So after much anticipation and waiting the Motorola Bionic finally comes available on September 8th. I waited a few days to make sure it was as good as I had hoped before I started my search for the best deal. I ended up ordering the phone from Wirefly.com for $185.73 delivered. Sounds like a great deal, and it is, unless you want to use an upgrade from one of your family plan lines that is not the line you want to use the phone on.
I have 2 lines on my family plan, mine (primary line), and my wifes (secondary line). Her line is eligible but as she is much less interested in latest technology she said I could use her upgrade to order a nice new Bionic. I ordered the phone and waited 6 days for it to arrive. I was actually home all day due to a Mountain Biking injury so I was waitiing for FedEx all day. I found my phone on my front step around 5:00pm and was excited to say the least to get it opened up, charged and activated.
Now comes the BS. In the package is a yellow paper that is the first I have heard of this BS policy where if you purchase a phone from WIREFLY.COM that is must remain on the upgrade line for 181 days. WTF???? Are you kidding me?? After over an hour on the phone with WIREFLY.COM I end up with an RA# for my anxiously awaited Bionic to go back to them as they will not budge on their inexplicable policy.
All in all, I guess it would have been a great deal save the ridiculous policy regarding that teh phone remain on the upgrade lines number for 181 days. However I did confirm that at Verizon this would have no bearing on eligibility.
What a krappy day, I'm in excruciating pain and now can't even try to forget the physical pain by playing with the hottest phone on VZW's network.