Verizon goes ahead and eliminates mail-in-rebates for its WebOS handsets

Verizon goes ahead and eliminates mail-in-rebates for its WebOS handsets
With Palm updating its guidance for the year, Verizon has seemingly executed a movement that's extremely rare for them to do with its handsets in-stores. Although there were rumors about the potential of eliminating the need for mail-in-rebates for its Palm WebOS devices, it's now clear that the number one wireless carrier has gone ahead in its word of removing the sometimes unfavored mail-in-rebates. This is of course considered a stunning sales move as Big Red rarely ever has to rely on providing instant rebates to its phones being sold in stores – although prices on its web site are all after instant rebates. The Palm Pixi Plus can be fetched at $79.99 while the Pre Plus at $149.99 respectively – making it an extremely attractive offer which looks like it can be combined with their current BOGO promotion. Although most companies do not like to state a move like this was brought on by poor sales, a Verizon spokeswoman said “There was a brief period where we tested mail-in rebates on some phones. We have found that online customers expect instant rebates and since this is a very competitive arena in which to do business, we responded accordingly.” With that in mind, we'll see if there are any expected changes with other handsets down the road.

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