Do my 30 days start from the day I order the phone from VZW, or when I receive the phone, or when I activate the phone?
Point of sale. 14 days went into effect yesterday.
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Wireless Device/Accessory Return Policy
You may return or exchange wireless devices and accessories purchased from Verizon Wireless within 14 days of purchase. A restocking fee of $35 ($70 for netbooks and tablets) applies to any return or exchange of a wireless device (excluding Hawaii).
This return and exchange policy does not apply to customers who have purchased a Prepaid Plan.
Exchange New Merchandise
You are permitted to make one exchange. To make an exchange, return the merchandise (including device, charger, battery, instructions, and any other components) in the ORIGINAL box. All merchandise must be in like-new condition and accompanied by the original receipt. Shipping charges may apply to exchange merchandise sent to you by Verizon Wireless.
View Return/Exchange Instructions
Return and Service Termination
You may terminate service for any reason within 14 days of activation. If you purchased a wireless device at a promotional price at the time of activation, you must return it within the device return period to avoid being assessed an Early Termination Fee of $175, or $350 if you purchased an Advanced Device. You will remain responsible for your Activation Fee unless you terminate service within three days of activation. You will also be responsible for all applicable usage fees, prorated access charges, taxes, surcharges or other charges that accrued to your account through the termination date. If you paid a security deposit, it may take between 30 and 60 days to process the return of your security deposit. The charges for any service used on the account before the service termination date may be applied against your security deposit.
If you cancel your service after the 14-day period, but prior to the expiration of your minimum term, you will be responsible for all of the above-mentioned charges, including an Early Termination Fee.
If you return your merchandise, even by mistake, after the return period, you will not receive a refund and the merchandise you returned will not be returned to you.
At our discretion, we may decline your return or charge you a fee for a missing item, or for items that we determine are damaged or require service. If you return and we accept your merchandise within the return period, we will refund your purchase price, subject to the restocking fee. If you return a wireless device without a UPC on the box, the amount of the refund will be reduced by the amount of any mail-in rebate that was available for the wireless device at the time of purchase. Purchases made by cash or check, credit card or gift card will be refunded by check, credit card or gift card, respectively.
If you received your merchandise through a "Buy One, Get One Free" or similar offer, both items must be returned in order to receive a refund. For exchanges for the same merchandise make and model, only the item to be exchanged needs to be returned.
If Verizon Wireless must remove installed equipment from a vehicle or fixed location in order to return or exchange it, you will be charged a service fee.
Opened software purchased separately may be exchanged only for the exact same item at a Verizon Wireless Communications Store and may not be returned for refund.
Before returning or exchanging any wireless device or accessory that has data in its memory, please transfer all data you wish to retain to another file source. Once the wireless device or accessory is returned, your data cannot be recovered.
Because the FCC requires that nearly all wireless devices on a carrier's network have GPS capability, Verizon Wireless does not allow non-GPS wireless devices to be activated on our network. If you upgrade from a non-GPS-capable wireless device to a GPS-capable wireless device and then return it within the return period, Verizon Wireless will not allow the older non-GPS-capable wireless device back on our network. We will, however, allow you to exchange your new wireless device for another GPS-capable wireless device that will meet your needs, subject to the restocking fee.
If you purchased your merchandise online or by phone, please follow the return instructions in your package. If you purchased your merchandise in a Verizon Wireless store, you can return it to any Verizon Wireless store. Please search Return Policy on verizonwireless.com for more details. Returning your merchandise does not automatically terminate your service. You must call Customer
Well, crap. I missed my return window. I wonder if I can return my current phone now, not get a refund, and buy a droid 2 for only $200. I suppose losing out on the $80 for my old phone wouldn't be a huge deal if I can get a Droid 2 at $200. I really want a Droid 2, but I wouldn't be able to afford it if I have to shell out the 500-something dollars for the non-upgrade price.