Verizon gives $50 gift cards to those who had network problems trying to win DROID Seeker

Last Wednesday, Verizon created a virtual scavenger hunt in a game it called DROID Seeker. The carrier gave away Motorola DROID Turbo 2 units to the first 200 who could find the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 image hidden in a virtual city "built of concrete and glass." But apparently, not everyone had a easy time trying to win the phone.

One of our loyal PhoneArena readers has sent us a screenshot of a tweet he received from Verizon. The nation's largest carrier is offering him a $50 gift card because of technical difficulties he had while playing. According to our reader, he was number 40 with 198 DROID Turbo 2 units still available. He ended up sitting in front of his screen for hours, never getting the opportunity to play the game. While a $50 gift card isn't something to sneeze at, it still isn't the same thing as winning a hot new phone.

Anyone else out there have a similar experience while trying to play DROID Seeker? Has Verizon reached out to you? Let us know by leaving your comments in the box below.

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DROID Turbo 2
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3760 mAh

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8 Comments

1. brholt6

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 24, 2015

Verizon chat sure doesn't have any idea of whats going on: "Thanks for waiting. We've verified that this information is a hoax. With this case, Google play should be able to compensate from the time you haven't play the app." "Since this was a contest supported by Verizon but Google facilitates this and they are the ones managing the servers for this types of contests."

2. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Asking you to message them your address sounds legit.

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

But... what if the technical dificulties were intentionaly meant to stop participants from playing, hence loosing? *sigh*

4. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Well, while 50$ isn't much compared to what you save with other carriers, it's definitely a nice gesture.

5. Sakeem

Posts: 859; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I received this message as well. Let's see.

8. brholt6

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 24, 2015

Ever get a gift card? They told me they sent them out at the end of last week but I have yet to receive one.

6. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yeah...........good luck to all trying to the claim card, because navigating the Verizon Menu/customer service is worst than the hunt.

7. Brewski

Posts: 697; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I logged in about 11am that morning with 178 Droid 2's left, there were 1,300 people in front of me and it said it would be 10.5 hours until I would get my chance in line. I was at work so I waited and the wait time didn't change much by the end of my work day. How do I get my $50?

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