Arrived at the Verizon store at 6:40am and only two other people were waiting for them to open at 7am. They brought out Starbucks coffee to us while we waited for 7am to come. Others showed up around 7am when they opened, but us first 3 got ours first. We all got the Media Center and Car Docks. The store only had 3 Car Docks, so everyone else was told they were sold out of the Car Docks (glad I showed up early.)
I got my NE2 $100 discount, so Droid was $199. I have already filled out and put the rebate in the mailbox for my $100 debit card. Got discounts on accessories (work-related), so I got Car Dock and Media Center for $22.49 each. I thought I got screen protectors, but it turns out I got a P.O.S. privacy protector for $9.74. [It sucks - it was slightly bowed so it would not fit flush on the screen. It is going back for the screen protectors.] I also got a leather case for my belt for $18.74. Total damage was $296.02 with taxes. Not bad considering I will get the $100 debit card in a few weeks.
I bought the phone this morning at walmart. It was a bit of a hassle because I'm on an old alltel plan. I am absolutely loving this phone so far. It's gonna be a bit of a learning curve but I welcome the challenge. Good bye RIM rip. The last phone I had before my blackberry curve was a moto e815 and i still think it's the best dumb phone ever.
Last edited by BigTex71; 11-06-2009 at 10:04 AM. Reason: spelling
I had to get mine by calling verizon today so i got to wait for my mail in rebate, but it all works out i guess. i also got the 50 instant and 100 mail in rebate.
home dock: 22.50
car dock 22.50
$250 for mine, than after rebate $150. Bought a case, car charger and screen protectors. My wife works for Verizon ( about 4 years), and i am a 8 year customer of Sprint, leaving for the Droid. Just glad now that the TP2 wasn't released earlier or i would have been locked down again. I'm done with WinMo, i toughed it out for a long time.
Got to Best Buy around 11:00. Found out that my appointment was ACTUALLY 11, not 11:30 like the girl said, so I got to cut in front of a dude.
Painless experience. $176 and change out the door. Immediately put on exhange email (so sweet to have), my gmail account, downloaded VVM, paired my Plantronics Voyager Pro headset, signed into Facebook and synced contacts.
OH, and got to sit in near standstill traffic for 2 hours in downtown Orlando due to shootings. What a day. Luckily, I had my Droid to keep me company and to post on Facebook from the scene. I LOVE this phone. Keyboard really isn't that bad. Screen is gorgeous. This is now my new favorite phone, replacing the Voyager as my all time favorite. AND I used my Storm car charger to top it to 100% (that's how long I was in the car that it charged up completely.
Whew, what a day so far.
Got mine at the NYC 34th St early release for $299 w/mail-in rebate. I read somewhere that they were giving out a pair of Yeah Yeah Yeah's concert tickets to anyone that bought the Droid on Friday, Nov 6th. Can anyone in NYC(or anywhere else) confirm this? I forgot to ask the Verizon Reps last night.
I also have the T-Mobile G1 completely modified/rooted with Sense/Rosie UI and the Droid is waaaaay better. Totally worth losing some sleep last night!!!!