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[Rumor] Verizon to Offer $100 Dollar Gift Card Trade-in to Upgrade to a Smartphone

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Aug 15, 2011.

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    There is an unconfirmed report that Verizon may have a pretty appealing new promotion. Supposedly, they will offer a $100 dollar gift card to existing customers that sign up for a new contract and trade-in their old basic phone for a new smartphone. The promotion will go on between August 18th and September 30th. Here's a quote with a few more details that are also included in the pics.
    This was leaked by a western region Verizon employee, so it isn't clear yet if it will be nationwide, but we will inform you as we find out more info.

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    Source: PhoneArena
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    On the flip side they acquire more tier data plan users.
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    How bout 3G Smartphone to 4G Smartphone? :)
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    My thoughts exactly. They'll make more money from the tier data plan then the phone itself.
    And those who haven't had a smart phone before may go for the higher data package because they're not sure what they'll use and want to be safe.
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    Redundant school of redundancy for the chronically redundant?

    I wonder if you can buy a crap feature phone off of CL, activate it to a new account and use it for the trade-in?
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    I hope this goes nationwide. My wife and I are both ready for an upgrade. We are looking at the BOGO for the Droid 3 which my local Verizon store will have in-stock the end of next week. She is on a 'dumb' phone while I have a Droid. We will use her 'dumb' phone upgrade for the purchase so she can get $100 gift card. :D I will get the 'free' phone. dancedroid
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    It's most likely going to be a nationwide promotion and a big gain for VZW to get these people on smartphones, as they'll be charging data along with their basic service. Money in the bank.

    Lastly, as a former VZW employee-it's sad that employees ignore the NDA they sign every year.
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    Another way for them to get more teired customers. I would say she should go Sprint for true unlimited data for cheaper but I'm sure you are grandfathered in soooo...

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    I suppose you could even find a free or cheap on at Verizon (or a koisk), that's how I use to get my phones as I hardly use them as "phones":D. So I needed the most basic, cheap phone in existance for when I did use them. Read the fine print to see if you have to have an activated phone for so long, like 6 months or something.
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    So my wife can trade in her iPhone and finally get a smartphone and a cool $100 big ones (gift card). :)
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    Doesn't Verizon consider the iPhone a smartphone?

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    I would hope not. :)
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    The phone is smart but it treats the users like idiots with everything locked down and proprietary...

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