12-23-09 05:11 AM
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  1. silenttt123's Avatar
    Well that sucks....

    How are they having money issues.. Well I guess they did just throw away a $22,000 bill for someone...
    12-15-09 03:41 PM
  2. gotblackberry's Avatar
    Things like that, yeah . Nothing is free.. Companies will cut/raise prices to account for shrinkage.
    12-15-09 03:49 PM
  3. couz's Avatar
    Is the VIP program going to be replaced by something else?
    12-15-09 06:28 PM
  4. ok4a56's Avatar
    The VIP program gave you a $50 instead of your NE2
    Huh? I'm not sure what you are asking, I never said anything about $50
    12-15-09 06:59 PM
  5. gotblackberry's Avatar
    Is the VIP program going to be replaced by something else?
    At the moment no.
    12-15-09 07:32 PM
  6. jlsparks's Avatar
    8 is correct. 12+8=20=NE2!!!

    VIP is alive and well. I've run into store reps who've told me otherwise, but ccare has their **** together and knows all about it. Now, VZW always reserves the right to review/revise the program annually, but no one I've spoken with has indicated at all that there are any plans to eliminate it. Just take advantage of your VIP benefits by ordering over the phone. It's painless, and they'll probably waive overnight shipping...

    EDIT: I'm blind and missed Weekendbum's thread re: termination of the VIP program. Sorry about that.
    12-15-09 07:37 PM
  7. OldChristine's Avatar
    That sucks! I hope they come out with another program or some sort of incentives!

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    12-15-09 08:01 PM
  8. R.O.C.'s Avatar
    I believe the update to Verizon's systems stating the end of the VIP system just happened today... So its quite possible others aren't aware that it will be coming to an end...
    12-15-09 08:02 PM
  9. gotblackberry's Avatar
    Correct. It was officially posted today, so I could comment. I've known about it for a few weeks now though.
    12-15-09 11:02 PM
  10. ekyle125's Avatar
    Huh? I'm not sure what you are asking, I never said anything about $50
    Sorry that was supposed to say gives you*

    12-16-09 05:07 AM
  11. ekyle125's Avatar
    Correct. It was officially posted today, so I could comment. I've known about it for a few weeks now though.
    any idea why they decided to get rid of it?
    12-16-09 05:08 AM
  12. gotblackberry's Avatar
    any idea why they decided to get rid of it?
    No clue

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    12-16-09 01:22 PM
  13. pkcable's Avatar
    Bummage Bum!
    12-16-09 02:26 PM
  14. hdtechmachinist's Avatar
    Anytime a Company buys/merges/pays money for another company, esp. as much as they did with Alltel we (the consumer) are going to see things cut. So look for more cuts, maybe.
    12-16-09 02:52 PM
  15. silenttt123's Avatar
    Anytime a Company buys/merges/pays money for another company, esp. as much as they did with Alltel we (the consumer) are going to see things cut. So look for more cuts, maybe.
    Sure they paid millions for Alltel, but they also just gained millions more customers... They will make that money back in no time.

    I wouldn't be suprised if they make it apply to everyone so to say. They may be making it so that everyone gets a $50 a year credit, and free transfers and all that stuff. The only thing everyone wouldn't be getting is the 25% off accesories. Thats just my guess though...
    12-16-09 03:19 PM
  16. bluerskyes's Avatar
    I doubt it.

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    12-17-09 07:15 AM
  17. rshackleford's Avatar
    on the phone with verizon right now.

    VIP program set to end feb 2010.
    12-20-09 10:21 PM
  18. gotblackberry's Avatar
    I can confirm the VIP program is coming to an end on 2/28/2010.
    on the phone with verizon right now.

    VIP program set to end feb 2010.

    Save those unlimited minutes!
    12-20-09 10:24 PM
  19. mustang02's Avatar
    on the phone with verizon right now.

    VIP program set to end feb 2010.
    So much for reading page 2....
    12-20-09 10:30 PM
  20. jmfh's Avatar
    hmm... i wonder if i can get them to bump up my upgrade since my 20 months are up in 4/10 so i can still take advantage of my VIP stuff
    12-21-09 01:33 AM
  21. ekyle125's Avatar
    I'll still be able to upgrade annually though right?
    12-21-09 09:25 AM
  22. pkcable's Avatar
    I'm going to close the other 2 VIP threads and direct the traffic here.
    12-21-09 09:51 AM
  23. BBStormUser31's Avatar
    I actually just talked to a VZW rep and she said she thinks they are to start another program in 2010 but she didnt have any details...
    12-21-09 02:35 PM
  24. crackalackberry's Avatar
    any idea why they decided to get rid of it?
    the only reason i can see is to increase their already industry leading profit margins. not going to get into any more detail than that, but any way vzw can make an extra dollar, they will do it.
    12-21-09 10:13 PM
  25. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    the only reason i can see is to increase their already industry leading profit margins. not going to get into any more detail than that, but any way vzw can make an extra dollar, they will do it.
    That's the most likely reason when it comes down to sheer economics.

    But, there are other possibilities. 1: They're starting a new program to make even better incentives to STAY with VZW (as the market for growth slows since nearly everyone has a cell). 2: They're changing incentives to get people into data phones to make more money on data. 3: They're changing incentives to go along with the launch of LTE, and to get people into LTE phones & devices so they can shut down CDMA faster.

    Who knows! Fun to guess tho ...
    12-21-09 10:22 PM
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