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Will VZW offer 9530 owners discount on 9550?
AzCellUser
Newbie

I just have to ask this question to any of the VZW moderators.  Will Verizon offer the original Storm owners any type of discounted price to upgrade to the new Storm?  A lot of us have gone through hell and high water with our originals and have stuck through it because they are good phones, at least mine has been with some minor issues.  The new Storm will be out approximately one year after the release of the first one.  Many upgrades and a better more stable system.  Don't let this turn out to be the same customer dissatisfaction issue AT&T had when the new I-phone was released.  Customer satisfaction is what VZW has been about keep it that way besides the great network.

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XtremeBerry
Contributor

What do you think the answer to this question is? If you have had a lot of problems they can probably get you in a new phone at the one year price if you are VIP.

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LCromwell
Specialist

What is a VIP in relation to VZW, as I have been a continued paying subcriber since 2002.

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XtremeBerry
Contributor

There are a few criteria that must be met. Basically if you have a BASE plan of 79.99 or higher and have paid your bill on time for a full year.

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Jeff_in_TN
Enthusiast

I was recently told by customer service on the 800# and by reps in the store that the VIP program had been discontinued earlier this year.  I also was told that the best time to get a deal is toward the end of the month in the store, especially if they are short of meeting sales quotas.

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XtremeBerry
Contributor

NO its not discontinued what I believe they meant was that people are chosen for it once a year and that is around Feb. You just cant switch to a 1400 min plan and be VIP. You have to have the plan and good standing for a calender year starting in Feb and ending in Feb.

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rookietrader
Enthusiast
verizon should offer a discount for storm 1 users to upgrade to storm 2 but i don't see that happening. the storm 1 goes for $50 at a verizon store now. i paid full price for my storm1. i didn't get a 2 year agreement with verizon for buying a storm 1. the difference with iphone and bb storm 1 is the first generation iphone users paid full price for the phone ($399)and still got locked in a 2 year agreement. so apple got over on the att customer anyway and so they gave them a choice to swap for a newer iphone 3g so it would not be all types of complaints out there. so no i dont see verizon giving us an discount to trade in our storms. verizon and blackberry would simply lose on that deal. does verizon buy back phones? maybe give you $50 for an storm 1? sprint use to buy back phones.
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XtremeBerry
Contributor

LOL Why would verizon want to buy back a Storm 1? They are trying to unload them for 49.99 right now. Its stinks being an early adopter on a phone. How would you like to be a tester and have to deal with all the early problems. I dont see how the Storm would even been able to dial a number at first.:smileyvery-happy:

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rookietrader
Enthusiast
ok i see your a tour fan but ok. i've had no major problems with my storm. i like my 9530. verizon would buy back the phone for parts. thats what sprint use to do. this phone is still going to be around for 2 yrs for the people that just got a storm 1. and the are only selling the storm one for $50 now because they know they are still locking people in for a 2 year agreement and they have to purchase bb data plan which makes them money. so in the one year of being a storm 1 user and something goes wrong they dont send out a brand new phone anymore...its a refurbished phone....because the storm 2 is about to be out now.
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BBLeaks-dot-com

Aren't they offering the Storm 9530 for free now? lol

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