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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Turbo' started by inssane, Dec 20, 2014.
Forgot to say is was 64gb Turbo.
Well, although I feel your pain, to compare the one dollar upgrade price with a new activation to the $650 edge price is not really a fair comparison since the edge price doesn't require a new contract for 2 years of data and phone service. If you're month to month like I was, and if you have unlimited data like I do, edge was one of only a very few options that didn't cause you to lose your unlimited data plan and sign up for another two year plan, as long as you had another phone that wasn't on unlimited data that you could use the edge program to take advantage of. In the case of upgrades that are available, you could have upgraded instead of going edge if you had and a little upgrade on a line it doesn't have unlimited and you would have gotten the subsidized price at that time. It just so happens fortunately for others and unfortunately for you that the deepest subsidies are just now showing up.
@RudyN. Could you explain in finer detail for the members how you arrived at that math? If you did purchase the turbo as an upgrade, you would obviously have a new activation so that might make sentence using the $200 coupon that you had to get the phone at a deeply discounted price, but that still doesn't come back to the numbers that I'm seeing in front of me. I'm really curious to know how that all played out from purchase of the phone, price for the purchase, contract or no contract, how did you get the $200 gift card, price of the accessories, and then walking out the door for a dollar and change.
My Turbo was an upgrade as I have a current account with Verizon. The $200 gift card was when we traded in my wife's old I phone for the 6+. In addition I was given $12.00 for my old phone and the store give me an additional $100.00 credit for my old phone to buy accessories. Of course the State of California charged sales tax on the retail price of everything I bought for their pound of flesh. Hope this explains it.
Congratulations Rudy! I'll be getting the same phone tomorrow.
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Thanks for the clarification. The fact that it was an upgrade means a subsidized price of $199.99 or $249.99 for the 64GB model, when on regular pricing. Right now, pricing from Verizon for on-contact upgrades is $99.99 for 32GB, and $124.99 for the 64GB model! There is also an ongoing offer for $1.00 with a new activation, for purchases at Best Buy (not sure if it also includes upgrades).
Also as mentioned by @RudyN there is a trade-in program for older used smartphones, where you will get a minimum of $100 with a working trade. The phone must be a smartphone (which normally requires a data plan), there can be no water damage, the phone must boot up, the screen can not be cracked, and the battery must be included. I traded a Droid 2 that was pretty scratched up, it's appraised value was only $1, according to the Verizon trade-in website page, yet I was given a $100 certificate.
I paid $250 for mine on Saturday, with $125 mail-in rebate, but I'm not the least bit upset. It was worth every penny of the $125. I'll sell my HTC One to pay for that.
This phone rocks!
Wait... Did you say a penny? The only offer I see is $1.00 (not that the additional $0.99 is any big deal...!)
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Bought my Droid Turbo in Best Buy Blue for $1 & got a $50 Best Buy Gift Card. This was on a Upgrade on Share Plan (Not Edge).
Great info. So the offer also applies to upgrades!
Haha, maybe got a bit too excited, ONE BUCK!
Someone wake me when the 64GB ballistic nylon goes on sale please. I mean the full retail price since I have the unlimited plan. If not, maybe I'll grab one before spring time. AND MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!!!