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Old April 6th, 2010, 11:52 PM   #25801 (permalink)
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I can't remember if this was posted here, but can you even buy a cell phone off contract at Best Buy?

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That I am not sure of as the first time I was starting new service and the second time was adding another line, so sorry can't help you there- by the way I am near Sharonville. Going to the corporate store in TriCounty is too much of a pain to get waited on.

Yeah the corporate store in Cherry Grove isn't a picnic either. If you read my account of what happened there tonight when I stopped by. I had to wait 20 min before I was "helped". That really didn't improve my mood with the CSR when I finally got my turn.
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I've NEVER bought a phone through Best Buy or anywhere aside from my local VZW corporate store or phone sales. Does it work the same?
I'm not sure but if it is like other third party sellers, there are additional restrictions. For example, I don't think you can upgrade another line on the family plan and take the phone for yourself.
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Thanks MM!!

On the side note: What are the advantages and disadvantages from buying a phone w/contract from Best Buys/Walmart, etc. vs. VZW Corporate store? Differences in return policies and warranties or something?
From what I have learned from this forum ( some VZW reps on here) if it is w/i 30 days you return to place of purchase. Any problems after that go through Verizon. Good thing is Best Buy does not charge a restocking fee. Verizon apparently now does even if you revert back to your old phone ( this is new )
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I'm totally stoked about the 25th likely being "the day". That is PERFECT for me. Good news. Thanks, MM!
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I can't remember if this was posted here, but can you even buy a cell phone off contract at Best Buy?
Yes, you pay full price. Smartphones are about between 5 and 6 hundred dollars.
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There you go again, Montana. Nailed it.
Given what we've seen just today, the planets appear to be aligning nicely for an April release.

FWIW, this thread could be a miniseries. I'm east coast, and just happen to be doing some work tonight, but I would probably have stayed up for the MM update in any case. Are we obsessive about this damn phone, or what?
I'm dragging an old razr around, which hardly qualifies as an early adopter for phone technology. The thing is that this is so much more than a phone. While the BB didn't get me excited, and the iPhone was pretty but limited, the combo of Android and the HTC packaging has got me stone cold. I want this thing..............SOON[ish].

Its great to have a good crowd to hang with as the day fast approaches.
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But does BB and Wal-Mart honor NE2 or do you HAVE to go through VZW to utilize that?
From what I gathered from a google search Best Buy usually will not honor new every 2, some employees at best buy didn't even know what that was, but they will price match just print you ne2 price and bring that in with you.
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Yes, you pay full price. Smartphones are about between 5 and 6 hundred dollars.
Oh I know. I purchased my Motorola Droid at my local Verizon store off contract. I love my Alltel plan too much to give it up. It saves money in the long run.
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Alright! Preciate that info. I'm just hoping we'll get an official announcement, or some appearance of the phone April 7-12. I can wait. I've been sitting on my NE2 for 2 months now anyways, whats 19 more days?
I've been waiting since October.. I can wait another few days.
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MM, I nominate you for getting a free phone from HTC and free Service from verizon, now we just need to make them zombies.. Thanks Man!
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Oh I know. I purchased my Motorola Droid at my local Verizon store off contract. I love my Alltel plan too much to give it up. It saves money in the long run.
Alltel is a great company.
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From what I gathered from a google search Best Buy usually will not honor new every 2, some employees at best buy didn't even know what that was, but they will price match just print you ne2 price and bring that in with you.
So then you get the discounted price but it doesn't use up your NE2???
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I've been waiting since October.. I can wait another few days.
I feel your pain... I sat on an upgrade for a full year in anticipation of a BlackBerry touchscreen device.
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So then you get the discounted price but it doesn't use up your NE2???
as you are signing a new 2 ( or 1 if you choose) year contract I think it would. You would still be getting the phone at a subsidized price-
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I've NEVER bought a phone through Best Buy or anywhere aside from my local VZW corporate store or phone sales. Does it work the same?
Yes you can do upgrades and alternate upgrades and all that junk the same at Best Buy as at Verizon. Will they give you your NE2? Maybe...depends on who the SM is and if he wants to price match it for you. Just be extra nice and express that you really want to purchase from Best Buy. That'll get em.
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I feel your pain... I sat on an upgrade for a full year in anticipation of a BlackBerry touchscreen device.
when are you eligible for a new phone. I hope you are eligible for the incredible!
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as you are signing a new 2 ( or 1 if you choose) year contract I think it would. You would still be getting the phone at a subsidized price-
So you would still need to sign up for new service.
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I'm going to hope this is one of the cases where VZ sells it one week earlier. That would lead credence to the talk of the 17th that was going on.
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1. I can also confirm that MM shared this info with me a while ago.

2. Also, AFTER MM shared his info with me, I did some recon of my own at a local BB. Short story is that the rep looked in the computer and told me that BB is getting 1 new phone from VZW in April and that will be in stock on April 25, with a full retail price of $599. The rep also told me that the SKU and model number listed in the system did not reference the manufacturer or model by design, as that would prevent BB employees from “spilling the beans” on a phone that had not yet been announced.

3. At the same time, the manager of the wireless department at the same BB openly told me that the new phone was going to be the Incredible, and that unlike the Devour, BB did not have an agreement to sell the phone before anyone else. He did not know whether or not BB would get it after, or at the same time as corporate stores.

4. The manager also told me, with respect to upgrades, that BB can usually upgrade a line eligible for a 2 year upgrade, or a 1 year upgrade at the end of a 1 year contract, but cannot give the upgrade price to a customer that is eligible for an "early" or "annual" upgrade. He said that those phones have to be purchased from a corporate store to get the upgrade pricing.

As always, take it FWIW.
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I'm going to hope this is one of the cases where VZ sells it one week earlier. That would lead credence to the talk of the 17th that was going on.
good point...but the person from BB says they're getting it on the 25th, so I don't follow the logic of it.
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So you would still need to sign up for new service.
If you want the discounted price yes- Or you could pay full retail with no contract
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I'm going to hope this is one of the cases where VZ sells it one week earlier. That would lead credence to the talk of the 17th that was going on.
Even if they don't I hope we get the info about pre-orders...I really wish Verizon its self would provide pre-orders. They should have learned their lesson after the Touch Pro 2 debacle
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I just stumbled across this and now I'm concerned about Montana Man's credibility.... The Associated Press: Montana man pleads no contest to 11th DUI


joking...thanks again MM
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Well, I too have decided to come out of the shadows!

Let me just say this is one of the most important places on the Internet now for me for a month now. Since November, I have been searching for a replacement for my aging LG Dare, but then it was water-damaged and I use a Motorola W385 that is also damaged. Since my contract was not finished, I wasn't satisfied with paying one-year pricing on a phone I would be stuck with for twenty months. Droid was clunky, but admirable for having a physical keyboard (which I thought I would enjoy more than a touchscreen one). I preferred the Eris...except for the screen size. When the Nexus One came out, I decided to wait to see if the Eris would be upgraded to 2.1 when the Incredible was leaked. Finally- prayers had been answered.

Since then, HTC Desire had come out and cemented my desire, so to speak, for the Incredible with its improvements with Sense...although the wait has been long. Since Verizon decided to discontinue their policy of one-yr. pricing with injured phones, twice I have been able to ensure this...but now I cannot be guaranteed this pricing so the Droid Eris was verrryyy tempting. Nevertheless, the Verizon employees assured me I should actually wait for the Incredible and they would 99% make it likely I would get one-yr. pricing on it as soon as release.

*sigh* Well, that story is over! Time for the Incredible, Verizon! (That is, if you want that $30 data fee added onto my line, which you know you do! BTW- thanks Montana Man for the info!)
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Even if they don't I hope we get the info about pre-orders...I really wish Verizon its self would provide pre-orders. They should have learned their lesson after the Touch Pro 2 debacle
May be wrong here but I think they did for the BB Tour.
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If you want the discounted price yes- Or you could pay full retail with no contract
Ok, that makes more sense. The way everyone was saying it, it seemed like you could show them the price of your NE2, and they would sell you the phone. Someone said they didn't honor it so then I thought you could just get the phone and still have the upgrade on the account.

Didn't get the whole signing a new contract thing.

My bad.
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I just stumbled across this and now I'm concerned about Montana Man's credibility.... The Associated Press: Montana man pleads no contest to 11th DUI


joking...thanks again MM
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I want my 1400'th to be special and understated.
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May be wrong here but I think they did for the BB Tour.
If they did, then my bad...my bad...common big red, bring it on in for a good one...brothers don't shake hands, brothers gotta hug!!!
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Ok, that makes more sense. The way everyone was saying it, it seemed like you could show them the price of your NE2, and they would sell you the phone. Someone said they didn't honor it so then I thought you could just get the phone and still have the upgrade on the account.

Didn't get the whole signing a new contract thing.

My bad.
No prob. I dont get any insider information so happy if I can help out w/ SOMETHING around here
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well your 1300th was definitly understatedif I remember correctly
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Special and understated.
But, a milestone nonetheless.
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I believe this can get our thread shut down. Or so I'm told : paranoid eyes, left to right, back to left:.


maybe if I wear these... they cant see me


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I'm not saying to harass them. Personally, I feel like we can influence (a little) how VZW promotes and handles this phone. We probably already have. And we can raise awareness among other VZW customers, further selling the phone. VZW needs to know that high end phones are what they need to stock and focus on.
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Since then, HTC Desire had come out and cemented my desire, so to speak, for the Incredible with its improvements with Sense...although the wait has been long. Since Verizon decided to discontinue their policy of one-yr. pricing with injured phones, twice I have been able to ensure this...but now I cannot be guaranteed this pricing so the Droid Eris was verrryyy tempting. Nevertheless, the Verizon employees assured me I should actually wait for the Incredible and they would 99% make it likely I would get one-yr. pricing on it as soon as release.

*sigh* Well, that story is over! Time for the Incredible, Verizon! (That is, if you want that $30 data fee added onto my line, which you know you do! BTW- thanks Montana Man for the info!)
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ok...gnite friends. It's 1:16..gotta hit the hay. Great News day!!!!!!

Thank you MM. Remember the deal we have! Who gets the first call!

Gnite!

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So how exactly does one get the Yearly upgrade? I have the NE2, is there a NE1?
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Awesome. We have a date!

Now we need to get all the specs confirmed!!!

I'd hate to get this amped and get deflated at launch if the specs don't pan out.
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So how exactly does one get the Yearly upgrade? I have the NE2, is there a NE1?
I believe you can get an anual upgrade on your primary line but it is only good for $50 instead of $100 ( this is on a family plan) again VZW reps can correct me here if I am wrong
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wellll if you think you should get rid of it........... I do enjoy a good wine
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I was at Best Buy the other day - the rep told me that they get Verizon phones later (for example he told me they got the Droid a month after it was available from Verizon). Is this true? And if it is true, it would suggest that the incredible will be available to purchase directly from Verizon at an earlier date than the 25th.
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I was at Best Buy the other day - the rep told me that they get Verizon phones later (for example he told me they got the Droid a month after it was available from Verizon). Is this true? And if it is true, it would suggest that the incredible will be available to purchase directly from Verizon at an earlier date than the 25th.
not always BB had the Devour first- Just depends I guess
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I was at Best Buy the other day - the rep told me that they get Verizon phones later (for example he told me they got the Droid a month after it was available from Verizon). Is this true? And if it is true, it would suggest that the incredible will be available to purchase directly from Verizon at an earlier date than the 25th.
Prime difference between a Sales guy and a Marketing guy is that the Marketing guy KNOWS when he is lying.
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OT no doubt... but in light of that post. I had to share one of my friends facebook updates....

"Just had $175 worth of Taco Bell in my car for the crew, I farted and couldn't tell which smell belonged to which."

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Thanks AGAIN MM! The people that dont believe you.....bend over and have them kiss your ass! Youve been such an amazing person here and you deserve way more respect than some people on here give you. I can rest easier for the rest of the month knowing I'll have my first smartphone at the end of the month


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That is just awesome news. It's the 7th now, and April 25th is less than 3 weeks away! My birthday is on the 23rd, and this would just be the best birthday present ever.

Here's to hoping that Verizon might get it before BB though!

(There is a chance that this could happen, right?)
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It all varies from phone to phone when it comes to when best buy will get it. One of the reasons why the verizon stores get the phone first is to get a head start in selling their phones first before an authorized retailer will do so. Case in point its very hard to compete with BBY when there are absolutely no mail in rebates so if the Incredible goes for 199.99 the verizon store may have it for that price but after a 50 dollar mail in rebate. Where as in the BBY Mobile store the phone is 199.99 at the time of purchase. BBY Mobile can do almost everything a verizon store can do minus the Verizon VIP program. That is a special program that verizon has that rewards customers. The qualifications are as follows, have a plan that is a minimum of $70 a month, have an auto pay set up every month, and have a good outstanding account with no late payments for a minimum of 6 months. The reward for the customer then is getting a new phone every year for the 2 year upgrade price plus an additional $50 off the phone. For family plans the the primary line is the only eligible line. BBY Mobile does not match that since it is a program offered directly through verizon. I would know this since i am a VIP member and I could not use that discount at my BBY Mobile store i had to go to a verizon store to get the discount when i bought my blackberry tour. You have 30 days to return the phone or exchange it out, you can opt to get the verizon tec insurance plan as well as Best Buys branded insurance plan (i wont get into the details of the pros and cons of each plan). You can also use the reward zone card to tally points as well as use reward zone certificates to purchase the phone. Verizon and Best Buy have an agreement with the pricing and the pricing fluctuates from week to week at Best Buy Mobile, sometimes its a lot cheaper at Best Buy and sometimes its better at Verizon. Plain and simple the big advantage is no mail in rebates PERIOD. Best Buy Mobile can do almost everything a verizon store can do.
Second i can guarantee the photos posted are not photo shopped at all they are real screen shots hence why i took a photo with my phone and did not print out a screen shot and then scanned it because i knew i would hear foul play. If MM source is correct that it is in the planogram on the 25 i will check tom at work and see if it holds water. I am not in any way affiliated with MM but its rather discouraging for me to try and find more information when people cry foul saying its a photo shopped picture and MM basically repeats what i said earlier about the in stock date as well as the availability and then comes out saying he found out earlier about this from his source but yet didnt post any of that information until the photos were leaked.
Ill find out tom if MM source is correct or not
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