1. TrendyProfessional1's Avatar
    My question is this; and maybe I kinda know the answer.
    But what I would like to know is your thoughts on how
    they will handle the release of the new Storm2.
    I bought mine back in Nov/Dec of 08.
    I am guessing that since I am a vip customer that
    I will be elligible for the early yearly upgrade.

    Also how do u think VZW overall will be handling this?
    Do u think they would possibly allow the people who
    bought the Storm at the beginning? To upgrade early
    to the Storm2.

    Tired of the speculation in the other forums.
    So I thought I would come to the horses mouth.
    I know your answers will be speculation and that
    u can only say so much but I know it will be better than
    I will get any where else.

    Oh here is a teaser.
    Do u think it will be both LTE/CDMA?
    Now that last one is some fodder for ya......................
    05-15-09 11:20 AM
  2. lastraid's Avatar
    All I can say is "WHO KNOWS!"
    05-15-09 11:24 AM
  3. gettinthere's Avatar
    We have no idea when or even if the Strorm 2 will hit, but it'd be safe to assume that VZW will not do any ineligible upgrades because people already have a Storm. (As a whole)

    As far as LTE, it all depends on when (if) both things launch.

    But as lastraid said, the "who knows" answer works best here.
    05-15-09 11:27 AM
  4. hudss's Avatar
    My question is this; and maybe I kinda know the answer.
    But what I would like to know is your thoughts on how
    they will handle the release of the new Storm2.
    I bought mine back in Nov/Dec of 08.
    I am guessing that since I am a vip customer that
    I will be elligible for the early yearly upgrade.

    Also how do u think VZW overall will be handling this?
    Do u think they would possibly allow the people who
    bought the Storm at the beginning? To upgrade early
    to the Storm2.

    Tired of the speculation in the other forums.
    So I thought I would come to the horses mouth.
    I know your answers will be speculation and that
    u can only say so much but I know it will be better than
    I will get any where else.

    Oh here is a teaser.
    Do u think it will be both LTE/CDMA?
    Now that last one is some fodder for ya......................
    It's common sence not specualtion. Perhaps I can only speculate that you don't read or watch the news much.

    LTE is not being rolled out to early next year. Trial this year will be for aircards in selected cities...

    No specials on Storm 2..I doubt they will even call it that.
    As far as Verizon is concerned..the storm is a success.
    I didn't see a memo on a recall..
    You actually think they're going to take a trade-in? Why not just bring it in for the tour then.
    If you're still under contract..you will pay the full price..
    Just because it may have 2 at the end..doesn't give you a right to receive for a discount. It's nonsence thinking like this that causes uproars when told you're not eligible for an upgrade.

    As for VIP..that and a metrocard will get you on the subway.
    Everyone here is a "Verizon VIP" we all get the "secret vip" special postcards advertising crap. It's for naive consumers thinking they get a special deal. shhhh don't tell anyone..but I just got a vip mailing that mentioned buy 1 BlackBerry get 1 free.
    05-15-09 12:08 PM
  5. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    Q1 2009 Sales Rank:

    1) BlackBerry Curve
    2) Apple iPhone
    3) BlackBerry Storm

    Current sales reports vary, but there don't seem to be any big upsets for Q2.

    The Storm return & defect rate is a statistically insignificant amount worse than Curve (across multiple carriers) & iPhone, but better than many smartphones. However, the complaint rate is much higher.

    It doesn't sound like there is a drumbeat of unhappy Storm owners and I don't think that there will be any concessions for those who chose to keep theirs beyond the WFG period.

    I was playing with it before & after release - I knew in about 4.7 seconds I would not pay for the thing & wouldn't use it if it were given to me.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-15-09 12:21 PM
  6. scurvydlicious's Avatar
    They'll handle it just like any other release.
    05-15-09 12:47 PM
  7. gotblackberry's Avatar
    I don't think they'll be any discounts and/or early upgrades.
    05-15-09 02:04 PM
  8. amojeba's Avatar
    Cash, cash, cash. Got any? Otherwise VZW doesn't care about us.
    05-15-09 02:43 PM
  9. scurvydlicious's Avatar
    Cash, cash, cash. Got any? Otherwise VZW doesn't care about us.
    Why should they? You don't pay me, so I don't care about you. Although, I do like Futurama.
    05-15-09 02:44 PM
  10. amojeba's Avatar
    Why should they? You don't pay me, so I don't care about you. Although, I do like Futurama.
    My point exactly. Once they made their sale, they don't care. Moving on to the next phone.
    Yep Futurama rocks!
    05-15-09 02:46 PM
  11. scurvydlicious's Avatar
    My point exactly. Once they made their sale, they don't care. Moving on to the next phone.
    Yep Futurama rocks!
    Haha, true
    05-15-09 03:10 PM
  12. DesertDogs's Avatar
    Storm in my eyes is worthless but that would have been obvious long before the 30 days was up. If I kept it I wouldn't even think of expecting any discounts or special treatment.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-15-09 03:23 PM
  13. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    I don't think they'll be any discounts and/or early upgrades.
    And why not? They locked my GPS. They won't let me turn on my WiFi that I so desperately need to Twitter with. They once crippled my grandmother's bluetooth so I couldn't steal her phone list and they charge me 7.3 times more than any other carrier!!! Did I mention they are the ones keeping me from my drugs???

    I want my early upgrades and discounts and I want them now!!!



    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-15-09 03:24 PM
  14. lastraid's Avatar
    I want my early upgrades and discounts and I want them now!!!



    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Um , people in H ell want ice water to
    05-15-09 03:26 PM
  15. DesertDogs's Avatar
    Um , people in H ell want ice water to
    Oooh! Ouch! Cruel!

    Hey. Can I get a discount for the times I was swimming and unable to answer the phone?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-15-09 03:32 PM
  16. gotblackberry's Avatar
    Cash, cash, cash. Got any? Otherwise VZW doesn't care about us.
    Right.. except F&F, VIP, Annual Upgrades, Overage/Re-rate policies, More credits than any other wireless company..

    Verizon doesn't care at all.
    05-15-09 04:15 PM
  17. gotblackberry's Avatar
    And why not? They locked my GPS. They won't let me turn on my WiFi that I so desperately need to Twitter with. They once crippled my grandmother's bluetooth so I couldn't steal her phone list and they charge me 7.3 times more than any other carrier!!! Did I mention they are the ones keeping me from my drugs???

    I want my early upgrades and discounts and I want them now!!!



    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I completely understand your frustration Sir but unfortunately Verizon Wireless has policies in place to protect your interest and to protect ours. So this is just not possible. You can always purchase a device at Full Retail Price. Would you like me to order that for you today?
    05-15-09 04:17 PM
  18. DesertDogs's Avatar

    Someone who doesn't care about his/her customer isn't a true professional.
    Not quite true. They may be very professional. They could be a professional crook, scammer or paycheck collector. These describe way too many store employees. The auth retailers are usually much better.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-15-09 04:24 PM
  19. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    I completely understand your frustration Sir but unfortunately Verizon Wireless has policies in place to protect your interest and to protect ours. So this is just not possible. You can always purchase a device at Full Retail Price. Would you like me to order that for you today?
    I want my free WiFi/GPS and I want it NOW and you will pay for any FRPpy behavior!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-15-09 04:26 PM
  20. DesertDogs's Avatar
    Rough crowd when even the Verizon fanboys are raising a stink.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-15-09 04:28 PM
  21. noaim's Avatar
    And why not? They locked my GPS. They won't let me turn on my WiFi that I so desperately need to Twitter with. They once crippled my grandmother's bluetooth so I couldn't steal her phone list and they charge me 7.3 times more than any other carrier!!! Did I mention they are the ones keeping me from my drugs???

    I want my early upgrades and discounts and I want them now!!!



    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    I kind of dissagree with this sarcasm as the consumer is and always will be the person/people who drive a business so for someone to demand things when they spend a crap ton of money for things is not always a bad thing. Maybe you don't see it this way. However without us verizon would be nothing nor would any other business who provides a service that consumers purchase. If I feel ripped off you better beleive someone is going to hear about it.

    The good company's will try and fix a problem over walking away from it thats how they keep customers.
    05-15-09 04:31 PM
  22. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    Rough crowd when even the Verizon fanboys are raising a stink.
    Hmmmm - call me a fanboy again & no more heaters or nice ladies for you.

    In fact - you see a boy around here, you give them $20.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-15-09 04:31 PM
  23. patches152's Avatar
    still way to early to tell, VZW doesn't have it on the roadmap yet, it isn't in testing...so we have time still.
    05-15-09 04:55 PM
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