Getting a cell phone without upgrading a plan?

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  1. Holden Caufield

    Holden Caufield New Member

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    I need some help with this one:

    My gf needs a new phone, and I was eying the new Verizon Voyager as a Christmas gift for her.

    The problem is, how would I go about doing that without upgrading or renewing her service contract?

    I think she's on some family plan because her dad used to work at Verizon back in the day and they get a discount on the service.

    The phone doesn't seem too expensive at MSRP without the plan (at Best Buy it was $450 according to their little placard in front of the phone), but it seems higher on ebay where it was going for 5-600 hundred bucks.

    I could probably do $450, but otherwise I might as well just ruin the surprise and ask her if she has her two year $100 exception coming up rather than spend the whole $600 or find a new present, we haven't been dating long enough for me to drop that kind of cash really.

    Any help would be appreciated...
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    You can buy phones at MSRP and are not required to activate a line or service or extend a plan. You simply do not get any subsidized discounts.

    You can give her the phone and she can call Verizon for an ESN swap. They may charge you a small fee for the swap (less than $36) but sometimes they don't charge it.
     
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    Holden Caufield New Member

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    Yeah that's pretty much what I figured.

    Thanks.
     

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