Which Droid, Moto or HTC? If the Mto how did you get that price?!
Originally Posted by JimMariner
My interest was piqued by the Droid but I figured I'd wait until my contract was up next June (or at least until my NE2 in March) and consider the iphone. I started reading more and more on the Droid and it seems awesome (tons of potential) and then I got an email on Tuesday letting me know that I'm a fricken' rockstar and I'm a "select customer" eligible for an early upgrade to a new smart phone. At that point I knew it was just a matter of waiting til payday (yesterday) to get the wheels in motion.
I planned on going through Amazon but I changed my mind when I saw it was backordered (and as of today OOS completely). So I put on my running shoes and started going around town to see what I could do.
1) First stop at a Verizon store to play with it for a bit and make sure nothing stood out that I wouldn't like. I heard about deals elsewhere so I decided to come back to the store as last resort as to not deal with the mail in rebate
2) Headed up to Walmart where I heard they were selling it for $188. No luck as they weren't stocking them until they moved old inventory
3) Headed up to BestBuy and waited patiently for a rep. He took my info and let me know I wasn't eligible to upgrade through their system until my NE2 date. I thanked him and went on my way.
I was determined to get my hands on this phone at this point, but I was hungry and grabbed a $5 Little Ceasar's pizza to maul while I game planned. I rechecked my email and it states to call their 866 number or take a printout into a store for my early upgrade. I took a chance and called and got hooked up with a guy named Kevin. Kevin had to verify I received the email and when it checked out I asked him if the rebate is mail-in or instant over the phone and he said it's still mail-in. (Funny thing about the email is it says "Not available online" and then goes on to list the new smart phones with the online 'instant rebate' prices). I let Kevin know that I was gonna head up to the store since the rebate is still mail in and I'd be able to have a phone today and he said, "Let me see what I can do for you" and ended up getting the phone for me at $199+tax straight out. Kevin F'N made my weekend with this :icon_ banana:
I guess it pays to put in a little work to get the deal you want. For anyone else looking for special pricing, it won't hurt any to call and ask. Be polite and hope for a good rep, but be understanding if you aren't eligible since it was worth a shot to try.
Looking forward to my new Droid arriving via FedEx on Wednesday :icon_ devil:
LOL! The pizza thing sounds like something id do while scheming to get my hands on my latest obsession! Hope you enjoy it!
Originally Posted by QiG
I also paid 99.00 out the door for the motorola droid. I guess I was lucky because I had originally purchased the HTC imagio and when I went in to exchange phones, the computers were down. The lady wasn't able to do an exchange for certain reasons, so after 45 minutes of waiting at the counter, she gave me an even exchange with no restocking fees. Pretty sweet.
I'm going to be ordering the droid this weekend but something doesn't seem right....
What's the difference between unlimited data usage and unlimited web browsing?
* PDA/Smartphone Unlimited
o Unlimited data usage
o Unlimited access to corporate or personal email accounts and web browsing
* Email and Web for Smartphone
Unlimited access to personal POP3/IMAP email accounts and web browsing
There seems to be different configurations with the 450 minute plan that I want and it ranges from $70-$80-$110 a month. (Letstalk.com, overstock.com, and verizon's site)
I don't want to be locked into the wrong plan for 2 years...
Originally Posted by fussion101
you can change the plan at any time... but to be honest you dont need the 44 dollar plan the 29 dollar plan is what 99% of people need... the 44 dollar plan is if you need verizon to host an exchange email account for you.
i get a good discount through my girls work(fidelity Investments) so i got my DROID for 119 bucks with an early upgrade through the website. Would have been 99 bucks if it werent for the 20 dollar fee to upgrade early.
we get 24% off the bill 25% off phones and accessories plus i had a credit sitting on the account.