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  1. ximfinity

    ximfinity Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Does anyone know the status of picking up the phone in stores? I'm going to be on vacation the 27th-2nd, and would love to pick it up while I'm away.. Would I be able to get it at any verizon store on the 29th? and does anyone know if I could pre-order from the store?

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    to answer my first part:

    * DROID Incredible will be available for pre-order online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning on April 19 and it will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on April 29. Pricing will be $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

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    Verizon brick and mortar stores will not do any "pre-order" but they do seem to be making a calling list for themselves to call people and remind them when the phones come in.
     

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  2. nickacs

    nickacs Well-Known Member

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    I have no desire to pre-order because it's such a friggin hassle and big whoop if someone else gets it before me.
    Like I mentioned in another thread, pre-order get's you nothing as I'll be in/out of my local brick and mortar store by 9:30am next Thurs while everyone else is chomping at the bit, peering out the window and grabbing their junk every 2 minutes waiting for the FedEx guy to show up... LOL :p

    So, walking in store will get it faster than 98% of the people who pre-ordered :D I just don't see the MAD RUSH to get it. Yes, I've wanted this for the last 3 months, but stores won't sell at, so who cares.

    Have fun!
     
  3. OnThePharm

    OnThePharm Active Member

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    Wow. You guys are really devoted to your phones. :rolleyes:
     
  4. bamaboy

    bamaboy Active Member

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    not having to deal with and wait for the rebate is worth online ordering for me

    also free activation for my online order atleast, not sure if that was a special or not
     
  5. kingsfan

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    I pre-ordered mine simply because I don't want to have to go into the store. Home activation is simple (done it with every new VZ phone I've purchased), and I figured I've waited this long for the phone, a couple more hours until it shows up in my mailbox is nothing. But either way...all of us will be chomping at the bit to read the forum on Friday to see 1) what everyone thinks, and 2) how everyone received theirs. 2 months and three weeks down, one more week to go!
     
  6. nickacs

    nickacs Well-Known Member

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    HAHAHA... hey, not me, that's what I'm saying. All the other people on here who post a million times a day saying "Oh, I can't find my pre-order online.. boo hoo", etc. It's like c'mon man.. If you ordered it, your GOING to freaking get it on the 29th.

    I could give a flying F who gets it first and the people that have it already with the VZW slip up. Congrats! :) More power to ya and you lucky SOBs.. LOL...
    I just know I'm going to be at my store by 9am on 4/29 and save all the hassle. Plus the young saleswoman yesterday said that she will put one aside because they already have their shipment in for the release.

    Yes, doing the online rebate saves you some time and upfront cost, but in the long run your paying exactly the same as everyone else.
     
  7. genekim1

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    If I buy at VZ store, will they let me take it without activating it? I am replacing my phone with NE2 but, I'd rather do the transfer at home, rather than standing around inside the store. Also, I don't want someone else touching my new phone before me. :)
     
  8. XDaydreamerX11

    XDaydreamerX11 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, *MY* experience was that they had already touched my phone up and down. And I specifically asked JUST for the unopened box, which "wasn't possible they needed to activate it in the store" for my test drive Moto Droid that I took back.

    I haven't been very impressed with the in-store customer service, and the manager at one store near me would not honor the benefits I was given over the phone by a CS rep. So, there is no way you'd catch me going in-store. I can stop home and snag my baby in between classes on the 29th!
     
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    ximfinity Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, i'm a little bit over excited for the phone, but I really was hoping to have it to use for the GPS and google maps while im on vacation. I'm planning to spend a good deal of time walking around a big city and it would be nice to use it for that.. also to take some pictures etc...


    So anyways, I called the store, they will not at any verizon store take a "pre-order" However, I went to my local store and they took my name and said they would give me a call when the phone was in but they could not guarantee it for me. so I guess we will see.

    for now i think i will go with nickaks thought and just head to the store at 9 am... as long as I'm up that early... and hope for the best.
     
  10. Xoji

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    I pre-ordered mine because I work from 6:00 a.m. and don't get home until 6:00 p.m., as well as getting the instant online rebate vs. the mail-in rebate and the waived activation fee since I am very capable of activating it on my own are major pluses. Not to mention the fact that I am having the phone shipped to my place of business, which makes getting the phone, for me, that much easier.


    You mention the "MAD RUSH," to get the phone, yet mention that you'll be at the local store at, or just after, opening... Hmm. ;)
     
  11. nickacs

    nickacs Well-Known Member

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    Haha, touche :) I meant "mad rush" before 1st day of sales in stores.
    Hey, I want this phone just like everyone else on here, don't get me wrong! I've waited almost 3 months with a POS BBPearl that's been dying on me and million other things going bad on it, but I can wait for one more week..hehe...
     
  12. icyfire

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    question: How does in store customer service work for online orders? If I get a dud via the online order, would I have to ship it back or could I take it to a store for an exchange
     
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    i got a question...so if you preorder online you get the phone...how do you activate it?
     
  14. malice

    malice Well-Known Member

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    Dial *228? Maybe have to dial vzw from another number and give them the ESN and what not. Won't be hard.
     
  15. appleaj

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    There should be instructions with your phone.
     
  16. VZW RSR

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    Dud units in the first 30 days are exchanged for a new device thru the same channel purchased. So they'd ship you another new unit and you'd ship the original back. There's a prepaid return shipping label in each shipment, in case you change your mind or get a DOA unit.

    After 30 days you can exchange in a corporate store regardless of purchase channel, however the replacement could be a certified like new device.

    This is one of the trade offs for the instant rebate. In store you have to do the mail in rebate, but you can get a new replacement unit fast if needed.
     
  17. rabernet

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    They charge you to activate your phone in store? I've always ordered online and activated myself. Online always gets instant rebates, which I prefer.
     
  18. renesis22

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    Is there any way that an in-store associates will up NE2 dates (it's a 13 day difference :\)? I have not had luck through e-mail~
     
  19. jasonb1985

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    i wonder if best buy will activate mine for me. i'm not doing an upgrade or signing a contract. i'm paying $529.
     
  20. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Well-Known Member

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    If your buying it outright, you can do it on line at the Verizon Website which is probably the easiest
     
  21. Reddog80p

    Reddog80p Well-Known Member

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    Call *611 they will do it over the phone for you. Then you should be able to pre-order online and get the instant rebate.
     
  22. ximfinity

    ximfinity Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Update: Received a reply email from verizon:

     
  23. clos1084

    clos1084 Well-Known Member

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    yes they will do it for you. It only takes a few mins. They can also transfer sms, pics, videos for you. Contacts are already trasnfered when you sign into your GMail Account
     

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