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Verizon May Be Holding Their Own “Private” Memorial Day Sale, Thunderbolts for $99

Memorial Day weekend is sure shaping up to be all about cheap 4G smartphones.  First we had word out of Amazon that prices on all of their 4G phones would be slashed, and now we’re getting word that Verizon may be holding one of their own.  According to the text message received by one of our readers, certain customers are getting invites to an “exclusive Private Sale!” where they can pick up an HTC Thunderbolt for as little as $99.  Hello, steal.

We’re pretty sure this sale won’t be open to just anyone and is likely for those with upgrades available, but this may be worth checking your account over.  We know that Verizon is holding a variety of regional sales, some of which will get customers up to $50 off of any phone, but this one looks to be combining a few.  You’ll remember that this phone normally retails in Verizon stores for $249, so at half the price, you may want to see what kinds of negotiating skills you have.

And we’ll be digging for more details…

Cheers Andrew!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dana00002 Dana Sibrel

    i went in today and the lady told me to wait until tomorrow until i decided on a phone if i was worried about prices. she definatley acted like there would be a sale but she wouldnt flat out say it!

  • Albotz

    You should jump on that deal, and upgrade that old startac. You get the snake game on that?

  • James E. Price

    ok.  i’ll buy it

  • http://twitter.com/Sienna337 Didi Matregrano

    Did anyone get the text that is not using it? I have wanting to get the HTC Thunderbolt. Thank you

  • http://twitter.com/Sienna337 Didi Matregrano

    Did anyone get the text that is not using it? I have wanting to get the HTC Thunderbolt. Thank you

  • http://twitter.com/Sienna337 Didi Matregrano

    Did anyone get the text that is not using it? I have wanting to get the HTC Thunderbolt. Thank you

  • Bottlerocket79

    I got the private sale message, but not at that price. The private sale is just for $50 off. This guy must have some new every two credit. 

  • Anon

    I got a promotion in snail mail. But no DX2 offered. I wonder if they will have something available when the Droid 3 or Nexus Droid 4g (rumored) come out

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  • Anonymous

    The only reason I would take this deal is to lock in unlimited LTE. If I got the email I would do it for that reason only. But I did not……99 bucks for a charge or bolt seems reasonable. Looking at some of the other comments here though it looks like the price is higher.

  • Sublime3sixteen

    I wouldn’t trust any text from a person that apparently still owns a flip phone…

  • The Dave

    Our family line got a huge brochure for the “private sale”. basically we can give you some “sale” prices since 4 of 5 lines are upgrade due.

    I can scan it to you if you want to see it. pretty standard flyer deal.

  • Fhdhdu

    Just got Verizon to swap my dx for a dx2 no charge or upgrade…

    • No

      how?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000078778669 Zachary Spong

    Notice the phone its a basic one no data and probably that phone line does not have unlimited talk and text….. Verizon probably figures if he gets a smartphone at a cheap price and sucker him into getting all of the packages his bill will go up 100 dollars a month.

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  • vzwemp

    That’s with a new every two 100 credit.  There is no $99 Thunderbolt upgrade.

  • Joshfriedman86

    This is probably due to a $100 New Every Two credit plus the $50 private sale discount; the private sale is for $50 off the Thunderbolt or a free Intensity II/Curve 3G after rebate.

  • Mr.Joe

    Oh man!  

    None of us here will get it.  Wanna know why?  Cause we already have smart phones.  This guy as a REALLY OLD vzw phone.  They want him paying more!

  • http://twitter.com/xsehcx dombrowski (hitman)

    i left vzw last week after 6 years, for the nexus s 4g, i hate that sprint calls wimax 4g, but i love the lack of bloatware and the vanilla android experience. never really liked sense and motoblur and the samsung version. just happy to finally not have to root my phone to have a phone that is completely mine.

    • Jim Dandy

      It’s called a double edged sword :(

  • http://twitter.com/Damn_ItsMike Michael C.™

    I got the text yesterday…they also sent me an email today…The blackberry curve I believe is free also

    • James_Ever

      I got it by mail, what a waste of paper….c’mon Verizon get with the times!!!

  • James_Ever

    Am I the only one finding this a wee bit suspicious, I mean I know they usually have sales during Holidays but they’re getting rid of all these devices because they’re not selling as well as they hoped. And with the recent problems with some of these devices, it seems like its a firesale to get rid of them in order to make room for what’s coming up next month.

    • Anonymous

      Memorial day is a holiday and Verizon always has memorial day deals….

  • Ryan

    So how do we know this isn’t just for people with ancient phones?

    • Wareaglevi

      It depends on what you define “ancient”. I have an OG Droid. I got the “Private sale” message.

  • http://twitter.com/Beezzzzy Basil Mahmud

    I’ll stick with my charge, ya know the phone with the battery that isn’t a 45 sec countdown time.

  • Brdrhoppinpro aka Andrew

    WOOO i made the front page of Droid-Life glad i could help with some of that info, as soon as my pops got that text and showed it to me i was like “i need to send this in to them” lol

    • Anonymous

      Want a cookie?

      • Brdrhoppinpro

        yes please :) make it a chocolate cookie with caramel mixed in

    • Baked14

      Well it’s not gonna go to the second page. Good job though :P

    • Jeffreycarroll85836

      when is the sale 

  • Steelertown7

    I wouldn’t buy a brick for $100!!

    I mean a thunderbrick.

    I mean a thunderbolt. 

    • chris debacker

      they lowered the price because they probably werent getting any buyers for a phone that has been nothing but a lie since day 1. you know with the release date issue, and then with skype with video coming preinstalled on the phone when its first released? thats only the beginning and it hasnt even been 2 full months yet. i just recently bought a thunderbolt for the front cam and now im starting to regret it since the front cam is kinda useless without an official video chat app that connects to computers which android lacks

  • manny

    Are there any plans to bring the Droid X2 price down?

  • Badassbosoxfan

    This should be made available to all  military on Verizon… :o)

    • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

      They give a 15% discount to all active military

  • Jim Dandy

    These blokes are trying to run game. These phones are not worth the upgrade. What’s going to be the full retail prices?

  • RocketBoy

    The bastards. The text I got from them says “Thunderbolts for 149.99 after after 50 dollar Private Sale discount and 50 dollar loyalty credit”

    • gen

      Mine says 199.99 after 59 dollar private sale discount. Which is the price I could get it for w/o this private sale. And something about a free blackberry…either way I won’t be going.

    • gen

      Mine says 199.99 after 59 dollar private sale discount. Which is the price I could get it for w/o this private sale. And something about a free blackberry…either way I won’t be going.