I doubt anyone at the verizon store would believe I was eating a $350 ETF to switch to Alltel. Their service is abysmal, texting barely even works, plus their best smartphone is a BB Curve last I checked.
The reps at the local verizon store don't know their own policy half the time and I have to remind them of yearly upgrades for primary, etc etc. Would like to know what I'm talking about before I go in.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Just finished asking VZW customer service about this promotion who directed me to call my local VZW store, which happened to be the kiosk at the area mall where I purchased my MotoDroid in February. I explained everything I could to them about the offer in the OP and neither rep would admit to knowing squat about the promotion which, according to the OP starts tomorrow.
VZW wouldn't tell me if I was a high risk/high value customer (I imagine I'd fall into the latter if either). I will say that the kiosk rep sounded as if he was unable to verify the promotion as opposed to being unaware of it (and he seemed intent on talking over me the whole time). He did suggest I come down and he can show me some neat phones.
I thanked him for his intentional lack of service and ended the call.
HTC Thunderbolt ... Stock, for now!
I am tempted to take that offer, but at the rate smart phones are advancing, about time my current ne2 is up a better smart phone will be out. I figure that it would be wise for me to wait. the Droid does what I want and the Android market is picking up. though the snapdragon is faster, it only loads on the incredible about 2 seconds faster. Since I have a netbook, I do not see the need to pay another 200 bucks for a device that loads 2 secs faster. especially since when my ne2 is up they will advance the technology where it will have a processor faster then 1ghz and prob run cooler.