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#1 V8nside

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 18:11

Time came to update my 2 contracts with Telus (Canada).

Old phone #1 Original BlackBerry Torch > Samsung Galaxy S3

and

Old phone #2 HTC Desire > HTC X One +

Great deal from Futureshop. S3 was free on a 3 year plan ($50/month) the HTC was $79 on a 3 year ($40/month) Plus a got a $75 Futureshop giftcard with the HTC!

I'm not a big fan of being tied down for 3 years but I dont upgrade very often and it's not like I'm going to give up my (1 for me, 1 for wife) phones anytime soon..

So far the HTC is Niiiice and the wife loves the S3.


#2 +LogicalApex

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 18:15

Crazy to me that people still sign contracts. Three years is insane.

#3 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 18:26

don't mean to be a troll but:

50 * 18 = 900, for the S3
30 * 18 = 720 + 79 = 799

How is that free :s

#4 +techbeck

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 18:36

My mom upgraded her old LG phone to an HTC Incredible 4g. Great phone.

#5 Fahim S.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 23:41

don't mean to be a troll but:

50 * 18 = 900, for the S3
30 * 18 = 720 + 79 = 799

How is that free :s


Shouldn't those 18s be 36s as that's how many months there are in 3 years?

#6 Farchord

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 23:44

Shouldn't those 18s be 36s as that's how many months there are in 3 years?


So you think the monthly price you pay only pays for the phone...? lol

Although yes, I agree 3 year contracts are a pain. I'm canadian.

#7 +warwagon

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 23:46

Verizon Prepay FTW! I love my new LG Extravert!

#8 Matthew_Thepc

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 23:47

congrats on the new phones :)

I always buy off-contract and then get a prepaid plan with the carrier to avoid the mandatory data plan :shiftyninja:

#9 Growled

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 23:49

I thought AT&T was bad for making me take a 2 year contract.

#10 +Nik L

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 23:53

A 3 year contract on a piece of hardware that the manufacturers basically give a year lifespan?

#11 2xSilverKnight

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 23:53

Yeah Canada it's a 3 years contract. That's why I bought my galaxy s3 in India when I was there.

When my August 2010 (HTC Desire) 3 year contract with Telus ends, I will never sign a contract ever again.

I just replaced my sim with a micro-sim and put it in there. My old HTC is resting in my closet.

#12 tsupersonic

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 00:53

2 year contracts are crazy, 3 years is even worse!

#13 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:38

Shouldn't those 18s be 36s as that's how many months there are in 3 years?

I just used 18 to show how expensive the phones would be barely a year and a half later, forgot to add though that "within year and a half you could've bought both phones and have cheaper contracts"

#14 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:52

In the US, dont you have the option to go onto 1 month rolling contracts, like in the UK?
I only ask as when my contract has ran it's time, I'm going to just buy the handsets from now on and stay on the £10 (about $16.30 US) a month roller, I worked out that regardless of the phone, (comparing to S3 and Lumia pricing) in 2 years I would have saved £200 approx. over having the phone cheap or free and tied into a long term contract...

#15 mrp04

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:58

When talking about postpaid in North America (other than a few exceptions) you pay the same price monthly whether you took a phone on contract or not. It's actually dumb to NOT buy a phone when you get an upgrade ever since they implemented prorated ETFs.

I can get a new phone every 2 years for $400 off and pay X amount of money per month, or I can buy the phone for full price and still pay X amount of money per month. I upgrade my phone at least once a year, but I ALWAYS buy a phone right when I'm up for contract renewal. Even if there is no phone I want from their selection, I will choose the one with the highest resale profit and sell it.