Quote Originally Posted by Dave12308 View Post
To avoid any hassles, i'd simply pay full retail for the device. It sucks to have to, but if you want it bad enough, it's the most hassle-free, honest way to go about it. What I did was I put $250 of the cost onto my phone bill since that isn't due for a month, and ended up paying ~$350 out of pocket. This made the cost a little more bearable. Granted, i'm still paying $600 for a phone when all is said and done, but I will honestly say that after spending that much on my Storm1, for the Droid it is well worth it.

(And if anyone wonders why I paid full retail for my S1 and still am not eligible for upgrade pricing now, it's because I used my early upgrade pricing back in early June when I was extremely frustrated with my Storm to get a Pearl Flip for free, to hold me over until a 5.0 OS leaked for the Storm)

I use my mobile device pretty much more than any other gadget I own, so to me it's worth the money to have a device I enjoy.
I really wish I could do that but full retail is just out of the question right now. I just started with Verizon in August. I think I'll be eligible for some kind of upgrade with my VIP status in April, but we'll see.