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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tapgamer, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. tapgamer

    tapgamer Member
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    Hi everyone! My mom and i are thinking about getting a Droid X (mine) and an Incredible (hers). But were looking for the cheapest alternative to Verizon, with Wirefly we get $30 per phone off our next bill and cheaper prices. We have upgrades available and she plans on adding another line for her work. If something happens to the phone how do we get a replacement? Through Wirefly i imagine right? So is it worth to do it through them because i heard some bad things happening where people couldn't get it activated, although that was a completely new plan on Verizon. Ok thanks in advanced!

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  2. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Android Expert

    well if you can bide by their contract i say go for it but you cant be late on payments and things like that
  3. erikcave

    erikcave Newbie

    I used Wirefly to get an Eris six months ago. I didn't realize they have their own early termination fee where if you change anything on your account in 6 months you get charged. I got a really goo deal, so I kept my phone, but was bummed because I wanted to sell it to get an Incredible, but couldn't. As long as you know you will be happy with your phone and plan for six months they are fine.
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  4. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    Just read the fine print and make sure you know what you are signing. You can get a really good deal but you have to play by Wirefly's strict rules for the first 181 days of the contract. After that you are in the clear.
  5. cartisdm

    cartisdm Android Enthusiast

    I was VERY skeptical when I ordered my first Dinc two weeks ago. Only because I didn't get much initial response about Wirefly when I asked around. Since then I have pursuaded four other people to order their phones (all droids!) from that site. I even ordered my fiancee's Dinc from Wirefly last week.

    The site says "ships in 5-7 days" but you will have it in your hands in 3 days from order. The sales reps are in India and a little difficult to communicate clearly when it comes to sharing your information (billing, address, etc.) and in the beginning they are a little pushy trying to sell some extra services/accessories. But they are very nice and just tell them you're only interested in purchasing the device and keeping your plan the way it is. In the end, it's a very small price to pay for getting such a great deal on a phone.

    Also, there is a rep here on the Forums (I think is member name is Wirefly) and he is really helpful. If you have any questions he'll hit you up with a response very quickly.
  6. sirchadwick1

    sirchadwick1 Member

    No, I suggest going through Verizon online directly and using the $30 off coupons/per phone if they're still floating around out there. You also get free overnight shipping and a 2gb card included - when they ship out. It's easier to deal w/ Verizon directly in the case something goes wrong or you need to swap your phone out than it is to deal w/ someone like wirefly who has the tiny print that no one reads, which can screw you over. Not worth saving $50 or so in my opinion.
  7. DeaconBoogie

    DeaconBoogie Member

    I used Wirefly to buy two Incredibles... that + Verizons $100 "new account" + $100 bing.com cashback means I got my Incredibles for $50 each.
  8. cartisdm

    cartisdm Android Enthusiast

  9. Wirefly1

    Wirefly1 Newbie

    We have a 30 day Satisfaction Gaurantee that will allow you to swap it for another model OR refund 100% of your purchase price (excluding shipping and processing fees). Please refer to our site http://www.wirefly.com/about/guarantee to get all the info on our gaurantee. After that, the carrier stores can assist you with equipment exchanges due to defective equipment.
  10. TrAiChEic

    TrAiChEic Newbie

    I ordered my Incredible from wirefly on Saturday and got it yesterday.
    $149 for phone, $20 for overnight shipping, and the $30 bill credit to come.
  11. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    Thanks for the reply, although your link is bad. Wirefly used to have a strict 30 minutes of usage return policy. It is my understanding that the usage policy has since been eliminated, this is good news. I was unable to find that information on your site. I was also unable to find a definition of the "processing fees" mentioned in the return policy. Can you provide more information?


    Also just to clarify to the OP you have 14 days under the Wirefly "30 day Satisfaction Guarantee" to initiate a return.
  12. cakelady

    cakelady Newbie

    what is the bing.com cashback?
  13. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    It was a Microsoft program that offered cash back for buying specific promoted items through Bing Shopping links. It was a promotional idea that wasn't adopted very well and has been discontinued as of July 30, 2010.

    Bing Shopping
  14. ccw1134

    ccw1134 Newbie

    I have had good experiences with Wirefly. The only things you need to be sure to do is pay attention to the part about the 180 days and be sure to send in any rebates. Things should go quite smoothly. I once ordered 25 phones for work and had zero problems. I must say that I was relieved. Good luck.
  15. darmom

    darmom Lurker

    You can buy your phone at wirefly and get the same insurance that you'd get from a Verizon store. Once you have the phone, you just need to call Assurion and they'll set it up. The wirefly insurance doesn't cover water damage, although it also doesn't have a deductible....
  16. kriswknight

    kriswknight Newbie

    If you get the phone from a verizon indirect retailer (a kiosk in the mall), and you dont like the phone, you have to go back to them. Verizon stores do not do the exchanges for phones bought from wirefly. Customers are always told to go back to the company that they purchased their phone from for service.
  17. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Android Expert

    Also, make sure that if you need to make ANY changes to your plan, you go through them. Otherwise, you're breaking your contract. As long as you plan on keeping the phones for at least the 180 days, pay your bill on time, and leave your plan as is, it's all good.
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  18. syn ack

    syn ack Member

    I saw that wirefly was $50 cheaper and spoke to a Verizon rep who gave me $50 off to match it.

    Chances are you can get the same price from VZW if you ask. :)
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  19. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Android Expert

    This would definitely be the better case scenario. :)
  20. syn ack

    syn ack Member

    In fact, if you buy through Verizon's site and enter Promo Code AAL50 during checkout you will get $50 off. :)
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  21. Quakerwildcat

    Quakerwildcat Member

    Not true. You can make changes through Verizon. You can go to the Verizon store for warranty issues as well. Just don't disconnect within the first six months, and don't downgrade your plan to below the level that was required at the time of purchase. That's the only thing that would cause Verizon to pull Wirefly's commission. In other words, don't cancel the data feature (Verizon won't let you anymore anyway), and if Wirefly required a $59 plan at the time of purchase, don't take the deal then downgrade to the $39 plan (at least not in the first six months).
  22. Fine69

    Fine69 Android Enthusiast

    I used wirefly for my wifes new phone she wanted an android phone once she saw mine I contacted Verizon and they wanted 50.00 plus activation and a delay. on msn a wirefly ad popped up about free droids. clicked on it and there next to it was an ally for her ordered it for free, free activation probably the most accurate processing info I have ever seen and it was here in 2 days with basic delivery. That was a huge savings and now she has a nice phone for what she uses it for... finding me quickly when she has her panic attacks and keeping in touch with her friends.
  23. DGRYAN1977

    DGRYAN1977 Well-Known Member

    I got my DEVOUR from wirefly in March and look at what forum I am posting in.
    Need I say more? Once they sell you the phone, you are in verizons hands. They have no way of knowing what you do.
  24. gvillager

    gvillager Android Enthusiast

    They'll know when VZW pulls/doesn't pay the commission for your contract.
  25. bdm2010

    bdm2010 Lurker

    If you purchase a phone fromw wirefly would you pay them your payment every month or get a statement from verizon and pay it like normal?

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