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  1. mrpete31's Avatar
    $500 here. I was 6-9 months into a renewed contract (newest Palm Treo).

    NO deals, NOT even the $250 deal sans $50 debit card.

    FALSE.

    ADVERTISING.

    I read zero noting a $500 phone charge. Every ad I read noted $250, less $50 with rebate.........

    RAPING if you ask me.

    I've been a loyal Verizon business account customer for many years. Shame they falsely advertised this as a 'deal'.
    11-27-08 07:57 PM
  2. kuroshio's Avatar
    $50 aftter 50 MIR

    Was a deal worked out between VZ and myself to stop me from returning Dares (4)
    11-27-08 07:59 PM
  3. CelesteB's Avatar
    I got the new contract price of $249.99. So I should be getting a $50 rebate once i turn it in...
    11-27-08 07:59 PM
  4. soccerplayer's Avatar
    $500 here. I was 6-9 months into a renewed contract (newest Palm Treo).

    NO deals, NOT even the $250 deal sans $50 debit card.

    FALSE.

    ADVERTISING.

    I read zero noting a $500 phone charge. Every ad I read noted $250, less $50 with rebate.........

    RAPING if you ask me.

    I've been a loyal Verizon business account customer for many years. Shame they falsely advertised this as a 'deal'.
    its not false advertising at all, it clearly said it was $249.99 with a $50 mail in rebate with a new 2 year contract. Since you were already in the middle of your previous contract with your Palm Treo you weren't eligible for the new 2 year contract pricing and had to get a new phone by paying full price for a new phone. Since my previous contract with my old phone (enV) ended in September I was eligible for the new 2 year contract pricing my price was $249.99 with a $50 mail in rebate.
    11-27-08 08:02 PM
  5. sam123gil's Avatar
    Well I paid $149 to clear my old bill. Had the phone put on my account, so will pay the $235 when bill comes in Dec.
    11-27-08 08:09 PM
  6. hal1's Avatar
    250 less 50 MIR less 100 NE2 (perfect timing)...

    = 100.00
    11-27-08 08:10 PM
  7. TechMom's Avatar
    Got an invite in the mail to get it at the $249 with $50 rebate price. Have no idea how I got it since I wasn't eligible to renew until 3/2010. Luckily got it on 11/21 for exactly the ad price. Have to remember to do the rebate.
    11-27-08 08:13 PM
  8. mrpete31's Avatar
    "$250" was a false ad. They note nothing about a $500 retail price.
    11-27-08 08:13 PM
  9. BCAP526's Avatar
    $0.00 I got it for free because i complained about my dare that kept breaking

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-27-08 08:14 PM
  10. mrpete31's Avatar
    TechMom - what city/state ? I got some general mailings as well. Verizon has always treated me very good as a small business customer. I felt like a GITMO prisoner this time.
    11-27-08 08:14 PM
  11. sesso's Avatar
    $216 got the mail in rebate instantly.
    11-27-08 08:16 PM
  12. stevcha's Avatar
    "$250" was a false ad. They note nothing about a $500 retail price.
    It clearly states on the VZW website:

    $199.99 ($249.99 2yr price less $50 mail-in rebate debit card) with new 2yr activation on a Nationwide Email plan.


    If you don't qualify for a phone upgrade then you'll have to pay full retail if you don't activate a new line or plan. If you speak to the right customer service rep they might move your phone upgrade eligibility up earlier.
    Last edited by stevcha; 11-27-08 at 08:22 PM.
    11-27-08 08:20 PM
  13. soccerplayer's Avatar
    It clearly states on the VZW website:

    $199.99 ($249.99 2yr price less $50 mail-in rebate debit card) with new 2yr activation on a Nationwide Email plan.


    If you don't qualify for a phone upgrade then you'll have to pay full retail if you don't activate a new line or plan.
    thank you, that's exactly what I was trying to say in my previous post.
    11-27-08 08:23 PM
  14. mrpete31's Avatar
    I understand what you're saying.

    With all previous new phones they list the full price + any other possible reduction (ie. added plans etc.). The Storm ad is new for Verizon leaving out the 'fine details'.

    It's bull shixx either way you slice it.

    This is not how Verizon has advertised in the past.

    As a matter of fact, their new advertising fooled a friend of mine at Verizon corporate. She was told this phone would be a very fair and attractive price. $500 is not fair and it's not attractive. She agreed after hearing what I had to pay for 2 new phones.
    Last edited by mrpete31; 11-27-08 at 08:27 PM.
    11-27-08 08:24 PM
  15. EtaoinShrdlu's Avatar
    $150 here. $250 minus $50 rebate minus $50 discount for premature NE2.
    11-27-08 08:30 PM
  16. soccerplayer's Avatar
    I understand what you're saying.

    With all previous new phones they list the full price + any other possible reduction (ie. added plans etc.). The Storm ad is new for Verizon leaving out the 'fine details'.

    It's bull shixx either way you slice it.

    This is not how Verizon has advertised in the past.

    As a matter of fact, their new advertising fooled a friend of mine at Verizon corporate. She was told this phone would be a very fair and attractive price. $500 is not fair and it's not attractive. She agreed after hearing what I had to pay for 2 new phones.
    i don't know what advertising you saw but all the ones that I have seen stated that it was $249.99 with a $50 mail in rebate with a new 2 year activation.
    11-27-08 08:33 PM
  17. BatmanX's Avatar
    i paid 249.99 got 50 mail in rebate then my dad told me he got an extra 50 off for being a vip customer at vzw so i called and asked why i didn't get that 50 off and they said they were not sure if that applied to the storm. they called me back 10 mins later and said they will credit my account 50 so final price was 149.99 and i love this phone. if you are a vip member i would ask if you get that extra 50 off
    11-27-08 08:40 PM
  18. swank29's Avatar
    $199...the Verizon guy gave me an instant $50 discount so I didnt have to send it in and wait
    11-27-08 08:54 PM
  19. BBNoobie76's Avatar
    250 less 50 MIR less 100 NE2 (perfect timing)...

    = 100.00
    Same exact deal I got, except I got a $50 instant rebate. I'm more than happy that I paid only $100 for this phone so even though there are minor bugs w/the phone, I'm stoked!
    11-27-08 08:56 PM
  20. Nycballa's Avatar
    Free*(Actually Made 50 Dollars)*
    $150 after VIP Discount
    $150-$50MIR= $100
    $100 - $100(Gift card from Storm Hunt)= $0
    *$50 (From Sending Old Phone into Blackberry Program)*
    11-27-08 09:03 PM
  21. burkpe's Avatar
    I Paid 199 with no mail in rebate my company has a corp discount. and since i am a vip customer with verizon i got my phone at 2 year pricing 8 mos into my pearl contract I love verizon and my storm!
    11-27-08 09:05 PM
  22. fil88's Avatar
    250 less 50 MIR less 100 NE2 (perfect timing)...

    = 100.00
    250 less 50 MIR less 100 NE2 = 100

    109 from BB Trade up program = I make $9... lol..
    11-27-08 09:08 PM
  23. Flexia's Avatar
    319 for phone

    sold curve for 289
    50 MIR
    68 BB trade up program

    So I made out with $88
    11-27-08 09:11 PM
  24. buxleyp's Avatar
    It's bull shixx either way you slice it.
    Mine was $250 - $50 instant corporate rebate - $50 BB tradeup = $150. Too early for NE2 for me.

    mrpete31, if you were so outraged over your own misunderstanding of the price, you could have chosen not to purchase it. It doesn't sound like anyone held a gun to your head.
    11-27-08 09:17 PM
  25. nobodeuno's Avatar
    $149...renewed contract
    11-27-08 09:26 PM
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