I currently have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon.
It's dying/freezing/battery life is terrible. Looking to upgrade.
I don't have an upgrade available for my line, but my wife does.
She's giving me permission to use hers, which a Verizon rep told me is fine.
I want to use her upgrade to get a Samsung Galaxy Note II.
The best price (subsidized) right now is on Dell's site ($169.99), which I could price-match at Best Buy (employee confirmed this). However, it's still a little high for me.
I could get a better price by adding a line with this device - shave off $40 ($129.99).
So here's my question: is there any way to add a line, get some immediate savings on the purchase, then immediately cancel the line (maybe only taking a little bit of a hit, getting most of the cost reimbursed for not using it)? In other words, how can I get this phone as cheap as possible?
If you add a line as you suggest, that new line will come with a 2 year (24 month) contract for service that will have a $350 Early Termination Fee (ETF) if you cancel the line immediately like you indicated. There goes the thought of getting the Note II for the cheaper than the upgrade price.
I recommend going with the price match upgrade @ $169.99 at Best Buy. I can confirm they do the price match. I bought my last phone from Best Buy and they matched the Radio Shack price I brought them and I had a good experience.