Originally Posted by ffejie
Here's some details I pulled off of Verizon Wireless' site.
With 2 year contract: $269.99 - $70 online rebate = $199.99
With 1 year contract: $339.99 - $70 online reboate = $269.99
With No Contract: $489.99
The 1 year pricing actually isn't that bad, if you assume that you'll be enticed to go to another device in a years time - especially if you'll have to switch carriers. (Palm Pre 2, iPhone 2010, I'm looking at you.)
It looks like Verizon values a 2 year contract at $290. (489.99-199.99) They also value a 1 year contract at $220. So even assuming you'll go to the BBxx30 on Verizon in a year, you may save some serious dough down the line if you pony up the extra $70 now.
I'll probably go with the 2-year contract, because there doesn't appear to be anything great on the horizon for VZW and it'd be unlikely that I'd switch carriers.
Is the $199 price valid for any two year contract if you are eligible for either the Annual Upgrade or the 'New In Two'? I asked this question just now from VZW customer service and the nice young lady instructed me to log onto Blackberry.com and order my BB there! Ughhh....somebody just shoot me. The question is, are only 'New In Two' eligible lines able to get the $199. price?