ACTIONpack, on 27 November 2012 - 03:03, said:
Order the phone and will cancel it when I get my $100 rebate!
You probably won't get the rebate unless you stay for 2 months or more. Rebates usually take 1 or more months to come and the service has to be active the whole time. If you want the rebate you will end up having to pay for at least 2 months of service and the ETF. The phone service will come out to $70 or more if it's quoted as $60 (there are TONS of taxes on phone service, usually turns out to be about 20% more than the pre-tax price). So that's $70+$70+200 = $340. That's still much cheaper than the MSRP price or the eBay price, though.
Probably a better idea to just cancel it right away and not bother with the rebate. That way you pay $100+$70+$200 = $370 but don't have to deal with the rebate.