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[Q] Best Note 10+ deal this Black Friday?

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Ordered an unlocked Note 10+ from Samsung.com via perks-at-work (10x points) and S8 trade-in ($350). The total before tax came at $693 and including tax $730. Wow points ($69) bringing the effective price down to ~$660.

Other than the microsoft deal (don't really need the galaxy buds), is a better deal expected in next few days? The S8 works pretty well (though battery showing sign of age) so if a similar deal available for unlocked, would like to keep the S8 as a backup.

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No need to trade in. Keep your s8 until 60 days is up with verizon in case you're not able to get the note10 working right away with your carrier.
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No need to trade in. Keep your s8 until 60 days is up with verizon in case you're not able to get the note10 working right away with your carrier.
Thanks! So, the cost of ownership for this offer after 2 months is -

$630 (no trade-in) + 2x $55 (minimum Verizon service fee?) = $740 (+ taxes)

With the current carrier and the wow points the math is -

$693 (w/ S8 trade-in) - $69 (wow points) + 2x $30 (H2O service ) = $702 (+ taxes)

I certainly see the merit of this offer if the service can be canceled exactly after 60 days (S8 is worth >$38 for sure) and they unlock the phone. It does involve multiple calls and 2 number porting requests.
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What's wow points how u get additional 69 off? Also how do you work around not having a membership? If it's 740+ taxes and membership plus activation fee if this still worth it?
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What's wow points how u get additional 69 off? Also how do you work around not having a membership? If it's 740+ taxes and membership plus activation fee if this still worth it?
Perksatwork.com had a promotion of 10x points per $$ (they call it wow points, 100 wp ~= $1). I already have Costco membership so no additional for me but other it could be $55 extra.

My biggest concern would be the timing of Verizon cancellation and porting - had an experience with at&t before and they just took few extra days and I had to pay for an additional month as they didn't refund for partial.
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There was an early access sign-up email on Samsung for the Galaxy Note 10/S10 where it stated up to $550 trade in and a gift/credit value of $130 or something like that... But think that early access sign-up disappeared when I look now.
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Thanks! So, the cost of ownership for this offer after 2 months is -

$630 (no trade-in) + 2x $55 (minimum Verizon service fee?) = $740 (+ taxes)

With the current carrier and the wow points the math is -

$693 (w/ S8 trade-in) - $69 (wow points) + 2x $30 (H2O service ) = $702 (+ taxes)

I certainly see the merit of this offer if the service can be canceled exactly after 60 days (S8 is worth >$38 for sure) and they unlock the phone. It does involve multiple calls and 2 number porting requests.
You can cancel the service the same day or next day. So no need for the 2x$55. Just port out the number to another carrier as soon as you get it. As long as you're OK with waiting for 60 days to unlock, then it does not matter. In that thread, others have also stated that you do not need to be active on Verizon for 60 days for the phone to unlock. I've done similar deal with Verizon last year and at that time there was no 60 days waiting period for unlock so was able to get the phone unlocked and use it on t-mobile after porting over the number.
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You can cancel the service the same day or next day. So no need for the 2x$55. Just port out the number to another carrier as soon as you get it. As long as you're OK with waiting for 60 days to unlock, then it does not matter. In that thread, others have also stated that you do not need to be active on Verizon for 60 days for the phone to unlock. I've done similar deal with Verizon last year and at that time there was no 60 days waiting period for unlock so was able to get the phone unlocked and use it on t-mobile after porting over the number.
Don't you have to pay $35 activation as well as a full month (as phone companies don't seem to do partial month) since you have to pay off the phone before you cancel?

Porting not necessary if I am only getting the service for few days. Will keep h2o in parallel.
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Walmart is doing $450 eGift Card if you purchase Note 10. No trade in or new line required.
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Don't you have to pay $35 activation as well as a full month (as phone companies don't seem to do partial month) since you have to pay off the phone before you cancel?

Porting not necessary if I am only getting the service for few days. Will keep h2o in parallel.
No, if you cancel within 3 days there is no activation fee charged either. You get a bill for a day or two service. Mine was around $7. I was referring to porting out to another carrier, not changing anything with your existing carrier or number. People have used h2o for this but I've also found tmobile prepaid very easy for $3.
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Don't you have to pay $35 activation as well as a full month (as phone companies don't seem to do partial month) since you have to pay off the phone before you cancel?

Porting not necessary if I am only getting the service for few days. Will keep h2o in parallel.
No carrier activation fees at Costco.
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Can Someone please explain me the process of getting the Verizon deal (Note 10) and Keeping My T-Mobile service.
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No carrier activation fees at Costco.
Good point. I was still thinking about my purchase at Wal-Mart but you're right Costco doesn't charge activation fees.
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No carrier activation fees at Costco.
Ah, good to know.
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You can cancel the service the same day or next day. So no need for the 2x$55. Just port out the number to another carrier as soon as you get it. As long as you're OK with waiting for 60 days to unlock, then it does not matter. In that thread, others have also stated that you do not need to be active on Verizon for 60 days for the phone to unlock. I've done similar deal with Verizon last year and at that time there was no 60 days waiting period for unlock so was able to get the phone unlocked and use it on t-mobile after porting over the number.
Can I check to see if I understand this correctly?

Step 1 Buy phone with Verizon plan
Step 2 Pay off phone and cancel within 3 days
Step 3 Transfer to carrier I use (Can you transfer to AT&T? Back in the day I didn't think you could but I know times are changing)

And because you are getting it at Costco you don't have to pay any activation fee nor would you need to at your new carrier as you are merely moving your number? (Or will I need to pay activation fee?)

Because if that is the case that is cheaper than getting it even at 500$ off at Best Buy with my own carrier... (35$ activation fee).

Thanks for the help!
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