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Amazon prices the Samsung Droid Charge more fittingly at $200 for new customers

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Amazon prices the Samsung Droid Charge more fittingly at $200 for new customers
With the availability of Verizon’s two 4G LTE enabled Android powered smartphones, we’ve seen an unfamiliar shift in pricing that some might not be too comfortable seeing just yet. Naturally, the Samsung Droid Charge’s on-contract pricing of $299.99 is indeed regarded as being hefty by most people – even more when they’re usually confident of seeing high-end smartphones set at $200 with a contract.

Fortunately, Amazon is here yet again to the rescue by saving both new and existing customers some extra cash if they intend on picking up the handset. Priced somewhat more fittingly at $199.99 with a new 2-year contract, new customers undoubtedly receive the best deals. However, existing customers still get some love since Amazon is only asking $249.99 for the smartphone, which is still a decent $50 savings to your pocket.
Amazon prices the Samsung Droid Charge more fittingly at $200 for new customers


Considering the high-end specs in tow with the handset, like its amazingly brilliant Super AMOLED Plus display and 4G LTE connectivity, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have any problems paying for this $200 smartphone.

source: Amazon via BGR

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posted on 20 May 2011, 17:39

1. urdaddi (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Jun 2010)


This is not exactly correct. Stop giving partial or incorrect information. The phone is $199.99 for NEW contracts. It is $249.99 for upgrade with a new contract.

It does not help when you only give parts of the actual facts.

posted on 20 May 2011, 18:59

2. meatball (unregistered)


unless its been updated since your comment, it does say that. "However, existing customers still get some love since Amazon is only asking $249.99" read the entire article before commenting

posted on 20 May 2011, 19:44

3. Daldia (unregistered)


Wirefly is also setting $249.99 for Droid Charge for Renew / Update Contract

posted on 20 May 2011, 20:57

4. Marauder (Posts: 12; Member since: 11 May 2011)


With an option for upgrading at my $50 discount, I can grab the Charge on Verizon Wireless for $239.99. Only a $10 difference...but... it's still $10 cheaper...

posted on 22 May 2011, 12:16

5. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


if the phone is $299 at Verizon and you get an extra $50 off how does that come out to $239.99? just wondering...

posted on 27 May 2011, 12:41

9. Marauder (Posts: 12; Member since: 11 May 2011)


Sorry I forgot to mention this since the math doesn't add up,:

I get a "discount" plus a $50 upgrade. So when I add the Charge to my cart it's listed at $189.99, and then the $50 discount is subtracted and it comes out to $239.99

Apologies for the confusion

posted on 22 May 2011, 12:19

6. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


You have to wonder how these guys like Wirefly get away with selling the equipment for a cheaper price but yet the wireless carriers can't accomplish this.

posted on 23 May 2011, 22:36

7. Wings76 (unregistered)


The reason is that Verizon is artificially raising their prices by $50 and then giving you a 'discount' of $50 for New Every 2. They are grandfathering in the NE2 by trying to trick their loyal customers.

The one thing that I really respected about Big Red was that they valued their current customers. Unlike cable companies et al that would give discounts to new customers and try to soak their loyal customers, they gave you discounts to stay with them. Now they are pulling this junk.

And the worst part is that they are obviously paying their third party (amazon, wirefly, etc) $50 for new customers, which is why the phone is cheaper for them. I understand the motivation to try to capture new customers, but they are testing the loyalty that they have solidly built up over the years. I know that I will be looking around when my contract is up next month.

posted on 24 May 2011, 20:30

8. yeahright (unregistered)


The Verizon premium agent in hhgregg will price match these... charge 250 on upgrade the other day

posted on 27 May 2011, 12:42

10. Marauder (Posts: 12; Member since: 11 May 2011)


Checked Amazonwireless.com again. If you're an existing VZW customer you can grab the Charge for $199.99

New VZW customer: $179.99

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