LG to sell the Versa without the keyboard attachment

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LG to sell the Versa without the keyboard attachment
LG has been selling the Versa for several months now and as you all know, the handset is unique for its detachable modules. Out of the box, the LG Versa comes with a QWERTY keyboard attachment, but we now have insider info going the manufacturer will no longer ship it bundled with the phone and users will rather have to buy it separately and what’s even worse – according to the same tipster, the price for the Versa is to remain the same. What do you think about that? Why would LG want to make such a move?

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19 Comments

1. jporterweb

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

You guys are a little behind on this one. Verizon is already selling it without the qwerty. Its been that way for at least a week or two at my store.

2. willieg3

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

The price also dropped on the phone as well. Two days ago it was $270 w/ a $70 rebate now it is $170 w/ a $70 rebate. You can still buy the keypad if you want & i think its like $25 or $30 which is still a hell of a lot cheaper than it was with the keypad

3. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I think if you want to get people excited about the multiple-attachment capability of the Versa, the easiest way to do that is to give them the first and most commonly-used one for free. Otherwise it's just the Dare 2, slicker screen and UI, stripped-down camera.

4. xmguy

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

I agree. I guess that's a way to get more $$$.

8. willieg3

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

I'm sure thats what LG and Verizon was thinking when they first released the phones but now we are seeing that customers are coming in store not using the keypad on their phones. It is a nice feature but it is a waste of money to put into the phone when a lot of people are not using it. From a business stand point this move makes sense because they are saving money by not wasting a product and for the people that do want it they can purchase it seperately & it is still cheaper than when it was packaged with the phone.

5. KingOfPhones

Posts: 41; Member since: May 04, 2008

I got the versa a week ago. I got it for $130. They told me that they would give me the keyboard attachment for the same price. They thought that it was being cheap, too. I lucked out, I guess

6. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

can someone please use a grammar check when writing these articles??? i had to read through it two times to understand.

7. vzwcody

Posts: 14; Member since: May 22, 2009

The grammar is fine. I think you're dyslexic.

9. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

"Out of the box, the LG Versa comes with a QWERTY keyboard attachment, but we now have insider info going the manufacturer will no longer ship it bundled with the phone and users will rather have to buy it separately and what’s even worse – according to the same tipster, the price for the Versa is to remain the same." That's the biggest run-on, most ridiculous sentence. If you think the grammar is fine you might wanna head back to Engrish class...

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i agree. these writers on phonearena have to be from another country or just don't bother to proofread.

16. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the rammarg is efin i think your lysdexic

11. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

wen are they coming out with more modules?????? it would be cool if they came out with a siled out keyboard, a camera module for better resolution like a 3.0 or 5.0 mega pixel camera.....that what i think...

12. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

I heard from someone that if you ask for the keyboard theyll give it to you.

13. willieg3

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

You heard wrong!

14. metalpoet unregistered

at my store we dont even push the sale of a versa unless there were guna slap on alot of features and accessories

15. metalpoet unregistered

the phone is just not worth what the stores pay to get in into inventory

17. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I thought Verizon was better than this.

18. YelloPhase

Posts: 24; Member since: May 15, 2009

ok most ppl dont even use that detachable keypad. versa sells for $129 now and the keypad is $40 i think, not sure. but thats still less than what it was before at $199...

19. kellosaurous

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 30, 2009

Isn't the keyboard the reason for people buying it? Seems a little dumb to me...

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