This past month Razer revealed that they were reorganizing their business division responsible for smartphones, including their Razer Phone 2, throwing a cloud over their continued participation in the smartphone market. That is bad news for those who want more options in the market, but it is good news for consumers who want a solid smartphone and are willing to do some wheeling and dealing to bring the price down. Between current Razer promotions and a new deal from Verizon, one could get the Razer Phone 2 for a mere $250 net price.

In order to get down to that low level, buyers need to go ahead and order the Razer Phone 2 directly from Razer’s web site or from an authorized third-party retail partner like Best Buy. Razer currently has the device marked down by $300 from the normal $800 price tag.

Next, one needs to be ready to use Verizon for their carrier, set up a new line of service for the newly purchased Razer Phone 2 and port-in a number from another carrier. These are all requirements for a promo that Verizon is running for the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program. Using a redemption code of BYOD250 along with meeting the requirements will result in a $250 prepaid Mastercard from Verizon. You do need to be willing to stick with Verizon and keep an account in good standing for at least six months as well.

When all is said and done, this combination of special offers results in a price of $250 for the Razer Phone 2. The smartphone comes equipped with a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 4,000 mAh battery, and a 2560×1440 resolution screen. The downside is that the manufacturer’s support may be spotty moving forward and while Android updates have been notoriously slow from Razer, that could turn into non-existent for Android 10.

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source: phoneArena

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff’s past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.