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Verizon giving out gift card for qualifying smartphone purchase with trade-in

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Sep 2011, 17:34

Verizon is trying to tempt qualifying customers into buying a smartphone by offering certain smartphone buyers a gift card starting at $100 with a trade-in of the customer's old model; in addition, Big Red has a Labor Day sale on a number of new and qualified pre-owned handsets...

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posted on 03 Sep 2011, 17:55

1. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Haha. So many people returned the thunderbolt you can now get a special deal on a cpo one. :O

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 13:56

6. christian_park (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Aug 2011)

Really? lol. I was the first one in my area to return a thunderbolt & they all looked at me like wtf why are you returning this? Everyone loves it & you are the first to return it.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 20:30

3. Derp (unregistered)

So, if I wanted to walk in and exchange my Droid Incredible for a Bionic in a few days, would I get the gift card? Or are "Featurephones" something else?

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 21:18

4. superguy (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Feature phones are what they're calling dumb phones these days. Features might include texting, facebook, etc.

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 03:17

5. NeXoS (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Pointless since the only phone worth getting now is the Nexus Prime cuz they dropped the SGS2 and the offer will be expired by then.

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 21:00

7. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

the only phone worth getting is a phone that isn't even materialized yet? hmm...interesting. i must have lowered expectations but there are plenty phones available that are worth getting...

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:40

8. Mookie Wilsonovich (unregistered)

PA is two weeks behind on this one...

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 15:31

10. American Bridal (unregistered)

just be o k from this web i just like to have to all the testamentary from the perpetually blogs inns American Bridal

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 14:16

11. JWK (unregistered)

I just called Verizon, and NO, going from an older Verizon smart phone to a newer smart phone does NOT qualify you for the $100 gift card. It only works if you're new to Verizon (trading in an AT&T smart phone, for example), or if you upgrade from a "dumb phone" to a smart phone.

So looks like I'll be selling my old original Moto Droid on ebay along with a million other people.

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