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Verizon Rebate Policy Changes Go Into Effect, No Need to Worry

When Verizon informed us that their rebate policy was changing and that top tier devices would no longer have $100 mail-in-rebates, but devices under $149 still would, a lot of people were concerned at what that actually meant.  We were then provided with the list of rebate and non-rebate devices over the weekend, except the pricing situation was still up in the air for the top dogs.  Well, as you can see from the shot above, the DROID X which used to be a $299 plus $100 MIB device, is now just listed at $199, which is great news.  You no longer have instant discounts or mail-in-rebates for these top tier devices and we couldn’t be happier.  

For the rest of the devices falling under the $149 mark, they’ll look just like they used to…

Everyone breathing again?

  • Anon

    Emailed you saying there was nothing to worry and that pre-existing customers will get emails with deals in their mail for current phones that newer customers won’t get. It will be all good in the end.

  • Anonymous

    May be off topic, but kellex can you please elaborate on people talking about 1 year contracts. I’ve seen so much of that talk lately and I want to know my options so if I get the thunderbolt and then soon ill want a tegra 2 device.

  • Melaski7399

    They have always had instant rebates if you ordered online anyway. This is only good for those who purchase in stores. I never had to deal with MIB and I always got my phones by FedEX by noon the following day ordering online.

  • Anonymous

    just asking…..if my friend scratched my dx i was going to sell for the thunderbolt and i call and say i broke it or it was stolen…after the 14th….can i ask for the thunderbolt or will i automatically get a dx? just asking…..

    • fartbubbler

      Verizon will replace with same device. I had asked about this before, with a phone that even been discontinued. They keep some back to replace in warranty situations :/

    • fartbubbler

      but I must say, if I were given the option to trade in my DX for the Thunderbolt, I’m not sure I would. The DX is a proven winner, bulletproof, and now that I have it dialed in (rooted, rommed, clocked, etc.), it’s getting incredible battery life.
      I don’t know that the TB would match up to what I have right now…

  • Kevoskee

    That DX looks mighty spicy right there. Nice pic

  • MFG

    Nice job, VZW. I guess they knew a couple of us were pissed with some of their recent changes.

  • Cabarete007

    Hate to say but I told you so

  • Anonymous

    This should have been done a long time ago.