Dealing with Verizon...

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  1. Rollingbones

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    I've been a Verizon customer ever since way back when it was Airtouch Cellular. My 2 years is up on Marh 10th, but I'd sure like to get my Droid sooner than that. I've asked at the V Store a couple of times, but they don't seem to want want to let me move up from my Blackberry Curve until March 10th. Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how I can get this done sooner without having to hock my motorcycle along with the 2 family cats? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
     
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    I just e-mailed Verizon Support saying I want to get a DROID but my New Every 2 Year isn't up till January. (This was back in december).

    The person just replied and said something like: "Thank you for your interest in DROID, I unlocked your New every 2 Year Discount, you can use it immediately if you wish."

    That was it.
     
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    Try calling Verizon and threaten to leave to T-Mobile for the nexus1.. lol
     
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    Call customer service, I NEVER go to the stores, reps on the phone always worked with me. I also have threatened to leave and they will come up with all kinds of discounts to keep you. Ask for the loyalty program.
     
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    T-Mobile...Hmmm... I think they might see through that one!!! They can say what they want about Nexus. It's still not a Droid and I wouldn't wish T-Mobile on my worse enemy.

    I think that may be my best option. I'm a Volunteer Coordinator with the Metro Fre CERT Program and really need the capibilities of the Droid in order to help be better prepared in case there's a disaster situation. It's a public service and safety thing!!! That might work :icon_wink:
     
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    My "new every two" wasn't due until July...but in November I got a text message saying I was eligible for an early upgrade. Just had to resign a 2 year contract.
     
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    Apparently your 20 month upgrade eligibility is March 10. Your eligible if your two years is up on March 10. You'd have been eligible since November if you were.
     
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    since your a long time customer you may want to see if your elegible for the VIP program. Heres the login page.

    https://store.verizonwireless.com/nevip/default.aspx

    with this you can upgrade every year... actually once you hit 10 months your elegible for an upgrade. 30% off accessories no activation fee's on new phones and other discounts too. Its nice to be able to switch phones every year and not have to pay the early upgrade charges.

    heres some of the info on it...

     
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    i upgraded my phone a month before my every 2 and they would not work with me. can i get a $50 reimbursement?
     
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    I went to the store 4 months before my upgrade date, and they just said we will waive the additional cost. I did upgrade 2 phones to droids at the same time though.
     
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    So how do you beome eligible to become a VIP customer??? I entered my cell number and it was not accepted.
     
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    Funny, my very first cell phone was an Airtouch. Had Nextel and Sprint for the next 10 years and now just got the Droid!!

    Good luck getting your Droid:rockon:
     
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    this is the route I would take
     
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    Ya this will be your best bet. I did that for my wife and they let her upgrade before the ne2 date while the store was saying no.
     
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    they just sent me a notice.... i do know you need to be in a 79.99 plan or higher and make all your payments on time... i was in the program within my 1st contract with them.


    ive been told that they will enroll you within 6 months sometimes but dont know how true that is.
     
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