Re: So many options
@impactnow, Years ago the phone batteries rarely lasted 18 months with the replacement battery costing between $70 to $100. I always took the warrantee on the contract because it ended up paying for the battery that wouldn't last the 24 month term of the contract. On my S3 the battery died in month 18 of the contract and the battery cost $40. I passed this phone on to my niece and she ended up replacing the replacement battery after about 18 monts at a cost of $15. I now have a Note 4 so we'll see how this batter lasts but its nice to have the option to replace it youself unlike the new Note 5. But I'm sure there will be a technician that will replace the battery in a Note 5 about on par with costs of batteries in the old days of about $100.