Verizon offering early upgrades???

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  1. BoxcuttaStyle

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    I usually get one of these every 12-14 months.
     
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    nice find....
     
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    If you wanted the Droid 2 it looks like this wouldn't work for you.
     
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    Can someone give me the cliff notes? I cannot view it on my droid screen

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    It basically states that verizon is offering a one time upgrade on equipment between now and the end of June. You will have to agree to extend your contract for 2 more years etc..
     
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    Why is that?
     
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    I agree, if you just picked up a Droid using a 'special' upgrade you won't be able to use that to upgrade. My other question is why they're doing it now? You're not going to pull that many users to a new phone. Now if the Droid 2/Pro or whatever it's called was available then it would make sense. I don't see that happening before the deadline.
     
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    What is considered a "special upgrade"? My two year contract was up and I used my NE2 to buy the Droid last November.
     
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    Went to both Verizon and Best Buy over the weekend with a copy of this, neither had ever seen it and Best Buy wouldn't honor it. Verizon corp. store did tell me that they do have a unannounced special running that you can upgrade any non smart phone even on a family plan to a smart phone at the 2 year price with an extended contract.
     
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    Because the Droid 2 isn't supposed to be out until July/August (just a guess) which comes after their June 30th deadline
     
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    it's like the "summer blowout - buy 3 tires get the 4th tire free" thing they have at pepboys, that turns into a winter sales event, back into a summer event, back into fall....


    it's marketing - tell people it's "limited time only" and they rush out and buy it, only to see a different named sale, offering the same thing, the next time around for a new group of people....
     
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    So True, but interesting they don't wait for their new android offerings to bring this out
     
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    that's the point, they want you to buy whatever is out now before the new product is out, then you will want to upgrade again but without the discount. :icon_evil:
     
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    I didn't think this was a "special" promotion. I thought the policy has always been you can upgrade any time by just tacking on another 2-yrs. Maybe the penalty for cancellation varies, but why would they care rather you extend thru 2014 now or in 2 years? You're locked-in longer, they should prefer it.

    I say it's just clever marketing making people think they're getting a deal when they aren't.

    Now a real promotion would be canceling your current contract at no charge and signing a new one for 2yrs from today. Maybe that's what is meant, but not my understanding or reading.
     
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