Wife just bought me a new Samsung S9 at Best Buy. Added $20.50 for 24 months, so not a bad deal. Less than $500 for Samsung's flagship phone. I had a Samsung S6 that I had replaced the screen on, but wife dropped it a so I needed a new phone. Nice early birthday present. I still use my Samsung S3 as a music player, works great.
She would probably drop me before she dropped her Verizon cell plan, even though we no longer are road warriors for MegaCorp. Eh, she pays so I see no reason to argue for a less expensive plan.
For anyone interested in a Samsung S9, they are available online as well as in Best Buy stores. Several colors available.