Verizon discontinues 30-day test drives
About a week ago we informed you of Verizon’s plans to discontinue their 30-day test drive promotion. In addition to this, leaked information suggested that the discount for “new every two” customers will be reduced from $100 to $50, in case you’re on a plan greater than $80, and from $50 to $30, in case you’re on a plan that’s below $80. Verizon’s spokesman Tom Pica has confirmed these changes, and he also says: “After two years in the marketplace, Test Drive has run its course”. According to him, the 30-day test drive promotion will be no more, but their 30-day satisfaction guarantee will still continue to exist. The difference here is that you will still be able to return your phone within a 30-day period, but the responsibility for any occurring charges for that period will be yours.
1. jstchilln (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Apr 2008)
I always figured they would hit a market saturation point where they didnt need promotions like this.
2. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Keep in mind that they have pretty dramatically lowered hardware prices across the board. Blackberry Pearls are free, the Omnia and Storm are $200 or less (even just a year ago phones in that feature range were $4-600), and the Dare and Voyager are about $50-100 less than they were a few months ago. I understand everybody wants something for nothing and everyone wants to be the exception and not the rule.
3. elgee02 (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Jan 2009)
Isn't this like the 3rd time an article with the very same info has been posted? Jesus.
11. Agent (Posts: 30; Member since: 16 Dec 2008)
What does Jesus have to do with this? Did He post the article?
4. Mali Mal (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
VERIZON SUCKS... PALM PRE THANKS AND SPRINT THANKS
5. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Yeah good luck with that one. The phone might be decent, but Sprint? Please! It's like the iphone. Decent device overall, but horrible service (AT&T).
7. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
wow mali.. did sprint ever have a program like that? HA NO.. does sprint have a program for customers for extra discounts on top, like the VIP for VZW? oh wait, they just started one, but you have to be a customer for 10 YEARS and can only get discounted accessories 1 TIME a year, unlike vzw's where its whenever you want it 24/7. not even going to go coverage and all that because we all know that sprint is a fast sinking ship.. vzw all the way.
8. ddripp (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Mero PCS baby... $40 a month unlimited talk and text. i'm in it no contract needed.
9. T-Money3000 (unregistered)
With crappy service.... and do you HONESTLY need unlimited minutes?
10. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
haha lol, metro pcs, most people havnt even heard of it. and good luck traveling outside your state or city for that matter
12. Mr Coolguy Face (Posts: 28; Member since: 20 Jan 2009)
Metro PCS??? I remember in 98 when I had my first cell phone (Qualcomm QCP-2700). At the time I lived in Philadelphia, I travelled to Wildwood N.J. and had zero service, or if I travelled to Bucks county I also had zero service lol, for the time and this being my first cell phone I wasnt expecting much and kind of thought that it was just the way it worked, however for the distance that technology has traveled in 11 years Im not too sure I would be tooting my horn for spending $30.00 a month for essentially the same thing that I had 11 years ago! LOL unlimited calling PSH.. or if your really feeling splurgy (grammer police are going to have a field day with that one) you can spend $50.00 a month and have great service in 14 major cities in the United States! Where can I sign up??? !! Whats that ? No contracts? Im IN!!!! WOO HOO!! ha ha ha people AMAZE ME!
13. lifeisadozen (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)
Wow. Everyone likes their own carrier. It's their own opinion. It's stupid to comment these forums just to say one carrier is better than another. Different areas, a certain carrier maybe be better than someone else. But that's just immature, grow up, everyone is entitled to their own opinion!
14. a2k (unregistered)
What you think of Metro Now? 90% nationwide coverage for $40 flat. They even have 4G available. Things AT&T doesn't even have for the time being.
..but I have to agree ... everyone is entitled to their opinion
Verizon discontinues 30-day test drives