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Early upgrade to the Motorola Droid?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by JordanRutledge01, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. JordanRutledge01
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    I'm on a family plan with four lines and the primary line can get a phone upgrade on April 29, 2010 after I pay a fee of $30 to end the contract after a year and renew it early. My family has been with verizon for over 11 years. The thing is, I need an early upgrade so I can have a smartphone for business (but I also just really want the Droid, lol) and right now I just have a basic phone without a data plan. Is there any way that I can get an even earlier upgrade? I'll be paying $30 more per month anyway so they'd get more money, but the official store tells me that I have to wait until late April. Do any of you know a way around this? I don't want to pay for a phone off of ebay either (too expensive, plus the warranty is voided since I didn't purchase it from them).

    Thanks in advance!
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    i dont see any reason for not to let u upgrade phone/plan.. anyways its more buck for 'em... i really dont know other ways to get around.. i would say ' try to call customer service again and speak to supervisor nicely... u may get lucky:) btw driod is a awesome ph!!
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    Don't go to the official store!!! Go to one of the unofficial stores...they got a lot more freedom there...that's How I got mine...like 45 days after I began a brand new contract with a BB Storm...they helped me get a droid very easily... ;-)
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    I've always dealt with a Corp store and they have no problem giving me early upgrades...

    YMMV :icon_ banana:
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    Wrong! I went to an authorized dealer and they said I wasn't eligible until feb...tough luck....the girl didn't even get out of her chair.

    I went to the corporate store near me and told them if they can get me the droid today they have a sale. They did it. That was in Dec.
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    Well they wouldn't for me...but we had just started a new 1 year contract and the 30 days had just expired...I think that's the main reason they wouldn't...
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    Whoa, really?
    I might try BesyBuy tonight.
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    I'm just speakin from my own personal experience guys....it really depends on the employees u deal with...
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    That's how I got my droid and I'm happy
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    Well is there anything that I should specifically tell them? I've tried with 2 different corporate stores and they told me to wait.
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    I'm tellin u man go to a non-corp store...u sound like your havin the same issues I did...the corps kept tellin me to wait or add another line...but u may be able to work somethin out with a non-corp store sales rep
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    I was 6 months out on an upgrade on my phone and they let me. I went to corporate store and got Droid for new activation price + $35 for early upgrade. I'm on family plan with 2 lines, only been with VZW for little over a year.

    Log into VZW online and you can see if you get upgrade pricing.
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    Call customer service. Tell them you want a Droid real bad but just can't wait for your upgrade date. Blah blah blah...need it for business...blah blah blah....might have to cancel the whole contract....you get the drill.
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    Well in that case there is no reason for them to do so.....
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    When I went to the Verizon store to complain about my Blackberry, my last phone the employee told me they could only do protocol and offer me a new one, he told me to call customer service and be nice...I did that and it worked, I only had the Blackberry for 6 months and after telling them all the issues I had and waiting on hold for a couple minutes she told me she would give me a new smart phone (it had to be a smart phone which was what I wanted) for the 2-year contract price if I agreed to a new 2 year contract, so from what the guy in the store told me it's an actual protocol that regular employees have to follow (and that customer service has more rights)
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    Update: I called and they told me they're able to give me an early upgrade. Should have my Droid by tomorrow! Thanks guys! :]
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    YEAHHHHHH Have fun and be prepared to waste a week at least messing around with it!! lol:icon_ banana::icon_ devil:
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    Lesson to be learned: Sales will do just about anything to get you into a Droid. It is no secret that they are doing early upgrades (VERY early in some cases) to sell these bad boys. If you have an upcoming upgrade and you want a Droid now - call. The store often cannot do it, but CS CAN!
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    If you have a non smartphone, and the corp store won't upgrade you early calls customer care and explain that you need a pda for work, and they will more than likely hook you up