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  1. jtpryan

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    There is a banner ad on all the site pages touting an ERIS for either $0 or $29 from Verizon for either new or existing customers. I am an existing customer but the only way to take advantage of the offer is with a plan. Why would an existing customer need a plan if they already have one? Is this offer bogus?

    I already looked into gettin one from Verizon under my 2 year plan and was told $99.

    -Jim
     

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    welcome to the forum jt!
     
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    Bait and switch? Dunno. Typical carriers...they treat new customers better than existing.
     
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    I bought mine about 10 days ago and when I saw the BOGO offer I went to Verizon and got a free one for my husband even though he has a plan with Verizon and it wasn't due to expire until February. We are happy!
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Can you expand on how you did this? Did you call them? The chain from the banner ad goes nowhere.
     
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    Different Authorized Retailers/Dealers offer better prices than the Corporate level stores or online do(ie, Wirefly, WalMart and Let's Talk)
     
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    Hi I just went into the store and said that I had purchased my Droid the previous week and wanted a free one for my husband. They said okay. I told them that I had called Verizon about early upgrades because my Palm had died and they said I could upgrade in December instead of waiting until February and therefore I assumed that would apply to my husband as well. Then a manager came over and grumbled a bit about not seeing any notes in the system about this, but she plugged in a code anyway and gave it to us. The way I figure it, they just got 4 people signed up for another two years (we have four lines in my family). And now 3 of us have data plans instead of 1 (my daughter got a Blackberry Curve two weeks ago because her phone died). I asked if they had a family data plan and they said no. I called in about this as well, but no luck. So unfortunatley we are now paying $90 per month just for data! Our cell phone bill is about $320 per month which is insane for a family. But whatever, gotta have the toys right?
     

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