x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options

Verizon says "No" to the Palm Pre?

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Sep 2009, 15:58

According to The Street.com, Big Red has decided not to offer the Palm Pre , say people close to the discussions...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. 22ADin09 (Posts: 38; Member since: 24 Jul 2009)

now if this is true, i feel that a lot of verizon customers (a vast majority of the people who come into my store) should probably be kicking themselves now....or jumping ship? if its true...

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 21:52

30. Arielnyc2006 (unregistered)

The Pre is not that amazing that somebody should jump ship. And jump ship to where? ATT? (Shudders)

posted on 25 Sep 2009, 10:40

41. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

That is why I paid my termination fee. I got tired of waiting for good phones. Couldn't be happier with the iPhone!

posted on 25 Sep 2009, 13:43

46. TheEclectic (Posts: 77; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)

I really hope this isn't true. I've been holding on to Verizon on a thread for this phone. I'm still carrying around my Treo 700w waiting for a great phone. When the Storm didn't pan out and then when the Touch and Touch Pro took months to come out I was just about ready to hop onto the iPhone or and Android-based phone. WebOS and the possibility of VZW getting the Pre was one of the few reasons I've stuck it out. The OS is such that it gives it so much potential as far as applications go. The fact is that Window Mobile OS is just eons behind the competition and as much as HTC tries, they will never be able to overcome WM's shortcomings.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:05

2. BigRed83 (Posts: 144; Member since: 19 May 2008)

With the issues this thing has had? No thank you. Just read archive news reports on this site. I wouldn't buy it, glad I don't have to support it.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 19:49

23. smkingun (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Jan 2009)

I own a Pre. Bought it launch day. I have had no issues. A percentage of all devices have some problems. I have to use a BlackBerry for work and it is not a problem free device. Sometimes the ringer stops working. It won't make any sound whatsoever. My prior model had a lot of trackball problems. I had an iPhone before those. It wouldn't ring period. I would get a notice though when I got a voicemail. Humans make devices and gadgets. Humans are flawed. Therefore gadgets are flawed. Closing note: I still really, really like the Pre. I use it everyday, all day long. It has been a very good purchase.

posted on 25 Sep 2009, 12:32

44. DJBASS (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

I agree some phones i have had for years my children, girlfriend, and close friends and they have no problems but some people say THEY have problems with all THEIR phones!!! WOW ask yourself what are you dong with your phone and why does no phone work for you?

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:06

3. KingOfPhones (Posts: 41; Member since: 04 May 2008)

wow VZW so stupid I hope this isnt true...

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:07

4. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

If this is true, it will probably have the same ramifications the decision to not sell the iPhone had. Maybe not quite so severe, but if VZW truly thinks the Sholes or the Storm 2 are strong enough to out-sell the Pre, they are truly delusional. VZW borderlines arrogance when it comes to "network superiority," and is kind of behind in realizing that a strong network doesn't hold half the weight it used to, given the rise of text messaging. You don't need anywhere near the network strength for text messages as you do for voice calls. It's rather silly though for VZW to almost completely dismiss devices in lieu of network strength. Why can't they have both? Wouldn't it be the smart move to have the best network AND the best devices? Instead of, "Well, we continue to rely on our most reliable network platform. A device is only as good as the network it's on." Except it's not, because devices are about more than making/receiving calls now, and granted, that does heavily affect data services as well, but it's as if VZW doesn't want to recognize device importance. As a temporary employee, I can see it from the inside, and there are so many obvious flaws to this line of thinking. Now fanboys (VZW or other), nobody cares to hear your biased opinion, subjectiveness is not wanted, objectiveness is appreciated. VZW is not as perfect as you think, nor are they as horrific as you others think.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 23:44

33. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

I agree with everything you said. Especially the part about how it's not just about making/receiving calls anymore. It's still a major factor but I don't think Verizon realizes that service is not the only thing that people care about anymore. I really liked their service but gated how it felt like every single phone I bought was the same.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:09

5. hmcougar09 (Posts: 137; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

If this is true, I am definitely switching to the Palm Pre on Sprint's network. As much as I hate Sprint, and adore Verizon... this is just ridiculous. Verizon always turns down the good phones, er the other way around... I am only switching to Sprint for this phone. It just stinks that VZW might not get it.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:16

6. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

Be sure this claim is substantiated before making your decision of course. You know how journalists' statements can be taken with that salt shaker over there.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:26

8. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

I have seen hacker forums of people getting the PRE to work for VZW. If you love vzw that much try playing the hacking game and unlock it for vzw. but you will have to research taht on your own.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:31

9. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

-Actually hmcougar09 I don't know how long ago you had Sprint, but the switch might work for you depending of where you live. I use to have AT&T and now Sprint and there's a huge difference in coverage. AT&T is terrible where i live, so make sure you check your coverage. Sprint has a "bad customer service" reputation that follows them, even if it's OK now. Plus with "Any mobile anytime"...nuff said !

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:56

14. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)

There are two Palm Sku's in our system. We are getting two palms. Hold your horses before you start jumping. It doesn't say when they are coming but if it is there, it would take a lot for us to reject it at that point.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:24

7. kvenderley (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Aug 2009)

who cares, the palm pre is way overrated, it almost sucks. i would take the storm 2, htc imagio, o2, tp2 and sholes over the pre. i think the pre is a peice of crap. the only good think about the phone is the OS. thats it! you all are delusinal for wanting this phone.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:32

10. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

Just like the iPhone is overrated? I'm not arguing saying you're incorrect, because you probably aren't, I've never played with the Pre personally. I don't want it myself, but what I do know is that VZW is turning down guaranteed customers, just like they did with the iPhone. I hate the iPhone and everything that goes along with it, especially the people that think their iPhone is that great. But there's no doubt in my mind that VZW would've benefited VASTLY by getting the iPhone, and I'm not getting into the did they/didn't they argument about turning the iPhone down.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:53

13. crd22 (Posts: 77; Member since: 15 Apr 2008)

I agree WKlingbeil. The only reason I want VZW to get the iPhone and/or Pre is so that they get more customers; therefore (hopefully) lowering their pricing, and upgrading their network even more, which is already great.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 18:00

16. IcanBEATali (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Sep 2009)

muhahhahhaahaha.... it almost sucks? you arent biased or anything are you?

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 19:21

20. Quemical (Posts: 162; Member since: 14 Jul 2009)

What you mean he doesnt like it? Douche

posted on 25 Sep 2009, 20:28

54. gomets15217 (Posts: 38; Member since: 13 Jul 2008)


posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:45

11. allboutverizon (Posts: 66; Member since: 20 May 2009)

I swear I wonder about the editors on Phone Arena, I remember the original article about Verizon and the Palm Pre. Verizon never said they were going to carry the Palm Pre. Phone arena completely changed their word's Verizon said they would offer "Palm Pre Like Devices", that does not mean they are going to carry the Palm Pre.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 16:51

12. knuckleballer34 (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)

Agreed, sometimes I think they hear what they want to hear with these posts.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 17:02

15. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)

Phone Arena is good at that... That is making things seem different than what they really are...

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 18:12

17. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

Well, Dan Hesse heard the same thing, so PA wasn't alone in hearing that.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 20:11

24. allboutverizon (Posts: 66; Member since: 20 May 2009)

This isn't the first time Phone Arena reported this incorrectly Dan Hasse heard the drama in the internet world and responded based on Hype and fear That someone else was getting Sprints Pride and Joy. Lord knows Sprint needs every and any phone available So Dan Hesse heard it from the same source as everyone else, "Internet Hype". I more so wish people would do their own research rather than just believing what one reads. I double check everything just to check if it's true or not. I like phonearena don't get me wrong, I just wish the information was better researched, before it was posted.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 19:03

18. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

There a lot of stuff that goes in to play why companies wont carry certain phones, i think verizon would loss more money on the device then gaining profit with this palm honestly b/c the storm 2 will be coming out and is well anticipating so why upgrade to the palm pre get stuck in a two year contract and months later the strom 2 comes out and you'll be kicking yourself

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 19:12

19. vzwfann15 (Posts: 16; Member since: 10 Jun 2009)

Big letdown Verizon. And I completely agree, for verizon's superior network, you'd think that they would offer THE best phones, not cheap knock offs

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 19:39

21. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

well i don't like palm products anyway. storm 2 FTW! :-)

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 19:43

22. VZWEMPLOYEE (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jun 2009)

Article is false we have the palm pre testing on our network just fine. We have Lowell down in Dover for the race this weekend with the Pre and the storm 2. Got to love the haters

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories