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Hey folks..

A little bit confused today..Verizon called me up today offering to upgrade me for cheap (basically giving me my new every 2 before it is actually available). The guy was pitching me smart phones to replace my 1st gen Droid, and to be honest the prices are pretty good (Incredible for $50, etc). I figure if I ebay my first gen Droid, I will turn a profit on the deal?

Now can anyone tell me why they would be calling ME and offering me upgrades before they are due? What is the catch/motivation here?

If this does seem legit, can anyone recommend the top Android phone right now on Verizon?

Thanks guys..
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post #2 of 41
Sounds like a scam tbh. I never heard of anyone on any carrier make personal calls to people to upgrade. Usually its by mail or email if they are specifically targeting me to upgrade.
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post #3 of 41
Ask him to get the Iphone 4. You know if you are into that sort of thing. Otherwise if you want and don't care to much about phones the incredible is a great phone. But with all the new dual core super 1337 omg plox phones coming out I'd wait. Depends on how much of a tech head with phones you are.


EDIT: If he can pull up your phone, your contract, your name, address, phone number, etc. He is legit.
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The Incredible is... Incredible.

I heard that they were getting rid of the NE2 program sometime in this month. Maybe it was a rumor.

If you plan on sticking with Verizon for a while, why not?
 
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Samsung Fascinate or Droid X, But if you can resist I would hold out for the coming Droid Bionic
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verizon called me every month for 4 months before my 2 years was up...I turned them down every time because they would not give me my extra 50 bucks off if I had waiting two years
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post #7 of 41
its legit, verizon has called me alot in my 5+ years with them. i have been called just to be offered a free upgrade(early new every 2) when certain phones have been released.
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post #8 of 41
Carriers DO make calls to offer upgrades.

However you should let your contract expire. ALWAYS let your contract expire.

Case in point.

My friend called about an upgrade a month before his contract expired. He wanted a deal on the same network he'd seen online (HTC Desire for free, £25pm, minutes and messages) they said the cheapest they could give him was £35pm and he had to pay £50 for the phone.

I told him to wait until it expired. He did and got the deal he wanted, plus £5pm off his bill.

Always speak to retentions.
    
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post #9 of 41
its 18 months i dunno why they call it every 2.... At 18 months you get the $50 i know i did after 18 months on my last upgrade.
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Originally Posted by BlahBlahBlah View Post
Now can anyone tell me why they would be calling ME and offering me upgrades before they are due? What is the catch/motivation here?
They are getting kick backs from the manufacturer and want to lock more customers in to 2 year contracts.
    
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