Verizon launches trade-in program in southern US states

Verizon launches trade-in program in southern US states
Verizon Wireless has launched a trade-in program in multiple states in the southern part of the US that offers customers up to a $300 credit towards a new device when they trade in their old one.

Verizon is trying to lure new customers to their service and a trade-in program offering up some serious dough is enticing. It is a bit curious that this program is limited to the south however. The states able to take advantage are as follows; Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Word on the street is that non-smartphones will automatically qualify for a $50 trade-in credit. Smartphones on the other hand will need to be brought in and evaluated by a Verizon employee to determine the value of the trade. And of course, that value can be as great as $300.

If Verizon’s trade-in program is anything like the many other trade-in programs that are already out there, then getting the full $300 credit may be quite hard to obtain. More than likely you will need to trade in a handset that is still somewhat new to the market and is in pristine condition to reach that amount. But then again until we hear some stories about what Verizon is really offering that is really just speculation.

Verizon seems prepared to offer this trade-in program throughout the remainder of the year. If you are a resident of one of the aforementioned states and are intrigued by the thought of owning a Samsung Galaxy Nexus or a Motorola DROID RAZR then head on over to your local Verizon store and take advantage of this new offer.

source: Engadget

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12 Comments

1. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

so..... What kind of a trade in is this? does it require a brand new contract renewal? is this another way to get you to jump into tiered data you think? there needs to be a lot more details before i'm ready to throw myself at verizon like that..

2. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

bionic owners rejoice!!!

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

right!? ;D i'm going to call them tomorrow and if i like what i hear, even if i have to do a contract renewal (w/ my Unlimited Data INTACT) i'll be selling some phones. Incredible 2 > Rezound, Charge > Galaxy Nexus, Bionic > Razr, Droid 3 > Razr (Temporarily until the Droid 4 comes out)

5. soooyeaaa

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

let me know what they tell you thanks

4. soooyeaaa

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

let me know what they say!!

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

kk! ;D

7. mxduppup

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

It does require a contract renewal, but they told me I could keep my unlimited data plan. Of course I have to use my "new every two" option and I don't get that again... They offered me $300 for my iPhone 4 32 gb.

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

but can you do an early EARLY contract renewal? like i upgraded to the Bionic early? o.O

8. MenaceTX

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 19, 2011

Verizon's trade-in program is a joke. I get more from the online trade-in sites that I always use and I don't have to sign another contract. This "program" is just to get you to sign on again for another contract. SellMyOldCellPhone.com is the best one I have used to trade-in and I don't have to sign another contract. Gazelle is the worst. Verizon only offers this when you renew your contract.

9. jjenkins2005

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 19, 2011

Is this a different program then the crappy one that's online?? I have an upgrade available but if I can offload my bionic and pay similar prices then I would much rather take that route.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i called Verizon Customer Support and their Trade-In Department and they have no idea what i'm talking about. i guess i'll have to talk to somebody about it in a store. o:

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i went to the store and i was offered $85 for my Droid 3 and $112 for my Bionic. this isn't what i had in mind. i don't think my Verizon knows what is going on. what experiences have you guys had so far?

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