Prices to get cut at Verizon Wireless?

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Prices to get cut at Verizon Wireless?
If the rumors are true, the suits at Verizon are going to take a cleaver and start chopping away at price tags for certain handsets and modems. Possibly as soon as today, certain devices from Motorola, RIM, Samsung, Casio and LG will have their mail-in-rebate rise from $50 to $70. According to sources, the models involved include some recently introduced phones like the BlackBerry Storm, the Motorola Krave ZN4 and the Samsung U810 Renown. The list also includes two Verizon Wireless EV-DO Rev. A wireless modem cards, the Pc5750 and the Um175. The current rebate sheet for Big Red expires after January 31st. So if you have been thinking about picking up a new cellphone at Verizon, perhaps even the Storm, you might find yourself spending $20 less than you were thinking. Now what will you do with that $20?

source: BGR

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24 Comments

1. The Godfather unregistered

the storm is probably not going to be dropped since it has sold so well for us under the current price tag ( over 400k sold already, pacing for 1 million sold by the begining of February ), but I would love to see some price tag drops on the GZone and the Krave.

3. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

the storm will probably get the $20 rebate- according to BGR anyways...

11. Soloxfl

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 27, 2008

careful as to what kinda of info you're putting out there godfather. Im sure it's against company rules to identify yourself as a vzw employee and from some posts i've seen, im pretty sure you've violated that rule. In one post you've even eluded to the area in which you live/work in. So take this as an heads up... read your m&p's (or one source).

12. T-Money3000 unregistered

Solo is right... but The Godfather hasn't really revealed too much about the inner-workings of VZW.

13. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Well by your logic you just violated that rule by referencing VZW material, what are you the internet police?

17. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

If it bothers you so bad do something about it, instead of making vague threats.

18. Soloxfl

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 27, 2008

Actually legion, since I didnt reference myself as an employee you have no idea if im an ex-employee, current employee, an indirect agent, or someone just blowing smoke. Which is the point im making. No one should be able to tell if the person posting is an employee or not. And no Im not the internet police, im just someone looking out for the interest of another person.

24. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Why would Verizon have anything against Godfather identifying himself as an employee? It's not like he is handing out confidential information. What is the difference between saying "I work for VZW" here, and saying at a grocery store? Who cares if he works for VZW? I work for VZW. I WORK FOR VERIZON WIRELESS! Bet you 10$ I still have a job tomorrow...

2. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

with $20 i'll put gas, gas prices are going back up. or buy apps for the phone, thats what i did with the $50 mail-in-rebate debit card i got when i got my omnia.

4. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

VERIZON is soooooo cooolllll...........[NOT]

5. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

thats good to hear, verizon is trying to give more back to their customers......tblowble is soooooooo coooooooool....(NOT) haha lol

6. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

t-mobile is so cool because they.....have crap, the only good phone they have is the G1. wonder when at&t or vzw is gonna buy them out?

7. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

tmobile is amazing good prices r already @ tmobile boyyyyyyyy and good service so haha lol

8. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

its all good tmofanboy, we dont hate...(lol). by the way...the FEW people i know that hav t-mo cant wait for their contract to end, so they can switch to another provider... go figure

9. Soloxfl

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 27, 2008

lol, you guys should take a closer look at some of the existing price tags. The price doesnt get any cheaper, its an illusion to make u think it did. For instance the omnia launched with a $70 rebate and the storm with a $50 but the phones still cost 199.99 after that rebates. in reality what will end up happening is that the phones will be $20 more expensive up front and they'll gave u a $70 rebate to make u think you got a deal.... or you can just by online and not have to deal with the rebate anyway (in most cases). Most people either screw up the rebate or not send it in and im banking thats what the company is hoping for.

10. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

true. they make their $$$ w/the dataplans anyways. dumbphones should be free, & as smartphones goes they should be cheaper if u have a 2 yr contract. phones have such a high turnover rate.

14. fverdun

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 22, 2009

wow, thats the majority of people that sign for t-mobile, is mostly teens with sidekicks, or folks that cant get approved w att/verizon, but like an old saying goes : you get what you pay for buddy!!! i live in philly and tmobile sux overhere

15. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

lol fanboys suck ur a cool person nd idk i just felt like making sum ppl mad. and i did woooooo lol :p

16. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahaha lol..you never said where your from to get such good service? all throughout upstate NY, tmobile sucks!

23. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I guess you did just that Tmo... lol. Funny how people get so worked over a forum... guess I did too... :P

19. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

i live in buffalo ma sevice is great

20. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

buffalo gets a lot of snow. and when i go there, there is nothing to do.

21. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

oommggg ik buffalo sucks so much i hate it but franns make it fun here lol :)

22. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

syracuse is where its at

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