Verizon rumored to be offering DROID loyalty program

Verizon rumored to be offering DROID loyalty program
With all of the high spec'd Android models that are expected to head to Verizon, Big Red customers are to be excused for freezing up when trying to decide whether or not to sign a 2 year contract and buy a new Android phone, knowing full well that in 2 weeks, that phone will be obsolete. To prevent an onslaught of angry customers who might jump ship, Verizon is rumored to be working on a DROID loyalty program that will allow for quicker upgrades for those who remain "loyal" to the carrier.

A quick perusal of comments from our own loyal readers shows that many of you are beginning to feel let down by the constant rollout of new Android models just weeks apart, each phone offering improved specs and newer features. Recently, Verizon has launched the Motorola DROID 3 and the Motorola DROID BIONIC and it is speculated that the carrier will soon offer the HTC Vigor, the Ice Cream Sandwich flavored Google Nexus Prime and the Motorola DROID RAZR. Down the road we can see the Motorola DROID 4 being readied for an eventual launch.

So how will Verizon bribe its faithful? According to Droid-Life, this is just in the early stages now. But with all of those high-end Android phones coming soon in time for the holiday season, we would expect some announcement from the carrier in the not too distant future.

source: DroidLife



1. whatwtf unregistered

i had this problem today i had to upgrade otherwise i would lose my unlimited data b/c i had a feature phone.. and they were saying i had to upgrade today.. i ended up getting the bionic but i really want the HTC Vigor oR NExus prime : X! i better be able to take my phone back to get one of these two... or i should just complain and switch carriers................

6. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

I don't understand how you felt forced to upgrade, you could've put an used and cheap smartphone from Craigslist just to wait for the phone you want and I'm between these 2 bad boys as well if the Prime comes with LTE I'm sold! Otherwise the Vigor is my next phone

8. yeabut unregistered

i would have to pay full retail price for those two phones lol.. dont want to do that... but i am hoping htc vigor comes out oct. 13 then i can take it back!

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

No you can get a used smartphone on craigslist for like $50 bucks

11. yeabut unregistered

yea but was way too late this all happen last min..

14. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

tacooo! this IS a surprise! i don't see anything about Apple in this article. did you get...lost? (:

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You don't see me trolling even though there's some gems in this article.

18. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

that's true but you're still an annoying liar. (:

19. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So now looks like you're trolling me. Don't be mad I call you on your bs.

20. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i'm not trolling, i'm trying to let you know what you really look like but i am enjoying it. oh yeah, i'll try to work on that.

25. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Hey, if Taco is not being the usual Taco...I suggest we give him space and enjoy! You will get no hassles from me. As you were, soldier. *Whateverman salutes and exists the forum*

33. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it's taco, he's going to cause trouble with every appearance.

42. asshat unregistered

Nice Thumprwtfkever.. Yeah, I disagree with Taco's bashing of Andriod all the time.. You however, are being a complete asshat. he came here and offered some pretty good advice to a guy.. and you come on and start trolling him.. lol.. then yu have the nerve to say he's going to cause trouble? LOL GROW UP and get out of your mom's basement. I'm all for giving Taco a hard time for his Andriod views.. but lets not attack the person. Immature.

45. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i understand why you might think that based on what you know but i was calling him out on something he said to me in another discussion. he already had it coming. besides he went ahead and trolled here anyway. you know he's going to at some point everywhere he goes.

12. yeabut unregistered

just hope the vigor comes out OCT. 13 PLEase please

13. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

Really dude? Why make stuff up? If you have unlimited data on a feature phone and switched to a smartphone you would have to pick a tiered data plan anyway. That or you were mislead.

16. yeabut unregistered

i am not making anything up its what they said to me.. and i heard different stoires all about that. everyone says something else so..

17. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

He's right Verizon was offering that to customers.

36. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Yeah the deadline to upgrade to a smartphone but get unlimited data was back in July. What's with that VZW?

40. yeabut unregistered

actually they had that deal going on so yesterday was the last day to switch from a feature phone to a smartphone to be able to keep your unlimited data..................

23. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

What happend with your phone? Was it unusable because of physical or water damage? You never have to upgrade if your not ready. No matter, call back and ask for a Certified Pre-Owned device. Yeah, it used but at least you don't have to use your upgrade. And there may be a few cheap smartphones you can use just until the Vigor comes out.

31. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It's just Verizon's featurephone-to-smartphone upgrade incentive. $100 gift card deal ends today. That is all. Tempting, but I'd rather wait for a firm release date on the Vigor or Prime. I'll upgrade when there's something available that I actually want. Who knows, they might have a new incentive program then.

34. yeabut unregistered

thats correct so its either wait till a phone and get the 2gb or like what i did get a phone and keep unlimited...........

35. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I don't get why they wouldn't grandfather you into the unlimited plan though. Should be no difference whether you have a feature or smartphone, they still get their $30 from you.

37. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

feature phone data was different than smartphone data. feature phones had limited broswer capabilities and the VZW online not a full browser.

41. yeabut unregistered

agree, i was paying the 30 bucks for 3g/4g even though i didnt have it but they wouldnt let me ... lol so i had to do it ! just cross your fingers that the hTC Vigor comes out oct. 13 so i can return the bionic and get it :D i would be sooo happy..... but i wonder if they will let me get the Vigor or Prime even after the 14 days!

43. asshat unregistered

No, they won't.. I HIGHLY suggest you keep your eyes peeled for a cheap blackberry on Craig's list. They are everywhere! Return your Bionic and add a blackberry to your plan.. you'll be set until the PRIME hits. You can then turn around and resell your blackberry and if you got a decent deal on it, you should get your money back on craigs list.

47. yeabut unregistered

well the bionic will be here on tuesday from fedex so.. so not sure how that would work if i return it and then got blackberry i dont want to pay full price for the phone (prime or vigor) so .. i am sure i will be fine with the bionic and all but really hope vigor comes out oct. 13

46. Vzw_employee

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

You should have gone with the iphone, you could have easily sell it for $500

48. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

not if the new iPhone announcement is next week.

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