LG enV Touch price lowered to $99, but for how long?

LG enV Touch price lowered to $99, but for how long?
LG enV Touch, Apple iPhone 3G S, or Palm Pre? If you're a consumer, you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a new phone, and if you're Verizon, you want people to buy the new enV Touch. Even though the device was introduced last Friday for $149, the competition heated up once Sprint sold over 50,000 Palm Pre phones opening weekend, and Apple revealed the iPhone 3G S on Monday. Now it's not really fair to compare the enV Touch to the iPhone or Palm Pre, since the latter two are smartphones, but anything to help lower the price of technology is good....right? If you already purchased the enV Touch while it was at the higher price, you should be able to call customer service or visit your local store for a refund of the difference.

source: Verizon Wireless

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                                               $99.99 for 2 year contract             -               $169.99 for 1 year contract

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31 Comments

1. utpxxx

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

lol big delima i kinda want a smart phone im switching in january by then hopefully something new comes out ive been on at&t and its not so bad service wise and i wanted to switch to verizon but lately its been messing up i heard people dont thier text and stuff no idea what to do as far as phones go i think i need a smart phone on verizon or at&T i was thinking iphone vs htc touch by verizon any suggestion would be very helpful ty^^

2. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

don't get verizon if you have a lot of friends on any other carrier. you will not get texts from them i.e. they send one you don't get it they send another then you get both at the same time or they don't get yours. i called verizon and asked them about it and of course they lie and say it's the other carriers fault. their mobile web and email suck you have to log in a few times to get email every few times and sometimes you can't go to websites on verizon phones. you can't even play videos on normal verizon phones like the alias 2 which can be a big drawback

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

choose verizon. get a blackberry they are awesome :-)

14. stilt

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 13, 2008

I have had verizon for two years. NEVER i mean NEVER has not receiving text messages occurred EVER. People make up stuff just to have an argument about something. I had a cusomer today that hoped verizon went out of business because HE is a secindary on the account and he doesnt know the last four of the primaries social or the password to the account, so in his eyes Verizon sucks. That goes to show how people grab one hold of one situation and label the whole company garbage. I had sprint was good in my town but when I went to macon Georgia i might as well threw my phone in the river, I had USCellular was great in North carolina but when i went to charotteville virgina nothing, I had At&T i had the lackjack when it first came out while living in austell and douglasville georgia for 2 and a half years, service was perfect I was a big promoter for AT&T i loved it but when I went to my hometown in Southmills, NC or Hertfort NC, or Camden NC I might as well forget trying to make a bid on ebay while on the go. I wonder why when i moved back to north carolina why AT&T waived my ETF and gave me back the last paymentthat I made because the last mnth of having service with AT&T was so choppy. I went to verizon and I personally haveyet to have a dropped call, dropped internet connection, failed text pic or video message received or sent. I got stupid and wanted the Helio ocean so I left Verizon and went to Helio in March 2008 they had a nice unlimited everything plan but the signal sucked I high tailed it right back to safe and secure Verizon and will never leave again. I understand how some inexpensive plan companys have those cheap unlimted everthing plans they need to make there plan inexpensice to compensate the lost of calls and internet signal, they do that to get there customer to say " Yeah, I get alot of dead areas but my plan is cheap i can't complain". To me that is unacceptable I want coverage everywhere everytime. You dont buy a mercedes at a KIA price do you. The saying is very true. You pay for what you get.

16. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

in Chandler AZ i might have full strength but it also shows i have roaming at points. three techs also told me that they have issues with web stuff as in can't access email or go online all the time. i am not making this up. unless verizon could explain before i upgraded to the connect plan why i got $1.99 megabyte charge for eight months in a row including on to where i had my phone off and recorded the times and it showed it had accessed the web at 12:37 but it didn't charge me until 7:37 at night when i was up in prescott without my phone.

20. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i wish i never had a dropped call, i get one at least once a day. i can't even successfully have a conversation in my house..i have to go outside :-(. when i'm inside i either get call was lost. or they go wicked choppy and in and out. i say "can you hear me now" they go "no" so i say hold up let me call you on my house phone.. it gets a wee bit frusterating :-(. please build a cell site near my house!! at&t has equally sucky service here though. but other than my house. i've only had a dropped call or no service once, on the way to florida..it was in virginia.

27. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

eeeeew.... don't get a blackberry... wait for the HTC Touch Diamond/Pro 2... those might be out by january....

28. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

fanman... if you have cable or DSL you can buy their network femtocel from Samsung... for like 250.00.... it is expensive, but if calls at home are that important it might be worth it.

3. utpxxx

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

yea thats what happened a lot of my friends have verizion all saying that they dont get texts from each other verizon never had this problem before way to drop the ball i think anyway besdies that what about the phone i value your opinion

4. JDubreno005

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 07, 2009

Huh that's funny... Cause I have never heard sooooooo many people complain about at&t and the iphone not delievering texts (obviously no MMS) or deleivering it in acsess of 4x... No carrier is perfect but when it comes to quality Big Red has always dominated. (I.E. Consumer Reports)

5. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

personally i hate LG i had the enV, Venus, enV2, chocolate 3 and the dare all of which excluding the enV have broken and cost my mom some cash for chargers and cases so you might consider another persons opinion. i would not get a brand new phone from LG because there are bugs that need to be fixed and some times the updates create more bugs. if you were to switch to verizon get a smartphone because they have less problems, but realize that verizon makes you pay at least $30 a month for a data plan and that doesn't included in the connect or premium plan you have to have pay for an additional plan. also if you download pictures onto your phone off the internet or those from you computer and you have issues they will automatically say its the pictures and that they need to go. if you like att stay with them or look into sprint because their plans are also cheaper than verizons

6. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

not really they have the worst customer support ever. one of them without saying it directly asked if i was breaking the phones and my mom almost cussed her out. they also don't care if you say you will switch. only the 800 number has good support, the stores need to be trained to follow verizon policy's because they are all different where i live.

7. vzwfann15

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 10, 2009

I have Verizon service and I have not experienced problems like these. I guess it depends on the phone and the area you are in. No carrier is perfect (especially Sprint and AT&T)

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i have never had problems like this either.

11. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Sorry you have had so many problems but I find that most issues with phones come from "user error". In any case, LG is currently the STRONGEST handset maker of "dumbphones" on both Verizon and AT&T ( Samsung and Motorola on Sprint ). You talk about bugs in a phone... well, technology is not perfect by any means. You may hate LG but they are outselling every other brand out there....which may say a little something about the user. As for your claim about smartphones requiring an extra $30 on top of Connect and Premium plans; you might wanna do your homework a little more. Smartphones CANNOT...I repeat .... CANNOT... be on a Connect OR Premium plan because those plans are meant to give you unlimited data access without megabyte charges. Since smartphones already have a data package, well............ I've never heard any tech BLAME someone for downloading pictures to your phone from the web but here is something that makes common sense. READ...READ THE PHONE'S SPECS PLEASE!!! If you keep storing high resolution photos to the phone's internal memory you're gonna have issues unless you get a memory card...PERIOD!!! That's with any device, from any manufacturer, on any carrier. Only Sprint's plans are cheaper than Verizon but most of their coverage is Extended Network access ( roaming ). AT&T has some plans that are cheaper but they compensate the cost by removing some of the included features. Okay, lesson over. Go back to your Dungeons and Dragons session.

15. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

okay brikz4real tell me what i do wrong because no one tells me. first off all i do on my phone is text, talk, email and use facebook. i read over all the specs of the phones before downloading pics to it or doing anything and i have multiply virus scans scan the pics and i use a 4 GB memory card and they aren't that large. as far as i know i do everything a normal person does. some of my pics were ones taken by a camera and then i reduced the resolution. as for the techs blaming me they weren't techs at all, the store we went to lied to us saying they had no techs and had pretty much newbies look at my phone then sent me to another store half an hour away when they had that phone there. they had to replace it because the battery connection was slightly off. as for the bugs i mean shutting off randomly and for the chocolate three it was closed and when i opened it some times it was online causing us to pay $1.99. also the chocolate three reset itself and the tech specialists couldn't reactivate it making me waste an hour to where i had to re-activate a two year old phone

19. anarkie

Posts: 48; Member since: Jan 28, 2009

They break costing your mom cash... That really takes some of the merit out of your case. If the phones broke all due to warranty issue, Verizon should be replacing the accessories. Also, after the first 2 LGs you already have both post types they typically use. Also, in regards to the smartphone comment. Smartphones don't have increased build quality...just increased capability. Sounds like you are a prime candidate for a G'Zone or maybe the new Casio. You probably need the MIL spec gear with how many you break.

21. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

if you use facebook a lot on your phone get a blackberry because their updated fb app is really great.

8. YelloPhase

Posts: 24; Member since: May 15, 2009

is this deal only a online discount? does this mean i wont get this discount if i go to verizon stores? anyone know?

12. bb33

Posts: 4; Member since: May 18, 2009

No, if you buy it in stores you can still get the discount, but you have to mail the rebate in instead of it being instant.

23. YelloPhase

Posts: 24; Member since: May 15, 2009

o ok thanks

13. instinct75

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 06, 2009

Verizon is scare that the people are going to switch to sprint for the palm pre and there lowering their prices

17. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

hi, i recently had a voyager and its pretty sweet... simple good interface... well i basicly used it for texting, never used for internet... but i heard this phone came out... so should i get this? i mean its pretty sweet but alot of those awsome new phones are coming out to... like iphone3gs... so should i get this phone?

18. instinct75

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 06, 2009

no get somethin like the pre or iphone 3gs at least those will have coll apps this will just be another phone that will fade

22. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

get the env touch dude!!! or get the storm if you utilize all the capabilities it has to offer.

25. YelloPhase

Posts: 24; Member since: May 15, 2009

it rly depends on if u want a smartphone or not. the env touch is probably the best non-smartphone from verizon, which imo is sick. cuz i dont want to pay for all those retarded fees that comes with a smartphone. mostly cuz i dont have the money haha. but yeah if u dont wanna pay for fees, but want a sick phone, go with the env touch. otherwise get a blackberry lol

24. VWZer

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 02, 2009

I have had service with Sprint, Qwest (eons ago), and now Verizon. I have been with VZW now for 6 years and just now re-upped for another two year commitment. Since being with VZW I have only had LG phones, and I have never had a significant problem. Dropped call or two? Yeah, but only when I'm traveling via interstate highway (out in the boonies) or inside certain buildings. But it has happened so rarely, I haven't had one happen this year yet - due to more cell towers being constructed & stronger signal strength. When it comes to customer service, I have never been treated better. They lead the nation & most Fortune 500 companies in this regard, which really speaks well of the character behind the company's leadership. Are they perfect? Far from it. But I have been well taken care of by them for several years now. I just picked up the Env Touch the other day & so far am well pleased, and will be getting another for the second line in a week. They recently lowered the price from $149 to $99, and so I paid $50 out of pocket at the time, but as of today they're refunding me the $50 due to their price drop policy (30 days after purchase). They volunteered to call me next Thursday to confirm I've received the refund! I can only speak from my experience, so as for me & my household, we WILL be VZW customers for many, many years to come.

26. VZW#1Fan

Posts: 6; Member since: May 20, 2009

How did you get the refund? I just called and the lady was giving me a hard time saying that she was not aware they were refunding and that price cuts occur frequently? And I LOVE my enV Touch...but I would love it even more if i got $50 back! (I bought it right when it came out so I am eligable for the refund)

29. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

I guess you could get it if you "return" it and "buy" one for 99

30. VWZer

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 02, 2009

It depends on how you purchased yours (in-store vs online). I bought mine online, so apparently you have to call their online services dept. She should have given you their number, because she is correct in saying they (her dept) couldn't resolve it, they said the same thing to me. I called the number she gave me & after verifying ID & password info, they began the refund process. Here's the number to call, just explain the situation: 866-338-7390

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