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Verizon’s New Rebate and Non-Rebate Device List

Yesterday our sources tipped us off to some rebate changes going on at Verizon and late last night we received there new list of affected devices.  Most of the reps we’ve talked to are as confused as all of you on how this new pricing will work, but this at least gives you a look at how each device is being handled.  We have to assume that devices like the DROID X will come in at a $199 price point rather than the $299 price it is currently listed at or they likely won’t sell a single one.  We’ll have 100% confirmation on Monday, so keep it here.

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  • Mr.Joe

    Most of these devices have been gone from vzw for almost a year. One of them being the entice.

  • Tonlop71

    If you can’t afford a $300 devices buy the $250 device…if you can’t afford the $250 device buy the $200 device ….if you can’t afford the $200 device….buy the $150 device….if you can’t afford the $150 device….buy the $100 device….if you can’t afford the $100 device….but the $50 device…..if you can’t afford the $50 device….u have no business with a smart phone!

  • Guest

    Droid X and fascinate are priced @ 199.99 when this change takes affect so really not that impacting to anyone.

  • Watking25

    Anyone else fill VZW is becomming the evil empire

    • tjhrulz

      where are those R2D2 phones when we need them

  • Anonymous

    Anyone want to buy a touch pro 2 for $50? No contract or rebate.

  • Djsquid10

    Well I think here come att if they keep f***ing with us

  • Anonymous

    Verizon is not going to do away with all rebates and saddle people with $299+ priced smartphones. That is a terrible business move and would upset more people than doing away with new every two did. It would be a huge advantage to their competitors and would definitely cause Verizon to lose more than a few customers. Kellex said it himself in the first story regarding this that his source said that the rebates would become instant. Verizon is just setting themselves up to say “Hey look customer! You are going to save even more money!” while keeping quiet the fact that they are just making the rebate instant. Verizon wants to do away with the term rebate, not the actual savings. It’s all marketing and mind games.

    • Anonymous

      I’m willing to bet that you are 100% correct. Verizon would be crazy to get rid of rebates all together. But, as you said, they’ll make them instant rebates and give consumers the impression that they’re saving money when in fact it costs the same as before.

  • Guest

    My guess is that they are doing away with the rebates on the higher end smartphones in order to remain competitive with the iPhone. Apple controls pricing on their devices and if they maintain standard procedure, the 16GB will be $199, no rebate. While Verizon definitely wants to sell iPhones, if there is a backlog a massive up front price difference will only make it worse.

  • Anonymous

    The key to seeing if this is really a good deal is to look at the difference between full retail and contract prices of future phones. If that margain goes down, VZ has found a way make us believe we’ve gotten the “rebate” up front while charging us more. If you’re buying one of the phones on this list, it’s nice, but I think the long term implication is higher prices…

  • Mrpicolas

    Funny og Droid not in store but has a rebate lol…

  • Mrpicolas

    Funny og Droid not in store but has a rebate lol…

    • Johnsonjoshuak

      That’s because they are still available through Indirect Channels. The Blackberry Curve 1 just lost its rebate like 2 months ago.

    • eddieonofre

      good observation

    • eddieonofre

      good observation

    • Anonymous

      The Verizon store in my area still has some OG Droids available.

  • fartbubbler

    I’m sure all the newer phones like the Bionic, Thunderbolt, DX 2, etc. will fall into the left, higher priced category and not have rebates as well.

  • fartbubbler

    I’m sure all the newer phones like the Bionic, Thunderbolt, DX 2, etc. will fall into the left, higher priced category and not have rebates as well.

  • Andrew Hewitt

    we received their* new list of affected devices.

  • Andrew Hewitt

    we received their* new list of affected devices.

  • Chris

    Verizon keeps taking away from everything except from what we pay to them. If this turns out that they’re simply doing away with rebates for higher priced smart phones, I’m done with them. I’ll stick with Android…but on Sprint’s network.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting… and this will likely end up being the FIRST time I hold onto a phone rather than upgrading it as soon as I possibly can…

    • Jeremy

      it means the mail in rebates are gone and are now instant rebates, they are not getting rid of the rebates all together

      • eddieonofre

        can you confirma that?

        • iamsteventucker

          i can confirm that

      • Loganthomas1

        Me too they actually just did away with mail in rebates of phones over 150 to help sell more smartphones it is a positive thing her why is everyone complaining