Hello. I am brand new to Verizon and bought the Razr M. Nice phone but has 2 major issues for me: the camera and the annoying Google Now that keeps popping up when I'm typing a text.
I am considering going to the iphone and was told they have extended return policy for the holidays.
My questions are: What are the differences in insurance deductables between iphone and droid? Will monthly insurance cost be increased? And are there other hidden costs I should be aware of?
Thank you for helping!
insurance goes up $3/month, the deductible goes from $99 to either $169 or $199 depending on iphone model (16gb and smaller is $169, 32gb and larger is $199). They also charge a $35 restocking fee on an exchange.
You may or may not be aware of these, but you'll have a $35 activation fee on your first month's bill as well, in addition to 1-30 days of service PLUS the month in advance (normal bills are *only* the month in advance). How many days of service depends on when you began service and when your first bill ends.
Your activation fee is billed on your first month's bill. Anything you paid in-store was for your phone and accessories, and possibly any store processing fees if purchased through an authorized retailer.
Understood, however, will I be charged a second activation fee if I exchange phones?
And so my $6.99 a month insurance would change to $9.99?
Thank you for your help Jax.
You would be charged a restocking fee (usually $35) on an exchange, this occurs immediately upon exchanging. And yes, $6.99 goes to $9.99.
Personally, do you think I should stick with the Razr M?
It's a good phone, but that Google Now nonsense keeps popping up while I'm texting! lol
Personally, I loathe the lack of control that users get in the Apple ecosystem. I also loathe the increased costs for accessories, insurance, and apps relative to Android.
If Google Now is annoying you, go into it and disable it, that was the first thing I did on my phone when I put android 4.1 on it
You mentioned an issue with the camera too, what problem are you having with the camera?