I don't think he was trying to get something for nothing.
I like VW, but I don't want another 2 year deal when mine's up in January 08 either. You can get discounted pricing online when you are about halfway into your contract term. I did. I got a $50 discount at VW online for my new LG VX8600 back in 11/06 when it first came out. I did not have to re-up my contract. The only stipulation is, I am unable to purchase another phone online (retail or discounted), for 12 months from the time I purchased w/a discount online for my cell #. If you have multiple lines on your plan, you can still purchase a new phone online under a different number on your plan. Or,still go to a store and buy at full retail.