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Verizon cuts the price on Droid handsets; R2-D2 version is now free with a 2 year contract

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Mar 2011, 02:11

Looking to clear the shelves before the new wave of dual-core and 4G Android devices make it to Verizon, the carrier has cut prices by $100 or more on the older crop of Droid models; for example, the Motorola DROID R2-D2 limited edition is now free with a signed 2 year contract...

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posted on 02 Mar 2011, 02:24 1

1. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

Thunderbolt is coming! :))

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 01:02

11. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)

Its happening on tuesday the prices havent changed yet

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 04:58

2. cthunder (Posts: 125; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)

Holding out for the HTC Merge! :-)

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 07:12 1

3. vzwbarnegat (unregistered)

i just looked on verizons site, and this is a lie. none of the prices have dropped. another reporting fail by this site.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 07:41

4. Don't post lies (unregistered)

Yea this isn't true at all. Please remove this story.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 08:17 1

5. vzw customer (unregistered)

Its currently 8:16 AM here in Texas at the time of this post. And unless Verizon hasn't updated there site yet, this is a false statement/post. Sometimes i wonder where phonearena gets there tips and info from. BUT if this does so happen to be true later on today or this week it will be good for people who dont really care if their phone is 4G or not. However i will not budge on this if it is true for the simple fact that I've been waiting for the HTC Thunderbolt since its leak and seeing that its close to release ill wait just a bit longer.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 09:58

6. chorr1001 (Posts: 26; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

I work for Verizon Wireless and prices haven't dropped on any of these phones. Two days in a row of misinformation now. Not sure who is really at fault here. Electronista for disseminating falsified info they created, or phonearena for buying into it without doing the due diligence.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 11:15

7. think outside the box (unregistered)

Forget about the Verizon site. Most of the phones mentioned above are free (droid2 is $20) with a 2yr contract extension at Walmart.com, Wirefly.com, and others. My wife just got her free Droid Incredible from Walmart with a 2yr extension. The process was smooth and seamless and she loves her new phone!

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 23:36

10. chorr1001 (Posts: 26; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

Ya gotta be really careful with those sites though. Been in the industry for 7 years now with two of the "big 4" carriers. Couldn't if I wanted to(and I don't) recall how many pissed off customers I've had come in screaming until they are red faced about a random $300-$600 equipment charge on their account. Why? All because the fine print that is buried about 37 page clicks into the web-site says that if you make any changes to the account within six months from date of purchase, said changes could result in your wireless account being charged the full retail price of the phone you purchased. And carriers don't/will not question, deny or argue the charge for you. Or they automatically hit whatever card you used as the payment method. Make NO changes though, and you should be good. Oh, a particularly nasty little one that gets overlooked is, failure to pay your bill that results in a disconnect qualifies as a violation of that six month addendum. Mostly because the carrier delays reimbursement of the equipment to the company for six months.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 16:35 1

8. stjcripes (Posts: 27; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

This promo is only available to to new customers and you have to go tohttps://store.verizonwireless.com/store/droidpromo to get these prices.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 23:27 1

9. chorr1001 (Posts: 26; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

Ahh. I stand corrected. Strike one(or however many) for Verizon. They should know better. It's no longer kosher to give newbs the better deals then what you would give to your otherwise loyal, long standing customers. Makes them all less inclined to remain faithful and stuff.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 22:47

12. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)

this story is like the SW Droid....SUCKS!

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