Cost of upgrading to Blackberry Curve without eligibility upgrade discount.
sc00b
Newbie
I currently have an env2 but would like to upgrade to a Blackberry Curve. Since I'm not eligible for the upgrade discount until Fall of 2010 (I'm pretty sure, regardless I am not eligible for the upgrade), how much would it cost to get the phone?
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Helawat
Enthusiast - Level 3

If you want to upgrade your phone, but you're not eligible for NE2, annual upgrade, or early upgrade, you'll have to pay full retail price for the phone.

 

 

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sc00b
Newbie
Which is?
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nmchileman
Master - Level 3

Curve 8330: $429.99

Tour 9630: $489.99

Storm 9530: $499.99

Pearl Flip 8230: $429.99

 

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sc00b
Newbie
I got my phone in November of '08. Does this mean I'm eligible for an annual upgrade? I tried to check by calling, but I need the last four digits of my dad's SSN (I'm on his plan), which I don't have. Would there be any other way to check?
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nmchileman
Master - Level 3

You would only be eligible for an annual upgrade if you were the primary in your dad's family share plan. Given the circumstances, it is not likely that you are the primary number. However, all is not lost, if you are not eligible for an upgrade and you did not have insurance on your line you would infact qualify for the Lost/Stolen/Damaged program where you would receive the 1yr pricing on a device. It's not as good as the normal 2yr pricing but it's a lot better than full retail.

You'll need to have your dad authorize you on the account so you can call, or have him call on your behalf.


The 1yr pricing for Blackberrys are as follows:

Curve 8330: $119.99

Tour 9630: $269.99

Storm 9530: $169.99

Pearl Flip 8230: $149.99

All prices are after a $70 mail in rebate (except the Storm, it's a $100 MIR).

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sc00b
Newbie

The Verizon people let us use my dad's upgrade for my phone in Fall of '08. He hasn't upgraded his phone. Does this mean I'll possibly be able to use his upgrade again? 

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lrando1
Contributor - Level 1
You could potentially use his "annual" upgrade in the fall of '09. However, if you used HIS upgrade in 08, when is YOUR line due for an upgrade?
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nmchileman
Master - Level 3
That's exactly what I was thinking. Good job irando1
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sc00b
Newbie

Would my upgrade still be applicable, then? I think my line is eligible now.

 

Thank you so much everyone! 

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lrando1
Contributor - Level 1
Yes. The way it works is every line gets the new every 2. If you used your dad's before and he did not use yours when it came up, then yours is still available. Ask your dad to go to My verizon on verizonwireless.com. He can check his account there. He can look at your phone # and see when it is eligible.
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nmchileman
Master - Level 3

 

Irando you are correct. However, I would like to clarify some of your terminology to avoid confusion later on. Only the primary number, in fact, gets an annual upgrade every 12 months plus the New Every Two credit every 20months. The NE2 is a credit that's provided to the primary number for either $30 or $50 depending on the plan access. Secondary lines are only eligible for a standard upgrade every 20months in which there is no upgrade credit, only the discounted promotional pricing. Also, secondary lines are not eligible for annual upgrades. 

 

So; Primary gets NE2 and Secondary's only get standard. 

 

 

 

 

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lrando1
Contributor - Level 1

All True! Thanks.....

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penguinlover
Newbie
:smileywink:Make sure you talk to your dad before you do anything though, maybe he will allow you to have his upgrade and switch your number to it.  Good luck!
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chachi1215
Newbie

Or you could do what I did... Buy a phone from someone else OR on craigslist. I purchased my blackberry storm in april from craigslist and it was brand new ... and just yesterday I purchased the blackberry curve 8330 for $100 brand new...

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