exactly what I'd do to get by and wait for the latest and greatest phone w/o putting too much money into a used one.
    11-21-2013 05:16 PM
  11. mahtavajon's Avatar
    If you can hold off for about a week, I've heard the 929 will be available for black Friday....
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    11-21-2013 08:19 PM
  12. Zippier's Avatar
    If you can hold off for about a week, I've heard the 929 will be available for black Friday....
    Nokia Lumia 929 Is Still Alive, Will Release On Black Friday | Pinoytutorial Techtorial

    From here?
    11-21-2013 08:31 PM
  13. DustinRyan's Avatar
    If you can hold off for about a week, I've heard the 929 will be available for black Friday....
    Source?
    11-21-2013 08:35 PM
  14. maevinj's Avatar
    That article is basically a summary of the WPcentral forums. Nothing new there.
    11-21-2013 10:30 PM
  15. soaringthor's Avatar
    If you can hold off for about a week, I've heard the 929 will be available for black Friday....
    One post wonder :-)
    11-21-2013 11:21 PM
  16. Zippier's Avatar
    That article is basically a summary of the WPcentral forums. Nothing new there.
    Exactly! Which his why I asked. All articles I found when I Bing'd that subject were written before the supposed 11/21 leak came out.
    11-22-2013 05:32 AM
  17. Bo's Avatar
    Don't believe the hype, the phone isn't coming out until you hear a word from VZ, that's if you hear a word from VZ. Look at how they released the HTC One Max, no preorders or announcements. That's how VZ roles.
    11-22-2013 07:13 AM
  18. snowmutt's Avatar
    Don't overthink this. Your first plan is the best. Heck, the L822 would be an even cheaper option and is every bit the phone the L928 is, so long as you are not a photo buff and don't mind a "lesser" looking device as the L822 is not considered as nice looking. But, if you are just waiting on a better WP 8.1 option or the L929 which is vaporware at this point, then buying a used WP to tied you over works.
    11-22-2013 04:31 PM
  19. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    What exactly do they gain in being so secretive about the release dates of these phones? Maybe I'm missing something here? The most that this strategy would do is cause one to doubt the phone will ever be released and buy another brand, possibly even switch carriers. If the 21st was even a plausible potential date then the phone would have to be tested, manufactured and ready to ship. So unless they're blowing smoke I can't understand why they wouldn't just announce a date.
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    11-23-2013 10:57 AM
  20. nunyazz's Avatar
    They don't want to announce dates of upcoming phones so that the sales of existing phone won't be affected.
    If you were in the market for a Windows Phone, but knew there was a new one coming out in a week, you would wait and not buy what is at the store now.
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    11-23-2013 11:02 AM
  21. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    They don't want to announce dates of upcoming phones so that the sales of existing phone won't be affected.
    If you were in the market for a Windows Phone, but knew there was a new one coming out in a week, you would wait and not buy what is at the store now.
    If the specs were comparable perhaps, but if we're talking about the difference between an 822 and 929 I don't think anyone that wants something as powerful as the 929 would buy an 822 regardless of whether there was a concrete release date for the 929.

    I guess your point does apply to someone sitting in the Verizon store staring at the 928 though. So your point is valid, and you are a good human being.
    11-23-2013 11:13 AM
  22. alv3st3r's Avatar
    11-23-2013 11:28 AM
  23. DustinRyan's Avatar
    Where does it hint at December 6th-7th?
    11-23-2013 11:41 AM
  24. alv3st3r's Avatar
    Where does it hint at December 6th-7th?
    Its just an assumption. Click on any accessory. It says "This item will be released on December 6, 2013". It seems like they're tailor made for Lumia 929. So hopefully its arriving soon.
    11-23-2013 12:18 PM
  25. INCREMENTAL's Avatar
    Well hate to shoot that thought down as the 1520 has a release date of December 6th also and its already out.

    http://www.skinomi.com/sk14653-nokia...protector.html

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
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    11-23-2013 12:26 PM
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