So bottom line for a returning Note 7 owner is clearly to take the trade in deal... is it? not so clear. As a Verizon owner I was thinking that going through Samsung itself you get the $430 discount. Then it comes down to Verizon branded or unlocked.
You didn't mention if the Unlocked version on Samsung's website would work for Verizon, or any US carrier for that matter. Based on the "Unlocked" title presumably it does; but i don't know that.
Am I right to think in my situation i should go with Samsung.com and get the unlocked phone for use on Verizon?
I'm in this predicament. I purchased a Note 3 from Best buy for $250 with a 2yr renew contract for sprint. Sprint no longer does that and I am having a tough time chewing $999 for a new phone. Albeit, I passed a few as I have the note 3 and I NEED A NEW PHONE!!!! my phone has been chucked, thrown, kicked and dropped many times. Never broke it in 3years until I took the ZAGG screen protector off.. 2w later, facepalmed it on the concrete and viola.. shattered every spot. not 1 spot was not shattered. Replaced the screen and now 4 times more... nicked the mic I think and I can really only use Bluetooth headsets/car for phone. so I need a new phone.
I want the note 8 but cmon.. family man, kids in multiple sports, really.. I bought the wife an i7 hp envy with 16gb ram for $820!!!!! $999...cmon its a phone.. what to do ... what to do....
1Wireless voice, data and messaging services on Samsung Unlocked Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices are compatible with most major U.S. GSM and CDMA networks. For these devices, wireless services are available on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile and CDMA networks such as Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular®.