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Re: Question about transferring upgrade eligibility
Nov 23, 2012, 9:11 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Thanks for the detailed explanation. I never would have figured all that out :)

Question about transferring upgrade eligibility
Nov 22, 2012, 9:25 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I have a family plan with two lines. The primary line is eligible for a discounted upgrade at the end of December while the secondary line is already eligible. I plan to transfer the eligibility from the second line to the primary so I can upgrade now. My question is what happens to the upgrade discount on the primary line? Does it transfer to the second line? Also, might the NE2 discount still exist ...

Re: Corporate stores can't sell new phone releases?
Nov 22, 2012, 9:15 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

So here's an interesting scenario. I went to the local corporate store on 11-21 and they had the Droid DNA available. However when I attempted to buy it (apparently I was the first person who tried) they discovered that it wasn't entered properly on the computer system (can't say more specifically what was wrong) and so they couldn't actually sell it. So I called another corporate store and told them about this. They said they ...

Re: Corporate stores don't know about new phone releases?
Nov 19, 2012, 10:55 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Jarahawk said: You should order it online now. I'm not saying that everyone in the store is lying to you. I think the likelihood is high though. Once you mentioned the phone they could have easily hit Info manager (or whatever they call their internal resource) for information on the phone. They either didn't want to waste time discussing a phone they didn't have or were just feeling generally lazy. Would you have allowed them ...

Re: Corporate stores don't know about new phone releases?
Nov 17, 2012, 8:34 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Thanks for the reply. I guess I was expecting the stores to be paying more attention given how much buzz there's been about the DNA on the web, but whatever. As long as they have them on the 21st then no problem (and if they don't I'll come back and order it online).

Re: Corporate stores don't know about new phone releases?
Nov 17, 2012, 8:09 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Fair enough (regarding the training), but what I was more curious about was the staff not knowing about the Droid DNA and one of the managers saying they're only given 24 hours notice RE new releases. Is that normal?

Corporate stores don't know about new phone releases?
Nov 17, 2012, 3:50 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I went to a couple of corporate stores today wanting to confirm they would have the Droid DNA on the 21st (it's official release date) and neither one knew anything about it. They just said if the phone was released they would "most likely" have them. One manager added they don't know about releases until 24 hours beforehand. So I'm wondering how can this be? I thought the stores trained up their people on new ...

Re: Help picking new cell phone
Oct 5, 2012, 8:21 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

The new Moto HDs are coming soon. If you can wait a little longer you will be able to compare them along with the S3 in person. The holiday season will bring new devices and deals.

Re: New phone new carrier!! HELP!!!!!
Oct 5, 2012, 8:16 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

andrea409 said: I was thinking about switching to verizon and getting and Iphone, but the salesperson at Verizon was telling me about the Galaxy SIII so now I'm torn. First of all I would never look for additional information from a Verizon rep when I was in the store wanting to buy a phone. You can't know how knowledgeable that person is and whether or not they have a reason to push a particular phone. It's best to do ...

Re: Honestly
Sep 26, 2012, 10:10 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

How often do people need to talk and surf at the same time? I've had an Incredible 2 on Verizon for over a year and I can't think of a single situation where I needed to do this. I'm sure some people sometimes need it, but is this considered a primary feature that people would switch carriers for?

Re: Time For My Upgrade
Sep 5, 2012, 11:03 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

The price of the Rezound has been dropped to $80 on the Verizon website. I believe this is in anticipation of imminent new phone releases. I would look to the third party suppliers, such as Amazon, for even deeper discounts soon. It's a good time to consider this phone, especially since it ships with ICS.

Re: Time For My Upgrade
Sep 1, 2012, 11:05 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

The Rezound does look like a good phone, but I haven't actually used one. You might want to wait another week as it sounds like new phones for VZW are going to be announced. That will change the landscape and might result in a price drop on the Rezound as well.

Re: Upgrade Fee
Aug 1, 2012, 8:49 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

crazyeaglefan236 said: Now they are discounting a $650 phone to $200. Do the math...they are treating customers now better then ever before. I agree - let's do the math and make the system honest. The phone costs X, the service costs Y. Pay 100% of X and then pay Y every month. If you want to spread the cost of the phone over time then you sign a contract and pay a percentage along with the cost of ...

Re: Mobile Hot-Spot
Jul 31, 2012, 11:17 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

It appears that there is no longer an extra charge for tethering regardless (if I'm understanding the latest news RE the FCC and VZW correctly).

Re: The solution to your problem is simple.
Jul 25, 2012, 10:37 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

epik said: I have the fix for your problem: stop signing a contract. We have the power and we don't use it. If you don't like the fee, pay the full retail (the real one, not the one you think you paid), or find another company that won't charge you (yet). There are (at least) two disincentives to doing this; One is you still in effect pay for the subsidized handset even though you haven't taken the subsidy. The other ...

Re: This doesn't work
Jul 25, 2012, 10:28 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

CellStudent said: And the reason it doesn't work is because carriers (except for T-mobile) do not offer consumers any monthly discounts in exchange for not incurring a subsidy. I don't see the carriers every doing this voluntarily - it will require legislation. Someone will have to sue the carrier for overcharging them for service while using a non-subsidized phone. Boy, is that ever going to take a while :)

Re: Upgrade Fee
Jul 24, 2012, 1:35 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

daxdcagain said: Even if you spread the additional cost out and raise the plan prices it may be the same overall cost but it will still *look like* you are paying more for services. Besides, upgrade fee is industry standard and Verizon's is surprisingly cheaper than others. I agree there's no way to actually hide the cost. I just think they should stay with the subsidy model which they created in the first place to take away the shock of ...

Re: Upgrade Fee
Jul 24, 2012, 11:59 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Really, your "slaughter" comment made me laugh out loud :) When I upgraded last year the additional cost was $20, and it was called an "early upgrade" fee (I was within the last four months of the two year contract). Now I guess you get hit with the $30 upgrade fee regardless of when you do it? I don't know if this is just gouging, but it's clear that everyone hates it and it's ...

Re: Anybody else getting bored with Vz's lineup?
Jul 13, 2012, 2:01 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

"The Galaxy SIII? Everyone has that" So, it's not enough for Verizon to have a new phone, it has to be a phone that no one else offers? LOL Have you put your hands on a GS3? I did yesterday and there's a lot to like. I'm not sure how I feel about Touch-Wiz. I'm used to HTC Sense and TW is quite different. Still there's nothing boring about the S3 and I would ...

Re: Transferring upgrade from one line to another
Jul 12, 2012, 9:28 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

If I actually get to keep the unlimited option I'll post again. It's hard to believe that they would make an exception just for me :)

Re: Transferring upgrade from one line to another
Jul 11, 2012, 9:46 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Just walked through the upgrade process online (Galaxy S3). I didn't pull the trigger, but I noticed that "unlimited email and web" was still an option. If I had proceeded I apparently would not have been forced to select a 2GB data plan. What do you think about that? Am I misunderstanding something?

Re: Transferring upgrade from one line to another
Jul 11, 2012, 9:35 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Just occurred to me to ask if the upgrade transfer can be done in a Verizon store? I can see how to do it online, but it doesn't "stick" - when I log back in the two lines have reverted back to their original status.

Re: It's on the way!!
Jul 10, 2012, 1:09 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Hopefully they will be in the stores soon too. The original date was July 10, but now I'm hearing July 12. Let us know how you like it.

Re: Upgrade to Galaxy S3 or...?
Jul 8, 2012, 11:20 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

The GS3 looks like the phone to beat at this point. I'm seriously considering upgrading, but I'm honoring my rule of actually seeing and handling a phone before taking the leap. I'll be in the Verizon store on the 10th to test drive it. I currently have the Inc 2 which has a 4" screen. I guess it's possible that the GS3 will feel too big, but I doubt it :)

Inc 4G is available a $99 upgrade at Amazon Wireless
Jul 6, 2012, 5:04 PM
in the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE forum

Thought folks would be interested to know that the Inc 4G, as an upgrade, can be had for $99 from Amazon Wireless.

Droid Incredible 4G is available for $149.99
Jul 6, 2012, 9:56 AM
in the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE forum

The Inc 4G is available now and the subsidized cost is $149.99, not $299 as some thought. I've been using the Inc 2 since last year and I see the new 4G Inc as an incremental upgrade - dual core processor, LTE support, ICS and Sense 4. That's all good, but unfortunately doesn't stand up well against the competition, in particular the Galaxy S III. For only $50 more the GS III offers a larger screen ...

Re: Transferring upgrade from one line to another
Jul 3, 2012, 10:37 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Thanks for confirming this. I'm glad I can stay with my current plan since I just checked out the Share Everything plan and found it would cost me more.

Re: Transferring upgrade from one line to another
Jul 3, 2012, 9:54 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Thanks - I guess I'll try to figure out if the new Share plan will cost more or less than what I have already have.

Re: Transferring upgrade from one line to another
Jul 3, 2012, 9:08 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I did notice the upgrade fee, which is now $30. Last year when I upgraded it was only $20 and I believe the store rep called it a "convenience fee" (convenient for whom? LOL). Regarding the data part of the plan, it is currently unlimited. Will upgrading push me into the new Shared Data plan? I don't use much so it won't be a big loss, but I just ...

Transferring upgrade from one line to another
Jul 2, 2012, 10:50 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

My wife and I currently have a two line family plan. Her line is eligible for an upgrade at the moment and mine is not. She uses a flip phone and couldn't care less, while I have a smartphone and am considering the Galaxy S III. I see an option to transfer her upgrade discount to my line. Will transferring the discount impact our plan? Is there a charge involved? Any advice will ...

Re: PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Jun 9, 2012, 11:36 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

The lack of LTE support in the Quad core processor is obviously critical - I wasn't aware of that. Agreed that it's not about the number of cores per se. As to quad core not performing any better than dual core in the "real world" I would just add "yet". Cores are an aspect of the architecture and their purpose is to improve performance, but yes that can't be taken for granted.

Re: Ready to Upgrade....Your Thoughts?
Jun 7, 2012, 10:38 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I just checked the pre-order page for Verizon and you're correct - 1.5ghz dual-core with 2 gigs of ram. I wonder why they chose to drop the quad-core? Still, it looks to be a great phone. It should be in the stores next month and then we'll start getting user feedback. 4G hardware + ICS is getting more mature and hopefully the 3S will be really solid. Some folks might feel the screen is actually ...

Re: Ready to Upgrade....Your Thoughts?
Jun 5, 2012, 7:14 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I can't get interested in the iPhone, but the Galaxy IIIS has really good specs and is getting great reviews. Quad core CPU, 4.8" screen, good battery life, 1080p video, it goes on and on. If I were ready to upgrade this is the phone I would look at first. I believe in laying on hands though - when it becomes available go to the store and test drive it.

Re: Must be a clothing preference
May 13, 2012, 10:37 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

0rionsVantage said: I don't care about the SGIII. I honestly don't see whats going to be so ground breaking or revolutionary. Its going to be more of what SmartPhones are. Big pretty screen, too much processing speed for the phone and some memory. yay... Too much processor? Just like a computer it's hard to think of a phone as having too much processor. Can you say more about that?

Verizon 4G deployment schedule
May 8, 2012, 10:39 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Do you know if Verizon makes public it's 4G deployment schedule? I live along a major corridor and there's 4G 30 miles north and south, but still only 3G in my burg. I'm wondering when they're going to close the gap :)

Re: GALAXY NEXUS OR WAIT?
May 3, 2012, 8:58 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I recommend you go over to androidforums.com and read the threads in the Gnex section. Unfortunately there are ongoing issues with the phone that don't seem to be isolated, such as poor battery life and poor reception. Apparently the latest ICS update doesn't make any difference. I've been tempted too, but I'm going to wait for the next wave. I currently have the Droid Incredible 2 - no 4G but otherwise a very good phone, ...

when is ICS upgrade coming to older phones?
Apr 2, 2012, 10:50 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I have the Incredible 2 and have heard that it will eventually be upgraded to ICS. I wonder if there is any buzz yet as to when Verizon will make this available? Hopefully it will come before early 2013 when I'll be eligible for a new phone :)

Re: Manual Install Of Gingerbread
May 24, 2011, 9:56 PM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

I'm interested to know what features in 2.33 made it worth the effort to update with a leaked build?

Re: Dialing Alert
May 6, 2011, 10:19 AM
in the HTC Droid Incredible 2 forum

My Dinc 2 both vibrates and rings when a call comes IN, but not when I dial a call. Is that what you mean. Why would the phone vibrate when placing a call?

Re: Location Services
May 6, 2011, 10:14 AM
in the Verizon Wireless forum

Thanks for the reply. I wonder how enabling these services impacts battery life? It sounds like the Google and Verizon Location Services are working through the 3G network which of course is already ON, Vs the standalone GPS which uses an additional circuit (and probably more battery). Does that sound right? There's probably no point in trying to figure out how these services impact privacy, since when you carry a cell phone there isn't any.

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