Verizon cuts prices on select handsets starting Monday

Verizon cuts prices on select handsets starting Monday
Starting Monday, certain Verizon handsets will apparently be the recipient of lower prices. For example, the BlackBerry Storm2 will be $149.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate. That is a $30 savings. The device is also eligible for a BOGO promotion in which you can get for free the same handset, or one equal or lower in cost. The LG enVTouch will be $49.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate. Like the Storm2 mentioned above, the savings works out to $30 and the phone appears to be part of the  BOGO promotion. With the Nokia Twist you can shout about the new $49.99 price following a $50 mail-in-rebate which works out to a $50 drop in price. Finally, the last two deals come for the Kin ONE and Kin TWO. The former will save you $30 and be priced at $29.99 following a $100 mail-in-rebate. After the $100 mail-in-rebate, the latter device will be priced at $49.99 and both Kins ONE and TWO are eligible for BOGO rewards. While not a sale price, the Motorola DROID X is listed, most likely for pre-orders, with the phone costing $199.99 after a $100 rebate. No word on when this promotion would come to an end.

Motorola DROID X Specifications
RIM BlackBerry Storm 9550 SpecificationsReview
LG envTouch Specifications | Review
Nokia 7705 Twist Specifications | Review
Microsoft KIN ONE Specifications | Review (Both ONE and TWO)
Microsoft KIN TWO Specifications       

source: BGR                            




1. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I said it once and I'll say it again. The Kin devices are the absolute worst phones on the market right now. Basic feature phones do more then this, and I'm so disappointed that VZW even tried pushing these things off on our customers. They either need Windows Phone 7, or they need to be taken off the market. Smartphones are great because of all the things you can do with them. The KINs do nothing, so why do they exist?

3. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

i knowww! theyre junk. its only feature is the social networking. i could see if vzw had speacial plan pricing for them seeing that its nowhere near considered a smartphone but they insist on squeezing every penny out of every wallet they can get a hold of... i wouldnt buy those phones if they were free.

5. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I have a feeling these phones will end up on the list with the samsung glyde, verizon hub, touch pro, motorola rival, krzr, lg venus, slvr, blackberry storm, and lg chocolate as the worst phone verizon ever had! What a shame...

9. cphall

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 27, 2010

storm and chocolate? neither were top notch but far from a bad phone let alone the worst

11. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Yeah, the storm and chocolate were crap phones!

15. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

My Storm was nice...but when new phones release of course you go for the new.

17. VSS_55

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

your reasoning is a bit flawed here... while alot of these phones werent exactly reliable (thats me being nice), a number were still very popular. the chocolate and venus in particular were always popular, and I belive at least partially that alot of there issues were caused by parents giving them to kids that couldnt properly handle a $30 tracphone, much less a touchscreen device... The hub and the touch pro just didnt sell cuz ( as VZW typicly does) they were priced WAAAAAY too high. Considering how little the kin does, they'd probably have trouble giving them away....

18. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I'm not talking about their popularity or how well they sold. I'm talking about their quality and performance. (and that's me being honest)

2. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

lower the plans... then you'll see more customers. the phone price isnt anything to worry about... its the bills that adds up.

4. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Exactly. Idk why verizon cant see this. Who wouldn't just spend an extra $100 buck for a phone that works amazingly over a crappy phone like the kins when they are going to be paying the same amount monthly? Obviously nobody. And you're stuck with this phone for 2 years. That's why the palms aren't selling well either.

7. jamess661

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 12, 2009

They can lower the price on the phone's but thats not whats really going to save us money. You pay for the phone once but you pay for your plan monthy. I would switch from sprint in a heart beat but dont thing verizon will take a chance to pull in thousands of more customers. You can change your companies name change your slogan but in this economy saving people money on a monthly plan would always makes a company look good.

10. cphall

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 27, 2010

they say the price of the phone is tacked on to the bill because of the subsidization. i say thats crap because even i buy a phone outright for 600 my plan will cost the same per month. i say bring on the tiered data so we dont all suffer at the greed of the data hogs let them pay for what they use not make a buck off of me because i have a life outside of my cell.

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

haha still funny how the kin line isnt selling and rumors say only 500 have been sold nation wide LOL

8. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

That doesn't surprise me, i'm in sales for Verizon and I haven't had a single person ask about them.

16. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Not at all... Customers would rather have a Samsung Intensity than that.

12. breal525

Posts: 27; Member since: May 24, 2010

You get what you pay for!

13. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

obviously not if your paying smartphone pricing for a kin...

14. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

I'm pre-ordering the droid x at midnight, no if's, ands, or buts, about it.

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