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The Red Striped DROID ULTRA is Indeed a Verizon Employee Exclusive

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The DROID ULTRA with a red racing stripe down its back that made an appearance yesterday is indeed an exclusive “Employee Edition” of the new Motorola flagship for Verizon. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, since we saw employee exclusives of the RAZR MAXX and RAZR MAXX HD over the last two years, both of which carried limited release colorways.

To make the deal worth it for employees, Big Red has priced the device at $99 on contract, and tossed in a Griffin Reveal case and SOL Republic JAX Earbuds. This special edition ships on August 20 with the rest of the new DROID family.

Since it’s an “Employee Edition,” don’t expect to pick one up unless some brave employee tosses theirs up on eBay.

  • Ihatedumbpplwhothnkthyrsmrt

    Most Verizon employees try to avoid the “tech nerds”. Why? 1. All they want to do is try to show off how “smart” they are by rattling off specs of a phone 2. They don’t buy anything..let me repeat this one…THEY DON’T BUY ANYTHING 3. They complain about losing unlimited data which which i think is funny too, getting pissed bc we are more expensive yet our network is more advanced by years…lol why wouldn’t we be more expensive if we offer more coverage. If someone uses more of something that person should get charged more…that’s pretty logical
    You call us dumb but if I know I make more money talking “baby talk” to the avg customer, I’m going to do it. If your a tech nerd why even go to a store, you know it’s cheaper online…lol


    Called it….

  • chris420o

    thats a pretty bad ass looking device

  • Shaun

    They don’t get an employee edition of the maxx? That seems a bit rude.

    • iamme

      i thought the same thing

  • n900mixalot

    Not sayingng they aren’t deserving but shouldn’t these exclusive be offers as incentives to get more customers on board?

    “Oh but you can’t have this one ma’am it is for employees only.”


    “Sure I’ll show this model to you. Right this way, follow me. We sell them but they cost a little more. They’re great!”

  • As a former employee and purchasing a Limited Edition Razr Maxx before I left, I really liked that Verizon would have Limited Edition phones for us, Mostly because if it was a major release for a phone we would have to wait to purchase the phone. It showed that we appreciated our work.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Are these employes that are leaving? Last of the old. What about the new moto?

  • EC8CH

    Wow sweet… Now just sell the moto X for $300 off contract on Verizon and nobody gets hurt.

    • speraider430

      Do you think they would undercut the three phones they announced yesterday? I’d love it but have my doubts.

  • bilstein

    whoop de doo

  • LiterofCola

    Damn, that’s a beaute!

  • Spider210

    Now if only us employees had a maxx employee edition I would purchase that one

  • James Hill

    $100.00 for the DROID ultra seems appropriate.

    • Eric

      But from what I understand that’s a employee discount?

  • Albert Reyna

    More off topic side but been wanting some SOL Republic headphones!

    • kali bred

      I think they are allot better then beats and i owned a pair of jax which are really good until the audio jack broke off of the base part 🙁

    • dmagicp

      The 199.00 Ultras are on sale for 129 bucks on Amazon with free shipping. Just ordered a pair.

      • RP

        Do you have a link? I can’t find them on Amazon. Thx

        • dmagicp


          Wow the price went up to 146.00 already! But they are still cheaper than the Sol Republic site though. These are supposed to have a more natural bass response so they won’t be so boomy sounding like the HDs are. Mine should arrive on Friday and I will let you know how good they are.

          • RP

            Thanks for taking the time to respond.


          • dmagicp

            I got the Ultras in the mail today. After listening to them for a few hours I can tell you that these are hands down the best Sol Republics you can buy. The boomy over compensated bass is completely absent, and instead, a clear, accurate sound stage. The bass actually kicks in when it is supposed to and it sounds deep and clean. I don’t know why anyone would buy the HDs over the Ultras at this price point.

    • TheRobotCow

      i love sol republic. i have their tracks hd, and the cable went out, but its only $20 to replace and its good as new!

      • Al-Burrit0

        Yea they look really nice and have good quality sound. Beats IMO are overated.

        • TheRobotCow

          Thank you! To me Beats look cool, but they don’t provide the sound quality to match the price tag.

          • Al-Burrit0

            I do like the style of the beats also, but like you said too expensive for the quality and the SOL headphones are pretty sweet so I would rather have those.

  • Eric

    Really ugly. If they are gonna make special editions atleast make them look good.

    • LiterofCola

      Just beacuse you don’t like them doesn’t mean they don’t look good

      • Eric

        Just about the dumbest thing I ever heard. I’m not even gonna bother to explain why…

        • LiterofCola

          Makes perfect sense when you think abou it

          • Eric

            No because it’s all opinion. To me it doesn’t look good to you it might.

          • LiterofCola

            Geeeeeez I know, no need to get perturbed over it. just yanking your chain

          • EC8CH

            Especially if you have the rational ability of a four year old.

          • LiterofCola

            Awwww that’s not nice

        • michael arazan

          Would love to see if any employees actually buy one. Do employees have to sign their check back to verizon for the price gouging data tiers, gotta be hard to be on verizon when you only make minimum wage like most of their employees

          • abby725

            as Jesse explained I didn’t even know that you able to earn $7243 in 1 month on the computer. have you seen this website w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m

          • jkitch03

            I dunno man. I work for Verizon at an entry level sales position and make $60k a year. I also get 50% off my plan. Pretty tough job to beat. I hate it when my customers assume I make minimum wage. Verizon is an amazing place to work as long as you aren’t in a call center.

          • schlanz

            not to mention, we get to keep unlimited data when upgrading!

    • moelsen8

      Not really ugly. F*cking embarrassingly hideous. There you go.


      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think it looks good.

  • LionStone

    That’s pretty slick…

  • JDOG

    Verizon really does irritate me and their employees know as much about phones as the average soccer mom would. But its cool they get something special

    • If you ever worked in a Verizon store you would realize you have to talk to most customers as if they are a soccer mom because a lot of them are. As someone who knows a lot of the specs about phones, If I were to talk to a customer about the what type of display a phone had or the processor, it would just go over their head. I am not going to tell a customer that the phone has a Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.7GHz dual-core processor. I am going to tell them this is a fast phone.

      Verizon tends to hire employees that are with great interacting with people and everyone once and awhile they will get a techy type person. Also people persons tend to make more sales than the techy people.

      • TylerChappell

        I don’t even work at a Verizon, but every time I walk my techy ass into one, I get more sales in 30-60 minutes than what every moronic, uneducated, nonpassionate employee does in an entire day.
        I don’t care how non-techy you perceive a person to be, if you merely tell them that the phone is “fast”, that isnt going to tell them jack sh*t because I am sure they have been hearing that about every single electronic gadget they have been buying for the past 5 years. Educate them so they can actually be informed of the differences between devices rather than giving them no other option but to go around and tell their friends “but the Verizon rep told me this phone is fast!” Telling them such a vague, obscure, non-detail is going to go over their head just as easily, at least have the common decency to give them something worth remembering for the future.
        People ask all the time about storage and I consistently find that these nontechy people get storage space and RAM confused, and its probably because of people like you that treat them like some dumb child incapable of learning.

      • JDOG

        I completely understand what you mean about not throwing specs all over the place and confusing the average customer. But last time I went in the rep tried to tell me that a phone had a removable battery when it didnt. She spent 7 or 8 minutes trying to pull the back off a phone with no back before she went in the back and someone told her the battery wasn’t removable. If you are going to be a sells person their should be no reason that you dont know your product inside and out even if half the time you will never be sharing all the info that you know.

  • Moto(su)X

    It is not designed after a car. It is a millipede


    720p jokers.

    • Mark Mann

      unless you can find a picture of a different angle of said millipede…i’m going to say “except it looks nothing like that”(btw, i know that the underside looks just ilke this phone does)