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Bionic Priced Confirmed; $299 With Contract

Discussion in 'Android News' started by WenWM, Sep 2, 2011.

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    The Droid Bionic pricing has been confirmed at it isn't cheap. The slide above was leaked by Phandroid confirming the future Motorola phone coming out next week will be priced at a steep $299 with a two year Verizon contract. This means the phone is going for $100 more than some of us hoped for, and for those that do not like contracts, get ready to pay a hefty $699.99 off-contract price.

    Join the poll and tell us if you are still set to buy this on launch day.
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    I see $589 and $699 in two columns. What are they?
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    They waited too long for me... I'm jumping to Sprint to pay $10/less month for the same plan and $100+taxes less for a phone I feel is the best option right now (SGS2). Friends with Sprint have no coverage issues around here and I can eat the difference in 4G speeds knowing I saved $340 over two years.

    Sorry Moto/Verizon.. the ball was yours to drop.
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    The 589 is more like how much it actually cost BestBuy to sell you that one device. The 699 is what you're paying. Lol
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    Sprint is really good in Minneapolis as well. If that huge Samsung Galaxy Note goes to Sprint, I'm leave'n with ya!
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    If the iPhone 5 sells for $199 most consumers will choose it over any $299 android phone, even if the iPhone is not 4G LTE.
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    Verizon will retail it for $589, and Best Buy will be $699. Follows along with the current offerings.
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    $299 is a lot. What is the benefit of going without the contract, other than no contract? Will my monthly cost be less?
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    Nope, no less, you just aren't tied to the full two years.
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    I sooooooo want the Samsung Galaxy Note but who knows when it will be available :(

    My contract with Verizon is up Sept 8th... was the longest 2 years! I am probably going to get the Bionic but I will see what I can get it for with my discounts
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    $250 with the $50 "loyalty" discount lol. I was never really "waiting" for this phone; seems kind of like a miniscule thing to get caught up in. A man, waiting for a phone...totally a personal opinion though. Regardless my point is simply that I don't see Moto/Verizon as having failed. Phones come out when they come out, who cares how long it takes as long as they're still cool, quality products?
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    SG2 going for 149.00 at Wirefly on Sprint.

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    I also get an additional government discount so maybe it won't be so bad.

    If I knew when the Note was going to be released I would wait.
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    Hmmmmmm.
    I still think that $299 is a tad pricey.

    Granted, I still haven't been sold on 4G as of yet.
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    I guess we know where Verizon's huge profits (and bonuses) come from. Funny how they still want to cut employee benefits though. :icon_eek:
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    What I find funny is nowhere in this thread does it list a VZW Spokesperson saying "It will be $299 with a contract!".

    I think the word "Confirmed" is used a little too freely on this board...
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    The prices are entirely wrong on a MAJORITY of the phones, and under every other Droid branded product it lists the product as "Droid (insert name here)." Yet the last phone on the list happens to be the "Motorola Bionic. The only thing this confirms is that some sites will post anything to generate site hits. No I don't blame this on the OP as he's just reposting but people need to start evaluating sources and documents before they post this garbage on the internet.

    Not that it matters though. Did anyone honestly expect this phone to NOT be $300 on contract? I'm not surprised one bit that it will retail for that.
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    I have no doubt that it will be $299, but it's not official. Come to think of it, has anyone ever "officially" said it would be released on the 8th? :rolleyes:
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    Hehe.
    I'm still not sure the Bionic will live up to the hype!

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    haha more excel spreadsheets that are being touted as fact! we do know the release date is the 8th, since commercials are starting, and the price is most probably $299, but its not this fake spreadsheet that confirms it