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Verizon cuts the price on Droid handsets; R2-D2 version is now free with a 2 year contract

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Verizon cuts the price on Droid handsets; R2-D2 version is now free with a 2 year contract
All of you patient Verizon customers who have waited for prices to drop sharply on the carrier's Droid handsets, your moment has arrived. Clearing room on the shelves for the upcoming 4G enabled and dual-core handsets, Big Red has knocked at least $100 bucks off the price of the "senior citizens" in its Android line-up.

For example, if you're hungry for the 4.3 inch display and 1GHz speed of the Motorola DROID X, that handset can be had for just $49.99 with a signed 2 year contract. A Certified Previously Owned version of the phone is free with your John Hancock on a 2 year pact.

The Motorola DROID 2 Global (including the white version) is now available for $99.99 with a new contract and as Yoda might say, free is the R2-D2 limited edition of the DROID. Of course, the signed 2 year contract is a requirement.

The Motorola DROID Pro, the model designed for the pinstriped crowd that usually carries a BlackBerry, has been sliced to $79.99 and a CPO version of the HTC Droid Incredible is free. Both also require you to extend your stay at Verizon by 2 years.

For the rest of the new prices, check out the image below. Verizon has not stated when the sale will end. and we must add that a data plan is required for each of these handsets. Still, some of these prices are amazing and must make Verizon customers think twice about how to utilize an upgrade. Do you pick up the beastly Motorola DROID X now for $49.99 and own the current flagship model for the carrier, or do you hold out and pay more for the next wave of devices, like the late arriving HTC Thunderbolt, the Motorola Droid Bionic or the HTC Merge?

source: electronista

To make room for the next wave of hot Droid handsets, Verizon has slashed prices on the Droid models in its current line up

To make room for the next wave of hot Droid handsets, Verizon has slashed prices on the Droid models in its current line up


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posted on 02 Mar 2011, 02:24 1

1. Owlet (Posts: 445; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Thunderbolt is coming! :))

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 01:02

11. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


Its happening on tuesday the prices havent changed yet

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 04:58

2. cthunder (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Holding out for the HTC Merge! :-)

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 07:12 1

3. vzwbarnegat (unregistered)


i just looked on verizons site, and this is a lie. none of the prices have dropped. another reporting fail by this site.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 07:41

4. Don't post lies (unregistered)


Yea this isn't true at all. Please remove this story.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 08:17 1

5. vzw customer (unregistered)


Its currently 8:16 AM here in Texas at the time of this post. And unless Verizon hasn't updated there site yet, this is a false statement/post. Sometimes i wonder where phonearena gets there tips and info from. BUT if this does so happen to be true later on today or this week it will be good for people who dont really care if their phone is 4G or not. However i will not budge on this if it is true for the simple fact that I've been waiting for the HTC Thunderbolt since its leak and seeing that its close to release ill wait just a bit longer.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 09:58

6. chorr1001 (Posts: 26; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I work for Verizon Wireless and prices haven't dropped on any of these phones. Two days in a row of misinformation now. Not sure who is really at fault here. Electronista for disseminating falsified info they created, or phonearena for buying into it without doing the due diligence.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 11:15

7. think outside the box (unregistered)


Forget about the Verizon site. Most of the phones mentioned above are free (droid2 is $20) with a 2yr contract extension at Walmart.com, Wirefly.com, and others. My wife just got her free Droid Incredible from Walmart with a 2yr extension. The process was smooth and seamless and she loves her new phone!

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 23:36

10. chorr1001 (Posts: 26; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Ya gotta be really careful with those sites though. Been in the industry for 7 years now with two of the "big 4" carriers. Couldn't if I wanted to(and I don't) recall how many pissed off customers I've had come in screaming until they are red faced about a random $300-$600 equipment charge on their account. Why? All because the fine print that is buried about 37 page clicks into the web-site says that if you make any changes to the account within six months from date of purchase, said changes could result in your wireless account being charged the full retail price of the phone you purchased. And carriers don't/will not question, deny or argue the charge for you. Or they automatically hit whatever card you used as the payment method. Make NO changes though, and you should be good. Oh, a particularly nasty little one that gets overlooked is, failure to pay your bill that results in a disconnect qualifies as a violation of that six month addendum. Mostly because the carrier delays reimbursement of the equipment to the company for six months.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 16:35 1

8. stjcripes (Posts: 27; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


This promo is only available to to new customers and you have to go tohttps://store.verizonwireless.com/store/droidpromo to get these prices.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 23:27 1

9. chorr1001 (Posts: 26; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Ahh. I stand corrected. Strike one(or however many) for Verizon. They should know better. It's no longer kosher to give newbs the better deals then what you would give to your otherwise loyal, long standing customers. Makes them all less inclined to remain faithful and stuff.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 22:47

12. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)


this story is like the SW Droid....SUCKS!

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