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Verizon rumored to be offering DROID loyalty program

0. phoneArena 29 Sep 2011, 22:58 posted on

According to Droid-Life, Verizon is planning a DROID loyalty program in an attempt to retain current Android customers; the idea is to allow customers to upgrade to the newer and higher spec'dr Android models that seem to come out every few weeks...

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posted on 29 Sep 2011, 23:11

2. Penny (Posts: 1653; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Damn. This is actually a really good move for Verizon, and definitely will help extend the the lifespan of Android by keeping Verizon customers loyal to the OS.

I just worry that the implications of a program like this might be that Verizon would continue to treat WP7 like a second class citizen.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 23:12

3. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


This sounds like it might just be a repackaging of the yearly upgrades they used to give primary lines.

I'm still happy with my Atrix.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 03:34 1

26. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


SHOCK and AWE!!! You jumped ship? What happend man? It was the roll over minutes wasn't it? Damn it, Lowell McAdam!

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 05:28

30. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


LOL. Nah, it was actually coverage. See, I got onto a family plan with some friends of mine who have a cabin out by a lake an hour to the west. Verizon barely has coverage there; I have to hold a Verizon phone in, like, one particular spot to get coverage within the house. T-Mobile showed coverage on maps but in reality had nothing, and Sprint didn't even show any coverage. AT&T showed coverage, and more importantly, actually has decent coverage even inside the house. Instead of only getting service in one or two places in the house, we now get service in all BUT one or two places.

Besides, Verizon stopped offering unlimited data but kept their price the same for the plan. f**k that. Also, we got really good deals on the phones themselves.

So really it was a multitude of factors. I mean, we would've gone with T-Mobile first if they had actually had the coverage. I still weep at night wondering what might've been with the Sensation I held all too briefly. ;)

Anyway, maybe in a couple years Verizon's coverage out there (and overall in St. Louis) will really improve, the LTE issues will be sorted out, and I'll have the money to afford the single most expensive carrier in America. :)

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 23:18 1

4. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


dude, that'd be great because i'm totally Droid loyal.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 01:33

21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Sheep

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 01:44 2

22. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


still an upgrade from iSheep. ;P

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 03:10 2

24. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


"I don't post/troll on Android articles because I have no interest in Android. It's Android guys who are always on Apple articles."

-Taco50, being a liar as usual.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 23:18

5. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Sounds like Google behind the doors asking verizon to do this, seeing that Motorola aren't doing spectacular.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 23:42

7. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


I would love this, I have had the droid one, samsung charge and plan on getting the Nexus Prime, so this is great for me. I'm very happy with verizon, they needed to do something like this especially after how pissed i was that they weren't getting the Samsung Galaxy SII

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 12:32

38. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I squeezed out some info from a VZW Manager, the gs2 will be coming rebranded, but coming

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 22:17

49. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


he's probably talking about the Prime.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 23:47

10. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


That's the one thing I don't like about Android, you get the latest and greatest your carrier offers, a few weeks later an even better one comes out.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 04:23

27. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Verizon enough said,

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 04:32

28. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I do agree that the current course of upgrading a device is nuts these days because of the fast past turn around in devices. Practically every year for iphone people and every 2 weeks for android people a new device pops up. I think its way over the saturation point and now to the point of what is the point of getting a device if it is not long lasting. The concept of holding on to a phone for more than 2 years is pointless today. I would prefer devices that has software that is constantly refined and CONTENT that is flowing and relevant. That way we upgrade less and they get less money. I upgraded from a storm 1 to the thunderbolt (which I didnt want but had no choice because I did not want the iphone) and my phone was obsolete right away.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 04:53

29. rob (unregistered)


your phone isn't obsolete, its still just as fast and can handle all that is thrown at it as when it was new. Its just the marketing that makes you feel like it. Most new cars you buy you either lease or pay a loan over a course of a couple years. What's different?

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 16:23

44. asshat (unregistered)


Agreed!

I still have the Original Droid.. it does everything I need to do until I.. I.. I decide something new warrants my $$$.

Sure, if you get the Bionic today and then in 2 weeks the Vigor comes out you'll feel a bit like.. ugh.. the Vigor is better!

Well guess what.. Your Bionic hasn't suddenly stopped working! It's not obsolete either! Your Bionic is still a great phone and is unimaginably more poweful than what we thought could come out a few years ago.

I suggest you do as I have read and may do myself.. when I get my PRIME.. I'm going to block this website and BGR.. for about a year.. LOL. I don't wanna know what's coming out!!

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 10:51

32. AnnDroid (Posts: 53; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I've had my EVO for 14 months and I'm still thrilled with it. I'll start looking at new phones when my contract comes due, but until then, I don't mind all the new phones coming out. Choice.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 12:37

39. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Best Buy already has a plan similar to this for all devices. you pay a fee and when you want to switch you get a percentage of the non-contract pricing. So buy a 700 dollar phone for 299 on contract and 6 months later you want to upgrade you get 350 off the cost of the next non contract priced device you get. then every 6 months after that your discount drops 10% until it reaches 20% I believe.

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