Amazon has all Verizon phones for a cent until October 17, including the Motorola DROID BIONIC
1. NotYourUserName (unregistered)
Yeah...with most people having a giant deposit. :)))
15. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
not really i had verizon i didnt have a deposit
2. kenshiro (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)
I'd much rather pay $200 for Nexus Prime on T-Mobile, than pay 1 cent for any phone on Verizon, what you save on the phone they will earn back x10 on your overpriced VZW plan.
4. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
it sure is. but it's worth it because verizon's service and coverage are unaparelled.
5. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
im switching back to verizon within the next week or so. either droid bionic off of amazon for a penny if i catch the deal or the x2 as long as it has a dual core processor large screen and lots of memory i dont care. might just wait for prime n pay for it
6. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
i heard the prime will also go to sprint but not at the same time with vzw. you might wanna try them as well. they have a great future ahead of them..
8. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
i have sprint but it roams making it slow. very slow. dreadfully slow
14. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
lets put it this way. when i used to have verizon it picked up 800kbps but sprint only gets aroumd 20kbps because of the stupid roaming
29. lsutigers (Posts: 816; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
It really depends on the area, I travel throughout the country, and worldwide and I carry a Verizon phone for personal use and a Sprint phone for work and speeds vary greatly on both networks depending on the area, this applies to 3G and 4G. For instance, in my home market, I get around 800kbps - 1.2mbps consistently on Sprint 3G while I only get between 300kbps - 700kbps on Verizon. As far as 4G, I am seeing slightly better speeds on Verizon, around 8mbps - 11mbps where sprint is giving me 6mbps - 8mbps consistently. I have yet to see the crazy Verizon 4G speeds around 20mbps I see few people posting. From my personal experience, Verizon has slightly better coverage than Sprint but not by much, certainly not worth the extra money I am paying for my personal service. I must say, Sprint service is very good and the plans are unbeatable. I am seriously considering going to Sprint for my personal service too.
17. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
I was also waiting on the Droid Prime, but this Bionic I'm trying out might just be a keeper and for only 1cent. WOW! WHAT A AWESOME BUY !!!!
20. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
is the bionic a good phone? im switching to verizon within a couple of days and need to know what the best phone is
24. Vzw_employee (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
The wireless business is like everything else in life, the best is always the most expensive, T-mobile is cheap, but so is the service that they provide, I had a Galaxy S 4g with T-mobile until 3 months ago. and let me tell you that when you need a reliable phone service Verizon seems cheap.
28. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Or you guys can wait for the Droid Razr, from what I'm hearing its better than most devices out there.
7. marcus (unregistered)
no thanks, verizon plans for smartphones are too expensive! But it is enticing.
9. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 464; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
kenshiro---the cheap get's expensive in the long run...on your Tmobile plan--just don't leave any major cities or metropolitan areas with Tmobile coverage--or you phone will be just like a METRO PCS signal---nada--no signal..So enjoy your 79.00 unlimited everything included plan--but with my $99.00 unlimited plan with VW...I'm covered basically everywhere on and off road--in and out of cities and metropolitan areas...
18. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
$79.99 Unlimited plan that gets throttle at 2GB. :( LOL! Who's heard of that?
10. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 464; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
kenshiro--get the Nexus Prime--if T-mobile get's it....the phone is only good as the coverage you have....Think before you speak!
21. kenshiro (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)
It really doesn't. I don't leave the city very often, when I do it's on a plane. And the times I have driven outside the city, my service with Tmo has been reliable. Also, the same plan on Verizon would run me or anyone else $140, not $99. So enjoy your 450 mins wannabe "unlimited" plan and piss-poor LTE batterly life in your theoretical wilderness situation, while I enjoy a truly unlimited plan with unlimited mins, unlimited texting and unlimited data with no throttling because it's grandfathered, in a 4G enabled HSPA+ 42Mbps city, while still paying $20 less than you per month. Think before you speak. Chump.
22. kenshiro (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)
Oh, and T-Mobile will most definitely get the Prime, there is no "if" about it. And it will be a quad-band GSM world phone with better battery life than whatever VZW is being handed.
11. AB (unregistered)
This only apply to new customer's, if you are upgrading, the phone is NOT a one penny each....
13. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
i aint upgrading im opening a new account
12. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 464; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
kenshiro--read this article..
This is why VW is expensive...
This is why you are on t-mobile--and why you pay a lesser price
16. marksplace2 (unregistered)
Read it again. It say starting at a penny. If you are upgrading it will still be big dollars.
19. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 464; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
i did--says starting and ending at a penny for NEW TWO YEAR AGREEMENT CUSTOMERS...We all knew that upgrading customers wouldn't be offered this..This has been the practice of Amazon for many years....
23. toxic (unregistered)
on order to get the 0.01 you have to make a new contract.
26. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)
Wtf att needs to do this, I keep seeing stuff like this with verizon dammit!
27. Droidguy (unregistered)
So sick of you tmobile fan boys. Tmobile is for poor people and stupid people. You get baited in with cheap plans that have the worst coverage and dropped call ratios. Sprint, your next. Kshell1 was spot on. Their data coverage is ok, but roams a ton, making it slow as hell. They also have poor service for voice and have a lot of dropped calls. Your cell phone and service is an investment, there is NO value in cheap service that doesn't work when you want it or need it. So you may pay 10 or 20 bucks more a month with Verizon but it is well worth it. Wake up people, service is what separates cell companies.