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New Every 6 Months?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Larry, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     



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  2. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  3. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  4. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  5. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  6. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  7. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  8. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  9. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  10. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  11. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  12. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  13. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  14. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  15. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  16. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  17. On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 02:03:21 GMT, Larry <Larry@nospam.net> wrote:

    >Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    >phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    >that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    >let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    >if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    >the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    >Larry E.


    You can't purchase one at the promotional price because your contract
    isn't up yet, and therefore, they haven't recouped the full cost of
    the phone you broke. If you didn't have insurance, then try eBay.
    And did you inquire how much it would cost for them to replace the
    screen as a non-warranty repair? Sometimes it's not as much as you
    would think. And sometimes they'll just swap you out a refurbished
    one for a flat charge.
     
  18. Ken

    Ken Guest

    The price that a new customer pays is subsidized by Verizon. They recoup
    their initial loss over the period of your contract. You can't expect them
    to take another loss after only 6 months.


    "Larry" <Larry@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:J3sAc.40243$0b.10999881@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    > phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    > that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    > let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    > if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    > the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    > Larry E.
    >
     
  19. Ken

    Ken Guest

    The price that a new customer pays is subsidized by Verizon. They recoup
    their initial loss over the period of your contract. You can't expect them
    to take another loss after only 6 months.


    "Larry" <Larry@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:J3sAc.40243$0b.10999881@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    > phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    > that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    > let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    > if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    > the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    > Larry E.
    >
     
  20. Ken

    Ken Guest

    The price that a new customer pays is subsidized by Verizon. They recoup
    their initial loss over the period of your contract. You can't expect them
    to take another loss after only 6 months.


    "Larry" <Larry@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:J3sAc.40243$0b.10999881@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > Has anyone ever succeeded in getting Verizon to "allow" them to pay the
    > same discounted price that new customers pay for a new phone if the
    > phone is less than one year-old? This is one of the things about Verizon
    > that really peeves me. My phone's screen is cracked, and they won't even
    > let me purchase the phone for the same price as a new customer ... even
    > if I commit to a 1 or 2 year contract. This all changes apparently at
    > the 1-year mark, when they will allow this.
    >
    > Larry E.
    >
     

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