So there you have it. I haven't decided what I will do yet. But I am leaning toward Verizon. I will probably suck it up and live with my crippled iPhone 3GS for the next couple of months, so that I have Verizon as an option. But it's a big step for me to leave AT&T. We've been together a long time. Switching carriers and signing a new two-year contract is a big commitment. Well, I guess it's not as big of a commitment as the other one I am about to make, but you get the picture. I know I'm the one usually offering advice, but if any readers want to share their thoughts with me on this topic, please do. Feel free to leave you comments below or e-mail me.
Will I break my contract if I buy a new phone?, Dear Maggie,I've run into a bit of a snag with my current phone, It is a Droid Pro by Motorola, It is the second one I've had, The first got so buggy it wouldn't even function, so a replacement was sent, I'm still not satisfied with this product, However, at this point there's seemingly nothing wrong with the product besides it being a cheap Android device, I'm currently locked into a two-year contract with Verizon that doesn't expire until January of next year, I would love an iPhone 4S or just an iPhone 4, Is there any way to upgrade early without being hit with heavy fees for breaking a contract? At this point, I'm so bubbles on iphone screen protector unhappy with this phone I would consider leaving Verizon, I just need some advice..
Thanks,Paul. Dear Paul,I've got some good news for you and some bad news. First, the good news. You can get a new phone before your contract ends and not have to pay an early termination fee. So long as you stay on Verizon's network, you can use any phone you want. Now for the bad news. Because you are not eligible for an upgrade yet, you will have to pay full price to buy a new phone. But before you get too upset about the idea of buying a new smartphone at full price, remember that you could look for a used iPhone 4S or iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 will likely cost you less since it's an older model. But depending on how much you're willing to spend, you might be able to find a used iPhone 4S in your price range. Verizon sells refurbished phones on its Web site and there are hundreds of other sites out there selling used devices.
Also, Apple is expected to release a new version of the iPhone this year, So if you get a used iPhone now, you'll likely be able to upgrade to a new one when your contract is up next January, I hope this advice was helpful, And good luck, Ask Maggie is an advice column that answers readers' wireless and broadband questions, The column now appears twice a week on CNET offering readers bubbles on iphone screen protector a double dosage of Ask Maggie's advice, If you have a question, I'd love to hear from you, Please send me an e-mail at maggie dot reardon at cbs dot com, And please put "Ask Maggie" in the subject header, You can also follow me on Facebook on my Ask Maggie page..
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