Verizon discontinues 30-day test drives

Verizon discontinues 30-day test drives
About a week ago we informed you of Verizon’s plans to discontinue their 30-day test drive promotion. In addition to this, leaked information suggested that the discount for “new every two” customers will be reduced from $100 to $50, in case you’re on a plan greater than $80, and from $50 to $30, in case you’re on a plan that’s below $80. Verizon’s spokesman Tom Pica has confirmed these changes, and he also says: “After two years in the marketplace, Test Drive has run its course”. According to him, the 30-day test drive promotion will be no more, but their 30-day satisfaction guarantee will still continue to exist. The difference here is that you will still be able to return your phone within a 30-day period, but the responsibility for any occurring charges for that period will be yours.

source: DSLReports

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14 Comments

1. jstchilln

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 13, 2008

I always figured they would hit a market saturation point where they didnt need promotions like this.

2. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Keep in mind that they have pretty dramatically lowered hardware prices across the board. Blackberry Pearls are free, the Omnia and Storm are $200 or less (even just a year ago phones in that feature range were $4-600), and the Dare and Voyager are about $50-100 less than they were a few months ago. I understand everybody wants something for nothing and everyone wants to be the exception and not the rule.

3. elgee02

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

Isn't this like the 3rd time an article with the very same info has been posted? Jesus.

11. Agent

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 16, 2008

What does Jesus have to do with this? Did He post the article?

4. Mali Mal

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

VERIZON SUCKS... PALM PRE THANKS AND SPRINT THANKS

5. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yeah good luck with that one. The phone might be decent, but Sprint? Please! It's like the iphone. Decent device overall, but horrible service (AT&T).

6. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Id rather stick to Verizon.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wow mali.. did sprint ever have a program like that? HA NO.. does sprint have a program for customers for extra discounts on top, like the VIP for VZW? oh wait, they just started one, but you have to be a customer for 10 YEARS and can only get discounted accessories 1 TIME a year, unlike vzw's where its whenever you want it 24/7. not even going to go coverage and all that because we all know that sprint is a fast sinking ship.. vzw all the way.

8. ddripp

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Mero PCS baby... $40 a month unlimited talk and text. i'm in it no contract needed.

9. T-Money3000 unregistered

With crappy service.... and do you HONESTLY need unlimited minutes?

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

haha lol, metro pcs, most people havnt even heard of it. and good luck traveling outside your state or city for that matter

12. Mr Coolguy Face

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 20, 2009

Metro PCS??? I remember in 98 when I had my first cell phone (Qualcomm QCP-2700). At the time I lived in Philadelphia, I travelled to Wildwood N.J. and had zero service, or if I travelled to Bucks county I also had zero service lol, for the time and this being my first cell phone I wasnt expecting much and kind of thought that it was just the way it worked, however for the distance that technology has traveled in 11 years Im not too sure I would be tooting my horn for spending $30.00 a month for essentially the same thing that I had 11 years ago! LOL unlimited calling PSH.. or if your really feeling splurgy (grammer police are going to have a field day with that one) you can spend $50.00 a month and have great service in 14 major cities in the United States! Where can I sign up??? !! Whats that ? No contracts? Im IN!!!! WOO HOO!! ha ha ha people AMAZE ME!

13. lifeisadozen

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Wow. Everyone likes their own carrier. It's their own opinion. It's stupid to comment these forums just to say one carrier is better than another. Different areas, a certain carrier maybe be better than someone else. But that's just immature, grow up, everyone is entitled to their own opinion!

14. a2k unregistered

What you think of Metro Now? 90% nationwide coverage for $40 flat. They even have 4G available. Things AT&T doesn't even have for the time being. ..but I have to agree ... everyone is entitled to their opinion

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